My departure date for the Fjällräven Classic is approaching rapidly and I’ve spent the better part of last week packing, unpacking and repacking my bag. It’s been I while since I’ve set off on an adventure by myself and this one feels special somehow.
Registering for this event was something that I wanted to do for a while, but never actually did, until this year. It reawakened my love for hiking and more importantly my enthusiasm for long distance hiking. It gave me the final push I needed to start this blog. It gave me the courage to set off on my own again and allowed me to start dreaming of doing it more often.
And so I started packing. I always start by getting everything I think I might need in one place and than try to narrow it down to the essentials. I am a bit of a nerd so the next step is to weigh every item with a kitchen scale. Normally I would put every item in an Excel file, but this time I am using Lighter Pack. That way I can share my list on this blog.
If I am unsure which item to take out of two similar ones (e.g. which of two T-shirts, torches,…) I’ll let the weight decide. Since everything is put in a central file (either Excel or Lighter Pack), I might swap out some things for lighter versions and then add an extra item. I have to admit that I love this process and get all excited fiddling with my gear.
What I will take with me
The total weight is about 12,5kg . That includes what I am wearing, hiking poles and boots, but excludes my main food.
Are you a total number geek like me? Have a look at the detailed overview in lighter pack.
General & sleep
Hygiene & medical
Now, just to be clear: I would love to hear from you, but I’ve seen gear discussions on social media get a bit out of hand and would hate to see it on my blog. This is my personal packing list and experience. It might include things you think are unnecessary or a luxury. It might miss things you think are essential. That’s okay! We all have to decide for ourselves what is worth the weight.