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M Lightweight Gear for Long Distance Hiking: Four Months in Europe

by Roger Caffin

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Article Summary:

Starting in the middle of May 2007 the author and his wife Sue will be spending about four months walking across France, staying as far as possible up in alpine regions. We will be using a number of 'Grandes Randonnées' - French long-distance walking tracks. We will be buying food and fuel as we go, but otherwise we will be entirely unsupported. The rest of our gear will be in Australia, which is about as far away as it can be, so what we start with is all we will have. We thought it might be of some interest to list the gear we are taking, why each item has been included, and why other items have been excluded.