It was always intended that we would swap Wendy for Susie (assuming that all readers are now familiar with who Wendy and Susie are). Wendy may appeal with her low weight (which is how she made it into the bag for the first fortnight), and may have a huge floor area, but Susie now feels palatial in comparison with her head-room and arm-waving space.
With the luxury of choice whilst we were home, I also made a few other kit substitutions:
My Thermarest NeoAir Short was ousted in favour of my Prolite 3 (girls model). I was getting used to the short length of my NeoAir, but really couldn't be doing with the tacky surface which meant that to turn over in the night I had to wake up and bounce around to get my bag to come with me. After a night on my Prolite I can say that what it loses in squishy comfort it makes up for in delightful slipperiness. It won't have added too much weight to my pack either, as the Prolite has taken the place of the backpanel in my OMM pack.
Primus windshield substituted for silver foil windshield. The Primus windshield may look sexier, but using it with our Coleman F1 stove left a gap between the windshield and pan, and although it wasn't a big gap, use in breezy conditions suggested that a bit of tin foil would do the job better. It also allows me to put the gas canister inside of my pot, which wasn't possible with the windshield.
Thermawrap sitmat swapped for closed cell sitmat - a minor (and intended) change and one adding a little weight but lots of comfort for those rest stops (the main problem with the Thermawrap being its slidiness).
As for Mick, the only change he's made is his shoes (Salomon XA Pro changed for Fastpackers).
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