Equipment list

The full list of what we pack at the start of our expedition:

Walking in France: Jenny's load in 2017

Jenny’s load in 2017

Packs

Jenny: Old Millet pack (1.0 kg)
Keith: Osprey Talon 33 (large) (0.85 kg)

Tent

MSR Hubba Hubba V6 (1.9 kg)

Sleeping

Inflatable pillow (Keith only)
Mattresses: Thermarest self-inflating (680 gms each)
Sleeping bags: Macpac Escapade 150 liners (480 gms each)

Clothes

Clothes bag
Handkerchief
Lightweight plastic poncho
Long pants with detachable legs
Shorts
Socks (2)
Sandals
Shoulder bag
Sun hat
Swimming costume
Shirts (2)
Underpants (2)
Bra (if needed)
Walking shoes
Warm top

Walking in France: Keith's load in 2017

Keith’s load in 2017

Utensils

Bowls (2)
Muesli bag (with muesli)
One-litre water bottles (2)
Pocket knife (with corkscrew)
Powdered milk
Plastic jars with lids (2)
Spoons (2)
Walker’s tin opener

Toiletries and first aid

Band aids
Cramp pills
Face cream
Heel cream
Hair brush
Insect repellent
Make up
Mirror
Soap and travel towel
Sticking plaster
Strong headache pills
Sun cream
Tissues
Toilet paper
Toothbrush and paste
Tweezers

Documents

Walking in France: Bits and pieces

Bits and pieces

ATM cards (2)
Credit cards (2)
Drivers licence
Passports
Tickets

Extras

Diary and two pens
Maps and guides
Suunto watch (with compass and altimeter)
Cameras (2), charger, memory cards, cleaner
iPods (2), connecting cable
Kindle, connecting cable
Mattress repair kit
Pegless washing line with special extension (2)
Scissors
Sewing kit
Torch (tiny)

With our packs but without water, lunch food or the things we are wearing, this comes to less than 7 kg each. By contrast, on our first trip Jenny carried about 12 kg and Keith 14 kg.

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