Package arrived at work today and inside was some donated camping gear from backpackinglight.
First surprise is how light the box is! Surely they forgot to post the tent?
Inside was a nice hand written note, a packet of Skittles and then some camping goodies.
Here’s what Bob from backpackinglight sent:
- Vaude Lizard GUL – ultra light 3 season tent weighing in at 690g!!
- Titanium spirit burner – super light way of getting a warm mean cooked.
- The Pocket Stove – titanium multi-fuel stove that’s going to really come into its own along the moors and the highlands.
- Thermatrex blanket – these light blankets will reflect 75% of your body heat back at you. Effectively I can up the warmth of a super light and thin sleeping bag without adding lots of weight to it.
- Skittles – essential fuel, except this hasn’t made it past the first 5 minutes!
I can’t thank them enough for this equipment, but I also have to say a big thanks to Peter Ambrose for initiating the communication with them. If it wasn’t for his initial email, the following conversations and then offer of support just wouldn’t have happened.
Approaching the 3 week mark 😊