At least a couple of times in a week I’m looking at my gear list. Looking if I can go lighter without breaking the bank. I don’t need a lot of gear and I’m still looking at good offers. The last couple of weeks I haven’t bought a lot of gear.
I did buy two pairs of socks from Falke and they are still on offer! They feel great on my feet, a bit thicker on the bottom and thinner on the top for ventilation. Also I got the Light My Fire titanium spork. The weight is only 20 grams and it is pretty much indestructible.
I’ve got a Buck knife now, but it hasn’t got a lot use other then a knife. I’m gonna look for a multi purpose Swiss pocket knife. Now I’ve got a scissor and tweezers in the medical kit and with something like this I can leave these two things home.
I’ll need to buy a couple of things. First of all, rain pants. I’m a bit in doubt what to get, decent ones will cost 80 euro’s. The weight is 315 grams, which is light, but not ultra light. Basicly the same rain pants are available with the weight of 185 grams. The difference, these cost 160 euro’s. I’m gonna wait for a good offer 🙂
The next thing is a Spot Gen3. I will be walking in places where there is no mobile reception. With the Spot, if there is an emergency I can send an SOS message so I can get help. This is only with a real emergency like breaking a leg or something like that. The other function on it is also nice. I can press on the “OK” button and people in a list will get a message from me that everything is allright.
The last main item I need is a powerbank. I’ve done quite a lot of research for a solar powerbank, but they are simply not good enough, yet. It takes a lot of time to charge something and they a quite bulky. In my opinion, it is a better plan to get a powerbank with lots of power. I like the XTORM discover 17000 powerbank.
If you have tips for me, please let me know! It’s always good to learn from eachother.
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