23 Oct 2008

Current kit list

I have been reading a lot about going light weight backpacking in TGO and various blogs.

This is my current list of kit in bracket after some of the items is the light weight alternative I would like to buy.


Solar 2 tent (Laser)
TNF Blue kazoo sleeping bag
Bivvy bag
Pod Expod rucksack 70 litre (OMM - MM45+10RL The Villain MSC or ...)
Pod 40 ltr cragsac 40 litre
MSR pocket rocket stove
MSR titan kettle
Montane Superfly
Montane Terra pants
Asolo Fugitive GTX
White Box Stove


Inov8 flyroc
Asics Gel Enduro 4
OMM RunningLight rucksack
Montane windshirt
Ron Hill Trckster - original may not be the best but I love em.

13 Oct 2008

Run to work

Ran 8 miles to work today, partly in the dark. It was at a reasonable speed for me but felt hard at the end. During long runs like this strange thoughts come into our head - "If you wear a wicking top inside out do you get wetter" and then "When they put the first electricity pylon up and it made that buzzing noise in the rain did they panic". I am using a Petzl Myo 3 headtorch which is working OK might upgrade to Myo XP.

12 Oct 2008

I am back

I hope to use this site to record my activities and sometimes adventures in the outdoors. My main interests are off road running, backpacking and cycling (on and off road). I am also going to records some of experiences of having had a kidney pancreas transplant for over a year now.

In case you were wondering about the title it a reference to one of my first tents, seen above at Lake Stream hut, Nelson New Zealand. I know you cannot tell that for the picture but trust me.