Gear Details

 

Item Karen Richard Adriaan
Equipment:
Backpack Osprey Aether 65L 1530 Osprey Aether 65L 1580 Kathmandu 2000
DayPack Osprey Solo 220 Osprey Solo 220
Tent Bibler Escalante 2065 Sierra Microlite 2500
Tent Poles 655
Tent Pegs 140
Ground Sheet Emergency Blanket 55 Emergency Blanket 55
Stove 1065 MSR Whisperlite 1065
Stove Stand Stove Stand 120
Cookset x
Cooking Spoon Lexan spoon 25
Food Containers Nalgene large 110 Nalgene small 45 Nalgene tall 65
Fuel Bottle (empty) 300ml bottle 130 300ml bottle 130 600ml bottle
Matches std & waterproof x std & waterproof x 2 matchbooks 10
Cutlery Titanium Splayd 15 Titanium Splayd 15 Lexan spoon 10
Bowl Lexan bowl 60 Lexan bowl 60 Lexan bowl 75
Mug Lexan 500ml mug 100 Lexan 500ml mug 100 Lexan 500ml mug 100
Pocket-Knife Earl pocket-knife 110 Leatherman Squirt 55 Medium Swiss Army 100
Cleaning Set Detergent, sponge 155
Sleeping Bag Wedgetail Dryloft 1330 Wedgetail Dryloft 1330 2000
Thermarest UltraLite 3/4 465 UltraLite 3/4 465 DMH 3/4 500
Sleeping Bag Liner Silk Liner 100
Sleeping Bag Stuff Sack x x x
Long Pants Ex Officio 205 Macpac 205 2
zip pants/shorts
500
Shorts Ex Officio 200 Macpac cross-terrain 196
T-Shirt/s 2 short-sleeve 200 2 short-sleeve 200 2 short-sleeve 200
Long-sleeved Top 1 long-sleeve 200
Fleece Vest 300
Fleece/Windproof Top Fleece Top x Fleece top x Windproof Top x
Rain Jacket Gore-tex 660 Gore-tex 725 Gore-tex 650
Thermal Top 2 thermal tops 335 1 thermal top 1 thermal top x
Thermal Pants 2 thermal pants 240 1 thermal pants
Beanie windstopper beanie 45 45 45
Gloves Manzella 40 45 45
Neck Scarf 50 50
Ear Muffs 25
Socks 3x silver socks 165 3x silver socks x 4x socks x
Warm Socks Fleece socks 60
Underwear 3x underwear x 3x underwear x 3x underwear x
Hat Sea to Summit 60 Watership Trading 85 x
Boots/Shoes 1120 Rockleigh x Rockleigh x
Ankle braces x
Sandals 575 700 Bodyglove 700
Clothing Stuff Sacks x x x
Maps/Track Notes Reduced copy x Waterproof paper prints x
GPS Unit Garmin e-Trex Summit 165
Spare GPS battery 2x AA batteries x
EPIRB Beacon 240
Trowel Plastic Trowel 55
Sunscreen 30+ sunscreen 150 x
Sunglasses x x x
Lip Balm 10 10 10
Insect Repellant Rid insect repellant 80
Personal Toiletries x x x
Small Towel Packtowel 40 x x
Toilet Paper 85 85 85
Hand Gel 80 80 80
Emergency Blanket 55
First Aid Kit Group Kit 750 Personal Kit x
Emergency Kit Tape, cord, candle etc Repair kits 150
Compass & Whistle Silva 40 Silva 40 Silva 40
Water Bladder Nalgene 3L Source Hydration 2L Nalgene 2L
Water Flasks (empty) Flexi-flask 2L 100 Platypus 2L 100 Nalgene 3L 100
Water bottle Nalgene 500ml 110
Water Purification Tablets 20
Water Filter Unit Pur Hiker 200
Head Torch Black Diamond Ion 25 Black Diamond Ion 25 Black Diamond Ion 25
Spare torch battery 10 10 10
Camera Nikon Coolpix 5200 290 Pentax Optio 555 300
Spare camera battery x x
Notebook & Pencil x x
Playing Cards single pack 75
Equip Total 10310 10971 10640
Consumables:
Food (average) 3000 3000 3000
Water (average) 3000 3000 3000
Fuel (max) 300 300 600
Food Stuff Sacks
Consumables Total 6000 6000 6600
Grand Total 16310 16971 17240

Equipment Notes

  • Firelighters – especially useful for wet, rainy situations
  • Candles – not essential, but would have been nice in some of the huts
  • Bite valves on water bladders appear to be attractive to rats (we lost two!)
  • Waterproof pants could have been useful in snow and the very wet days, though we managed