Mini Adventures – Peddars Way – Norfolk Coastal Trail. Planning.

Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved] © Copyright Keith Evans and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

I’ve been gearing up this year to ‘backpack’ one of the 15 National Trails in the UK, I’ve chosen the flattest one of course, the Peddars Way tied in with the Norfolk Coastal Trail. Together, it is 93 miles following a Roman road from Thetford to Hunstanton, then along the coastline to Cromer. I’m hoping to leave in the second week of September.

Long distance trails and paths have always called me, and it’s been a few years since I’ve had a real adventure by myself. Waking up to the birds and the breeze in the trees, watching the sunrise from my sleeping bag with and a hot cuppa in my hands, but what calls me the most is freedom. Away from the world, away from all but the wildness, nature and fresh air. Who really needs anything else?!

My gear for my mini adventure is almost ready, I’ll be packing extremely light, bordering ultralight. I’ll be wild camping to keep as close to the trail as possible and collecting water from streams and rivers. There will be luxury items of course, a small cup of Nutella will be packed and rationed for luxury puddings or to stir into my porridge, but the majority of my nourishment will come from dehydrated meals prepared before the trip, and good old fashioned GORP, good old fashioned raisins and peanuts, maybe a few grams of jerky will come too ;)

This is my pack list so far, not much will be added but a few things maybe taken away!

Norfolk September 2015



  • Category


    Weight




  • Shelter/sleeping/packing

    2.59 kg





  • Cooking/drinking

    0.57 kg





  • Extra Clothing

    0.95 kg





  • Clothing to Wear

    0.85 kg





  • Electronics

    0.35 kg





  • Wash kit

    0.17 kg





  • First Aid

    0.07 kg





  • Tools

    0.41 kg





  • Misc Bag/handbag

    0.42 kg





  • Canine

    0.04 kg





  • Food

    5.77 kg





  • Equipment

    0 kg



  • Total


    12.18



    kg

    • oz
    • lb
    • g
    • kg



  • Consumable


    6.05
    kg


  • Worn


    0.89
    kg


  • Pack Weight


    5.25
    kg

    • Shelter/sleeping/packing



      Weight
      qty




    • Nordisk telemark LW2







      966



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • EE 20F L/W Revelation Quilt







      629



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • Exped summit 25l

      Back of chair







      280



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • Green hermit silnylon bag

      under chair_ for food







      95



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • Exped synmat 7







      426



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • Exped schnozzel bag

      Dry bag for rucksack







      68



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • Polycro groundsheet







      48



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • 2 spare pegs/2guys/rings







      39



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • exped dry bag compressible

      for sleeping bag







      40



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1





    • 2.59 kg

      9


    • Cooking/drinking



      Weight
      qty




    • Evernew ti 900ml pan & lid







      109



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • Caldera ti tri cone & tyvek cover







      38



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • Caldera esbit stove with underfoil and ziplock







      9



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • GSI plastic cup







      53



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • Platypus 2l







      37



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • Platypus 1l







      34



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • Wind proof Lighter







      16



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1



    • Esbit tablets







      14.3



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      16



    • pot cozy & line loc & cord







      37



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1



    • Esbit storage







      6



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1





    • 0.57 kg

      25


    • Extra Clothing



      Weight
      qty



    • Red SIlnylon stuff sack







      19



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • OR Rain jacket







      160



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • Rab xenon jacket







      306



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • 200 long sleeved (sleep) (purple)







      153



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • Royal Mons 190gsm merino leggings (sleep)







      159



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • Smalls







      26



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • Merino Socks







      45



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • Buff







      35



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • Extremities thinny sticky gloves







      49



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1





    • 0.95 kg

      9


    • Clothing to Wear



      Weight
      qty




    • Merino long sleeved







      162



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • MH Dyneema pants







      205



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • Merino Smalls







      26



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • Merino socks







      18



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • NB trainers







      402



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1



    • RB Sunglasses







      35



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1





    • 0.85 kg

      6


    • Electronics



      Weight
      qty



    • 20kmah Charger plus iphone lead







      349



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1





    • 0.35 kg

      1


    • Wash kit



      Weight
      qty




    • Cuben stuff sack







      2



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • PackTowl Medium







      22



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • Hairbrush with mirror







      39



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • Dr Bonners Soap

      in 18ml bottle







      22



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • Hand Cream

      got to look after my hands!







