We all live in an digital age. We take pictures and vids of everything we see and we want to send it to everyone via the internet. Of course I want to take pictures and vids during my trip! Perhaps you’re thinking of a good quality camera and a couple of extra lenses, but that’s not what I’m taking.
As I wrote before, the less weight your pack is weighing, the more fun you’ll have during the trip. If you’re taking a good camera, you’ll have to take some heavy batteries also and perhaps a tripod for it. And you will need more electronic gear. For example, a head lamp, a powerbank, mobile phone, charger and more. Everythings adds up and your pack will be very heavy.
I will take pictures and vids with my mobile phone. One gadget I’m taking with me for this is a “Selfskie“. A selfie stick is too heavy to take with you, but I’m already carrying trekking poles. You can attach the Selfskie to your trekking pole so it becomes a selfie stick! The weight is 43 grams.
For power I’m bringing the XTORM Discover 17.000 powerbank. I can charge my phone at least 5 times with this powerbank. This powerbank has also got a turbocharge port, which is for fast charging for android devices. The weight of it including the charging cable is 335 grams. I’m also bringing a 2A wall charger (35 grams) for charging the powerbank.
The headlamp I’ll be using is the Black Diamond Revolt. The main reason I got this headlamp is that it works with rechargable batteries. This means you can plug it into a powerbank and you can charge the headlamp. In this way I don’t have to take extra batteries with me. The weight of it including batteries is 100 grams.
For communication I’m bringing my mobile phone and I’m also bringing a spare mobile phone. Both phones run on Android. The reason why is that I’m bringing a spare is that I’ll also be navigating with my phone. I know it isn’t really necessary to bring a spare, but I’m taking it 🙂 Also, I’m bringing a Spot Gen3. The main reason for bringing a Spot is that I can send an emergency signal, even if there is not mobile phone coverage. It’s also nice that you send OK messages to your family.
And that is it! If you have any tips, please let me know!
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