Today I have been getting my kit together to check that it all fits in my 60/75 ltr rucksack and that it is all still serviceable. I was initially concerned that the much enlarged size of the 4 season sleeping bag and the fact that I would also be carrying a down jacket would cause problems in terms of rucksack space. Luckily – and with a sigh of relief – it all just about fits!
The picture above shows the kit that forms the core-stay-alive kit that I will be carrying. From left to right and top to bottom it’s:
- Travel Tap bio filter and water bottle
- RAB Neutrino 600 Endurance 4 season bag
- Thermarest mattress
- Hilleberg Akto Solo tent
- Trangia Field Kitchen
- RAB Neutrino Pro Down Jacket
Things are looking good for next week’s solo 4 day walk in the Eastern Black Mountains. Just waiting on the dehydrated food which should be arriving today!