      9



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1



    • Toothbrush with head cover







      9



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1



    • Toothpaste mini tube







      11



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1



    • Floss, just the reel







      2



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1



    • Toilet roll

      Paper towel into quarters in a ziplock







      50



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1





    • 0.17 kg

      9


    • First Aid



      Weight
      qty



    • Cuben Stuff Sack







      2



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • 3M Vetbond (superglue!)







      7



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1



    • Pressure sore dressing x 2







      7



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1



    • Plasters







      4



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1



    • Ethanol Sanitiser spray







      18



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1



    • Immodium







      1



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1



    • Paracetamol







      1



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • Dog painkiller







      27



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1



    • piriton







      1



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1





    • 0.07 kg

      9


    • Tools



      Weight
      qty



    • Silnylon Stuff Sack







      4



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • Leatherman Mini







      49



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1



    • Hex keys 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, plus torx 4mm with mini ratchet







      60



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1



    • Oil







      21



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • CO2 pump







      20



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • CO2 12g cartridge







      41



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      6




    • Tyre lever x2







      25



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      0




    • Park tool super patches x6







      5



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • Carabina – chair







      60



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      0



    • torch batteries x2 cr2032







      8



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1





    • 0.41 kg

      13


    • Misc Bag/handbag



      Weight
      qty




    • Cuben drybag







      7



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1



    • Iphone 5 in case







      152



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • Pack towl medium – dog/chair







      22



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • Snow peak ti spoon







      18



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • Lipsil







      12



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • Spare Wind proof Lighter







      16



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • torch







      31



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • 2nd torch







      8



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • mini carabina

      2.27kg strength







      5



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1



    • Cath







      36



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1



    • med stuff







      21



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1



    • cards/cash







      72



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1



    • Radar key







      22



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1





    • 0.42 kg

      13


    • Canine



      Weight
      qty




    • Bowl







      41



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1



    • Mylar bed







      0


      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1





    • 0.04 kg

      2


    • Food



      Weight
      qty



    • 24hr food pack

      Too many things to right down!!







      850



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      5



    • Dog Food – Daily

      she will gets lots of treats!







      300



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      5



    • StuffSack ( carrier bag)







      3



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      5




    • Porridge


      209kcal/56g







      56



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      0




    • Oatcakes x8


      481kcal/100







      12.5



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      0




    • Peanut Butter


      596kcal/100g







      40



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      0




    • Cous Cous packet


      142kcal/100g







      100



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      0




    • Tuna packet


      133kcal/85g







      85



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      0



    • Dehydrated dinners

      459kcal/100g







      190



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      0



    • Pepperami/chorizo sausage

      518kcal/100g







      25



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      0




    • Sesame Snaps


      542kcal/100g







      30



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      0



    • Fruit Nut Mix







      100



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      0



    • Coffee instant :(







      50



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      0



    • Hot chocolate

      lots!!!







      100



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      0



    • Coconut powder

      687kcal/100g







      50



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      0



    • Olive oil







      60



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      0



    • snickers







      0


      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1











    • 0


      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1





    • 5.77 kg

      17


    • Equipment



      Weight
      qty




    • RGK Tiga

      5.7kg +3.3kg spinergy wheels







      0


      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • RGK Front Wheel

      2.8kg







      0


      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1




    • Vicair Cushion

      667g







      0


      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg


      1





    • 0 kg

      3

Norfolk September 2015



  • Category


    Weight




  • Shelter/sleeping/packing

    2.59 kg





  • Cooking/drinking

    0.57 kg





  • Extra Clothing

    0.95 kg





  • Clothing to Wear

    0.85 kg





  • Electronics

    0.35 kg





  • Wash kit

    0.17 kg





  • First Aid

    0.07 kg





  • Tools

    0.41 kg





  • Misc Bag/handbag

    0.42 kg





  • Canine

    0.04 kg





  • Food

    5.77 kg





  • Equipment

    0 kg



  • Total


    12.18



    kg

    • oz
    • lb
    • g
    • kg




  • Consumable


    6.05
    kg


  • Worn


    0.89
    kg


  • Pack Weight


    5.25
    kg

    • Shelter/sleeping/packing




      Weight
      qty




    • Nordisk telemark LW2









      966



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • EE 20F L/W Revelation Quilt









