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sussamb

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Re: Pack weight for treks
« Reply #30 on: 20:21:12, 12/01/18 »
Thank you.
For anyone who may be interested, here's my account of tackling the Pennine Way in 2015. The blog has lain fallow for a while, but I'll shortly take up tools again to give an account of preparations for both the SWCP and LEJOG.


Just spent an enjoyable 40 minutes reading your blog, brought back memories of last May/June  O0
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mike knipe

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Re: Pack weight for treks
« Reply #31 on: 21:37:39, 12/01/18 »
I seem to average about 13 kg which  includes about 3 days scoff. This seems to hold good for the Pennine Way, various made-up routes and the TGO challenge. I have a fairly heavy tent - Hilleberg Akto which is 1.9 kg, but seems to be bombproof and quite roomy, and, if I have the dog with me (not allowed on the TGO chally), it adds a couple of kgs - mainly the dog's bed which is an old fowks woolly comfort thing and an old down jacket . The dog, though , carries his own food, collapsible bowls, security thingy  and so on.
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Doddy

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« Reply #32 on: 23:09:00, 13/01/18 »

I enjoyed your account on the PW- brought back memories.
I have done the SWCP you will enjoy it.
Enjoy your hikes

AFANASIEW

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Re: Pack weight for treks
« Reply #33 on: 08:30:13, 14/01/18 »
Interesting that you camped wild, Doddy. What did you do for water? Did you ever pay the landowners?

sparnel

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Re: Pack weight for treks
« Reply #34 on: 09:14:37, 14/01/18 »
Islandplodder..........it was John Hillaby's book Journey Through Britain which inspired me to do my LeJog in 2005.
Still think it is a masterpiece!  (Sorry for moving off subject!)

Doddy

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« Reply #35 on: 15:57:16, 14/01/18 »

I try to be considerate and[/color][/font][/size]
camp late and leave early and most of the time out of site of properties so I never have the opportunity to ask for permission therefore I have never paid. I like woodland camps and will venture off a trail a little to find one. I observe a headlight curfew so avoid being spotted from distance. I camp at least a couple of miles from villages so avoiding dog walkers who can phone a farmer friend to tell them they have someone on their land .All this seems a lot to think about but it is second nature now.
I am able to filter and/or treat water but most of the time ask in pubs and cafes to fill my Platypus; have bought some on occasions.