Coast 2 Coast - the kit list

With 2 weeks to go, I've just spent a couple of days pottering around the shops looking for those little bits and bobs that'll make my life a little less uncomfortable (yes that written correctly)... Kit lists are one of those things that can gnarly between walkers, do you include water, do you include food... For the purposes of telling you lot what I'm going to be carrying I'll include both...

Feet -

1 pair of Hi-Tec Cascadia's - thank you Hi Tec!!! Over 50 miles walked in a variety of conditions and they feel comfy & supportive

3 pairs of Bridgedale midweight socks - 1 on, 1 drying and 1 spare

Legwear -

2 x salomon trail shorts - my new favourite legwear
1 x walking trousers - probably my paramo's, but if the long range weather looks iffy then a pair of lightweight softshell montane's

Tops -

3 x walking t-shirts (same rotation as the socks)
1 x lightweight shirt

Headwear -

1 x North Face flight series baseball cap
1 x apex running glasses

Waterproofs -

Paramo Fuera jacket & Trousers - not fully waterproof but they've not been beaten by the Peak District!!!

Thermal layers -

Paramo Torres Gilet & Sleeves - Just in case, and to snuggle into.

Accommodation -

Terra Nova Laser Competition & footprint
Pacfic Outdoor Ether
Berghaus sleeping bag
Sea & Summit thermo liner (in case of cold nights)

Cooking gear -

1 x Go Gear titanium stove
1 x titanium pan set
1 x titanium plate
1 x titanium spork
1 x plastic spork

Sea to Summit portable kitchen - Thanks John!!! If I end up at a campsite early and there's a shop I'll create from fresh!

Food & Drink -

I'm going to carry a few days supplies and restock as I go, but to start they'll be some powerbar energy bars & brevita biscuits for breakfast & snacking, noodles, and some dehydrated chilli.

A selection of tea & coffee (liberated from the office) and milk tubes (liberated from a well known supermarket cafe)

3l water in a Osprey Hydro pack - topped up whenever I can

Personal Gear -

Sea to Summit towel
Dry soap leaves
Biodegradable soap
Toothbrush & toothpaste
Personal medication
Pain killers
Travel sized savlon & sudocrem
Travel Trowel, loo roll and alcohol hand cleanser
North Face Mules - slippers for my tent and pottering around campsites.
First Aid kit
Leatherman Fuse multitool
Duck tape
Silva compass

Rucksack -

Osprey Kesterl 48l

Walking Poles -

Black Diamond - cracking poles, some people use them to ski on!

Lighting -

Alpkit Gamma - head torch
Alpkit bulb - tent torch

Tech -
(its me what did you expect)

1 x Kindle - loaded with books
1 x Phillips Ariaz MP3 player - loaded
1 x HTC Desire - in a waterproof case, with ViewRanger app & the Coast 2 Coast route loaded on it. This will have all of it's smartphone abilities turned off unless its attached to a plug.
1 x Samsung Solid Immersion - the brick kharzi of phones, on a different network
1 x Casio Protrek Watch - inc compass, altimeter & barometer
2 x veho pebble backup batteries & cables
1 x USB charging plug
1 x Panasonic Lumix camera

Between the tech I'll be trying to tweet when I reach key stages, but signal will make this erratic.

Guides and Maps -
Cicerone Guide - has OS mapping
Trailblazer guide - thanks John! This has the best info sections I've found and good detailed hand drawn maps
Harvey's strip maps - 1 for each half
All in an outdoors design map bag.

Bags -
a selection of dry bags to keep everything in

That sounds a lot, but it'll keep me going for a couple of weeks, and when fully loaded comes in at 13kg, which compared with my loads of past walks it quite light.

Right, I'm trying work out how to pack this lot... actually its seeing if there's another way of packing it... again




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