Friday, 29 May 2009

Here's the final Kit List...

Backpack - Golite Quest - 1355
Pack Liner - Sea to Summit - 94
Bivi - Big Agnes 3 wire - 850
Tarp - MSR E-Wing - 185
Umbrella - 220
Can opener - 8
Lighter - 14
Spork - 10
Sleeping Bag - Cumulus Quantum 200 - 536
Sleeping Mat - Thermarest NeoAir - 370
Pillow - 85
Big Agnes Pumphouse (pump for mat - doubles as dry bag) - 46
T'Shirt - Berghaus - 110
LS Top - Merino Wool (N.Face) - 186
Shorts - 149
trousers - Lowe Alpine - 246
Underware - 65
Socks x2 - 126
Waterproof Socks - 77
Waterproof Coat - Berghaus Paclite - 390
Waterproof Overtrousers - Berghaus Paclite - 150
Down Jacket - PHD Ultra Down Pullover- 224
Hat - Tilley Lighterweight LT5 - 90
Buff - 36
Boots - Asolo Atlantis GTX - 1130
Trekking Pole - REI - 182
sunglasses - Smith Toaster - 28
Compass - 42
Strip Maps - 80
Map case - Ortileb - 58
Whistle - 4
GPS - Satmap - 290
Spare Batteries - AA Lithium - 135
Head Torch - Petzl (Tikka) - 76
Pack Towel x2 (one for Patch!) - 28
Wet wipes - 52
Lip Balm - 8
Multi-use Soap - 82
Toothbrush - 12
Mini Mirror - 8
Trowel - 56
Toilet Roll - 94
Hand Sanitiser - 36
Sunscreen - 57
Deet - 57
Mozzy Coils - 70
Money stuff - 100
Phone & Charger - 218
Stuff Sacks - 40
1st Aid Kit - 122

Patch -
Coat - 110
Boots & Liners - 193
Security Lead - 260
Lead - Clix - 50
Bowls - 22
Vetwrap - 34
Butterbalm - 35

This gives an FSO weight of around 10kg + food and water.

I've finally decided on the Paclite Jacket, but John will have my Montane eVent jacket in his box of alternative items so I can swop when I meet him at the end of June if necessary.

I'm probably going to start with the Laser tent, for the first month to escape the notorious midges in Scotland, but will then swap to the bivi bag and tarp for the rest of the walk.....

Well that's it...I leave tomorrow to start driving up to Scotland, and will get to John O'Groats on Sunday. The hike starts Monday with a 20 mile walk.



Alan Sloman said...

Sophie, Patch

The very best of luck with your wonderful journey.

Looking forward to hearing of your travels! - Ishall go now and post your walk up on my blog.

Tight laces,

Peter said...

Good luck to you both, hope the weather Gods are with you, stay tough and remember a lot of people are rooting for you to do this! Go Sophie and Patch!

Martin Rye said...

All the best and God bless. I will be watching for updates.

PS start it gentle and ease into it.

Sophie Easterbrook said...

Many thanks for that.

Alan - I've just read your updated blog - thanks for the mention, great!

Peter - That's lovely to hear, thankyou.

Martin - that's good advise...I'll try to follow it.

peewiglet said...

Fantastic stuff! Very best of luck from me and my little dog, Piglet (and our cat, Puss Puss) :) We'll be following your progress, and as soon as Piglet has had her breakfast she's going over to your other page to sponsor you.

ramblerman45 said...

Sophie and Patch,

all the very best on your journey, I admire your tenacity for doing this unsupported and will look forward to your blog. I am at a very early stage of planning this walk myself and will use your experiences as a reference, but I am not sure that I have the resilience to do it your way, only time will tell. GOOD LUCK

John Manning said...

Fantastic - very best wishes for the walk!

Query - I know you're probably on the road by now: what are you going to use the lighter for? No mention of a stove on the list but I'm sure you won't be planning to eat cold food all the way?

stourvale walker said...

We will be watching for your updates and look forward to following your progress over the coming weeks.
best wishes

Mark Moxon said...

Best of luck, Sophie and Patch - I hope the walk turns out to be the experience of a lifetime that it should be. Have fun!


Brian Cowling said...

Very best of luck. Here's hoping that you have a safe and most excellent walk home.


Mick Wellard said...

Good luck to you both. Will be following your progress with interest and admiration. Hope all goes well and mother nature smiles on you. Take care out there!!!!

Jewellery By Shalini said...

Al the Best Sophie and Patch, We'll be following your walk with great interest.
Shalini, Dave, Bullet and Millie

Gayle said...

All the very best to you. Look forward to following your progress and hopefully catching up with you as you pass the Midlands.

baz carter said...

All the best. I look forward to reading about your progress.

Harry barks ruff ruff! Which I take to be good luck :)

Sophie Easterbrook said...

Thanks for the comment - much apprecieted! 2 days and only 35 miles in & I've already succumbed to a dog friendly b&b! I'm going to make the most of being able to re-charge my phone!

John - the lighter is for mozzy coils..there was another reason too but I can't for the life of me think what it was...

I'm going to try to eat main meals when I pass through towns/villages, but the problem is I don't fancy so much food then! Going to the chippy tonight...Haven't really started "roughing it" yet! Patch deserves some sausages!