Thursday, May 4, 2017

All of the contents of my pack at the beginning

This is what I am taking to England with me for the Pennine Way and the Coast to Coast, subject to change in the next two weeks before I leave. I will be wearing some of it, obviously, at all times so the pack will only ever carry one pair of shoes, one T-shirt and so on. I am also going to find two disposable plastic bottles once I get there. 

I also have a smart phone that I will be bringing, but it is taking these pictures, and I have not taught it to take a selfie yet. 

Light weight carbon hiking poles in their bag, an old Golite umbrella, light running shoes on the left and my Altra 3.0 Gore-Tex  on the right. 

Kindle, iPod, 2-port USB charger with UK plugs, earbuds, charging cables for phone, kindle and iPod, notebook. pen, a small compass for the waist belt, a real compass for the pack, whistle, and a bag of strung, rubber bands and the laundry line. 

Rain gear, including a black rain hat, blue Sierra Designs "elite cagoule" rain jacket, yellowish rain chaps and a green pack cover. 
26-liter Osprey pack. It may be swapped out for a 33 liter Osprey "Talon" depending on how each one feels when loaded

Hiking hat, light gloves, a Patagonia "Houdini" jacket all packed up in its own pocket, reading glasses, sunglasses, and a thin wool cap.

Foot kit and repair kit. with carrying case

Toiletry kit and sunscreen

Sleep kit, with inflatable pillow, neck warmer that acts as a blindfold, earplugs, Ambien, a small LED flashlight with extra batteries, and a bag for it all. 

A lightweight SilNylon backpack that doubles as the stuff sack for my clothes, a water purifier, two yellow mini gaiters, a handkerchief and a money purse. 

Patagonia R1 pullover, two tech t-shirst, and a "nice" shirt to wear around town. 

Socks and undkes

Hiking shorts (left) and hiking pants. Both are Stretch Zion pants by Prana.