I’m hoping to go to Dartmoor at the end of the week for a final leg stretch before the TGO Challenge. I’m trying to finalise my gear for the Challenge. Here’s what I’m taking to Dartmoor. This is more or less what I shall be taking on the Challenge.
This is overkill for a couple of days on Dartmoor, but I want to get used to what I shall take on the Challenge. Some things may change. Most noticeably, I’m not sure whether to take the Nemo Zor sleeping mat or a Thermarest XLite. I found the Zor a bit hard when we slept in a bothy in the Monadhliath.
I haven’t received delivery of the Marmot Essence overtrousers yet, but they have had some good press and they are nearly 100g lighter than the Rab Drillium overtrousers. If I was being really Spartan I could probably lose another 500gms, but I’m happy with this list. It will probably creep over 8kg with a few minor bits and pieces like insect repellent (bad midge forecast).