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CAPE WRATH TRAIL GEAR LIST
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ITEMWEIGHTTOTALSREMARKS
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CAMPING / SLEEPING KIT:
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Sleeping bag — Rab Neutrino 400
805Perfect sleeping bag for the trip
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Silk sleeping bag liner150Unnecessary
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3/4-length self-inflating Multimat350Better to take (lighter) CCF mat
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Short foam pad70Unnecessary
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Tarptent Notch + full inner855Performed well
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Pegs (Groundhogs + ti pins)872317Replaced with longer Groundhogs
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COOKING KIT:
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Alpkit Koro124
Replace with Caldera Cone (or stoveless)
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Spork20
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Pot93
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Foil lid12
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Windshield25Hardly used
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Pot gripper23
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Pot cosy80
Dramatically increases fuel efficiency. One of the most useful items of gear on the CWT.
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Firesteel26
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Collapsable mug61464Mainly used as a measuring cup
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WATER KIT:
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1l Water bladder27
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500ml Coke bottle25
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Sawyer Mini water filter48
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Net bag30
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Backflushing syringe + straw33163
Did not use straw. Only used backflushing syringe once. Only take on long trips where expect to use filter heavily.
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TRAIL KIT / STORAGE:
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Poles — Black Diamond Trail Back
May need to replace worn tips
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Rucksack — ULA Circuit1080Worked very well
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Pack cover143Lighter options available
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Drybags346Heavy – replace with pack liner
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Carrier bags201589
Only used one carrier bag, for rubbish
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CLOTHING (WORN):
Not counted in base weight as worn
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Baselayer
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Walking trousers with beltConsider running shorts
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X-socksGreat socks!
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Underarmour pants"
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Hat"
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Inov-8 Roclite 295 trail shoes
Excellent (but poor durability) – Merrell All Out Peaks better
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CLOTHING (CARRIED):
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Scarpa Goretex trail shoes640
Poor choice. Hiking sandals (or nothing) for spare footwear next time.
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Ankle gaiters107Did not use
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Sleeping baselayer195
Unecessary on shorter trips. Replace with lighter T-shirt for longer trips?
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Microfleece pullover360
Replace with synthetic insulated pullover
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2nd pair of X-socks56Essential
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Sleeping socks78Unnecessary in the conditions
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Spare pants73Unnecessary
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Liner gloves30Wore out rapidly – replace
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Sealskinz waterproof socks200
Not waterproof, but useful for warmth in foul v. wet weather
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Waterproof jacket — Berghaus Paclite
400Replace with lighter jacket
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Waterproof trousers — Berghaus Paclite
3802519Needs replacing (full of holes)
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ELECTRONICS:
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iPhone with case157Indispensable
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Headphones14
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12,000mAh power bank + cables
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Allows for 4-5 iPhone charges. Only essential for more remote hikes + lighter options available.
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Charger69Only used twice
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Canon A800 camera170Lightweight but poor performance
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2x Lithium AA batteries30Did not use
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Headtorch — Pezl E+lite28760Only used once or twice
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NAVIGATION & MISC
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Maps (1:40K Harvey CWT maps)
125Very good maps
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1:40K map roamer5Unnecessary
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Penknife47Essential
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Compass — Silva Expedition 438Essential on CWT
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Map case — Ortlieb60Worn out – replace
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Journal and pen125400Keep electronic journal in future
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WASH KIT AND FIRST AID:
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Earplugs10Handy at times but not essential
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Pack towel25
Replaced with larger towel; an essential item
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Toothbrush4Did the job
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Suncream64Hardly used
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Baking soda82
Only needed one tub. Extremely versatile.
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Gehwol Extra74
Seemed to keep feet fresher but may be placebo; consider ditching
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Athlete's Foot cream41Found to be very useful
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Foot powder (Talcum)85Unnecessary
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Ibuprofen gel40
Useful for nipping aches and pains in the bud
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Smidge midge repellant107
Prevented bites but not insects landing on skin. Only used 1/4 bottle.
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Midge headnet25Essential
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Antihistamine tablets12Did not use
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Ibuprofen tablets16
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Toilet paper41
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Sticking plasters3Did not use
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Compeed blister plasters20
Did not use; come off if feet get wet
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Tick extractor3652Did not use
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REPAIR KITNot weighed individually
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Sleeping mat puncture repair kit
Did not use (impossible to diagnose slow punctures in the field)
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Safety pinsUseful for drying socks
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Sewing needleDid not use
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Dental floss (doubles as thread)
Did not use
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Duct tapeDid not use
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