6th May 2015
A few weeks ago after amassing 600 kgs of supplies and kit for a big trip this summer I packed it into 20 loads, put it on a pallet, wrapped it in industrial cling film and shipped it off to the back of beyond.
At the end of June I will be reunited with it along with four friends, hundreds of miles from anywhere in the Arctic wilderness. For the following five weeks of exploratory adventure our survival and the success of the expedition will be entirely dependent on the contents of my shipment.
There are myriad choices to be made when deciding what will and will not be required when packing for a big trip. How much toilet paper will we need? How much rope and what rack? What about batteries, fuel, suncream? Tents, stoves, sleeping bags the list goes on and on…
It’s not a simple task and the stakes are high; get it right and you’re in for a safe, fun trip; get it wrong and you can fail before you even begin or somebody can get hurt.
I hope I got it right!