I'd like some advice on traveling gear.
I'm going on a trip around the world and will most likely experience all kinds of weather and temperatures. I really don't know anything about backpacking, but i've wanted to go for a long time. I'd like to go as light as possible, obviously, but still be able to have all i need for the trip.
What kind of tent, sleeping bag, clothes and boots would i need to be able to withstand -30 to +40 degrees Celsius (-22 to 104 Fahrenheit), snow, rain, wind, sand and mud. The bag needs to be strong enough to handle bus trips and go to the luggage in planes.
I will probably be away for 1½ year so everything should also have some durability for that duration.
So far i've been looking at these things:
Backpack – GoLite Jam
Tent – MSR Hubba Hubba
Sleeping Bag – Mountain Equipment Xero 350
But i don't know if it is warm and strong enough.
When it comes to clothes i don't really know what would be good choices.
I have some thick long underwear which is quite good for when it's really cold. So i imagine it will do, although it isn't exactly lightweight. If i add an outer layer. 3 solid layers should be enough to keep warm in -30c/-22f i suspect?
And then an ultralight wind and rain resistant layer for when its still too warm for winter pants.
If i could get some pants with zippers to convert to shorts i figure i would be well covered.
So i would use:
Pants/shorts and t-shirt for normal travel.
Add long underwear when it gets too cold.
Add ultralight wind and rain resistant layer when windy, cold and rainy. (Perhaps CAMP Magic jacket and pants?)
Add some kind of warm outer layer for when it's freezing.
What kind of foot gear would be good all round?
Traveling foot gear – Inov-8 Roclite 400 GTX?
Traveling sandals – ?
Winter boots – Western Mountaineering Expedition Bootie GWS?
Any advice and suggestions is much appreciated.