      629



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Exped summit 25l



      Back of chair







      280



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Green hermit silnylon bag



      under chair_ for food







      95



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Exped synmat 7









      426



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Exped schnozzel bag



      Dry bag for rucksack







      68



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Polycro groundsheet









      48



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • 2 spare pegs/2guys/rings









      39



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • exped dry bag compressible



      for sleeping bag







      40



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1





    • 2.59 kg


      9


    • Cooking/drinking




      Weight
      qty




    • Evernew ti 900ml pan & lid









      109



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Caldera ti tri cone & tyvek cover









      38



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Caldera esbit stove with underfoil and ziplock









      9



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • GSI plastic cup









      53



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Platypus 2l









      37



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Platypus 1l









      34



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Wind proof Lighter









      16



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Esbit tablets









      14.3



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      16



    • pot cozy & line loc & cord









      37



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Esbit storage









      6



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1





    • 0.57 kg


      25


    • Extra Clothing




      Weight
      qty



    • Red SIlnylon stuff sack









      19



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • OR Rain jacket









      160



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Rab xenon jacket









      306



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • 200 long sleeved (sleep) (purple)









      153



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Royal Mons 190gsm merino leggings (sleep)









      159



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Smalls









      26



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Merino Socks









      45



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Buff









      35



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Extremities thinny sticky gloves









      49



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1





    • 0.95 kg


      9


    • Clothing to Wear




      Weight
      qty




    • Merino long sleeved









      162



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • MH Dyneema pants









      205



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Merino Smalls









      26



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Merino socks









      18



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • NB trainers









      402



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • RB Sunglasses









      35



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1





    • 0.85 kg


      6


    • Electronics




      Weight
      qty



    • 20kmah Charger plus iphone lead









      349



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1





    • 0.35 kg


      1


    • Wash kit




      Weight
      qty




    • Cuben stuff sack









      2



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • PackTowl Medium









      22



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Hairbrush with mirror









      39



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Dr Bonners Soap



      in 18ml bottle







      22



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Hand Cream



      got to look after my hands!







      9



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Toothbrush with head cover









      9



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Toothpaste mini tube









      11



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Floss, just the reel









      2



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Toilet roll



      Paper towel into quarters in a ziplock







      50



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1





    • 0.17 kg


      9


    • First Aid




      Weight
      qty



    • Cuben Stuff Sack









      2



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • 3M Vetbond (superglue!)









      7



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Pressure sore dressing x 2









      7



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Plasters









      4



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Ethanol Sanitiser spray









      18



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Immodium









      1



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Paracetamol









      1



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Dog painkiller









      27



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • piriton









      1



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1





    • 0.07 kg


      9


    • Tools




      Weight
      qty



    • Silnylon Stuff Sack









      4



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Leatherman Mini









      49



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Hex keys 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, plus torx 4mm with mini ratchet









      60



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Oil









      21



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • CO2 pump









      20



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • CO2 12g cartridge









      41



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      6




    • Tyre lever x2









      25



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      0




    • Park tool super patches x6









      5



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Carabina – chair









      60



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      0



    • torch batteries x2 cr2032









      8



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1





    • 0.41 kg


      13


    • Misc Bag/handbag




      Weight
      qty




    • Cuben drybag









      7



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Iphone 5 in case









      152



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Pack towl medium – dog/chair









      22



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Snow peak ti spoon









      18



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Lipsil









      12



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Spare Wind proof Lighter









      16



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • torch









      31



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • 2nd torch









      8



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • mini carabina



      2.27kg strength







      5



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Cath









      36



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • med stuff









      21



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • cards/cash









      72



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Radar key









      22



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1





    • 0.42 kg


      13


    • Canine




      Weight
      qty




    • Bowl









      41



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Mylar bed









      0


      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1





    • 0.04 kg


      2


    • Food




      Weight
      qty



    • 24hr food pack



      Too many things to right down!!







