Well the journey still continues ... As a first step of sharing some of my hiking experiences, I wanted to share first my routine gear.
You'll see a new link in my blog page to an excel spreadsheet with an up to date representation of my gear, split into three tabs for:
I'll periodically update the gear lists as I find better gear. For now I'll explain the list.
The first few columns is the gear I currently use, the weight and the price I paid for it. If I think I can go lighter without substituting quality, I've put in a substitute I can aim to get and highlighted the row in yellow.
The rows highlighted in red are gear that I want to find a substitute but haven't yet found a suitable substitute. Isn't that a nice past-time!
Some caveats on my gear. This gear is mainly aimed for Australian and New Zealand four season conditions. So no bear canisters! Also the temperature range I'd expect to go out in is between -10 and 30 Celsius. Oh and measurements are in celsius and grams.
And why go ultralight? I'll be honest. I'm female and lazy and I feel the cold. If I can carry less my walk becomes that much more enjoyable.
By all means leave a comment below If you have questions on the list, or recommendations on what to include. Cheers!