Now about the stuff I carried with me to get through this month
Got some new gear again for the summer
The new sleping bag arrived. The GoLite RS 1+ quilt. Using a quilt is something new to me and I yet to test it out. As it has the temperature rating of +4 it’s mainly for summer and should work well for June-July. Feels very thin though. Packs up quite well. Weight 758gr.The bag I used last year was Defence 1 by Carinthia, weighing 1050gr with +3 temperature rating. One pro for the latter one is an attached mosquito net that provides extra ventilation. The RS is made of recycled materials (not sewn up from ribbons found in the garbage pile, you fuck!) and has a bigger storage bag to it remains lofty while not used. Should get something similar for my winter bag also.
Some stuff sacks also. Made by Granite Gear. Sizes are 7L and 11L. Currently I managed to stuff all my spare clothen into the smaller one so I should be covered. Previously I used Tatonka waterproof bags, but considering the fact that it’s a walk I won’t be needing the extra protection. And they are also too big for my needs. Might use them as a bag liner in the future. Weight 20 and 25 gr. Tatonka bags weighed 60 and 80gr.
Last year I used my Petzl TakTikka about once, when I took cover from heavy rain in some shack. I don’t plan walking in the dark of the night so I won’t be needing a long and powerful beam also. Just a spotlight will be sufficent. Based on that I bought a mini flashlight, that operates on small watch batteries that I can take about a dozen with me without even noticing. Beam is fine for such a small unit. Weight – I believe under 10gr. Petzl is 130gr.
Now I still have to finish that maps, buy some ground stakes, organize first aid bag and maybe get a new windproof/waerproof jacket. I’m thinking about the one made for cycling.
What still troubles me the most is footwear. I have trailrunners (690gr for apair) and hiking boots (1820gr for a pair). I’m still not totally convinced about using only trailrunners so I’ll probably take both pairs, check out the contitions and if it’s OK I’ll mail the boots back to Estonia.
Current baseweight ( no food and water) is 8200gr, but I belive it stays under 10k when the missing items are added.
13 days to lift-off!