Hi folks, just a quick one with details of my daily route and gear list for the South West Coast Path. This is 1013km (630 miles) of wonderful hiking along the UK's longest national trail.
The gear list is a little different to my gear for Te Araroa trail New Zealand. Main differences as follows:
Pack: Osprey Eja 45 litre replaced my Lowe Alpine 45-55 litre pack. The Osprey was lighter and much more comfortable, and had heaps of room for all my gear. I would have been more than OK with...
Te Araroa Trail Gear List
Below is my Te Araroa trail gear list, which I've combined a little with my South West Coast path gear list (slight differences between the two). It would be a useful guide for any summer multiday tramping/hiking. You may also want to check out my planning page for Te Araroa trail.
Maps and Rescue
- Personal Locator beacon - Ocean Signal RescueMe PLB and registration for NZ
- Map phone app 1 - Guthook Te Araroa...
Te Araroa Trail Gear
My big items of kit as follows:
- Pack - Lowe Alpine Airzone trek 45-55l
- Tent - Hilleberg Enan
- Pad - Thermarest Neo Air Xtherm
- Sleeping bag - Katabatic Gear Palisade quilt
- Stove - Jetboil flash
- Trekking Poles - Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork
Click here to see my full gear list
A New Tent.. Woooooo!
With four months to kick-off before I hike Te Araroa Trail, I thought it would be a good idea to see how my tent and sleep system worked for me.
I set up the tent in the garden – the perfect way to test everything, with the safety and comfort of a real bed only minutes away! Picking a reasonably cold winters night (3 degrees Celsius with no wind or rain forecast) I unwrapped my lovely new items.
I pitched my Hilleberg Enan tent during the day,...