Minimising the load.

Not long to go now before I set off. This time next week I’ll (hopefully) be returning from the sea side and starting to pack ready to leave next Tuesday for North Wales.

I have been considering what I will need to take. Having spent a lot of time on various camps/in various locations away from home for long periods of time I think I’m fairly clued up on items I will definitely need.

So I’m making a list, checking it twice… a work in progress!

Kitchen stuff

  • Cutlery
  • Bowl
  • Plate
  • Small saucepan
  • Small frying pan
  • Knife
  • Chopping board
  • Wooden spoon
  • Mug
  • Plastic bowl
  • Lunchbox
  • Spare gas stove plus gas

Misc

  • Laptop plus cable and mouse
  • iPad plus cable
  • iPod
  • WiFi box
  • Books plus pencil case
  • Bag
  • Head torch
  • Heater
  • Rail pass
  • Watercolours
  • Sat nav plus cable
  • Road maps

Bathroom/bedroom

  • Toiletries
  • Wet wipes
  • Dog bags
  • Spare glasses/contacts
  • Towels
  • Sleeping mask
  • Pillows
  • Fleece blanket
  • Bed sheet
  • Laundry basket
  • Clothing inc work clothes

Outdoor kit

  • Hiking boots
  • Hiking waterproofs
  • Sleeping bag
  • Climbing kit
  • Rucksack+backpack
  • Wet suits plus goggles and shoes
  • Running kit inc trail shoes
  • Yoga mat
  • GPS unit plus compass
  • Snowdonia maps
  • Down jacket
  • Tent plus bivvy bag
  • Thermos plus water bladder
  • First aid kit
  • Instructor cards/paperwork

To buy

  • Colander
  • Alarm clock
  • Waste basket (plastic bags?)

Debating

  • Camp chair
  • Financial paperwork (might scan it all)

Things I really want to take but can’t

  • Camp blanket
  • Dog
  • Bike

I’m hoping the list is robust enough that won’t require me to spend out on any extras from student loan money. I’m pretty sure I have forgotten something!

Just Joanne

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