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This is my setting-off gear list for my walk from Dover to Cape Wrath, wild camping every night.

I’m planning on changing a number of items as I travel up through England. The first planned changes will be as I start the Pennine Way, and then again as I enter Scotland on the Scottish National Trail. I intend to add an extra layer or two, depending on the weather. I also may change my footwear to boots and waterproof socks.

I’m lucky to have my wife’s backup for this walk. She will be meeting up with me every week or so to resupply me (as long as I don’t upset her! (REMEMBER I MUST NOT UPSET MY WIFE.)

So all going well, I’ll be able to swap gear in or out as my walk progresses and the weather dictates.

 Dover to Cape Wrath: Summer 2020 (+8 to +30)
RucksackAtomPacks -Prospector – 60L                          1050
TentTarptent Notch Li554
Bag for above – Tarptent dyneema tent bag               12
Pegs – various sizes including bag and spares 117
Sleep system        Sleeping Bag – PHD Delta 150 – Down 900 filpower392
Sleeping bag liner – merino282
Bag for sleeping bag liner – dyneema13
Sleeping mat – Klymit Inertia O Zone inc. pillow                    358
Sleeping mat – Klymit Inertia X Lite small                   150
Bag for sleeping mats – dyneema13
Dry bag for all above – Sea to Summit 13L28
Cook bagStove – Vargo Titanium Triad multifuel stove (meths)30
Windbreak and alloy base43
Pot + Lid – Evernew 600ml92
Mug – Alpkit 400ml62
Knife – Deejo Naked pocket knife15
Spoon – Sea to Summit10
Gas Lighter 21
Bag for above – Sea to Summit XS15
Zip Cell Charging leads 4 Phone/Headtorch & iPod53
Paper + Pen                      50
Spare kitchen roll and Antibacterial wet wipes
Reading glasses & soft case35
Face masks x 2 in bag (Covid-19)8
Midge head net in bag9
First Aid Kit + Mirror + Tick removal tool233
Repair and Spares Kit 100
Wash Kit – inc. Towel and Soap Leaves95
Bag – Dyneema Zip Cell30
ClothingSocks – Rohan merino52
Socks – Darn Tough Hiker – 61% merino           75
Bag for socks – dyneema6
Base/Midlayer – Inov-8 AT/C hoody 95% merino250
Midlayer – Icebreaker Hybrid Merino Vest245
Jacket – Montane windproof160
Jacket – Montane waterproof221
Jacket – Mountain Warehouse Ghost Whisperer down213
Overtrousers – EDZ Innershell windproof leggings64
Head Band – Buff Coolnet UV+                15
Drybag for above – Gram-Counter Gear 30L60
Outside pack iPod and ear phones 156
and in pocketsBag for iPod – Dyneema 1L drybag12
Phone/Camera/GPS/Mapping – Ulefone Armor 3W               361
Compass 34
Head torch – Petzl Bindi rechargable   2/3/50hrs35
Water bottle – 2L Evernew                                  40
Wine bottle – Platypreserve23
Waterfilter – MSR Guardian Water Purifier Pump     (wet)640
Bag for waterfilter – MSR66
Hydration reservoir and tube – Platypus103
Sitmat – Thermarest Z-Seat57
Toilet bagkitchen roll and antibacterial wipes     56
Trowel – The Duece 2    16
Dry bag for above – Dyneema 1L 12
                                                                                                      TOTAL =6842g
Gear worn orBoots – Inov-8 Roclite G 275 size uk 9 570
carried in handsInsoles – Superfeet green 98
Mini gaiters – OR Thru gaiters55
Socks – Darn Tough Light Hiker 43% merino55
Underwear – Rohan Alpha silver briefs51
Baselayer – Rohan Equator Shirt 184
Trousers – Rohan GR Explorers               287
Sun hat – Rohan 100
Walking Poles – 2 x Fizan 354
Watch – Lorus64
Wallet – Cash, credit/debit cards, ID in plastic bag100
                                                                                                     TOTAL =1918g
ConsumablesWater            1kg per litre
Fuel – Methylated spirit500
Loo Roll (kitchen roll)  100
Antibacterial wet wipes   40217
All layers can be worn together if needed.

3 Replies to “Dover to Cape Wrath gear list”

  1. The very best of luck Mark. I will follow the walk with interest. Especially how you manage to wildcamp around London !

  2. Best of luck from me too. Following you all the way.
    I’ve spotted an item missing from your kit bag: face mask (10g)

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