Im totally afraid.
This hike is getting closer and closer, my checklist is getting shorter, and I’m getting more nervous about the whole thing.
My gear is pretty much all sorted, few big ticket items left. Plenty to do as it consumes my entire life!
I’m replacing my current tent, a northface talus2 person tent, 2.2kg. with a much more minimal tarptent notch. Coming in at under a kg, it’s a massive amount of weight to drop.
While I’m no gram weanie cutting tags out of clothes, trimming straps, all to save weight. The less I carry, the more likely I am to go the distance and make it to bluff.
Going ultralight* would be great, but the investment in equipment is a bit more than I can handle. My baseweight* should be lighter than most, but I’ve left my self a few luxury items, plus all those little bits and bobs add up quickly.
Ultralight* – under 5kg baseweight
Baseweight*- weight of everything in your pack before food, water, and any fuel is added.
Check my crappy gear list out here!
If there is any interest, I’ll make a video breakdown of everything too!
Do you have any suggestions for me?
PS. Anybody want to drive me to the start at Cape Reinga? I can promise average conversation, and a high chance I’ll fall asleep!