      850



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      5



    • Dog Food – Daily



      she will gets lots of treats!







      300



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      5



    • StuffSack ( carrier bag)









      3



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      5




    • Porridge




      209kcal/56g







      56



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      0




    • Oatcakes x8




      481kcal/100







      12.5



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      0




    • Peanut Butter




      596kcal/100g







      40



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      0




    • Cous Cous packet




      142kcal/100g







      100



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      0




    • Tuna packet




      133kcal/85g







      85



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      0



    • Dehydrated dinners



      459kcal/100g







      190



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      0



    • Pepperami/chorizo sausage



      518kcal/100g







      25



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      0




    • Sesame Snaps




      542kcal/100g







      30



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      0



    • Fruit Nut Mix









      100



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      0



    • Coffee instant :(









      50



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      0



    • Hot chocolate



      lots!!!







      100



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      0



    • Coconut powder



      687kcal/100g







      50



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      0



    • Olive oil









      60



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      0



    • snickers









      0


      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1











    • 0


      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1





    • 5.77 kg


      17


    • Equipment




      Weight
      qty




    • RGK Tiga



      5.7kg +3.3kg spinergy wheels







      0


      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • RGK Front Wheel



      2.8kg







      0


      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Vicair Cushion



      667g







      0


      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1





    • 0 kg


      3

Norfolk September 2015



  • Category


    Weight




  • Shelter/sleeping/packing

    2.59 kg





  • Cooking/drinking

    0.57 kg





  • Extra Clothing

    0.95 kg





  • Clothing to Wear

    0.85 kg





  • Electronics

    0.35 kg





  • Wash kit

    0.17 kg





  • First Aid

    0.07 kg





  • Tools

    0.41 kg





  • Misc Bag/handbag

    0.42 kg





  • Canine

    0.04 kg





  • Food

    5.77 kg





  • Equipment

    0 kg



  • Total


    12.18



    kg

    • oz
    • lb
    • g
    • kg




  • Consumable


    6.05
    kg


  • Worn


    0.89
    kg


  • Pack Weight


    5.25
    kg

    • Shelter/sleeping/packing




      Weight
      qty




    • Nordisk telemark LW2









      966



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • EE 20F L/W Revelation Quilt









      629



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Exped summit 25l



      Back of chair







      280



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Green hermit silnylon bag



      under chair_ for food







      95



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Exped synmat 7









      426



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Exped schnozzel bag



      Dry bag for rucksack







      68



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Polycro groundsheet









      48



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • 2 spare pegs/2guys/rings









      39



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • exped dry bag compressible



      for sleeping bag







      40



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1





    • 2.59 kg


      9


    • Cooking/drinking




      Weight
      qty




    • Evernew ti 900ml pan & lid









      109



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Caldera ti tri cone & tyvek cover









      38



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Caldera esbit stove with underfoil and ziplock









      9



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • GSI plastic cup









      53



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Platypus 2l









      37



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Platypus 1l









      34



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Wind proof Lighter









      16



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Esbit tablets









      14.3



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      16



    • pot cozy & line loc & cord









      37



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Esbit storage









      6



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1





    • 0.57 kg


      25


    • Extra Clothing




      Weight
      qty



    • Red SIlnylon stuff sack









      19



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • OR Rain jacket









      160



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Rab xenon jacket









      306



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • 200 long sleeved (sleep) (purple)









      153



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Royal Mons 190gsm merino leggings (sleep)









      159



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Smalls









      26



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Merino Socks









      45



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Buff









      35



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Extremities thinny sticky gloves









      49



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1





    • 0.95 kg


      9


    • Clothing to Wear




      Weight
      qty




    • Merino long sleeved









      162



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • MH Dyneema pants









      205



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Merino Smalls









      26



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Merino socks









      18



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • NB trainers









      402



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • RB Sunglasses









      35



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1





    • 0.85 kg


      6


    • Electronics




      Weight
      qty



    • 20kmah Charger plus iphone lead









      349



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1





    • 0.35 kg


      1


    • Wash kit




      Weight
      qty




    • Cuben stuff sack









      2



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • PackTowl Medium









      22



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Hairbrush with mirror









      39



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Dr Bonners Soap



      in 18ml bottle







      22



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Hand Cream



      got to look after my hands!







