I thought I would share what I usually bring into the hills for a days walking.
This is the contents of my backpack and not including clothes which vary on conditions.
I also bring, food, a flask of hot tea or ribena or a stove to heat water on like a jet boil or a trangia mini, now that i have one.
I also bring my walking poles which are good for saving your knees on decents and stability on uneven ground. I have black diamond ones which are superb having owned inferior ones before.
I can easyily fit all this in a 35l Lowe Alpine walkabout sack.
|Top left-microfibre towel, middle-dry bag with hat gloves, bottom left- water proof trousers(patagonia) and jacket(Berghaus paclite), right- polarloft Mountain equipment fitzroy jacket(brilliant, warm light0|
|everything goes into a 50l dry bag inside my ruck|
|Map, compass, emergency food, lighter, pace counter|
|first aid, torch, fire-steel, blister kit, sapre batteries|
|strong cord, tissues, Leatherman multi-tool|
|Storm shelter and duct tape for repairs. The storm shelter should not be underestimated. I have slept in one while caught out in a storm and it keep me warm and happy.|
|Here is what it looks like. There are 3 people in here.|
|A section of foam mat to sit on. I modified it so it folds in two with a hing of duct tape and cable ties. It means you can lie down on it if your caught out. Or put one half up your back to protect it from the wind.|
|Good water bottle.|