It’s almost June, so I’d better crack on with my preparations for the Vasaloppsleden in July! I’m so excited to be hiking this trail, but at the same time my head’s not completely in the game yet. It will come, I’m sure of it. Once I sniff that wonderful outdoor smell, once I’ve set foot on the trail, I’m sure it will be fine. I’ll get sore, but it’ll be great! It somehow seems a bit surreal still. Maybe that’s just the excitement and anticipation, not completely knowing what my experience will be and having everything ahead still!
So I’ll start with my preliminary pack list. It may change closer to my date of departure, and I have room to tweak things here and there as well. But I don’t think the basics will change hugely (I only have one pair of pacer poles, one rain jacket etc). So here’s what I’m bringing!
|Item||Brand||Weight (g)||Amount packed||Total weight (g)|
|Backpack||Gregory (Jade 53)||1400||1||1400|
|Sleeping Bag||Sea to Summit||770||1||770|
|Shoes*||Altra Lone Peak 3.0||570||1||570|
|Spork||Sea to Summit||10||1||10|
|Pillow||Sea to Summit||70||1||70|
|First aid kit||Misc.||120||1||120|
Of course I’ll be wearing things as well, so with those items marked * deducted (as well as socks and undies), I come to a base weight of about 5,6 kg. I don’t think this is bad at all! 🙂 Not that I’m an ultralight backpacker per se, but shaving off grams where I can is obsviously nice!
What are your must-packs when you go out hiking? Whether it’s a day hike or overnight trip?