      9



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Toothbrush with head cover









      9



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Toothpaste mini tube









      11



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Floss, just the reel









      2



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Toilet roll



      Paper towel into quarters in a ziplock







      50



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1





    • 0.17 kg


      9


    • First Aid




      Weight
      qty



    • Cuben Stuff Sack









      2



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • 3M Vetbond (superglue!)









      7



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Pressure sore dressing x 2









      7



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Plasters









      4



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Ethanol Sanitiser spray









      18



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Immodium









      1



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Paracetamol









      1



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Dog painkiller









      27



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • piriton









      1



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1





    • 0.07 kg


      9


    • Tools




      Weight
      qty



    • Silnylon Stuff Sack









      4



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Leatherman Mini









      49



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Hex keys 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, plus torx 4mm with mini ratchet









      60



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Oil









      21



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • CO2 pump









      20



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • CO2 12g cartridge









      41



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      6




    • Tyre lever x2









      25



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      0




    • Park tool super patches x6









      5



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Carabina – chair









      60



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      0



    • torch batteries x2 cr2032









      8



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1





    • 0.41 kg


      13


    • Misc Bag/handbag




      Weight
      qty




    • Cuben drybag









      7



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Iphone 5 in case









      152



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Pack towl medium – dog/chair









      22



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Snow peak ti spoon









      18



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Lipsil









      12



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Spare Wind proof Lighter









      16



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • torch









      31



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • 2nd torch









      8



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • mini carabina



      2.27kg strength







      5



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Cath









      36



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • med stuff









      21



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • cards/cash









      72



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Radar key









      22



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1





    • 0.42 kg


      13


    • Canine




      Weight
      qty




    • Bowl









      41



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1



    • Mylar bed









      0


      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1





    • 0.04 kg


      2


    • Food




      Weight
      qty



    • 24hr food pack



      Too many things to right down!!







      850



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      5



    • Dog Food – Daily



      she will gets lots of treats!







      300



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      5



    • StuffSack ( carrier bag)









      3



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      5




    • Porridge




      209kcal/56g







      56



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      0




    • Oatcakes x8




      481kcal/100







      12.5



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      0




    • Peanut Butter




      596kcal/100g







      40



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      0




    • Cous Cous packet




      142kcal/100g







      100



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      0




    • Tuna packet




      133kcal/85g







      85



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      0



    • Dehydrated dinners



      459kcal/100g







      190



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      0



    • Pepperami/chorizo sausage



      518kcal/100g







      25



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      0




    • Sesame Snaps




      542kcal/100g







      30



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      0



    • Fruit Nut Mix









      100



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      0



    • Coffee instant :(









      50



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      0



    • Hot chocolate



      lots!!!







      100



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      0



    • Coconut powder



      687kcal/100g







      50



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      0



    • Olive oil









      60



      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      0



    • snickers









      0


      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1











    • 0


      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1





    • 5.77 kg


      17


    • Equipment




      Weight
      qty




    • RGK Tiga



      5.7kg +3.3kg spinergy wheels







      0


      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • RGK Front Wheel



      2.8kg







      0


      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1




    • Vicair Cushion



      667g







      0


      g

      • oz
      • lb
      • g
      • kg



      1





    • 0 kg


      3

Sleeping/Shelter

  • Nordisk Telemark LW2 tent with repair kit and 2 extra guys/pegs (980g)
  • Polycro ground sheet (48g)
  • Rab Summit 300 down sleeping bag( 760g)
  • Rab pertex sleeping bag liner (120g)
  • Exped Synmat 7 short sleeping mat (397g) Total 2305g 

