Key for carrying
|Order Status||Emailed to get it free / at a discount?||Successful sponsorship / discount request?||Item||Make||Estimated Cost (GBP)||Quantity required||Total Cost for all item(s)||Weight (in kg)||Comment|
|OSCAR||511.37||Yes.||30% discount.||Carbon Fibre Paddle|
Each paddle needs to split into two parts
|230||3||690||0.65||We have a 30% discount with Helen Barnes at SystemX (email@example.com). I have emailed her for advice. You will need to chip in with some comments on your paddling style!|
|3.32||Bubble wrap for paddle box|
Yes (24 Feb & 27 April).
|No response.||GPS Device||Garmin GPSMAP 64||185||1||185||0.422||Good waterproof option: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Garmin-GPSMAP-64-Handheld-Navigator/dp/B00HWL9AR4/ref=sr_1_2?s=sports&ie=UTF8&qid=1461433481&sr=1-2&keywords=gps+navigation.|
|257.04||Yes.||40% discount.||Solar Charger|
Voltaic Systems http://www.voltaicsystems.com/17-watt-kit
We have a 40% discount from Julia Connors to use (firstname.lastname@example.org), but will be posted from US so need to order soon if we choose them as a supplier!
|64.62||Import duties for solar charger|
|Yes.||40% discount.||Waterproof case for battery|
We have a 40% discount. Think we might be able to make this more cheaply and a lighter version DIY!
|Second invoice||Yes (27 April)||No response.||Battery for Backup Power|
|70||0||0||0.317||This thing is waterproof! Options as cheap as GBP20 if we go for a non-rugged option like this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00OJXVDAU/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=569136327&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B0085OB0IE&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=Z55FPY02MGH9DG5PATRE|
Cannot find contact - website is terrible!
|Wood burning stove|
We could get two of these. Will work well with your trangia pots.
|Third invoice!||Yes (27 April)||No response.||Portable Fishing Rod|
This site seems suitable: http://www.tacklebargains.co.uk/acatalog/Trolling_and_Jigging_Boat_Fishing_Rods.html. This one also looks good and won some award as best economy option :https://www.amazon.co.uk/Enjoydeal-Portable-Telescopic-Fishing-Spinning/dp/B00LAZDHHW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461493429&sr=8-1&keywords=Enjoydeal+Portable+Carbon+Fiber+Telescopic+Fishing+Rod
I have emailed Kwanza Lodge for advice, but shouldn't be too expensive
£44.04: Minivan to Heathrow (with paddles!)
|Alfy on this|
Yes (24 Feb & 27 April).
|No response.||Klepper Parts||New seats, new rudder connection, ensign, replacement front seat rest, front back rest||0|
Core of boat: 40kg and 10kg for spare parts
|I will handle this. Please insert weights, I imagine this will be quite high!|
Travel insurance premium for paddles etc. (£40)
119.98 - paid by Alfy!
|Cushions for Klepper||http://www.nswatersports.co.uk/accessories-c43/miscellaneous-c62/jackson-sweet-cheeks-p1028||57.99||2||Being ordered by Alfy|
Yes (25 April) - to Helinox. Went with cheaper one in the end though.
|No response.||Lightweight Chairs||Notu folding camp stool||12.99||2||25.98||0.34||Cheaper and much lighter alternative!|
|0||Yes||Free||Water bottles with filters||Water-To-Go 75cl bottles||0||2||0|
0.138 (extra filters 0.018 each)
|Kyle Maglione offered these free (email@example.com). I have emailed him to ask for more details|
Sawyer Products SP113 3-Pack Squeezable Replacement Pouches - Blue, 32 oz
|49||Yes (27 April)||No response.||Lightweight Tent||Banshee 200||93||1||93||2.14||I already have this one. Oscar - you'll also need a tent|
|20.75||Yes (27 April)||No response.||Drybags||Large to stick our whole hiking bag in: http://www.surplusandoutdoors.com/shop/camping-equipment/rucksacks-bags/drysack-dry-bag-olive-green-ultra-942592.html?gclid=CjwKEAjw3fG4BRDsn9GAv7T2zEkSJACNJdjgo6woQVO9RkrtQKx_NelhnmhyTH0kXPEOZF_ZyK9EeBoCgazw_wcB||15||2||30||0.22||We could also get some smaller ones. I need to check if this one, measurements: 66x37x37cm, is actually big enough to fit our 65L hiking bags in. I just checked, and it isn't! Our Osprey bags are: 84 (l) x 38 (w) x 39 (h).|
|152.99||Yes (27 April)||Rejected.|
Backpack (with 15% BMC discount at http://www.e-outdoor.co.uk/2661798/products/osprey_atmos_ag_65_backpacking_rucksack.aspx)
|Osprey Atmos AG 65:84 (l) x 38 (w) x 39 (h).||145.35||2||290.7||2.18||Getting anything above 30L that is fully waterproof is impossible! I vote we use this top rated pack, and use drybags inside to keep essentials fully dry: http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Backpacks-Backpacking-Reviews/Osprey-Atmos-65-AG|
