Norway kit list

Discussion in 'Kit Lists' started by alex_roddie, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Ultralighter


    Yes, I know , you can get used to all sorts of things, much of the stuff we feel is essential, really isn't.

    We don't have an indoors loo for instance, many westernised folks would consider that an awful deprivation, but in reality its how the majority of the world goes about it's business...

    But having said, that there is something primevally attractive about having a warming flame of some sort...


    And yes for sure, always plenty of fodder :), I will fall over with hunger, after a few short hours without food - not the best person to have around in a famine situation - there's not even enough meat on me, to make much of a meal for the others...
  2. Jamess

    Jamess Trail Blazer

    How did you get on with the cricket Alex?

    I like the idea of a cricket but I'm not convinced about one for 'scottish' use. - ie in bad weather.
  3. Enzo

    Enzo Section Hiker

    I've not done the maths but with a light cooking setup @~150g I wonder if there is a weight saving if you consider weight saved with dehydrated meals?
  4. alex_roddie

    alex_roddie Trekker

    Cricket was grand for the conditions. I made a short video:

    I think the Trailstar is better for U.K. conditions but the Cricket is a brilliant lighter option if less heavy weather is expected.
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  5. alex_roddie

    alex_roddie Trekker

    It isn't just about weight saving, it's about simplicity, freedom from needing to find stove fuel, and lack of bulk in the pack. Besides, I usually prefer to eat foods like tortillas, peanut butter etc on the trail anyway; even when I carry a stove, that's only for one meal a day.
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  6. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Our teenage son is currently camping/hitching/walking around Norway.
    He lost his pan a month ago in Sweden, so has been stoveless since. Says he's got used to no hot drinks/food. Sounds grim to me!
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  7. Enzo

    Enzo Section Hiker

    Totally agree, think in the summer at least that's the way I'm going to go. Going to try filling a 100-150 ml bottle with super strength very sugary espresso as a sub and for afternoon tiramisu/pick-me-up. Caffeine pills feel a bit wrong to me.
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