Monday, 17 May 2010

the art of packing a rucksack


After ages of wrestling with Scarp1, I've finally found a way of getting it into it's stuff sack so that it fits happily in the outside pocket of my Golite Peak - sweet! I was able to get all the kit I needed plus four days food in that diminutive rucksack. To be fair the roll top didn't have much of a top to roll but since everything was in dry bags it didn't matter.

Not only that, the only difference between what I packed and what I would have taken on the Challenge, was a spare pair of underpants.

7 comments:

Martin Rye said...

You got there in the end. Have a good trip with that small neat packed rucksack.

baz carter said...

I did! The picture was taken at Beinglas farm on the West Highland Way on Saturday...

RoboLex McFabb said...

how do you like GoLite? I was considering changing from my Arctyryx to a GoLite pack... but I don't know much about the company.

Art said...

What a camper or an outdoors man should bring with him when camping is a backpack - okay rucksack can do just like what you did. It is good that you know how to pack things in a really cool way, at least you would not need to bring with you bulky one.

baz carter said...

@Alex The Peak has been my rucksack I go to when I head out. Somethings thou my kit doesnt always fit in as it should. I'm considering replacing my y Exos 46 and Talon 44 with one of the Golite Jam 2010 version bags.

Izzy G. said...

Learning how to fit what you want into a bag is like an art. You got no idea (Well you probably do) how many hours I spend with each bag I own playing the real life version of Tetris trying to fit everything in I need to carry.

baz carter said...

LOL - I do indeed. I find that I have to pack the bag, unpack it and then the second attempt gets it right (not always!)