 

Cooking/Eating/Water

  • Caldera Tri Winder Stove  (88g)
  • Evernew 900ml pot and lid (110g)
  • Plastic mug (46g)
  • Spork (9g)
  • Lighter (20g)
  • Platypus 1lt Bottle x2 (68g)
  • Sawer mini water filter (65g)
  • Ziplock Bag for Esbit fuel tabs/alcohol (4g) Total 410g

Clothing packed

  • Icebreaker 200 Merino long sleeved top (200g)
  • Mons Royal Merino Leggings (215g)
  • Nike Running Breeze tank (42g)
  • Outdoor Research Womens Helium II Rain Jacket (154g)
  • Rab Womens Orbit Fleece Hoodie (206g)
  • Merino Socks for sleeping (hand knitted!) (96g)
  • Merino Socks for day (28g)
  • Merino Underwear (68g)
  • Buff ( 31g) Total 1011g

Clothing Worn

  • Icebreaker Crew short sleeved top (165g)
  • Mountain Hardware Dynama Pants (214g)
  • Merino Underwear (34g)
  • Nike sports Bra (98g)
  • Trainers (320g)
  • Merino Socks for day (28g) Total 859g

Electronics

  • Kindle Paperwhite (160g)
  • iPhone (200g)
  • 5800mah battery plus charger leadoff phone (126g)
  • Lezyne Femto LED light (35g)
  • Back up torch – eBay £1 led light (13g) Total 534g

Toiletries

  • Toilet Paper! (100g)
  • Hand sanitiser (30g)
  • Toothbrush (15g)
  • Toothpaste (15g)
  • Floss, a couple of metres off the roll, on a piece of card (3g)
  • Paclite Towel (26g)
  • Dr Bonners Soap (30g)
  • Conditioner ( 40g)
  • Lipsil (15g)
  • Plastic trowel ;) (67g)
  • Wide tooth comb (lighter than a hairbrush!) (47g)
  • ‘other’ (57g) Total 445g – this needs reducing!

First Aid

  • Vetbond (superglue!) (18g)
  • Plasters (3g)
  • 2 Paracetamol (2g)
  • Immodium – you never know! (2g) Total 25g

Misc/Tools

  • Co2 pump 42g
  • Co2 canisters x 6 288g
  • Chair tool kit – allen keys, puncture repair, bearings etc 249g
  • Journal & pencil (42g)
  • Leatherman Mini (51g)
  • Mylar food cozy (16g)
  • Backpacks – 360g Total 1048g

Consumables

  • Water – average 2lt to carry a day.
  • Fuel – tba
  • Food – roughly 450g a day if I can get the calories into that!

Total Base Weight – 5778g/12.73lbs

Total including worn items – 6637g/14.6lbs

I was of course hoping to bring this down to around 11lbs for the base weight, but there is a little while to go to reduce it! The items will be spread between two waterproof backpacks on my chair. One underneath the seat with my tent, sleeping bag amt and clothing, and the rest in the bag on the back. This arrangement worked well for a two day trip on the Downs Link. One of the backpacks, being an 86g silnylon flimsy sort grew holes on its base on that mini trip so it is being replaced with an Exped Summit 25 at 240g instead. As the back of the chair has a piece of metal sticking out a few cm’s, I lose some of the volume in the bag, as I do with the one that sits underneath, but at 25 litres each, I can afford to lose some.
I want to do the trip in 5 days, so 18.6 miles a day. But ideally I’d like a break half way of half a day to explore and rest, so my daily average will need to be 20.6 miles to allow for that. It’s a flat route, hardly any elevation to speak of, so I think I will be able to manage it. Here is what the route looks like..

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And it’s elevation chart… eek!

