Saturday, 1 June 2013
Back on 23 February I posted my planned gear for this years TGO.
This is a brief update. I.e. what I actually took.
Like most, I tweaked the planned gear.
- a headnet - used once
- Buffalo Mitts - used a lot
- Gerwol foot cream in a plastic bottle - used a couple of days
- Source P bottle - used
- 2 J cloths
and I took my Tibitan 900 pot instead of the Alpkit mug.
I didn't take my Keen Targee 2's or my Crocs as I wore the La Sportiva Wildcat 2's.
When I stood on the scales with my full pack and three days food together with waterproofs the pack weight was 9.2k. My poles were extra.
I didn't used the fleece gloves or the Tuff Bags.
I'm a fully converted Trail shoe user.
The La Sportiva Wildcat 2's were like carpet slippers except that they got me over all the varieties of terrain that I encountered with no problems.
There were one or two, er, comments made en-route about lightweight gear - and I was by no way the lightest.
All the gear worked well and I was well within my comfort zones.
I never thought for one minute that I was missing anything necessary for comfort and safety.
I would not criticise anyone who took a heavier pack, or, wore more substantial footwear.
I did take a heavier pack and wore more substantial footwear - at one time.