I’m aiming at reducing the list as much as possible to save weight. These are items that I really need:

  • Ayacucho Temere womens 55+10 rucksack
  • Hilleberg Akto tent
  • Rab down Sleeping bag
  • Silk sleeping bag liner
  • Thermarest Neoair airbed
  • Halfords insulated car windscreen cover( to go under airbed)
  • 2 dry bags-1 with clothes,1 for sleeping bag
  • North Ridge windproof jacket
  • Rab walking trousers
  • 3 pairs pants,3 pairs lightweight socks
  • 1 long sleeved Decathlon tee shirt( to be swapped for a short sleeved one later in the year)
  • 1 short sleeved Rab ‘non stinky’ material tee shirt
  • 2 pairs walking socks
  • 1 threadbare small ‘proper’ towel
  • Mountain Equipment Alpamayo fake down lightweight jacket
  • MSR Pocket Rocket 2 stove
  • Smallest size gas canister
  • Alpkit titanium cooking mug
  • Starbucks reusable coffee cup
  • Plastic spork
  • Home made aluminium windbreak for cooking+ 2 tent pegs to anchor
  • Lightweight shoes
  • Paperwhite Kindle
  • First aid kit consisting of plasters,compeed plasters,nail scissors and tick remover
  • Small square cut from an old carrymat for sitting on
  • Waterproof rucksack cover
  • Montane waterproof jacket(reproofed)
  • Berghaus paclite waterproof trousers
  • Hi Tec leather walking boots- cheap and very comfortable with added insoles
  • Pacer walking poles
  • Phone and charger all in bags
  • Wash kit- mini items in a plastic bag
  • mini pot of boot reproofer
  • Plastic  waterbottle and Coghlans carrier
  • Printed out map sheets in plastic bag
  • Compass
  • Small plastic bags
  • Emergency meal of dried pasta and sauce
  • Tea bags,matches, half a wash up sponge

I’ve weighed my bag packed minus any other food items and it comes to 9.4kg, but no doubt I will think of ‘vital’ last minute items. At the start I shouldn’t need to take much food because there are plenty of shops, but from the Pennines onward that will change. Actually make that from the Blackdown hills in Somerset! No shops at all there.