Gear list (return)


Potential to save 1,200g if current sleeping bag and bivy sac are replaced by Macpac Epic 450 SF waterproof sleeping bag, and current pack is replaced by GoLite JAM2 pack.

  • Macpac Amp Light 45 – 45 litre backpack (1300g) – potential to lighten up here (GoLite JAM2 (600g / 51 litres) perhaps)
  • Salewa Powertex Bivi Bag 1-person (450g)
  • Fairydown Superlight sleeping bag, rated to -6 degrees celcius, GoreTex DryLoft outer (900g)
  • Silk sleeping bag liner (145g)
  • Thermarest RidgeRest (small) (230g)
  • Could save 500g by getting a Macpac Epic 450 SF sleeping bag (850g). Don’t need a bivy bag.

Core total: 3025g

Skateboard spares:

  • One Rollsrolls wheel
  • One set of bearings
  • One axle nut

Skateboard spares total: 150g

Skateboard tools:

  • Three-in-one tool

Skateboard tools total: 150g

Extra clothes:

  • Precip Jacket by Marmot (283g)
  • Golite Reed Pants waterproof rain pants (170g)
  • MEC Inertia Down Jacket (585g) – currently own The North Face Nuptse down jacket (740g)
  • Icebreaker EXP midlayer zip up top (632g)
  • Icebreaker Bodyfit 260 long sleeve merino thermal underwear top (305g) – change to the 200 weight?
  • Icebreaker Bodyfit 260 long john underwear bottoms (260g) – change to the 200 weight?
  • Wool beanie (75g) – potential to drop some grams
  • Gloves (100g)
  • Neck gator (100g) – potential to drop some grams
  • Cotton sunhat (85g) – potential to drop some grams
  • Smartwool thick socks (100g)

Extra clothes total: 2695g


  • First Aid Kit (100g)
    – 2 adhesive pads
    – Antibiotic Ointment
    – Antiseptic towelettes
    – Few feet of medical tape
    – Two gauze pads
    – 12 Asprin
    – Bandaids
    – Gut fixer (imodium)
  • Petzel Tikka LED head light with 3xAAA batteries (78g)
  • Steripen Adventurer handheld water purifier (110g) – problem: uses CR1232A batteries. These batteries will be tough to find in central Asia. Need charger that can charge AA, AAA, and CR123A batteries.
  • Sewing needle (0.5g)
  • Pen (10g)
  • Lighter (20g)
  • Pen knife (30g) (ref:
  • Maps (200g)
  • Survival blanket (58g)
  • Whistle (6g)
  • Knee brace (44g)
  • Digital thermometer (14g)
  • Sunblock (39g)
  • Lipbalm (10g)
  • Multivitamins – 100 tabs (150g)

Survival total: 719.5g


  • Hobo stove made from 100mm x 130mm coffee can (80g)
  • Evernew titanium 1.3 litre pot with lid (124g)
  • Pot stuff sack (20g)
  • 1.5 PET mineral water bottles x2 (60g)
  • Snowpeak titanium spork (19g)
  • Measuring cup made from PET bottle (20g)

Cooking total: 323g


  • Canon Powershot SD700 IS Digital ELPH (165g)
  • Spare batteries for camera x2 (50g)
  • USB SD card reader (20g)
  • Holder for batteries – old puncture repair kit box (20g)
  • Ultrapod mini tripod (50g)
  • Battery charger for AAA and AA batteries (Panasonic) (80g)
  • Plug adapter – Road Warrior (43g)
  • Fisheye lens (40g)
  • 1Gb USB flash memory stick (10g)

Electronics total: 478g


  • Stuff sack 5L x3 – Gregory (60g)
  • Dental floss (20g)
  • Toothbrush and paste (50g)
  • Ear plugs and case (5g)
  • Documents and case (up to 300g)
  • Microfibre towel – 1500mm x 200mm (80g)

Miscellaneous total: 515g

PACK TOTAL: 8,055.5g (8kg 55.5g)

PACK TOTAL WITH CORE CHANGES: 6855.6g (6kg 855.5g)

Stuff held on body:

  • Picture talk communication book (60g)
  • Security pouch plus passport, cash, credit card (100g)
  • Helmet
  • Shoes
  • Thin socks
  • Long sleeve polyester shirt
  • Trousers (North Face travel trou)
  • Undies
  • Wrist watch / GPS

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