Kit Lists

Plans for my wilderness canoe trip in Sweden in May are just about complete and I've been thinking about kit again. I'm not a gearholic, but it's inevitable that you build up a considerable amount of equipment when you have been involved in several outdoor activities over many years. Some of my kit is over 20 years old and still gets used. It's like having old friends along who won't let you down! I'm not an ultralight fanatic, but I can get my base weight down to around 2.75kg with tarp and bivibag for a weekend away. Some of my equipment is utilised between activities. I've seen a few blogs which have extensive equipment test reports that are far better than anything I ever read in outdoors magazines when I used to buy them. Maybe I'll get around to writing up a few gear reviews later. In the meantime, here's a few lists according to category and activity:


Tents/shelter
MSR Microzoid
Phoenix Phreeranger EB
Terra Nova Solar 2
Vango F10 mk4st
Mountain Range twin hooped Goretex bivibag
Rab Survival Zone bivibag
Rab Storm bivibag
Tentipi Varrie 7cp
BPL solo tarp
True North little tarp
Swift 590PR motorhome

Stoves/cooking
Snow Peak titanium gigapower auto stove
Snow Peak titanium mini cookset
Snow Peak titanium spork
Snow Peak titanium collapsible chopsticks
Snow Peak 900 titanium pot
Bushbuddy woodgas stove
LMF firesteel
Trangia 27k
Trangia 25k
Mini Trangia
Trangia gas converter

Sleeping
Assorted Mountain Equipment down sleeping bags
Therm-a-Rest mats of various sizes

Rucksacks
Macpac Ascent 65ltr
LA Snow Peak 50ltr
Berghaus Extrem Climb 35ltr
LA Summit Attak 30ltr
LA Mesa Runner
Innov-8 Pro Race 12

Clothing
Paramo Velez Adventure smock
Paramo Fuera smock
Paramo Aspira salopettes
Paramo Cascada trousers
Paramo mountain cap
Paramo Torres gilet
Paramo Mountain pull-ons
Paramo base layers/boxers
Rab generator smock
Rab neutrino down gilet
Mountain Equipment drilite down duvet
Mountain Equipment pertex windshirt
Mountain Equipment pertex trousers
GoLite Wisp windshirt
Buffalo Special 6 shirt
Buffalo climbing shirt
Buffalo HA salopettes
Buffalo mitts
Sealskinz dry winter mitts
Trekmates dry gloves
Assorted buffs
Smartwool socks
Berghaus Paclite Goretex smock
ME dwr stretch trousers
Rab down socks
Sprayway pertex shorts

Footwear
Scarpa Manta M4
KSB eVent lined lightweights
Raichle approach shoes
Karrimor Lizard sandals

Safety
Grivel G12 crampons
Stubai Blue Star iceaxe
Kahtoolas microspikes
Leki Makalu ultralite poles

Lighting/navigation
Princeton Tec Apex headtorch
Petzl tikka headtorch
Garmin HC Summit GPS
Silva type 4NL compass



Canoeing
Birch Creek 16' canoe
Grey Owl ottertail & beavertail paddles
Eckla portage trolley

Kayaking
Dagger Approach kayak

Sea kayaking
North Shore Buccaneer kayak
Damm drysuit
Lendal carbon asymmetric touring paddle
Lendal splits

Surf kayaking
Mega X-Ray composite surf kayak
Reed chillcheater dry cag
Reed chillcheater longjohns
Yak b/a
Carbon workblade paddle
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