|Yes (27 April)||No response.||Tarp||DD Hamocks Extra Large: http://www.ddhammocks.com/product/tarp-xl||42||1||42||1.02||I'll sort this out|
No - their application form is a real pain: http://www.cascadedesigns.com/ie/Sponsorship
|Inflatable mattress for Alfy||Them-a-Rest NeoAir Xlite||116||1||116||0.34||Them-a-Rest NeoAir Xlite seems the best option (I already have one, but will see how much it weighs before deciding!) Mine is 1kg!|
Inflatable mattress for Oscar
|Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Venture||45||1||45||0.59|
Puncture repair kit for mattress
|1||0||I have for both of us|
Yes, wrote to http://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk (27 April)
|Rejected.||Lightweght sleeping bag||Needs to be three season. Good example is Golite Ultralight 800 3-season quilt||100||1||100||0.825||An alternative is cheap sleep bag (I already have one) with silk liner (I already have one. Have included the weight of mine). My bag is the Vango Ultralite 300. Your suggested sleeping bag is lighter than mine!|
|9.99||Yes (27 April)||No response.||Gloves||Neoprene gloves: http://www.kayaksandpaddles.co.uk/canoe/kayak/uk/shop/productpages/canoeing-kayaking-equipment/gloves-mitts.htm||15||1||15||0.1||Not essential, but neoprene gloves could be useful. Ppl a the Canoe Club may be able to advise|
15% discount via BMC membership
|Merino wool top||http://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/icebreaker-mens-everyday-long-sleeve-zip-a1922557?id_colour=108||35||2||70||0.27||By all accounts, well worth the money - 1 x top each. Potentially 1 x long johns each would be good (what temperatures will we be dealing with at night?)|
|13.98||Yes (27 April)||No response.||Headnet|
Lifesystems Mosquito Headnet: https://www.lifesystems.co.uk/products/mosquito-nets/mosquito-and-midge-headnet
|No||Rubber shoes for portage||0||0||0||0.81|
I am going to use my old running trainers combined with waterproof socks (Seal Skinz). This is working well for me at the moment during my kayak sessions! Also more versatile, as I will want to wear trainers at some stage rather than just big boots.
|No||Leatherman||I have: Kick + carry pouch||0||1||0||0.175|
Oscar - no need for you to also have one . I also have one and I'll bring it along if required!
|Yes (27 April)||No response.||Hunting knife|
Albainox Night Hunter or Black Bear would be good: http://hunters-knives.co.uk/field-tactical-knives/tactical-knives-for-combat/albainox-night-hunter-tactical-knife.html
Big knife essential for a trip like this. Ditto machete / panga.
|45.94||Yes (27 April)||No response.||Machete|
Could grab in-country if you can find, but cheaper ones tend to break at the handle.
Sunhat (ask HALO about this)
|No||Sunglasses||I also already have a pair||2||0||0.05|
|Yes (27 April)||No response.||Warm Hat||Lowe Alpine Mountain Cap||30||0||0||0.07|
I am taking a beanie. Will buy you one if you want it though.
Harness to hook the buggy onto
|16||1||16||0.116||Deer drag harness seems like the best option. Also very lightweight and foldable!|
|No||Lifejackets||0||2||0||I have for both of us. Please insert weight here!|
Already have these too. Weight is my ones.
|No||Socks x 2||Weighed my thick hiking socks!||0||2||0||0.17|
"Trousers x 1") from RailRiders or try North Face walking trousers or Crag Hoppers
|0||2||0||0.55||I have ones that zip down to shorts too. Very sexy.|
|No||Long sleeve shirt x 1||0||2||0||0.255|
|52.32||Yes (27 April)|
No response, but 10% off LED LENSER torches and headlamps at http://www.ledlenser-store.co.uk using code DIS10.
|50||2||100||0.105||Waterproof and rechargeable (with USB link, so compatible with out other systems)|
|Yes (27 April)||No response.|
Ultra light down jacket (no need for temperatures above freezing)
Uniqlo is cheap and well rated: MEN ULTRA LIGHT DOWN JACKET http://www.uniqlo.com/uk/store/goods/15655800006
Found minimum temperatures for Kuito area in June as 7 degrees C. Freezing!!! However, might be cheaper going with a mid-weight fleece.
|No||Ducktape||4||1||4||0.2||I have for both of us|
|No||Stove||Trangia Series 27||70||0||0||0.77|
I have for both of us - this is too heavy. See wood burning system below.
|No||Fuel||Meths - 4 x l||30||0||0||0.4|
I have for both of us - This is heavy. Let's look into using the wood fuel burner to save on weight / resupply issues.
|No||Mug||Ceramic from Shoprite||2||2||4||0.105||I have for both of us|
|No||Plate||Ceramic from Shoprite||2||2||4||0.077|
I think it's best to just bring along cooking utensil and eat directly from that to save weight. I have included the weight of one Trangia 1L outer pot.
