Speyside Way kit list

2017

Distance: 65 miles / 104.5 km. Month: Mid May. Weather: Hot sun and heavy rain. Accommodation: Backpacking / Wild Camping.

Clothes

Clothes carried.

Montane down jacket
Montane Primaloft Hat
Waterproof trousers
HH Leggings for sleeping
Bamboo thermal top for sleeping
Spare socks & u’wear

Clothes worn

Berghaus Goretex 3 in 1 jacket
HH Top
Mid layer
Lowa Renegade boots
Superfeet Insoles
Bridgedale socks
Craghopper trousers
Sports Bra
Smart fibre u’wear

Kit

General

Gossamer Gear Mariposa rucksack
Exped waterproof rucksack liner
Harvey Trail Map
Black Diamond Distance z poles (also used to support the Duomid)
Treadlite drink bottle holder
Plastic drink bottle
Nalgene measured water bottle
MSR Miniworks Water Filter
MSR Dromedary 4L
Exped Dry bags
Victorinox metal penknife
Whistle
Silva 4 compass
Carabiner hooks x 3
Loo stuff

Camping

MLD Duomid
3F UL Inner
Double glazing film ground sheet (Polycro)
PHD Minim over-bag
Neo-Air xTherm mat
Exped Inflatable pillows x 2
BPL Titanium V pegs + spare
Treadlite reflective cuben peg bags
Treadlite cuben led light

Household

Jetboil Sol stove & gas
Treadlite Jetboil case
Titanium Mug
BPL Titanium long handled spoon
BPL Windshield
BPL Home made bag cosy
BPL Foil Mat
Lighters x 2
Plastic clothes pegs x 2
Rubbish bags

First aid

Treadlite First Aid case
Painkillers
Rehydration sachets
Blister bandages
Purification tablets
Tick remover
Plasters

Repair kit

Treadlite cuben clam case
Thermarest repair patches
Tape
Tent pole splint
Silnet sealing stuff
Sewing kit
Head torch batteries AAA x 3
Spare 2.5mm cord
Spare carabiners

Tech

Phone
Joby tripod
External Batteries  x 2
Battery cable and plug
Phone cable and plug
Petzl Tikka head torch & case
LDWA GPX back up

Food

Dehydrated meals
Hot drink sachets
Oatcakes & cheese
Grain bars
Dried apricots

Toiletries

Treadlite cuben toilet bag
MSR Towel
Sani-wipes
Toothbrush & case
Travel toothpaste
Glasses
Sinylon glasses case
Sun cream F50. Small
Insect spray. Small

Personal

Wallet
Keys
Spare mobile

Best bits of kit: Duomid tent, Montane Primaloft hat, Black Diamond Distance z poles, Treadlite cuben storage, Jetboil stove.
Things I didn’t need: Head torch, Down jacket, Tripod, 1 x Exped pillow, Spare mobile, MSR Towel.
Things I had to buy: Sunhat (forgotten again), Chafing cream.
Hardly used: Water filter & water reservoir, Sun cream.

BPL = Backpacking Light UK
HH = Helly Hansen
MLD = Mountain Laurel Design
PHD = Peter Hutchinson Designs

There is some advice on ways to lighten your pack in my post pack weight

Fochabers

Near Fochabers

 

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