So which bit of Kit got missed and what did you do ?

Discussion in 'Kit Lists' started by cathyjc, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    This is maybe taking lightweight and multiple-use a bit too far :oops:.

    It took a few refills but I got boiling water and supper, eventually.

  2. EM - Ross

    EM - Ross Thru Hiker

    Nice one! Don't panic Capt Mainwaring!
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  3. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    haha. Good skills :)
  4. murpharoo

    murpharoo Section Hiker

    Ingenious Cathy ! Not sure I would have thought of that :woot:
  5. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I had to do something or go hungry - supper was a freeze dried packet :confused:. The only other metal object I had was that bit of Alu foil, and I discovered it was full of pin prick holes when I tried to use it as a burner 'cup' - and set all the grass alight :nailbiting:.

    So what kit 'mishaps' can the rest of you admit to ?? :biggrin:
  6. JonB

    JonB Ultralighter

    Went on a very cold day trip last winter with André. None of us brought lighters...
  7. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    I went for a weekend in 2010 in the coldest spell of the winter (on purpose).

    Luckily for me, I'd packed 2 silk liners to see which one worked best. I'd not packed my sleeping bag. :facepalm: It got to -12c.

    Recently, kit gremlins have been stealing my spoon and I've been using the curled up lid of my coffee mug as a face shovel.
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  8. JonB

    JonB Ultralighter

    And of course, on the Iceland trip I managed to forget my inner sole at camp. Luckily we could go back and look for it. This is how happy (Relieved) I was when I found it:

  9. murpharoo

    murpharoo Section Hiker

    Forgot all my food once - was just for an overnighter - but I won't repeat that in a hurry :banghead: !
    Only remembered one Orthotic on one trip too. Managed suprisingly well - wonder if I need them after all :rolleyes:
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  10. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

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  11. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    I often lose my inner soul.:thumbsdown:
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  12. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    I think the moral of this tale is.......women are best left in the kitchen :troll:

  13. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker


    I forgot the matches, and the lighter had leaked all its fuel on a trip earlier in the summer :oops: - fortunately I'd brought along my daughter with her flint and steel :bag:
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  14. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I once left a large crate of food at home on a family trip. We were off on a 3 day Foinaven traverse :eek:. Fortunately a road accident on the A9 put us so far behind in time that a bothy night and a trip to the Spar in Durness intervened to save my bacon :biggrin:.
  15. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Mmmmmh :shifty::shifty::shifty: - Wait till I catch you ( -and that won't be so difficult) -no more whisky or chocolate covered cherries :speechless:.
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  16. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

    Done this as well, went hungry.
  17. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

    I forgot my tea bags once. Lack of caffeine gave me a 24hr migraine. I thought I had a brain tumour :arghh:
  18. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Forgot my suspension on a 4 night hammock trip this year :mad:
  19. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Oooophs! - so what did you do about it?? :wideyed:
  20. grattygruff

    grattygruff Summit Camper

    I managed to take 2 left footed Salomon shoes (1 goretex and 1 non goretex) with me when we went to Snowdonia
    I ended up hiking in my Converse All Star plimsolls
    Slippy as hell and they weren't very white by the time i'd finished!
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  21. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    I got an opportune lift from a guy who had done the same and only realised at the trailhead - he was heading back into town to buy some more shoes; easiest 30-mile hitch ever!
  22. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Luckily the guy I was with was using one of my other setups so I cut about 3 ft of his cinch buckle straps and excess tarp lines from both our tarps. With a few overhand knots and marlin spike hitches I had a sketchy substitute suspension.

    Thankfully we were only there two nights and car camping so we went elsewhere for the other two and swung by mine to get my actual setup. Still a scary two nights hanging from tarp lines lol.
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  23. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Neccessity and Invention :D
  24. Quixoticgeek

    Quixoticgeek Ultralighter

    I have forgotten my tent pegs on more than one occasion. I've carved my own on site when camping in woodland, and also just not used the tarp on another occasion.

  25. Social Climber

    Social Climber Trail Blazer

    This weekend I went out and forgot any form of sense.
    When the forecast says wind of 50 mph with gust in excess of 75 and you ignore it thinking forecasts are always wrong.
    Not much sleep hanging onto everything in the wet on Saturday night....
    I really am a halfwit.
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