I took the rest of my kit to the garage today for a test pack for Fall Dirt 13 (it’s a working title, and admittedly a bad one at that). It seemed like a heap of stuff, but in the end I seem to have less kit with me now than in the summer. This time around I have a heavier sleeping bag but no tent. It’s pretty cold at the moment so the I don’t think the flying insects will be back before next summer. So despite my Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight 2 being ultra light, I decided to leave it home. I’d much rather sleep outside than in a tent.
I added some bungee loops to secure the fuel bottles. The Magadan panniers have some straps to tighten the fuel pocket. Unfortunately they are very stiff to operate and once tightened will actually create a negative bulge into the main pocket, thus reducing its volume. I know this is splitting hairs and the main point was to secure the bottles into the pockets for the bumpy ride.
Here’s the kit list for this trip. Major changes from ADT-13, among other things, are not having a tent, having a 3/4 length Thermarest without a puncture, more mid layer clothing, a rain jacket, less civil clothing and lots of extra fuel. And no GoPro…probably.
It seems that I found your dark side while browsing through the endless loopholes of the Internet 🙂
Jukka, the old and fat from the place where the sun shines and beer is cheap.
Congratulations! I know many Jukkas, but none of them is fat or lives anywhere near cheap beer or abundant sunshine. Unless one of you has gotten fat and moved to Hanoi. So which one are you?
I’m the one who used to be in good shape and climb safe routes like Gervasutti Couloir of Tacul with you 😉
And the beer is cheap here. And the sun shines more often than in Helsinki 😉
You lazy bastard! Don’t you live right by some of the best mountains in Europe?! With some incredibly good mountain biking among other stuff. Stay off the beer and get up and out. 😉
Damn, Gervasutti couloir among others. I still can’t believe we actually survived the summer of ’99. Good times =D