I never thought I would, and I might not again, but here it is – my packing list in folded and laid-out form. Of course I forgot my sleeping bag, which was still hanging about drying after getting a permethrin spray yesterday, and my shoes, which are in the hall – out of sight, out of mind – and my Pacerpoles waiting for me in Rabanal.
As you can see, this is all highly scientific and arranged in neatish rows. From the left: Green Tempest 30 pack topped with money belt (for sleeping) incl small torch and earplugs; first aid and kitchenware, then sandals, spare insoles and knee braces below.
Second row: Wind jacket, merino dress, black SPF shirt, short and long merino tights.
Third row: Down jacket (possibly exchanged last minute for merino zip fleece), topped with merino and plain buff, white scarf with silver shells (obviously), then the walking gear: trousers, white SPF shirt, thin merino long sleeve top, ultralight tech top and a merino vest for sleeping in or extra layer for cold mornings.
On the right: Thin merino gloves, Altus ultralight zipped poncho in a mesh pouch, walking buff with neoprene peak; three silnylon drybags topped with my always-bag with chargers, clothes line, this and that; toiletries bag incl towel, and finally my underwear bag with underwear which stays firmly in the bag while photography takes place.
All this has since been divided into the colour coded drybags; the undies one, one for walking clothes, one for evening clothes and one for sleeping bag and down jacket (unless I leave it at home).
Oh and there’s the sidebag too, with passport, tickets, credencial, notebook, mobile, small purse etc, worn across the body under the pack at all times.
And all that, including empty filter water bottle but without the walking gear, which I am currently wearing, came in at a tidy 5.65 kg! Very pleased with that, as are my knees.
That’s it! I’m off!