I am not the sort of person to play around with kit !
I tend to get it dis pair at the amount of packaging round it and then put it on / in my rucksack etc and use it.
For the WHW though I have been thinking about a few things !
1. Do I take a stove for hot food or just resort to cold stuff and hope I can pick up morale boosting goodies on route ?
2. The big sleep system debate, to sleep or not to sleep and if sleeping then do you rough it with thermal layers and waterproofs in a ditch or use the nice Big Agnes Triple Wire bivvy, Pitch Pine Top Bag and Clear view pad ?
There is no doubt that the benefit of a hot brew and a few hours of quality sleep boosts performance.
So the decisive factor is pack choice !
I really love my Haglofs Endurance pack so these questions arose when really wanting to take it.
12 ltrs is not a size that springs to mind for a 2 and a half day mission !
So out with the kit on the living room floor and pack it !
And guess what ? it fits !!!!!! Happy Days
Compact food will be the key but its all there.
Without food and water the pack ways just under 5KG
So I reckon all in all I will be looking at 6KG
On a more pressing note we are off to the Wan Dae this Saturday for a jolly 8hr adventure race in the Pentlands.
Good training and a wee test for some of the Bionic X kit that Ardblair Sports has sent us !
The big fear for me is looking like the only gay in the village as they are quite tight around the body !