When putting together the list of things I wanted to take, I read other people’s blogs to get a feel for what works and what doesn’t. Then I thought about what were my priorities: Keeping warm and dry and eating good food were right there at the top of my list. My gear reflects these priorities.
Also, keeping costs to a minimum was important and eBay proved to be a good source for the most expensive items, as well as making best use of sales and special deals.
Only time will tell how wise I have been with my choices. As I go along I will be making annotations about what works well and what is nothing but extra weight.
Have a look at the different sections if you want to know what I took with me.