Gear Lists

Gear list for backpacking in spring & autumn

Clothes Worn
Footwear Lightweight, waterproof, strong, good sole... Salomon Vega Mid GTX / Women's
Base Layer Long sleeved, warm, wicking, anti-odour... Montane Bionic Long Sleeve Top / Women's
Legwear Quick dry, UV protective, convertible trousers / shorts... Montane Terra Converts / Sprayway Women's Mali
Socks Comfy, warm, minimal seams, waterproof, anti-odour merino... Sealskinz Waterproof Walking Socks
Items Carried
Rucksack Lightweight, mid volume, easy access, bladder compatible... OMM Classic Marathon 32L Rucsack
Walking Poles Light, strong, ergonomic design... Pacer Pole Alloy Walking Poles
Sit Mat Simple, stowable, great for sitting on instead of cold damp surfaces... Trekmates Folding Sit Mat
Extra Clothes
Waterproof Jacket Light, packs small, breathable, fits over fleece... Berghaus Goretex Paclite Jacket / Women's
Waterproof Trousers Waterproof, easy to put on over boots... Berghaus Goretex Paclite Trousers / Women's
Lightweight Fleece Thin, packs small, quick drying... Rab Micro Pull On / Women's
Windproof Tiny pack size, totally windproof, shower resistant... Montane Featherlite Marathon Jacket / Women's
Hat Warm, fits under helmet, dries quickly, covers ears... The North Face Rocket Beanie
Gloves Warm, windproof, dexterity... The North Face Pamir Windstopper Gloves Mens / Women's
Neck & Face Wear Protects neck and face, extremely versitile... Buff Original Multi Function Headwear
Sun Glasses Category 3 UV rating, strong, anti-scratch... Bloc Cobra P105 Polarized
Gaiters Waterproof, easy to put on and take off, replacable strap... Trekmates Rannoch Lightweight Gaiters
Map & Compass
Map Case Strong, flexible, completely waterproof... Ortlieb Map Case
Compass Long baseplate, luminous, magnifier, 1:50k & 1:25k scales... Silva Compass Expedition 4 Compass
Map OS Survey 1:25k Explorer series... OS Explorer maps from Aqua3, 10% discount & free P&P!
Emergency & Lighting
Head Torch & Spare Batteries Long burn time, variable lighting, lightweight, easy to use... Petzl Tikka XP 2
Personal Items Money, cards, keys, docs, tickets, mobile with spare battery... Aquapac Waterproof Case
Survival Kit Knife... Swiss Army Spare lace... Karrimor Laces Fire... Lighter & Tea Light Tape... Duct Tape
Emergency Food High energy, none perishable... Quiggins Chocolate Kendal Mint Cake
Emergency Shelter Visible, effective, simple, folds easy for packing... Gelert Single Survival bag
First Aid Kit
First Aid Kit Case Waterproof, strong, packs small, easily identifiable... Ortlieb Med First Aid Kit Case
Medication Anti inflammatory... Cuprofen Headache... Anadin Extra Cold & Flu... Lemsip Diarrhoea... Imodium
Wound Care Bandage... Crepe Bandage Plaster Strip... Fabric Plaster Strip Antiseptic wipes ...Germolene Wipes
Blister Care Blister plaster and needle... Compeed Blister Plasters Medium
Food & Drink
Lunch & Snacks in Box High carb, high protein, healthy, energy providing... Sigg Alu Food Box Mini
Water in Carrier Vital, at least a litre of water, more for longer warmer walks... Platypus Hoser Hydration Systems
Energy Drinks Replaces salt & electrolytes, provides glucose & carbs... Lucazade Sport
Photographic Equipment
Camera Case Strong build, decent zip, space for accessories, hip belt loop... Sony LCS-CSJ Soft Carry Case
Digital Camera Compact, good quality, wide angle lense, long optical zoom... Panasonic Lumix TZ7
Compact Tripod Small, packable, lightweight, versitile... Joby Gorillapod
Accesories Spare battery... Battery for TZ7 Spare memory card... Transcend 8Gb SDHC Class 6 Memory Card
Camping Gear
Tent Three Season mountain tent, lightweight...Terra Nova Voyager Superlite Tent
Sleeping Bag Lightweight, quality down & construction, water resistant shell... Mountain Equipment Xero 350
Sleeping Mat Lightweight, packable, comfy... Thermarest NeoAir
Pillow Comfy, packable, light... Snugpak Snuggy Pillow
Pee Bottle Transparent to see level, loop to hang on sack, cleanable, wide top... Lifeventure Lexan Flask
Toilet Trowel Tough, packs away easilly, lightweight, easy to clean... GSI Outdoors Cathole Trowel
Cooking Gear
Stove Light, strong, stable, powerful, stows in pot... MSR Pocket Rocket Stove
Fuel Easy to find, take two if unsure, keep record of use, stows in pot... Coleman C100 Cartridges
Lighter Works even when wet, stows in pot... Light My Fire Mini Firesteel
Cooking Pot Lightweight, strong, lid, easy pour spout, can be used on stove... MSR Titan Kettle
Mug Lightweight, strong, lightweight, versitile... MSR Titan Mug
Cutlery Long enough to reach into pouches, versitile... Light My Fire Spork Large
Wind Shield Packable, lightweight, flexible... MSR Heat Reflector with Windscreen
Tissues Toilet, cooking, sweat, cleaning... Pocket Tissues
Wet Wipes Toilet, cleaning, hygeine, store in zip lock... Wet Ones Travel Pack
Deodorant Essential to stop body odour... Lynx Dry Anti-perspirant Stick
Dental Care Travel toothpaste and toothpaste Dr. Fresh Dental Travel Kit
Ear Plugs Easy night sleep, esential hostelling or snoring partners... Lifeventure Travel Ear Plugs
Towel Small, packable, absorbant, quick drying... Trekmates Micro Fibre Travel Size M
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