I’m just a girl,
standing in front of a 35L rucksack,
asking what to pack?
That’s not actually true,
I packed yesterday.
So what did I pack in my 7 day,
West Highland Way,
(I ran out of rhymes…)
My kit list so far:
Sleeping bag (takes up by far the most room)
Walking boots (will be on my feet most of the time)
Walking trainers (lighter, for evenings etc.)
Walking socks (4 x thick, 4 x liners)
Walking trousers x 2 (1 long, 1 zip-off)
High-wick base layers x 2
T-shirt x 1
Thermal vest x 1
Hooded, zip-up, thin fleece x 1
Fleece gillet x 1
Waterproof coat x 1
Waterproof trousers x 1
Camera & charger
Mobile & charger
Pants & socks x everyday
Outside of my bag,
but within the group
we also have:
First aid kit
I think that’s everything!
I’m going for the layered approach,
so if it’s cold
I may end up wearing pretty much everything on my list.
Although there are plenty of reputable bag-carrying services
along the way,
we’ve opted to keep our bags with us.
We aren’t camping,
so this was a compromise between
our camping-carrying contingent
and hostel-hands-free horde!
I’ll keep you posted…
P.S. please don’t take my kit list as gospel,
it is not yet tried and tested!