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Fulchet
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#16 Post by Fulchet » Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:39 pm

Although I do carry a lot with me it really doesn't take much space up at all. Up to now, and apart from food and drink, I've only needed the gel plasters but you just never know when it might come in handy.
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#17 Post by Station Master » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:43 pm

Mobile phone, water tablets and empty water bottle, and a compass, this is when I am just walking. And two dogs just incase I need to keep warm.
But when I am out walking someone always knows my exact where abouts every hour.

But when I am letterboxing, then I take a lot more.

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#18 Post by moorland wizard » Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:20 pm

well seeing that i have just sorted my bag out..

Compass
Map
First Aid Kit
Survival blanket and spare
cylumes coloured and infer-red.
Spare Socks
Mobile Phone
Torch
Gaiters
Walking stick
Waterproofs
GPS
Camera
jetboil cooker
ground coffee
2ltr bottle of water
camelbak
ipod
spare batteries
stamping kit
travellers
fleese jacket
tin of soup
lunch.
and some sweets in a few pockets..

well i can not think of anything else i put in it, as the boot of the car holds all the rest like spare clothes and shoes and more water to have a hot brew at the end of the day.....roll on summer
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#19 Post by wooiee » Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:41 pm

hey foxy!!!! you wouldnt run so fast with this lot on !!!! :lol:
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#20 Post by foxy » Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:48 pm

Tricky one this. Folks will carry how much kit feels right for them which for me is next to nothing. Occasionally literally nothing. That said though, on winter night runs when I'm on my own, its:

Map
Compass
Whistle

I wear my head torch and windshirt if it's absolutely Baltic. Oh, and a dog lead for Spook.

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#21 Post by Station Master » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:06 pm

It sounds like some of you camp out with all the gear you take out.
When I walked from Okehampton camp to Princetown in summer 2000 I took nothing except the cloths on my back, but I did have a fresh water drink half way near Cut hill.

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#22 Post by Nik - KOTM » Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:56 am

A lot of what I take depends upon where I am going... if I know I am going to be out overnight then I will take the lot! But if I am only going upto a mile off road and for the day I will seriously cut back on what I have to carry... Time of year is a major factor as well.
It is funny but when you read someones list, in fact almost anyones list, they never mention the minor detail of a couple of plastic bags to keep your stuff dry inside your rucksack and to keep your waterproofs at the top of your bag.
But then I am nit picking.... I usually go out with GPS, compass, map and letterbox gear... getting soaked isn't a major worry as I have been soaked on many occasions...
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