2020 Pack list

The first 6 months of 2020 are going to be “on the road” and I have had to think a bit about what to pack along with me as I will be doing a few different things, each requiring slightly different equipment.

The list of stuff below is the result. This list is very different from what I would pack if I were only to backpack through Asia (I would carry no where near as much stuff), or if I were only going to hike the Te Araroa. It is a compromise and I am carrying a little bit too much for each individual section in order to be able to do everything without having to resupply.

I’m also starting out with a few too many clothes, and a pair of footwear too much as I know I will wear out some stuff. As I already own extras, I’m being to cheap to buy new stuff along the road as it wears out, and carrying some extra weight instead.


Starting out with the big 3:

  • Exped Lightning 45l backpack
  • Zpacks Duplex tent with 8 tent pegs
  • Zpacks carbon fiber hiking poles
  • Exped Synmat UL LW sleeping pad, with pump sack
  • Thermarest Vesper -6 quilt
  • Zpacks airplane case, doubles as waterproof pack liner

Then clothes:

  • Houdini rain jacket
  • Haglöfs L.I.M. rain pants
  • Forclaz down jacket with hood
  • Beanie, fleece
  • Houdini fleece jumper
  • 3 wool t-shirts
  • Houdini Liquid long sleeve t-shirt
  • Zpacks Vertice over mitts
  • Icebreaker thin wool gloves
  • Sea to Summit bug head net
  • Zpacks stuff sack
  • 3 pair Exofficio briefs
  • Houdini long pants
  • Houdini shorts
  • Nike running shorts (not in the photo, I was wearing them)
  • Houdini Liquid tights

Then the important footwear:

  • Teva sandals
  • Hurley flip-flops
  • Altra Lone Peak shoes
  • Sealskinz waterproof socks
  • Icebreaker wool socks
  • 2 pair Injinji toe-socks
  • Lightweight ankle gaiters

And the rest:

  • Zpacks food bag with bear hanging kit
  • Water filter and purifying tablets
  • Gerber titanium folding knife
  • Small Swiss Army knife with scissors
  • Sea to summit titanium spoon
  • Pack-safe small shoulder bag
  • iPad Pro 11”
  • Small travel towel
  • 20,000 milliamperes power bank
  • Headlamp
  • Headphones
  • Small combination lock
  • Lighter
  • Carry bag (Fotoskolan)
  • Running cap
  • Reading glasses with hard case
  • Sunglasses
  • Electronics (cables, extra memory cards, adaptors etc)
  • 2 chargers with cables
  • GoPro with shorty stand
  • GoPro head mount
  • First aid kit
  • Repair kit
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet paper and tissues
  • Buff
  • Huawei P20 Pro mobile phone (not in photo, taking it)

That’s it.

It weighs in at just under 11 kilos, about 2 kilos more than I would like. But it will get lighter as I wear stuff out.


It packs up like this for hiking:

And like this for airplane travel:

This kit should allow me to hike and camp comfortably down to about 0 degrees, a complete 3 season set up. It will be interesting to see how it all works and what changes I make during the coming months, because as you all know, change is second nature to me!