London to Far East Asia 2015 to 2017
Vaude Hogan SUL 3 season tent with footprint
MSR Hubba Hubba 2 person with footprint
The Vaude did a brilliant service but decided to give myself more space. Bigger porch to store the gear and side openings
Teespass pegisu plastic mallet
sent home after 2 weeks
Home made tarp
sent home after 2weeks
Sea to Summit Micro MCII
I just love this sleeping bag. I have been using it for years and is as good as new. I do look after it and have it professionally cleaned every few years. In the UK I have been using Mountaineering Designs for years and they do a fabulous job.When it is very cold I use this bag as a liner to my Rab sleeping bag and I have never ever been cold. The lowest temperature I camped at was -17C.
Rab Ascent 700 Women's Sleeping bag
I will ask for it if I need it
A friend brought it to me to Bulgaria and I used it solidly through the winter. A great and comfortable bag.
Sea to Summit Silk liner
I have one with stretch panels which makes it very comfortable. The liner ripped after a while. On my return to the UK I contacted the distributor and they were really helpful replacing it for a new one
Expeed ultralight medium pillow
Comfortable but nothing special
This one is from Air China and it feels perfectly in the pillow
Thermarest Z lite sol
I used it each time I camped but staying at home as I'm trying to go lighter
Thermarest Neo Air
Someone I shared a room with said it sounded like a crips packet each time I move but I don't hear anything. It is really comfortable and insulates you well from the ground
Neo Air mini pump
A great present from my daughter. Before she gave it to me it took 38 blows to pump it. Now I just watch it grow and give it a couple of blows at the end to finish off!
Lifesystems solonet midge and mosquito net
I used it in hostels and temples and will continue using it – it is extra weight but dengue and malaria are not fun! It can be a bit fiddly to set up. I used my panniers to prop it up.
For me there is nothing worse than having to get out of the tent in the night and a pee bottle is just the thing!
- Petzl head lamp