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Two Moors Way - Gear Review Video

Monday, 9 October 2017  |  Admin

The full review of gear carried and used during the 120 mile lightweight bivvy, tarp trip attempting to wild camp across Dartmoor and Exmoor.

Please check out the full podcast series and the other full video showing the mapping and the lovely countryside the route passes through.

Rucksack packing etc 1.37kg
Gossamer Gear - Silverback Rucksack with frame, less 'Brain/Lid', slightly modified plus a handful of sil-nylon roll top bags. One for sleep system, one for spare clothes, one for electronics and one large enough to put the whole rucksack in at night.
Various Aloksak bags. Two large for all the food, several small ones for wallet, phone, and tickets etc. Various plastic bags for rubbish and to transfer purchased items out of the packaging into the rucksack.

Shelter System 830g
Backpackinglight.co.uk - Solo Tarp
12 x Slim line Titanium stakes
4 x 2m lengths of standard black paracord.

Sleep System- In waterproof roll top bag 1.416kg
Thermarest Alpine (old model) or Corus Down Quilt (If it arrives in time)
Thermarest Neo Air - Full length
Backpacking light.co.uk - sample bivvy bag (Waterproof base + 2 layer Goretex upper)

Cook System - Stored in pot cosy and small sil-nylon bag 1.056kg
Titan Solo Wood Burning Stove
Evernew 1300ml Ti Non-Stick Pot ECA 415
Pot cosy
Folding titanium spork
Pen knife
Mini whisk
Mini silicone spatula
Small jay cloth off cut
Small sponge off cut
Small bottle organic soap
Orikaso folding plate
Coghlans twin egg carrier
Strip of Hammer tinder card
Light My Fire - Scout flint/steel
MSR Titan Mug
Nalgene 300ml screw top pot

Wearing 1.482kg
Embers Merino t-shirt
Vaude briefs
X-Socks - Trek-Lite
Montane Trail Tights
Montane Cap
Buff
Inov-8 Rocklite 280
Mountain King Skyrunner - Carbon Poles

Insulation - In waterproof roll top bag 390g
Rab Generator Smock
Montane Prism Trousers (added last minute due to a chilly forecast)

Wet Weather - In front mesh pocket 1.016kg
Montane Spine Smock
Montane Spine Rain Pants
Montane Minimum Mitts
Outdoor Designs Sticky gloves
Rab eVent ankle gaiters

Spare Clothing - In waterproof roll top bag 576g
Montane Primino 140G zip neck
Vaude briefs
Buff
Shorts

Hydration 284g
1 ltd Platypus bottle x 2
Travel Tap filter bottle

Wash Kit 338g
MSR Towel
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Small bottle soap
Avid Razor
Foot Cream and Foot Balm in small jars

First Aid Kit 198g
Small items, plasters, tablets, cream etc

Accessories 410g
Cicerone guide - Two Moors way
Yellow Publications Maps for Two Moors Way x 2
Silva Compass
iPhone - Routebuddy software

Head Torch 84g

Recording 544g
Lumix FT3 camera
Tascam DR-05 Recorder
Ear phones and tie mic

Charging 366g
Batteries x 3
USB charger
Ultrapod
Folding mains twin USB plug (to charge iPhone and Lumix together)

Food 2.10kg
6 days of dehydrated morning and evening meals. Snacks, Tea, Powered Milk, handful of bars

Grand Total 12.45kg
Less food, items worn, poles and wet weather gear 7.859kg