Packing progress

Since my last post I’m pleased to say I have made some good progress that is going to help considerably with the packing.

Firstly, OutdoorGB have confirmed today that a replacement Exped Sleeping Mat is on it’s way and should arrive tomorrow 🙂 That saves a huge amount of weight and space compared to the next best mat we have.

Secondly, I’ve ordered some new cycling boots. Shimano MT91’s which will save me having to carry hike boots as well as wearing cycling shoes.

mt91-bootsPlus they are going to be ideal for an upcoming autumn adventure (more later). Should arrive tomorrow.

Thirdly, I’ve sorted out my cockpit. My (rather large but comfy) tent, a Vango Banshee 300, fits neatly (without pegs and poles) into my Alkit 20 litre Xtra Dual drybag. That is held in place by my Wildcat Mountain Lion (upgraded to the latest version with tongue) and my Wildcat Lioness. On top of the handlebar is my Tomcat bag.

wildcat-cockpit3 wildcat-cockpit2 wildcat-cockpit1

Fourthly, as my Alpkit Gourdon 20 rucksack was so useful on and off the bike on my last tour I’m going to put that on top of my rear rack. I’ll use it for my sleeping bag and so on instead of using my Wildcat Tiger.

Glad that is all sorted 🙂


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