Sunday, September 26, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Kalahari Survival kit

The Backpack:
OSPREY TALON 33 Ultralight Backpack
Weight: 1lb 12oz/0.79kg (empty)
Volume: 1900c.i/31L
Sun Yellow

The Sleeping Bag:
LAFUMA Ultralight Sleeping Bag
Weight: 1lb 7oz/670gm
Keeps you warm in 40F/4C
Dimensions: length 6'11"/211cm
Packs into:10'5"/25.4cm by 12.7cm
Meadow Green and Grey

I've packed in 7 ziplock bags with avaried menu so that I don't get sick of the food
Calories: Varies between 2500-3200ca/10,464-13.394KJ
Protein: 91gm-102gm 95% vegan and 5% vegetarian (some bars have whey protein in them)

Other gear:
Pot/cup 4.9oz/139gm
camping cutlery
towel/rain ponco (it occasionally rains in the kalahari)
Headlamp and flashlight
Warm clothes for night
change of shorts and tops
4 pairs of socks/underpants (I'll wear the 5th pair at the start)
First aid and blister treatment kit with small pair of scissors
Toiletries: toothbrush and paste, hairbrush, shampoo and conditioner (I need this because of my long hair)
sunblock, insect repellant
Insect face net
Notepad to document my adventure