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TGO Challenge 2014 gear roundup: the big three

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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.

DSC01931Footwear: 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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Who is GreenPackin’? GreenPackin’ is a company that believes in providing only healthy and organic foods and other organic, biodegradable and low impact backpacking, hiking and outdoors products. We are reaching out to those who are passionate about backpacking, hiking and the outdoors and desire to leave a minimal impact on the environment. An integral part of the GreenPackin’ shipping process is the development of a network of Inns, Hostels and other lodging types that are frequented by backpackers, hikers and cyclists. We also enlist the help of shuttle providers along the trails. GreenPackin’ will ship your order to these locations. For planning purposes, take a look at our Google maps accessible through this site. Using these established networks allows a hiker greater flexibility with planning mail drops and also ensuring that you will always be able to obtain the foods and products you want and enjoy. These networks are a vast improvement to the typical US Post Office General Delivery option often employed by long distance backpackers and hikers. GreenPackin’ is not limited to shipping to trail locations only, we will be happy to ship to your home or any other location you request. David Jenerick Founder / President of GreenPackin'

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