Exped air pillow: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Exped-32205231-Air-Pillow-Ruby-Red-M/dp/B003BUMRZC/ref=sr_1_2?s=sports&ie=UTF8&qid=1461492211&sr=1-2&keywords=Exped+Air+Pillow+UL
|No||Washing up Kit|
2x sponges, wire pad & 100ml washing up liquid
|No||ELECTRONICS & FILM GEAR|
I weighed my Canon battery charger and added 100g for other smaller pieces such as USB charge leads
|No||Headphones||0||0||0||Don't think these are required.|
Potentially won't take this. Me neither, although it's a nice luxury!
|No||Olympus Tough Camera||0||1||0||0.224|
|No||Samsung S4 Phone||0||1||0||0.13|
Poor battery life and we have other items to take photos, although might be worth taking if you think we can get 3G at any point - good for running Twitter updates and as an emergency GPS device.
Tweeted x 3 as could not find email
|Nokia 105||15||1||15||0.07||AMAZING battery life (standby for 35 days!!!)|
Spot Connect Satellite Communicator
May not be necessary with the Satphone. Mixed reviews. Yes, this doesn't sound good. We need to discuss the SatPhone connectivity and costs. Some alternative ideas are here: http://thenextchallenge.org/how-to-communicate-expedition/
|Yes (27 April)||No response.||Canon XF100|
This is so expensive, and will probably require extra batteries etc. Unless we can get it free we will need to find a cheaper alternative!
|129.99||Yes (27 April)||No response.||Canon Legria HF 606|
Won a lot of awards as best budget HD camera and has a great zoom.
|Yes (27 April)||No response.||Canon 5d||0||0||0|
|Yes (27 April)||No response.||Canon EOS 450d||0||1||0||0.75|
I already have one of these. Cheaper alternative to 5d!
|Yes (27 April)||No response.||GoPro Hero Surf Camera||0||2||0||0.185|
I already have two of these, plus mounts and waterproof housings. We would only need to buy extra batteries etc.
|No.||Batteries / CF cards|
Weight listed is: 2 x Canon 450d batteries plus 2 x Samsung Galaxy batteries plus 2 x GoPro batteries
I have GoPro and Canon 450d camera batteries, will need you to supply spare Galaxy batteries. We will also need to factor in other spares, such as for GPS etc.
Memory cards for drone and HD camera, para cord and duct tape
|17||Yes (27 April)||No response.||Tripod|
Hama Star 61: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hama-00004161-Star-61-Tripod/dp/B0000WXD0W
Used to own one in Angola. Very highly rated and compatible with most gear. Also quite heavy. We might need to pay more for a lighter model, or improvise!
BMC membership (to exploit 15% discount on gear purchases)
Great if you have it, but I don't think this is necessary. If you'd like to include, please list weight.
481.96 (difference is 64.97)
|416.99||Yes (26 April)||No response.|
Drone - DJI Phantom 3 Standard
Alex (firstname.lastname@example.org) and everyone else I have spoken to rants about this one. Looks amazing, and works with your Galaxy S4 phone. Need to see one in a shop and assess how to transport it (i.e. what we can clip on / off for storage). I have emailed DJI for a free one!
Drone charger from V72 via cigarette lighter adaptor
USB charger for Canon HD camera
Car charger for Canon 450D camera
|No.||CONSUMABLES / OTHER|
These are waaaaay too expensive (around £5 per meal per person!) I'm going to buy us a digital food dehydrator and make us the meals at home from scratch. Will budget 4kg of dehydrated food per person, which works out at 8 days of food. Will make more to be dropped with us at the resupply point, and we will also have to catch a lot of fish!
Vaccum sealing kit and bags required too!
Need quick-clot! Tourniquet? Clingfilm for burns or keeping wounds dry? Space blanket? Suture kit. Tweezers. Tampons or maxi pads for puncture wounds? Superglue? Tweezers. Naso-pharnygeal airway thingy? Lube? Talc? Drip?
I already have most of what we need, but will email you a list of drugs I think are easier to source in Angola. I have weighed my existing one, but will try and bring weight down.
Dental emergency kit (orajel 20% benzocaine & clove oil)
|8.97||Oral rehydration sachets|
|63.6||Food to dehydrate||Bought from Tesco|
Ziploc bags for frequently accessed food (sugar, coffee etc.)
Safety throw rope for kayak
Outrageously overpriced coffee!
|No.||Water purification||Built into our water bottles||0||0||0||N/A||N/A|
|No.||Iodine (we'll get Betadine)|
|No.||Suncream||I already have this||0||4||0||0.5|
I'll bring 500ml of asorted stuff for emergencies and roll-on for everyday use
|No.||Lipbalm||I already have this||0||2||0||0.05|
I already have this, but hope you have your own toothbrush!
This is bulky. I vote one each plus wet wipes and lots of water!