Several people have asked for a gear round up after my Challenge, so here goes.
Before I go into details, I want to make a couple of observations. Firstly, I think it’s sensible to use gear that is proven rather than untested on longer walks. Everything I used had been well tested and I knew worked. Secondly, it pays to get three critical things right: footwear, rucksack and shelter. Most other things you can get away with something that is sub optimal. However, if you don’t get these three right, you’re in for a tough time. I’ll review these first in a bit of detail and do a separate post on my other gear.
Footwear: Ecco Biom Hike. These are the most comfortable leather boots I’ve ever worn. They are very flexible and well cushioned, making walking on hard tracks much easier. I did get one blister, which I…
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