Packing for Sweden

Discussion in 'Kit Lists' started by Munro277, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    Sweden trip the packing, yuk


    So in a week or so i head out to do an 8 day walk south ish from Abisko in Northern Sweden,inside the Artic circle.A few have asked what I'm taking so I've done a rough and ready coulpe of pics and a break down of gear and food I'm taking ...

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    All in 22 1/2 pound or 10.4 kilo, yes it could be lighter but I'm hoping to get lots of good pics and videos I'm taking really large amount of Battery power to help keep camera and Gopro charged up

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    Like most folk who are out a lot footwear of this type need to be bought in a sale ideally, as they don't last that long,ive tried these for last month or two so bought another pair 1/2 a size up and covered all the stitching with Shoo Glu to protect the stitching

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    This is my tent bag come repairs bag
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    This my wash bag
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    1. Bag Alliexpress
    2. Toilet roll
    3. Face cloth/mop up
    4. Msr Pack towel
    5. Gerwhol foot cream
    6. Toothbrush
    7. Toothpaste
    8. Dr Bronners soap
    9. Soap flakes
    10. Hand sanatizer gel
    11. wet wipes/face wipes
    12. Pit spray
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    Trusty Msr kettle,Flat cat Snow Leopard,Homemade cup/measure
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    Food is all made up into A4 plastic bags, every other day I've put a pudding in to up the calories.All food for 8 days fits in one of Treadlites Food cell bags i had him make me up, minus the main meals .Big thanks too James at Basecamp foods for helping with food supplies

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    On average the days come in at 780g ish giving a total of 6300g for 8 days

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    Sawyer filter and 2 litre bag and 1 500ml Platty

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    Yes,it does say 1051g ! 50'000 Mah battery power, the 1 spare battery for Gopro and 1 for Camera,3 charge leads and light weight chargers for the batterys


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    This is the route,one we've made up ourselves how much of it we follow, will depend on weather and legs ..comes in around 163 k on Viewranger but 172 miles on Social hiking !!
    A big thanks to James,Mark,Chrisie and Twonk for answering many questions
    Thanks for looking, safe travels Peter
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  2. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    Thanks Peter. Useful to cross-check with my last minute packing for the fortnight in Mallorca I'm flying out to in the morning.

    Have a great trip. I look forward to your vids and photos.
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  3. Baldy

    Baldy Section Hiker

    I'd put a pudding in for every day otherwise you're really going to miss the 'treat' and some flavour.
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  4. Diddi

    Diddi Ultralighter

    Have a good trip.
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  5. Bopdude

    Bopdude Trail Blazer

    Didn't see any mention of a bottle of hot sauce, you know, for when flavour isn't the best, hot sauce it to death :D

    Have a great trip :)
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  6. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    trying to keep weight down and my heart and belly agree with you
  7. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Enjoy Peter. :)

    Keep an eye out for these; free and weightless pudding;

    Cloudberries

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    Lingonberries;
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  8. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    @Teepee - Bilberries ??? I lurv them :whistling::angelic:

    - I'm still 'dreaming' of getting up there this time next year and all info. is being digested and stored :D:cool:.
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  9. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    ta
    ta teepee can you eat too many ? serious question ?
  10. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Just leave enough for the bears :)
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  11. Bopdude

    Bopdude Trail Blazer

    If I can get a cheapish flight I might just have to have a trip in February, feel like another cold one with all this talk of Abisko, hmmmm, yep, think it'll have to be done.
  12. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    A litre of Cloudberry liqueur was approaching too much. :rolleyeses:

    If your eating kilos a day of berries, you may need extra sphagnum moss. ;)

    No issues really, they are all sold commercially too and both favourites for foraging.
    Bilberries are just as widespread as in Scotland. :hungry:
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  13. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    :hungry::hungry::hungry::hungry::hungry:……..not much mileage will get done then, :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin: :angelic:
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  14. Chris2901

    Chris2901 Ultralighter

    Imho you don´t need a Sawyer.Water quality is great and there are no sheep around to sh...into the lakes... Never had a problem there...
  15. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    I agree prob unnessacary over kill
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  16. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker

    Interesting to see what you're taking. Just one small point. I use hand sanitising gel instead of deodorant now, even at home. Works well if you apply it twice a day. Aloe vera is best. Have a great trip.
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  17. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    Ta robin,
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  18. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Have a good trip Peter:)


    I use a sliver of deodorant crystal and find a rub of that good for at least a day. 2g. Lasts for years. I keep it in a Compeed box (in a hipbelt pocket) with a bar of 'hotel' soap and a scrap of muslin cloth. A quick "pitstop" during the day also feels great.
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