The Road goes ever on and on; Down from the door where it began;
Now far ahead the Road has gone; And I must follow, if I can;
Pursuing it with eager feet; Until it joins some larger way;
Where many paths and errands met; And whither then? I cannot say.

[JRR Tolkien, Lord of the Rings]

Saturday 20 March 2010

K2CW Mick’s Packing List



Osprey Exos 46


Stephenson Warmline Body (Gayle has the poles and pegs; to be switched for TN Voyager Superlite at Easter)

Thermarest NeoAir Medium in stuffsack

Rab Quantum 250 in stuffsack

Silk sleeping bag liner

Cooking and Eating and Drinking
MSR Titan Kettley Thing

Pot cosy

Mugs x 2 (yes, there is a reason why Mick carries mine!)

2-litre platty

2-litre platty hoser (with end cover)

Aquagear Water Filter (the version before the Travel Tap)

Up to 6 dehydrated evening meals

Personal Care and Hygiene
MSR PackTowl Ultralight (small)

Handkerchief x 2


Sun cream

Wet Wipes

Toilet paper and lighter

Sunwise Rush Sunglasses (with two sets of lenses (yellow and brown))


Glass case

Gehwol Footcream (luxury at the end of the day!)

Toilet Trowel (MSR Tent Stake version)

Petzl Tikka Plus Headtorch

Mobile Phone

MP3 Player


Spare Camera Battery

Pacerpoles (Alloy – not included in pack weight as they’ll not be in the pack)

Ortlieb Map Case

Silva Compass

Maps in large ziplock


Pen (wrapped in Duck Tape)


Exped Fold Drybag sack liner

Really Little Exped Fold Drybag for stuff in lid pocket


Clothes In Pack (assuming fair but cool weather)
Berghaus Paclite Extrem Overtrousers

Montane Featherlite Windproof Jacket

Montane Featherlite Windproof Trousers

Icebreaker 150 s/s crew

Vaude underpants x 1

Smartwool Socks x 1 (just for toasty toes in the tent at night)

XSocks Trekking Extreme Light x 1

Tilley Hat

Extremities Powerstretch Gloves

Exremeties powerstretch beanie

Extremeties overmitts

Trekmates Amphibian GoreTex Oversocks

Klatermussen down smock in stuffsack



Clothes Worn (not included in pack weight)

Montane Venture Jacket

Montane Terra Pants Converts

Icebreaker 200 l/s zip neck

Berghaus Fleece

Decathlon’s Kalenji Underpants

XSocks Trekking Expedition x1

Salomon XA Pro (to be switched for Fastpackers in Halifax if Salomon is able to provide by then a pair to replace the ones that have rather prematurely fallen apart, then to be replaced with Scarpa ZG65s before the lumpy bits of Scotland).


That lot weigh in at coincidentally the same weight as my pack at around 6.75kg.

1 comment:

  1. Have a fab least kent usually catches the good weather so hopefully you'll get a nice start!

    May your feet stay blister free!