Stuff and things

Discussion in 'Kit Lists' started by theoctagon, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. Ken T.

    Ken T. Section Hiker

    Good job. Now to get to wearing it all out.
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  2. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Hmmm. Weather must have been bad in the UK this weekend ;)
    Anker Powercore 10,000 will drop you 18g and increase you 3,000mAh, but also cost you £20+.
    Maybe my pre-coffee reading skills are low but why does it say clothing worn=1160g in the categories but =1483 under totals?
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  3. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Thanks Craige, 4g? Jeez, wish I hadn't stocked up on the muji ones whilst in Japan now ;)

    No you're right I don't really need the clean water bag but it's just something I've found I prefer. I like to do one trip for a load of water once I'm at/approaching camp so that I've enough for the evening/morning/and to set off with the following day.

    That plus it gives me a back up should I have bag failure. I should probably add the cut in half mini squeeze bag/scoop to the list as well as I usually take one along.

    Ha, poor me! Correct, a few additions/changes would need to be made if I was expecting the midge.

    I'm currently confined to local Yorkshire wandering until my new car arrives, just haven't invited you over as I know it's a little far south for you ;)

    Hoping to get a couple of videos up again soon... depending on the outcome of my visit to the Apple store... dissertation sent my MacBook in to meltdown :arghh:
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  4. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Cheers, yeah the quilt was thrown in due to its multiuse, plus I don't own a lighter down quilt :(

    If beasties were expected I'd make a few changes, ditch the polycryo/bivy, add in headnet and inner etc, think my tramplite inner is around the 340g?
  5. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    I'd agree to a certain extent but the shorts were a bit of a nod to the type of weather intended for this load.

    Whilst all the stuff has been used and much of it together I can't say I've tried this exact combo of clothing/shelter etc but my thinking was that tucked up out of the wind under the shelter inside the bivy using both sleep mats, that using different variations of all the included clothing would see me through a fairly reasonable temp range.... but we shall see :)

    Ha, shorts are something I'm keen to use more and again a bit of a nod to the kind of weather I had in mind when putting this together, plus the Viz friendly wind pants do make a surprising difference but yeah definetly trousers for most of the year
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  6. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Thanks William, not double checked but the discrepancy is likely due to me taking the liberty of including the poles and phone as worn rather than carried :angelic:

    Actually, just realised the phone won't fit in the pockets on my shorts, I'll have to add it to the carried weight :arghh:
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  7. Graham

    Graham Thru Hiker

    I appreciate that it's a matter of classification (and that's important) but you are carrying it anyway...the thing that worries me more Matt is that with your all myog skills you're apparently stymied by a pocket that's too small :chicken:
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  8. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Double checked 'cook kit' weight and what was in there, MASSIVE win, weight 139g not the previously thought 140. Contents as below

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  9. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Long ago I did use to carry a pair of lightweight shorts in good weather. Don't bother now. I found one pair of trousers (worn) was enough - just roll them up to knees when needed.
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  10. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    My plan for this summer is a pair of gossamer like running shorts with a pair of naturehike dwr over trousers that are i think 80g. Some flexibility for light showers, cool winds and cold mornings
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  11. Ken T.

    Ken T. Section Hiker

    Full skin out is the only true weight. Pockets or pack you're still carrying it.
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  12. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    For the true U/L'ter, skin-out + skin-in!
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  13. Ken T.

    Ken T. Section Hiker

    Usually where the biggest savings can be found.

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