Lapland 2012

Later in the week I will be harding north to meet Mark of Backpacking North fame in Rovaniemi we will then head to Kilpisjärvi and commence our walk north to Halti. At some stage after our visit to Halti, I will continue northwards to Kautekeino and Mark will head south. My gear list is below the 2 biggest changes from last year is the HMG Porter pack and the Tarptent Notch. The Porter will be full to overflowing at the start of this 11 day trip so it will be interesting to see how it survives.

Function
Item
Weight (gms)
Rucksack
HMG Porter with rear Pocket and MLD pockets
1020
Shelter
Tarptent Notch
750
Pegs
140
Sleeping
Exped Pillow
72
WM Megalite
750
Exped Syn UL SHort
410
Multimat
100
Exped Schnozzle Pump Bag
72
Cooking
Kupilka Long Handled Spoon
16
Kupilka 21
85
Mini Lightmyfire
13
Jetboil Ti
245
Platy 2L
35
Platy 0.5 
20
Clothing Carried
BPL Cocoon Hoody
339
BPL Merino Hoody
270
Rab Demand
290
IceBreaker Merino Legless
205
MLD eVent Overmitts
30
Rab Drillium Pants
250
Defeet Gloves
67
Black Rock Down Hat
27
DeFeet Woolie Boolies Socks
72
Macpac Merino Boxers
78
BPL Vest
175
Sealskins Socks
96
Clothing Worn
BPL Merino shorts
134
Sea to Summit Headnet
29
BPL Thorofare Pants
122
Inov 8 315 802
Dirty Girl Gaiters
42
Rab Boreas 
272
Tilley LT 5
95
Pacer Poles Alloy
700
Merino Sleeve Shirt
205
Defeet Wooleater socks
49
Merino Buff
50
Extremities thin gloves
36
Consumables: Food
Food
8250
Consumables: Fuel
Gas, includes container
280
Various
First Aid and repair
100
Ultra Minipod
46
GPS
136
Maps CCards etc.
120
Mobile ph Charger Li Batt.
96
Mobile phone
130
OlympusE-P2 9-18mm and 45 mm in drisack
812
Pacer Pole Camera
16
Swiss Army Classic Knife
30
Washkit
50
Base Weight
7183
Clothing Worn
2516
Total Pack Weight
15713

 Full reports will appear upon my return from this 190 km section of the Nordkalotten Trail.

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9 Responses to Lapland 2012

  1. I am wondering if you got the Defeet socks after reading a certain A. Skurka's book?!Nice list. No toilet paper?

  2. nielsenbrown says:

    Thanks Hendrik, I have been looking for a replacement for my Darntough socks and fortunately BPL.dk (http://www.backpackinglight.dk/) had started selling Defeet socks and gloves so I was interested in trying thin merino socks. They work for me. I believe that Defeet can often be found in cycle shops and I suspect you will find them in Finland.Toilet paper, I could say I am using the Mike Clelland (http://ultralightbackpackintips.blogspot.dk/) technique or I could say … anyway yes I will carry some and hopefully not need "dysentry proportions" as Phil Turner (http://lightweightoutdoors.com/) once stated.

  3. Mark Roberts says:

    A true gentleman does not list toilet paper :)Looks good. I'm adjusting my kit on a second-by-second as the weather reports change. At the moment I'm still undecided about trousers (lightweight & longjohns vs. more hardy trail pants), and all in a quandary over upper layers. Upper layers are also tricky. Is that "merino sleeve shirt" long or short sleeved?Let's see, maybe I'll post my list here later.

  4. nielsenbrown says:

    Thanks Mark, the shirt is short sleeved, the BPL merino serves as the long sleeve as does the Rab Boreas. Trousers, same approach long johns if needed, BPL pants (thin) and then waterproofs on top. You have 2 days, to finalise, for me it is now or never. Cya

  5. Mark Roberts says:

    I think what you have is fine. It seems a lot of my gear is not quite there performance wise, but I'm sure it'll be OK.

  6. Martin Rye says:

    Porter will get a good test then. Have a great trip guys.

  7. nielsenbrown says:

    Thanks Martin, will do.

  8. Mark Roberts says:

    Well I don't seem to be able to post a pic with the "new" Disqus, and the uploaded list I sent to Google Docs looks a bit crap, so we'll have to just take a look when you get here.Base weight's 5.7kg, Food 3.8 kg, full weight 9.6. Good enough considering the weather.

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