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Lejog: Gear list

I've brought most of this gear over the last few years, replacing some very old kit that I had or adding things that I didn't. There are many approaches as to what you should carry, a lot of people carry light weight meths stoves or don't even carry a stove but this approach wasn not for me. There are lots way of saving weight but super light tents and sleeping bags carry a super high cost and I've gone for a balance of cost vs weight and am generally happy with the kit I have brought.

I have probably gone over board on certain things such as a tablet for mapping but I prefer the larger screen when compared to using a phone. Also I am intending to use it to take photos and update this site which would be hard to do using a mobile. The downside to using a tablet is that it used a lot of power so re-charging needs to be frequent. I've really gone overboard on water protection, having a rucksack liner and cover, as well as various waterproof stuffsacs and bags, but hopefully this means that everything will remain dry.

This list is not exhaustive or complete, there are a few odds and odds, I've missed or forgotten, I've tried to keep things lightweight but not fanatically. It's better to be comfortable and safe, rather than going super light weight and not carrying water proofs, as one groups of walkers did, getting caught out on the Pennine Way by extremely cold conditions. That said all my clothess are pretty light weight but I'm relying on layering and my down pullover if things get really cold.

Lejog Gear List
Item Weight in grams Notes
Cooking and Eating
Burner 124 Koro Alpkit
Titanium pot 120 900ml with lid (Alpkit)
Titanium cup 62 Alpkit
Water bottle 40 2 x 1 litre plastic bottles
Water bladder 86 Hydrapak Seeker 3 Litre Water Storage
Wind shield None Home made
SnapWire Foon 17 A combined titanium spoon and fork
Water filter 140 MSR Trailshot Microfilter
Gas canister 380 None
Cosy 31 Home made
Pot holder 28 None
Plastic containers None Nalgene Unisex's Medium Travel Kit, Various sizes
Lighter/striker 27 Jasper from Alpkit
Penknife/multi-tool 64 Swiss army knife Compact/Huntsman
Plastic bottles 64 Used for salt, pepper etc
MSR Trailshot water filter 140 Light weight water filter
Tent and Sleep System
Sleeping bag 636 Marmot Micron 40
Tent 854 Lazer Comp 1
Pegs 120 Probably too many
Mat 280 Nordisk Ven 2.5 3/4 length
Base mat 104 Granite Gear XL Featherweight Foam Mat
Pillow 70 Exped
Backpack and storage
Backpack 524 Granite Gear
Cover 80 Osprey Ultralight Raincover
Front pouch 100 OMM
Zippity 1 x 1 litre 17 Zippity Granite Gear
Zippity 2 x 2.4 litre 48 Zippity Granite Gear
Exped Fold Drybags x 3 80 Small, medium and large
Sea to Summit Neck Wallet 40 None
Liner 102 Osprey water proof liner
Gloves None Odd pair of gloves that I had
Beanie 18 OM beanie
Sun hat None Existing one with neck cover
Mid layer 180 Montane Allez Micro Hoodie
Shirt 210 None
Base Layer 208 Icebreaker 200 Oasis Long Sleeve Crewe Top
Down pullover 235 Crux Turbo Top
Merino tights 199 Icebreaker 200
Trousers 260 OM
Waterproof trousers 185 Berghuas Paclite
Jacket waterproof 212 Haglofs Lims jacket
Merino Pants x 2 96 Icebreaker Anatomica Cool-Lite Trunks
Socks x 3 168 Injinji Trail Midweight Socks x 2
Boots 395 Salomen X Ultra 4 Wide Gore-Tex
Towel 52 None
Sun glasses 24 Camino Spectron 3 CF Sunglasses
Medical and repairs
Medical pack/blister kit 146 Plasters, pills etc
Tick remover 4 None
Midge mask 22 None
Sewing kit and spares 72 spare laces, gore tex repair, duct tape, guy ropes
Emergency whistle 10 Attached to compass
Small mirror 31 Useful if you have a tick on the face etc
Washing and cleaniing
Small towel None None
Toothbrush 10 Wooden vegan toothbrush
Tooth paste 116 75ml
Travel towel 28 None
Dr Bonners 18 in 1 163 Organic liquid soap with 18 uses, washing, cleaning, greasing axles etc
Sun cream, lip salve, vaseline and (liquid) soap 163 Organic liquid soap with 18 uses
Phone None None
Charger 345 Anker Power Core 20000
Fast charger plug 68 Can charge 3 items at once
Various cables x 2 45 Charging plug can charge 3 things at once
Astro 300 Headlamp 75 Weight with 3 batteries
Samsung Tablet 7 inch, plus outer casing 714 Tough waterproof tablet used for mapping etc
Odds and sods
Trowel 52 None
Watch 49 Worn
Compass 36 Silva Expedition 4 Compass
Map case 80 Orlieb water proof
Total weight carried and worn
Total Weight 8656 Everything
Carried weight 6914 Weight in the rucksack
Worn 1742 Tablet, clothes,boots etc