Why does packing take me so long. No you don’t have to tell me.
Because we are off to the Galloway hills on Saturday which then concludes with the Duddon Valley fell race next weekend, we have to prepare for the different options.
We will be doing some day walks, an overnight or 2 backpack, a campsite and a fell race marshalling point as usual, on Swirl How.
So having all the different clothing and gear requirements to cater for all weather conditions has meant almost emptying the loft.
We also have some new gear to test out which i can’t wait to do.
We have new sleeping bags from PHD - Minimus 500. At just under a kilo and graded as -10 deg C they won’t get much of tough test with us now being in summer. But we will get a good idea.
We also have a new sleeping mat and a pair of gaiters from the budget brigade which look a very good bit of kit for the money. More to come.
Also, the good people at Outdoors Look have asked me to review a couple of long sleeved, zipped necked baselayer tops which i am looking forward to doing. I have been sent these FOC.
One is from Trespass and the other from Helly Hanson. Both completely different to each other so that will be interesting.
And lastly, a pair of Berghaus power Stretch gloves.
We will endeavour to blog along the way so hopefully i won’t forget the camera or the cables and i can let you know how we get on.