Stupid question about kit lists

Discussion in 'Kit Lists' started by Imperial Dave, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

    Got to be a titanium, ultra light, artisan crafted, cottage industry manufactured balance that somehow also does three other things as well. ;)
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  2. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    I agree sensible planning is always a must to what you are going to need
    and that has taught me to create a file on each trip and area and Season to
    what I have used etc.
    Plus I’ve always carried an extra days supply of food just incase things don’t go to plan ; )
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2018
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  3. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    You can manage without food for a day easily enough....
    ..... some of us have sufficient reserves for considerably longer
  4. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    My extra food supply tends to be some sort of energy bar and a Pip and Nut Butter satchet. Anything else would be overkill.

    ....and 4 sandwiches
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  5. oldtimer

    oldtimer Hiker

    GPS, mobile phone, medications, more clothing? I was much fitter and harder at 16 than I am at 76!

    NB Irony fell flat. Flat irony? Even my humour is heavier nowadays.
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  6. Imperial Dave

    Imperial Dave Section Hiker

    had a box for Christmas :sorry:
  7. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    I got some spare layers for Xmas...round the waist :(... really need to eat less and walk more, I don't eat much when I walk.

    Kit list: yeah I make them, I find it both useful and interesting and it helps packing. I'm carrying if not a lot less at least stuff I will use/need (and still manage to somehow forget something).
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  8. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I was referring to Gingers notoriously calloused heals....:rolleyes:
    2 'G's for GCSE English I'm afraid......
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  9. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    Well i must apologise for such ill-mannered, pointing out of a teensy error Enzo - an unforgivable, attack of the evils on my part.:angelic:

    The last thing a guy needs of a morning is unsolicited pedantry, from the peasantry.

    'Manage' yes maybe ; but even with said pre-packed circumferential stores - it is a tad miserable :( - we are supposed to be having a nice time yes?

    And after a few hours, I find myself getting worryingly dizzy, and succumbing to Austenesque swoons - not ideal near edges :poto:
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  10. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I'm going to get 'shot' here …….

    I do not make kit lists for trips - time wasted which I need to actually get to trip venue in time so as not to get lost in dark.
    Time spent planning and checking maps is time better spent IMHO
    I open my kit box and select the stuff that I see, which seems necessary for the proposed trip.

    - And yes I usually miss something out - but have never suffered from the concequences. Even using my spoon as an alcohol burner on one trip - it did the job.
    A quick recap in my head as I drive away from the house goes :-
    Tent - tick,
    Boots - tick,
    sleeping bag/mat - tick,
    maps - tick,
    food tick,
    cooking kit/fuel - tick.
    Water carrying - tick.
    ……OK can relax now. :)
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  11. Imperial Dave

    Imperial Dave Section Hiker

    Tick removing device - tick

    (Sorry I'll get my coat)
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  12. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

  13. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    No you can’t you have forgotten your camp pillow :banghead:
  14. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    I also enjoy thinking about trips (real or not real) when I cannot get out, either just walking or camping. Plotting routes online is also good fun. Its keeps the mind sane.
    Slight diversion, but I was thinking earlier (as you do) about some folk in wild-camping fb groups who ask for advice. What gear to buy, where to buy it, how to use it, where to use it, directions to car park/lay-by, grid ref to camping spots, weather forecast...are people becoming less independent or is this just laziness? Someone even suggested a map of wild camping spots :shifty:
    Anyway lists, on a virtual sticky note on my laptop. I find it quite amazing how much you need when it's all written down.

    Camp pillow: nature hike one deflated, back up trespass one got caught on barbed wire...
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  15. Imperial Dave

    Imperial Dave Section Hiker

    good grief......:banghead:
  16. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Probably at some time or other.
    Whilst I appreciate a camp pillow, it is not vital and can be improvised. Most importantly it wouldn't cause me to abort the trip. :)
  17. Imperial Dave

    Imperial Dave Section Hiker

    if I forget one thing its never a real deal breaker (unless its an entire shelter) and I have done so a few times so I have form so to speak:(
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  18. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

    Worst thing I ever forgot was tea bags. 24hr migraine due to caffeine deficiency :arghh:
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  19. Imperial Dave

    Imperial Dave Section Hiker

    ouch.....I gave up caffeine a few years ago and it hurt to go cold turkey :blackeye:
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  20. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Horror !! :wideyed::wideyed::wideyed: …….. I'm not "fit company" without 2 mugs tea in the am. :oops:
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