THE FINAL FINAL (NO REALLY) TGOC 2014 Kit List

This is IT the stuff going.

Mychael Dana – Loch Etive
(Seemed appropriate)

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Philistines!!!!

This has been refined over the last couple of trips.
I would quite like to take the silHexPeak because I really like that tent, and it is awesome value now I have tweaked it.

BUT I have the TS, and it is bomber, and it is lighter by about 300g once I take into account everything.
So it is the TS despiote the BIG footprint.

That means AL and I will be fighting for the best TS spot.
But, since MY TS is older, and so am I, then he should bloody well look up to his elders and betters, and let me have it.

TAKE NOTE SLOMAN!

Of course that does imply we have to let Phil have first pick of everything.

Since NONE of that is going to happen, then.

GAME ON!!!!

And so we come to THE LIST!

In the lists an x in the column to the right means being carried.

If it is worn, it doesn’t count as carried, and so shoes and poles do not count since they are ONLY carried on the train.
The Final Kit list runs at 26.76 lb
That does NOT include the Alpamayo.
This will be worn a lot of the time so I have not included it.
That is the point of the fluctuating weight bit below.
So at times this will go over 27lb, but others drop.
Also after the 1st meal and gas use etc it will drop.

The time it gets really bad is from Fort Augustus to Challybeate where I will have extra Cheese and Wine on board.

That is by my weighing of stuff I have NOT itemised the MEDICAL KIT, just given the total weight. NO-ONE has the same medical kit so just take what you need.

I have to take medication and strapping for knee, so my kit is quite high.

The actual carried weight will vary, depending upon weather, so the waterproofs may be carried.
On the other hand it may go down.
It certainly will go down from the start weight, because it is ONLY the at the start that we have to have 4 days food on board.

The rest of the time that will fluctuate.
It allows for carrying a bottle of water, but really a lot of the time this is NOT necessary since there are abundant streams.

I could probably leave the Swayer Mini Filter behind, having never used it, BUT that would be the time that I really need it eh..

OK. the super “Ultra Light Purists” will take far less.

You can spot them because they have the really miserable hang dog expression.

Good on them, well done.

I need all this stuff OK!!
I want all this stuff
I am happy carrying all this stuff

This is the lowest it has ever been and I have survived until now, so move on guys ok……

Well I think that is it.

I am NOT a big look at Kit Lists Fan.

Actually I never look at other kit lists.
BUT some folk like this sort of stuff so for those, here it is.

In the lists

x       =   Carried
w      = Worn
blank = not carried but may be in hands etc like the poles

