Quick and Dirty Kit List

Here’s a loadout that Documentary Photographer Matthew Aslett used for a recent day hike.

Editor: Matthew has some fantastic photography, including some really moving pieces on conflict, so do take the time to visit his site here.

Matthew: A few things missing like a space blanket which was in the lid and a spare camera battery which was stashed in a pocket with my chapstick.

  • Pack – Mystery Ranch ASAP (+OV Cache)
  • Green pouch – Food (dehydrated meal, snacks)
  • Black pouch – Warm things (merino hat, gloves etc)
  • PInk dry bag – Waterproofs (full set)
  • Orange tube – First Aid (plasters, meds, moleskin)
  • Comms and navigation – InReach Mini, iPhone XR
  • Power Bank – Nitecore NB1000
  • Brew kit – Evernew Titanium (+fuel = 1ltr hot water)
  • Insulated Flask – Coffee
  • Hydration – 2 x Vapour Eclipse (2 ltr)
  • Trekking Poles – Black Series Micro Vario Carbon
  • Illumination – Black Diamond Storm 400 Headtorch
  • Locator light – Nitecore NU5 LE
  • Emergency signal – Ru GITD Marker, ChemLight x2
  • Matador Pocket Blanket
  • Camera- Fujifilm X100V

Not shown:

  • Base layer – Icebreaker 200 weight
  • Socks – Darn Tough Hiking
  • Jacket – TAD Ranger LT (2011 Edition)
  • Trousers – 5.11 Defender-Flex
  • Boots – Lowa Zephyr

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Nov 26, 2021