Oi Oi! i'm planning my first multiday solo hike, Its been a while since ive done anything similar, far too many, and its my resolution to get out there a bit more and now living in sweden i think its criminal not to.
Ive brushed up on my Nav skills, and been building up walking and even getting the missus into it but she still isnt as keen as I.
My plan is to walk Ridge to Ridge trail in SkŚne in Southern Sweden,Ive pritty much started from scratch putting my kit together and this is a list of the main kit i have put together so far...
Hanwag tetra boots - may be a little warm for the summer months but so far loving them.
Snugpak Harrier 10 sleeping bag,
snugpak something or other self inflating mat,
snugpak sp' bivi bag
Hennesy expedition delux zip shelter
and many odds and ends such as petzle tikka plus head torch, a cooksystem that i use at work now daily (i work in the forest) consiting of tin can hobo stove, spirit burner, mess tin and esbit 500ml cooking cup and utensils, first aid, emergancy kit etc etc.
now im looking for a pack to put it all in.... i like the sound of the karrimor saber 75ltr, it has good reviews and though pricey i believe that its worth investing in good kit, buy cheap buy twice etc...
My missus thinks i have lost the plot, and im begging to think so, but she humours me by buying me things like a tiny cheese grater....
My plan is to continue testing my kit out, with a few one night ventures and a bit of car camping when out at work (i work away and usually live in hostels or digs near the woods where im working) and then do a sort of testing venture on the start of the trail which i have estimated to take 3 - 4 days, The whole trail is only 140km long so i figure even with a full pack it shouldnt take too long to do the whole think in one hit, but feel its better to get wet first before jumoing straight in, especially as right now the weather is very unpredictable, as it is in the uk, ( just got back in from walking in a snow shower..)
any comments on my gear choices or advice for some one who is new to this will be greatly appreciated. Cheers