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Paul Doran
(PaulDoran) - F

Locale: Guernsey
Beginners Gear/Food List on 06/03/2009 02:06:05 MDT Print View


2 Icebreaker Merino Wool 150 Base
2 Ice breaker T Shirt
1 Poor Quality Fleece
1 Montane Featherlight Jacket
1 Buf Bandana
1 Montane Terra Cutt off Pants
4 Pairs socks - Smartwool/Icebreaker/Teko
1 Pair Icebreaker Merino Wool Pants (need to get some more)
Backpack - Berghaus heavy old thing (not going to bother replacing at this stage)

Camp Equipment

Scarp 1 Tent
Mountain Hardware Lumina 45
Thermarest Neoair

Kitchen Equipment

Firelite 1100 Pot
Firelight Firestarter
Flexair Ultralight pillow
SUL Shorthandlded Titanium Spoon
Platypus 2L Bottle


Silva 7 Compass


First Aid Kit
Hand Sanitiser
Toothbrush & Paste


Princetec Apex Lamp
Thermarest Reapir Kit
Panasonic LX3

Things I know I haven't got, that I need recommendations for:

Stuff/Dry Bags

Am I missing anything? Do I need more clothes?

I will be trekking in the Turkish Kackar Mountains - still waiting for my guidebook by I beieve it does sometimes rain...

Paul Doran
(PaulDoran) - F

Locale: Guernsey
Another Thing... on 06/03/2009 02:09:19 MDT Print View

In particular, I need some food recommendations. I'll be gone for 3 weeks - but I will eat with locals some of that time. I will probably take 2 weeks worth of evening meals just to be safe.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Beginners Gear/Food List on 06/03/2009 03:57:37 MDT Print View

We took some GoLite Whims to France, not just as (almost) rain pants, but also as something to wear in the evenings in hotels (a few times) when our ordinary walking trousers were muddy and smelly, and also as something to wear when we took all the rest of out clothing to the laundromat!

Me, I wouldn't take much food. Weighs a ton, and the locals MUST eat something. Probably quite well, and you WILL be able to afford to buy.

But I would look at having something like a thin flat bit of plastic (1.5 mm polyethylene) to serve as a general cutting board and food preparation plate. I will bet on some sort of bread being available - we ate LOTs, with jam and cheese. That means you should also be carrying some sort of knife which can cut bread and cheese and sausage. A plastic airline knife is all very well, but we do carry one good metal knife as well.

And a GSI plastic cup will turn out to be valuable too. Turkish coffee ... :-)


Paul Doran
(PaulDoran) - F

Locale: Guernsey
Move.. on 06/03/2009 05:28:32 MDT Print View

Thanks Roger.

I just realised there is a gear lists forum - can a moderator shift this across please?