In the summary to the right of each section on grams

Top box      =  total weight
Bottom box =  Carried Weight

Walking
 WT (g)
 LB
Have
Pack
RUCKSACK – Osprey Exos 46
x
*
1,100
 2.42
ü
DRY SACKS (Assorted)
x
*
175
 0.39
ü
POLES – Leki Carbon Titanium
*
520
 1.14
ü
SIT MAT
x
*
100
 0.22
ü
              1,895.00
    –  
ü
              1,375.00
Sleeping
 WT (g)
 LB
Have
Pack
Trailstar + Oookstar + Extra Pegs & Cuben GS
x
*
1,450
 3.19
ü
Marmot Arroyo SLEEPING BAG
x
*
680
 1.50
ü
NEO Air
x
*
375
 0.83
ü
Goose Feet Down Socks
x
*
30
 0.07
ü
Goosefeet Down Bootie Camp Covers
x
*
60
 0.13
ü
     –  
ü
              2,595.00
     –  
ü
              2,595.00
CLOTHING
 WT (g)
 LB 
Have
Pack
Shoes (Ecco Biom Ultra GTX)
w
*
750
 1.65
ü
     –  
Lightweight OMM Gaiters
x
*
120
 0.26
ü
PHD Minumus Down Jacket
x
*
375
 0.83
ü
X SOCKS Trekking (Wearing)
w
60
 0.13
ü
MONTANE TERRA PANTS
w
*
350
 0.77
ü
              1,655.00
     –  
ü
                 495.00
Wet Weather
 WT (g)
 LB 
Have
Pack
PHD Alpamayo Smock
*
485
 1.07
ü
Berghaus Paclite Trousers
x
*
300
 0.66
ü
Seal Skinz Trekking Socks
x
*
200
 0.44
ü
                 985.00
     –  
ü
                 500.00
Base Layers
 WT (g)
 LB 
Have
Pack
Helly Hansen SMARTWOOL TOP
w
*
250
0.55
ü
Boxers Long
w
*
100
0.22
ü
Katmandu Merino BOXERS x 2
x
*
120
0.26
ü
–  
ü
470.00
–  
ü
120.00
Hats & Gloves
 WT (g)
 LB 
Have
Pack
Montane Baseball Hat
w
*
60
 0.13
ü
Outdoor designs Gortex Mitts
x
*
140
 0.31
ü
North Face Gloves Windproof
x
*
40
 0.09
ü
Buffalo Mitts
x
*
60
 0.13
ü
MIDGE Hat
x
*
20
 0.04
ü
                 380.00
EDZ Merino Beanie
x
*
60
 0.13
ü
                 320.00
Spare Carry
 WT (g)
 LB 
Have
Pack
HiTec Zuuk Camp & River Shoes
x
*
400
 0.88
ü
x Socks x 2 (L & S) (40g+60g)
x
*
100
 0.22
ü
Rab Fleece (same weight)
x
*
240
 0.53
ü
Berghaus Smartwool Top (Spare)
x
*
200
 0.44
ü
Ron Hill Tracksters
x
*
220
 0.48
ü
Skinz Sock (For My Left Calf)- Required!!
25
 0.06
ü
              1,185.00
               920.00
Lighting & Torches
 WT (g)
 LB
Have
Pack
Petzl eLight Head Torch
x
*
35
 0.08
ü
Torch Batteries (C032)
x
*
50
 0.11
ü
Tiny Tent Hanging Light
x
*
20
 0.04
ü
                 105.00
     –  
ü
                 105.00
NAVIGATION
 WT (g)
 LB
Have
Pack
Printed Maps and case (will reduce)
x
*
160
 0.35
ü
COMPASS
x
*
30
 0.07
ü
SMALL COMPASS (On Pack) already in weight
x
*
0
 0.00
ü
                 190.00
     –  
                 190.00

FOOD
 WT (g)
 LB 
Have
Pack
Boil in Bag Meals x 4 (Mountain Trails)
x
*
560
      1.23
ü
Jelly Babies
x
*
150
      0.33
ü
Instant Chocolate Drinks
x
*
66
      0.15
ü
Thai Soups x 4
x
*
80
      0.18
ü
Chocolate
x
*
150
      0.33
ü
Ginger
x
*
100
      0.22
ü
Fruit and Nuts & Cereal
x
*
200
    0.44
ü
Rice cakes
x
*
50
      0.11
ü
Ryvita
x
*
30
      0.07
ü
Cream Cheese
x
*
200
      0.44
ü
Squirty Drink Stuff
x
*
50
      0.11
ü
Flapjack
x
*
100
      0.22
ü
Water
x
*
330
      0.73
ü
Whisky & Sloe Gin (assorted)
x
*
750
      1.65
ü
Bread Buns
x
*
50
      0.11
ü
           2,866.00
          –  
ü
           2,866.00
Cooking Equipment
 WT (g)
 LB
Have
Pack
Pocket Rocket
x
*
86
      0.19
ü
250g Gas
x
*
345
      0.75
ü
Primus Wind Shield
x
*
60
      0.13
ü
1 Litre Titanium Pot
x
*
110
     0.24
ü
Small Mug (Titanium)
x
*
70
      0.15
Titanium Spoon
x
*
11
      0.02
ü
Big Platypus 2 L
x
*
50
      0.11
ü
Sawyer Mini Water Filter
x
*
68
     0.15 
ü
Pan Cleaner
x
*
10
      0.02
ü
Lighter
x
*
20
      0.04
ü
             830.00
          –  
ü
             830.00

