Whats in your accessories/essentials?...

Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by el manana, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Some people have an accessories in a 1 litre drybag, i've sometimes heard them called ditty bags

    Mine includes wash kit items - i dont have a wash kit, i dont go on trips long enough to justify creating a separate one...

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    1= Aloksak 6x4 with toilet roll, small pack of handy wipes and 2 x pedal bin bags
    2= Granite Gear Air Pocket - Small
    which contains:-

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    1= TAR Fast & Light Repair Kit
    2= Contact Lens case and solution
    3= Toothbrush and Toothpaste
    4= Chewing Gum (for cleaning teeth) - think i'll replace this with those Lush tabs!
    5= Leatherman Style
    6= Earphones
    7= Lifeventure Mirror
    8= Small Sewing Kit, 2 x toothpicks, couple StS Soap leaves, Wemmi Wipes
    9= Earplugs
    10= MYOG Platy hanging holder (for drip filtering in camp)
    11= Mini lighter, Mini Firesteel
    12= Silverpoint Nano Torch (use as lantern)

    Total = 143g

    Other items:-

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    1= Hand Gel (kept in beltpouch)
    2= Mosiguard (kept in beltpouch)
    3= Avon SSS (kept in beltpouch) - usually not carried
    4= Sunscreen (kept in beltpouch)
    5= Packtowl Nano Lite Backpackers -Small (kept with hat and gloves)
    Not shown = Petzl Elite (kept with hat and gloves)
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2014
  2. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    My ditty bag is a cuben fiber stuff sack but is around a litre. It has everything thats not in my dump / hygiene kit. Usually contains my head light, spare battery, pitch marking light, lighters, a few crabs, soap leaves and wash up sponge plus a few compressed bamboo towels
  3. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    In the ditty bag; (The bag varies on where I'm going but usually a DIY Pertex shield stuff sack)

    Spare batteries and headtorch
    Insect repellent (Wilmas Nordic Summer/Autan protection plus)
    Soap leaves for washing clothes
    Spare lighters x 2
    Toothbrush and Eucryl tooth powder
    Pitch marking mini glowsticks
    Aldi dry sunscreen
    Glass cleaning tissue
    Polymorph marlin spike
    Small amount of tenacious tape
    Tiny tube of Mcnett seamgrip
    Savlon iodine spray


    A mitten hook clips the ditty bag to my pack inside a pocket, really don't want to lose it. I don't use a wash bag either.
  4. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    As Tucas small cuben bag (soz Mole :))
    Ultrapod II
    Zebralight H51 & 1 AA
    Spare AA
    Nite Glowring or two
    Knee brace
    Earphones in mini ziplock
    Ear plugs in mini ziplock
    Small repair kit in kinder egg capsule
  5. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    My gear re-organisation has seen a lot of cr@p stripped away

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    1. Treadlite Gear Zip Pouch
    2. Earplugs
    3. Spare Lighter - Mini Bic
    4. Spare AA Battery
    5. Earphones
    6. 10 Micro LED Lights
    7. Leatherman Style
    8. Mobile Phone stand (drilled out)
  6. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    This has led me to wash my Treadlite pouches....after 4 years constant use and a few 1000 miles they might need it
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  7. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I use a little roll top ditty bag that straps to my shoulder strap for quick access.

    1 Mini Swiss a k
    2 Ear plugs
    3 Needle and length of dental floss
    4 Strepple tape
    5 Mini BIC
    6 8' of zing it
    7 Tiny led light
    8 Cut down toothbrush
    9 5ml tin of toothpaste
    10 10ml tin of ibuprofen, water treatment tabs, cocodamol, decongestant.
    11 Gallon bag with gold bond foot powder.
    12 8"of 50g cuben tape
    13 TAR repair patches
    14 50spf lipbalm. Doubles for chaffe etc. I take the Arab approach applying it though!
    15 spare e-lite batteries

    Think that's it. <100g all in and comes with me even on day walks.
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  8. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    Ditty bag: small silnylon bag containing a small wash kit and lenses kit, first aid, repair kit, tiny knife, electrics (batts, powerbank, cable, torch), spoon, midge-net. These items are in 3 small zipped pouches in different colours ( cheap and light, better than ziplocks).
    Some of these things might be carried in my waist pouch depending on what I need close to hand.
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  9. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Trail Blazer

    Dont carry a ditty bag as such, only things I'd class in that bracket is an old ultrapod which is pretty much permanently strapped to my walking pole, a leatherman squirt mini which is attached by cord to a hip pocket zip pull and my headtorch in a hip belt pouch.

    Just been sorting out my other gash this morning, re-bottling some stuff.

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    Wash kit for multi day

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    1st aid, shares a bag with the repair/spares stuff

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    And toilet
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  10. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    I have a ziplock with tp, deuce of spades, hand sanitize and dr b, toothpaste and brush, plus a small tin of gewhols foot cream that all lives in one of pauls small 1.4oz cuben drybags. It lives in the mesh front pocket of my pack as I use it usually 3 times a day.
    I have a ziplock with electronics and repair stuff inside. Power bank, cables, plug, mat repair, patches and fak. Lives in my food bag and only comes out when something needs charged or my feet need looked at.
    In my bum bag/hipbelt pockets I keep my headlamp and victorinox classic sd because I prefer having quick access to either if I need them.
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  11. Bob-W

    Bob-W Summit Camper

    This lot's really what doesn't fit into any other category like shelter, cooking or electronic items (GPS, IPhone, camera). I've included repair stuff but that could be a category of its own.

    Chouinard/Black Diamond Expedition sewing kit (pictured in another thread)
    Ziplock bag with a few wet wipes
    Ziplock bag with talc powder
    Folding toothbrush and whatever small tube of toothpaste I can find - often use those given out on long haul flights.
    First Aid Kit is basically surgical wipes, Compeed blister pads, various plasters, safety pins. One or two other small items, really need to have a look at this.
    Leatherman Squirt.
    Drok LED light - just plugs into any USB A socket but my phone also has a light that I could use.
    Mat repair stuff.
    Mini microfibre towel - similar to the Packtowel above, probably just rebranded.
    Powerbank and cables but I don't use my phone much (old school - phone is for phoning people so it's usually in airplane mode)
    Some Gorilla Tape wrapped around something suitable like a trekking pole.

    In winter I'll add one of those chemical handwarmer pouches - no good being fingers and thumbs when trying to repair stuff plus the heat can help dry things out if you have to apply glue or patches.

    Looks a big list now I've written it down but apart from the powerbank it's probably less than 150g.
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  12. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    Top left
    Soap, sanitizer, tick thing, tissues, wipes.
    Ibuprofen, minl cycle front light, lighter,
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  13. Mountain Mackem

    Mountain Mackem Summit Camper

    Not too different for me except 6 and 8. I carry some spare guy line for the tarp. Why were you carrying a mirror before the kit reorganisation?
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  14. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Contact lenses until i discovered a Mirror app. Unfortunately the onset of close vision/reading problems means i've ditched them and switched to glasses
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  15. Mountain Mackem

    Mountain Mackem Summit Camper

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    Ah, me too. Comes with age
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