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    Widdler Dave Thackeray's Avatar
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    Ok I'm pretty much set then, thanks to you all!

    How about a backpack to throw it all in? Don't plan on taking cooking equipment and that, I'll live on sandwiches and roadkill, ha ha!

    And do I need any stuff to keep everything together - extra webbing, covers, etc?

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    Ultra King Mikel el Bastardo's Avatar
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    When you get your gear together, go out for at least one weekend so you can 'troubleshoot' your set-up.

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    Whilst down at Tesco's get a couple of carrybags, they should suffice.. use two together and they can carry more weight..If you get a few, you can post some of them on for when the handles wear out.

    You might even find another Tesco's on the way, picking up more then would save postage..

    Useful for roadkill too..

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    get a carrier bag and prick it with a pin around about 1000 times. Hey presto! a midge net for your head.

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    ha ha ha! Sounds a bit pricey though - won't Tesco think I'm a bit cheeky if I just race off with some carrier bags and no contents?

    This had to happen eventually really, didn't it? Surprised it took this long, you cheeky lot!


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    If there is a TKMAXX store near you, well worth a look for all kinds of outdoor clothing and gear at knockdown prices.

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    Have you considered some kind of sponsorship?

    I would get myself to all the outdoor shops in your area and further afield and explain what you are doing and why, then work a deal with them about local news coverage etc (let them do the PR stuff as its in there interest) I have done this a couple of times,you will be very surprised,in my experiance if you go about it correctly you should have little difficulty getting what ever you need (either free or at cost) you could even get on to some manufactures and speak to them about testing some gear they have got in the pipe line, as 7 weeks is one hell of a product test and only the best gear will last that long.

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