FIRST AID
 WT (g)
 LB
Have
Pack
Total Weight 
     –  
530.00

WASHING KIT
 WT (g)
 LB
Have
Pack
MICROFIBRE TOWEL
x
*
125
      0.28
ü
Small Microfibre Flannel
x
*
40
      0.09
ü
TOOTHPASTE
x
*
20
     0.04
ü
TOOTHBRUSH
x
*
10
0.02
ü
TOILET PAPER
x
*
10
0.02
ü
SMALL GEL SOAP
x
*
25
0.06
ü
Foot Cream
x
*
15
      0.03
ü
WAX POT (Small)
x
*
25
0.06
ü
Nail Scissors
x
*
25
0.06
ü
Lighter
x
*
20
0.04
ü
Vaseline
x
*
15
0.03
ü
330.00
  –  
ü
               330.00
Miscellaneous + Elec
 WT (g)
 LB
Have
Pack
Leatherman
x
*
100
0.22
ü
Panasonic Lumix TZ40 + Case
x
*
220
      0.48
ü
TZ 40 Batteries
x
*
40
0.09
ü
Phone Charger
x
*
75
0.17
ü
Mobile Phone + Batteries (yes it weighs a lot)
x
*
420
0.92
ü
Spare Music Player
x
*
50
0.11
ü
Rail Tickets 
x
*
5
0.01
ü
Accommodation Booking sheets
x
*
15
      0.03
ü
Cards (Cash) & Wproof case
x
*
20
0.04
ü
Small Biro
x
*
5
0.01
ü
READING GLASSES & Case
x
*
35
0.08
ü
985.00
–  
ü
 985.00

SO, in summary

WEIGHTS
 (g)
 KG
 LB
Walking
1,375.00
1.38
3.03
Sleeping
2,595.00
2.60
5.71
CLOTHING
495.00
0.50
1.09
Wet Weather
500.00
0.50
1.10
Base Layers
120.00
0.12
0.26
Hats & Gloves
320.00
0.32
0.70
Spare Carry
920.00
0.92
2.02
Lighting & Torches
105.00
0.11
0.23
NAVIGATION
190.00
0.19
0.43
FOOD
2,866.00
2.87
6.31
Cooking Equipment
830.00
0.83
1.82
FIRST AID
530.00
0.53
1.17
WASHING KIT
330.00
0.33
0.73
Miscellaneous + Elec
985.00
0.99
2.17
TOTAL
   12,161.00
     12.16
        26.76
I have taken on board some of the ideas from my last post.
Thanks for all suggestions.
Certainly the camera was just way to heavy for what I would so, I thing I have an excellent compromise now.
I will continue to take the brilliant NX10 on shorter trips, but for 2 weeks it is just too heavy and the TZ 40
(yes I do like the TZ 60, but it isn’t worth all the extra money for just a couple of features,
and I do not need to take long range pictures of people having a crap.
I mention that for those bastards I know who did that to me a few years ago)
So, the final kit list.
Should help the knee
Now all I have to do is a shed load of bloody work before I can go, to earn the money to pay for the trip

But at least for now I am over the MAN FLU!

Now all I have to do is stick to this.
Normally I plan on 28 to 29 lb and end up with 30+

RESIST, RESIST!

5 thoughts on “THE FINAL FINAL (NO REALLY) TGOC 2014 Kit List

  1. Comprehensive, Sir!But you seem to have forgotten to put an 'x' against your PHD Alpamayo smock – so I think you should add 485g to you carried total?Have I read that correctly?

  2. But I am wearing it. So it will rarely be carried and if I am not wearing it I will probably be wearing the fleece. And if I am wearing both, the weight goes down. So no, it doesn't count. And.. If it is very warm, I can post something back. But I did forget the Ron Hills I think. Oh bugger….

  3. Nah. We will be carrying our waterproofs because the sun will be well out.Bad news on the weight of your 250gr of gas. You need to take that gas in a metal cartridge so that pushes its weight up to about 380gr innit.

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