Snapshot of the kit that I took for my recent overnighter. I wasn’t sure how warm the evening was going to be so I packed the RAB Vapour Rise top, which along with the beanie, I could have left out. The groundsheet was included because I was expecting the ground to be damp and to protect the NeoAir. As it happened we only had one downpour and because it was so warm the grass dried in a matter of minutes, helped by the fact we were camped on chalk down lands. And as the storm didn’t break, the evening air temperature didn’t plummet and it remained warm and humid.
I created a version of Jim Wood’s spreadsheet to calculate the weight and have been in the process of weighing and re-evaluating bits and pieces of my kit. What is missing from the list is wash kit, insulin pens, blood monitoring machine, spares and other medicines, and of course, fuel, water and food. It gives me the opportunity to swap in and out items, for example there were two of us in the Hut so a double groundsheet was packed. Whereas if I was on my own a lighter weight single person one would have been taken instead or left out altogether.