Packing, Part 2

So, here is THE LIST. It’s from KE Adventure. I’ve added notes of what my gear actually is, and some pictures, too! Some things were purchased specifically for this trip, some are things I’ve had for a while.  I’m excited!!


Hiking boots – La Sportiva Onix GTX-XCR Boots

Gaiters – Outdoor Research Crocodiles

Trainers / sneakers for camp and on safari – Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra GTX

Socks – Sports Alpaca


Trekking trousers/pants – Old hand-me-down pants I’ve had forever

Lightweight trousers / pants or shorts for safari – North Face Paramount Porter Convertible Pants

Lightweight waterproof overtrousers / rainpants – Sierra Designs Hurricane

Underwear – various kinds, nothing special

Long johns (thermal underwear) – Stanfields’ Polar Therm (Sports Alpaca’s Alpacor) and EMS Techwick Heavyweight tights


Thermal baselayer shirts – Stanfields’ Polar Therm (Sports Alpaca’s Alpacor) and EMS Techwick Heavyweight ¼ zip top

T-shirt and/or casual shirt – Huntington’s Disease Tri shirt

Lightweight UV-proof ‘safari’ shirt – EMS Compass shirt

Fleece jacket or warm jumper – Arc-teryx Handler Hooded Jacket

Lightweight windproof/waterproof jacket – Columbia Arcadia

Warm jacket (down) – Patagonia Down Sweater


Thermal gloves – hand-me-down ones that I wear under my snowboarding gloves

Warmer over-gloves or mittens – Gordini Da Gore Goose II Down Mittens


Sunhat – North Face Hyvent Hiker Hat

Warm hat

Sunglasses – Costa Del Mar Twilight


Daypack c.30 litres – 2000 cu in – North Face Angstrom 30

Headtorch / headlamp with spare bulb and batteries – Black Diamond Spot and Petzel Tactikka

Basic First Aid Kit

Sun protection

Water bottles 1 Litre / 1 quart (x2) – Camelbak bladder and Nalgene

4 season sleeping bag – Mountain Hardware Switch 5 degree bag

Sleeping bag liner – Cocoon Silk Mummy Liner

Thermarest or similar sleeping mat – Pacific Outdoor Equipment Ether Thermo 6

Washbag and toiletries


Antibacterial handwash

Trek towel – MSR PackTowl

Trekking poles – Black Diamond Trail Shock

Insect repellant (75 – 100% DEET)

Camera, film, batteries – Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

Pen-knife – Swiss Army Knife

Travel clothes

Small padlock


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