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gunwharfman

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The list of items that I take when hiking.
« on: 13:49:37, 25/02/20 »
I hope someone might be interested but this is my 2020 two week backpacking list. I hope I haven't forgotten anything. I don't cook or boil water en route, always eat out or eat and drink everything cold.
 
MY 2020 BACKPACKING LIST

Train and flight tickets to and from home

Money, Documents and Security
1 x Reading glasses
1 x Wind glasses
1 x Neck lanyard
1 x neck pouch
1 x Pebbell alarm
Cash
Debit Card
Senior Railcard
Front door key

Rucksack basics
1 x rucksack
1 x rucksack waterproof cover
1 x whistle
1 x flexible water container and mouthpiece
1 x plastic cup
1 x sit-on mat
1 x Tarp and bivi or one tent
1 x sleeping quilt, compression sack and waterproof cover
1 x mattress
1 x groundsheet

Feet
1 x pair hiking boots
1 x pair light shoes
2 x pairs hiking socks

Sleeping
1 x pillow and pillowcase
1 x sleeping leggings

Wet weather clothing
1 x waterproof jacket
2 x waterproof hand protectors
1 x rain skirt
2 x gaiters
1 x waterproof  peaked hat

Dry weather clothing
1 x gloves
2 x hiking sticks
1 x Columbia shirt
1 x synthetic warm jacket
1 x down warm jacket
1 x wind jacket
2 x baselayers
1 x walking trousers
1 x belt
2 x underwear
1 x sun hat
1 x towel
2  x flannels

Face bag
1 x toothbrush
1 x toothpaste
1 x nit comb
1 x mirror
1 x razor, blade and blade holder
1 x shaving cream

Hygeine Bag
1 x shampoo
1 x vaseline
1 x scissors
1 x pack of plasters
1 x water bowl
1 x pack of Gaviscon type tablets

Gadgets bag
1 x mobile phone
1 x phone waterproof cover
1 x C to USB cable
1 x phone battery
1 x A to USB cable
1 x USB charger plug

Accessories bag
1 x head torch
1 x small torch
1 x Uriwell
1 x alarm
1 x fishing line to connect the alarm to a rucksack, to tent or a bivi


Food and cutlery
1 x set cutlery
1 x small bowl
Cold foods, nuts, etc


Slowcoach

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Re: The list of items that I take when hiking.
« Reply #1 on: 14:49:40, 25/02/20 »
What size pack to you use for this and what is the weight?
It's all uphill from here.

gunwharfman

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Re: The list of items that I take when hiking.
« Reply #2 on: 15:36:19, 25/02/20 »
I hope I didn't forget anything on my list?

An Osprey Exos 48L, sorry no idea of the weight that I carry, it's not heavy but does get heavier when I fill my water bladder.

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Re: The list of items that I take when hiking.
« Reply #3 on: 15:48:29, 25/02/20 »
Do you not have some bathroom scales?
You can weigh yourself with and without your pack, and if your maths is better than mine you shouldn't have any trouble working out the difference.

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Re: The list of items that I take when hiking.
« Reply #4 on: 15:52:56, 25/02/20 »
At the moment all of my gear and rucksack is laid out over our conservatory floor (my neighbour calls his an orangery?) I'll see if I can load it all up later and will then let you know.

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Re: The list of items that I take when hiking.
« Reply #5 on: 16:41:54, 25/02/20 »
GWM you really do need to get out more.... :D
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Re: The list of items that I take when hiking.
« Reply #6 on: 17:19:56, 25/02/20 »
GWM you really do need to get out more.... :D
Leave him alone - at least he is off to Madiera next week!
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Re: The list of items that I take when hiking.
« Reply #7 on: 17:46:04, 25/02/20 »
Madeira - you missed the sun cream, gwm!

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Re: The list of items that I take when hiking.
« Reply #8 on: 12:40:54, 26/02/20 »
Sun cream, never use it, I'm a bloke!  ;)

Seriously though, I've never taken or used sunscreen, maybe I should, I just rely on my hat and will always buy long-sleeved clothing and never wear shorts.

I'm quite proud of my list, its the lightest I've ever carried but to work its all to do with the rotation of clothing (underwear, socks and baselayers mostly) and washing and drying them daily. Plus of course, I don't carry cooking equipment and always aim for the minimum food to carry. I never skimp on water, I once did between Kirk Yetholm and Byrness on a very hot and sunny day and I paid the penalty, my throat felt like sandpaper!

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Re: The list of items that I take when hiking.
« Reply #9 on: 12:54:51, 26/02/20 »
I've just weighed my equipment, just rucksack and bivi and most of the other stuff I carry. No water or other liquids. My scales read 6.5kg. When I properly pack my rucksack again I'll attempt to get an accurate figure.

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Re: The list of items that I take when hiking.
« Reply #10 on: 13:17:31, 26/02/20 »
If you donít take food are you sure youíll be able to stock up/eat out in Madeira? Depends on where youíre walking but inland can be quite remote.

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Re: The list of items that I take when hiking.
« Reply #11 on: 13:29:09, 26/02/20 »
I'll do the same that I did in La Palma, get off the plane, head to a food and water shop, buy a few things and then head off to my starting point, find a sleeping place then set off early the following morning. Unless Maderia is going to be different I am still of the opinion that for enjoyable walking Gran Canaria is best, villages, food and drink in inland locations and a lot actually on the walking route. Whereas on La Palma such places tend to be dotted around the coastline, few actually on the walking route. I'll only know for sure when I'm there. Of course, I am now getting the bother of the Coronavirus scare, I leave for Gatwick next Saturday so hopefully, I'll know more by next Wednesday, Thursday.

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Re: The list of items that I take when hiking.
« Reply #12 on: 10:46:32, 27/02/20 »
I know its a small item and weighs little but it annoys me that to charge my phone from my external battery I always have to carry TWO leads, a C lead from my phone to my battery and the other type of lead (I don't know it actual name) that's needed to charge my battery.

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Re: The list of items that I take when hiking.
« Reply #13 on: 10:07:36, 28/02/20 »
I know its a small item and weighs little but it annoys me that to charge my phone from my external battery I always have to carry TWO leads, a C lead from my phone to my battery and the other type of lead (I don't know it actual name) that's needed to charge my battery.

You can get an adapter (about the size of your little finger nail) that converts the 'other' to a USB C (I have the same problem on my power bank / phone)

saves carrying two different leads, just 'store' the adapter on the end of the lead.

99p inc postage.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BLACK-MICRO-USB-TO-USB-TYPE-C-MALE-ADAPTOR-CONVERTER-FOR-SAMSUNG-S8-S8-S9-MAC/292714134487?hash=item44271f3bd7:g:vVcAAOSw6W9bkP6W

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Re: The list of items that I take when hiking.
« Reply #14 on: 16:51:18, 28/02/20 »
Good catch, Alan.