“Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling”
~Margaret Lee Runbeck
I like making and sharing gear lists. Reading fellow hiker’s lists posted on the Internet has been a huge asset in my journey to go lighter, faster, and safer. The document serves as a weight monitor, shopping list, and organizer and can is a perfect check list for that last-minute backpacking trip. For me, it is that secret motivator to get my dreams into reality and start the hard work of detailed planning and training.
The Great Outdoors Challenge is just 8 1/2 weeks away.
My TGO gear planning is close to being finalized. For the crossing, a few items will serve to protect from Scotland’s cold, stormy, and wet elements. I will be packing full Gore-Tex rain-wear, gloves, neoprene socks, fleece, and hiking umbrella. Gone is my beloved Solar Charger (not enough sun). Highlights of new items I will be using in 2014: ZPacks Hexamid Duplex (20.9 ounces), ez Share wi fi card, and LIfeProof Nuud iPhone case.
Below are 2 ways to view my gear list. If you prefer a visual with shopping references, I have added my gear to Pinterest or view the gear on a Google spreadsheet with links, weights, and calculations.
- Scotland’s 2014 TGO Challenge Gear on a Google Drive Spreadsheet
- Scotland’s 2014 TGO Challenge Gear on Pinterest
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