Camping & Gear

So this all started when we managed to pick up a cheap deal on an MSR Hubba Hubba NX tent and from there we continued to buy kit that we thought would take us around the world. Sleeping bag research and how to find the best deal on a Thermarest took over our lives for a few weeks (spreadsheets were made and nights were spent restlessly considering the options!) until eventually we found what we considered to be a good deal and met our extensive criteria.

Below is our final packing list. No doubt this will change as we go around but this is what we are taking and how much it weighs (excluding food or water).

Overall kit weight (Ben): 22kg

Overall kit weight (Steph): 16.5kg


TentMSR Mutha Hubba HP
Extra PegsMSR Groundhog/Mini (x6)
Sleep matThermarest NeoAir All Season SVThermarest NeoAir All Season SV
Sleep bagMountain Equipment Xero 550Mountain Equipment Glacier SL 600
Compression Bag for Sleeping BagExped Telecompression SExped Telecompression S
Bag LinerLifeventure Silk LinerLifeventure Silk Liner
PillowSea to Summit Areos Premium - LargeSea to Summit Areos Premium - Large
Footprint/GroundsheetMSR Mutha Hubba HP
TarpTyvek Sheet
Pole repair sleeveMSR
Mat repair kitThermarest (w/Mat)


StoveMSR Whisperlite Internationale
Stove Service KitMSR Expedition
Fuel bottleMSR 30oz (Lost one but replaced, identical)
PotMSR Stowaway 1.6L Pot
BowlsSea To Summit Xbowl
CupsSea To Summit Xcup
Frying panSea To Summit XPan
Simmer ringQuiche Tin
Chopping boardGeneric (GSI Ultralight - lost)
Tea towelGeneric cloth (Mountain Warehouse packable towel - lost)
Water filterSteriPen UV
Detergent bottleGeneric
Spice bottlesGeneric
Dish ClothGeneric
Universal plugLifeventure travel bath/sink plug
Lighter/Waterproof Matches!Both!
Multitool/PenknifeLeatherman Signal
Victorinox Swiss Card
Bulldog clipsx8
Sporkx2 Primus folding spork (As of 3.6.18 - Both broken but still useable!)
Silicone Spatulax1
Sharp Knivesx1 Paring


Clothing Stuff SackDrawstring nylon stuff sack x4Drawstring nylon stuff sack x4
Down JacketMountain Hardwear Stretchdown RSMountain Hardwear Stretchdown RS
Rain JacketSweet Protection SalvationSweet Protection Salvation Womens
TshirtsIcebreaker x2, Bamboo x1Icebreaker x 2
SingletGeneric CottonGeneric Cotton
Casual ShirtsParamo Katmai x1Craghoppers Nosi, Paramo Socorro
L/S Base LayerIcebreaker x2, HikeBike jersey (Bought in Paraguay)Icebreaker x1
Mid LayerOn-One Merino Half Zip JerseySpecialized Therminal MTN Jersey
TrousersCragghoppers Kiwi Pro StretchCragghoppers Kiwi Pro Stretch
Waterproof TrousersEndura SuperliteEx-Navy Goretex
Baselayer LeggingsIcebreaker Long JohnsIcebreaker Long Johns
Leg WarmersEndura Thermolite
ShortsTroy lee x1, Madison x1Madison x2
Cycling Padded ShortsPearl Izumi Escape Quest x2Pearl Izumi Pursuit Attack x2
BraIcebreaker Sprite Racerback (x2)
UnderpantsIcebreaker x1, IsoBaa x1Icebreaker (x2)
ShoesFive Ten AccessSalomon XA Pro 3D
Sandals/Flip Flops/CrocsTeva Kimtah SandalKeen Whisper Sandal
Socks (Hot)Icebreaker x1, Generic cotton x2, Madison x1 (worn out)Icebreaker Multisport Lite Mini (x2)
Socks (Cold)Icebreaker Hike x1Icebreaker Hike x1
Waterproof SocksCraneCrane
NeckscarfBuffs x3Buffs x3
HeadbandBuff Headband
Hat (Cold)Buff Merino Single LayerIcebreaker Liner
Hat (Hot)Buff UV CapBuff UV Cap
HelmetLazer RollerSpecialized Andorra
GlovesPearl Izumi mitts (Bought in Uruguay), DRB generic mitts (Given in Chile but worn to destruction), Specialized (lost)Fox
Winter/Waterproof GlovesSealskinz Dragon EyeSealskinz All Weather
Casual/Thermal GlovesLowe Alpine Power Stretch


HeadtorchPetzl ReaktikPetzl Reaktik
PhoneiPhone SEiPhone SE
Phone CaseOutdoor Tech Safe5Speck
Phone Bike MountQuadlockQuadlock
Laptop/TabletiPad ProiPad Mini 2
CameraGoPro Hero+ LCD Sony RX100 (M1)
TripodGorrilla Pod
Tripod Phone AdaptorQuadlock
Travel adaptorsSyncwire USB Charger
External batteryOutdoor Tech Kodiak Plus 2.0 & Kodiak 2.0Outdoor Tech Kodiak 2.0
Charge cables etc.VariousVarious
Bike ComputerVDO M3.1 wired
Front lightCygolite Metro 650 (Bought in Paraguay)Cygolite Metro 650 (Bought in Paraguay)
Rear LightInfini SwordInfini Sword
Airstash/SD ReaderAirstash A02Evita Lightning to SD

We also have a fairly extensive medical kit and toiletries but these aren’t overly exciting to look at!

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