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And they say Norfolk is flat! Of course the last part of the chart is the walk along the cliff face going towards Cromer, it may take me a while ;)

Equipment for this mini adventure is still slightly undecided. I have a new chair, the TIGA by RGK wheelchairs… I’m hoping will be ok as it’s just in at the moment for re-welding! I got the chair in September last year, and so far it has done 187 training miles on Miles on Strava/MyRun, ( obviously not counting everyday, normal life pushing around miles!), but unfortunately I cracked the frame and the manufacturers are in the process of fixing it for me, and repolishing and lacquering it! Hopefully I’ll get it back very soon.
rgktiga5You can see from this picture, there is a lot of room underneath for a backpack, and still loads of clearance when I’m going up and over logs and rough terrain. We’ll see how the repair job goes first, I might have to take an older frame instead if I still hear the creaks it left with a few weeks ago!

I’m currently trying to ‘run’ (push fast!) 20 miles on Strava a week in between work and life with a 10k at least once every two weeks. Last 10k speed, for anyone that is interested how fast a wheelchair can actually be pushed, was 46.12 minutes. I need to push up my miles in the next couple of weeks so it won’t be a shock.

I keep getting asked if I’m doing this for charity, and the answer is no. I’m just doing it for me. I feel no different from anyones else that just goes backpacking for a few days, like I used to before my chair. It’s just something I want to do, and do a lot more of!

 

Update: 19th September 2015

Right! I’m all ready.. the list has changed a little, I’ve put the list up on Lighterpack here…. So my weight is now 5.25kg, 200g of that is Co2 that I may not need.. but I’m not taking the risk! Food outweighs the gear now.. I’ve upped my daily food to 850g packs of hugely calorific food. Basically, if it doesn’t contain more than 450kcal per 100g.. it doesn’t come with me.. apart from instant coffee.. that is it. Maisy, I’ve decided can have a bed. A Mylar one, but its fine for her as she will be sharing my new quilt from Enlightened Equipment. It’s huge. I bought an extra long, extra wide one. And.. as a 20F winter bag, it’s still lighter than my 13yr old Rab summit 300 down summer bag.. which I thought was lightweight!

I was going to switch the tent out for my Hex3 tipi tent given the amount of rain, but I put it up a couple of days ago and found a hole. Then a pigeon decided to poo on it.. and as I wiped it off my hand went through the tent. UV has finally go the better of that tent! So the Nordisk Telemark lw2 it is. Other changes as it’s getting a bit colder in the evenings, and it may be pretty wet all week, are switching out the Rab orbit micro fleece for my new Rab xenon synthetic jacket.

2c1200828080I’m still not convinced that the 60g/m2 Primaloft Gold is going to keep me sufficiently warm with only a merino base layer underneath! But if it suits others, I can only but try! I sort of thinking I might quickly sneak the micro fleece into the bag..

 

I was leaving yesterday but I had a packing issue. I’d packed up last week, everything fitted. I packed up this week, nothing fitted. Worse, it did fit in my old Virga bag, but not in the 25l Exped Summit bag!  A few re shuffles of a few things and all was well again. I switched my new down bag into the stuff sack for my old bag, and the tent into a compressible expel dry sack I’d bought for the new quilt. Anyway, I now have a bag on the outside, so it’s not quite as tidy as it was, but in a couple of days time the food with start disappearing from the bottom bag, and the few bits that don’t fit in the bag behind my chair can go into the other bag.. make sense? lol This is how it looked.

 

All packed now, maps printed as a backup, and I do really like having a map to view. I’ve highlighted a few camping spots people have mentioned to me, as I’ll be wild camping near the path for the majority of it. If there is a campsite close when I want one, like when I go past the mornings dog walkers on the trail and instead of smile and say hello, they hold their noses! Pubs, campsites, hotels, national trust information centres, all have a very good use. A clean toilet, that hasn’t been dug with a tent peg.

19.09.2015 @ 2307 – Last minute dash round the house picking up things that aren’t on the list. I have put a pair of headphones, the kindle (I am in the middle of a backpacking book, though of slightly different calibre; The Journey In-between by Keith Foskett),  my orbit micro fleece (that was previously on the list), on the dining room table next to my rucksack.. I know I shall feel guilty for adding to my weight having got it down so far! Will look with fresh eyes in the morning.  

 
Must not forget…. purple platypus filled with water next to sink. Fill little plastic tub with Nutella. Phone.