Australia Moorland Walker

The Bibbulmun Track: my kit

On the 27 September 2013, I start out on a journey of 1000 km, walking the Bibbulmun Track, in South-Western Australia, to raise money for Epilepsy Action. Below is a list of the gear I will take;

Pack System

ItemMakeWeight (g)
RucksackLowe Alpine TFX Kibo 65 Litre1830

Shelter System

z-packs Hexamid Solo
ItemMakeWeight (g)
Tent – 1 personZ-Packs Hexamid Solo; groundsheet, pegs480

Sleeping System

Exped Synmat UL 7, Thermarest Alpine down blanket
ItemMakeWeight (g)
Sleeping MatExped Synmat UL 7 Medium460
QuiltThermarest Alpine 2c Down Blanket624
Sleeping LinerKathmandu cotton liner160
PillowBackpacking Light Cover (stuff clothes inside)62


Cooking System
ItemMakeWeight (g)
Cooking PotEvernew 800ml Titanium100
MugEvernew 400ml Titanium50
Water FilterSawyer Squeeze Filter105
Hydration SystemPlatypus Hoser 2 litre100
Hydration SystemCollapsible 2 litre water bottle with closure cap36
Plate and BowlOrikaso Bowl35
Pot CosyHome made20
UtensilsGas Canister Legs, Plastic Spork, Long Handle Titanium Spoon, Swiss Army Knife, Igniter150
FuelGas cartridges x 2600

Clothing (spare)

ItemMakeWeight (g)
FootwearTeva Sandals640
Fleece Mid LayerCraghoppers280
SocksMeindl Anatomic70
Base LayerEpilepsy Action T Shirt165
Base LayerHelly Hansen Mens Lifa Dry Strip T Navy shirt120
UnderwearHelly Hansen Base Layer Boxers70
Warm HatPolar Buff60
Waterproof TrouserBerghaus Goretex Pac-Lite220
Waterproof JacketBergahus Goretex Pac-Lite360
Long Sleeved ShirtNorth Face240
TrousersBergahus Convertible Lonscale Pants345

Electrical Items

Blogging on the go!

This is where any attempt to be “lightweight” really goes out of the window and luxury items come into play. There is quite a bit of electrical equipment here, but I just can’t bring myself to shed them, especially as I want to easily blog along the way. That said, by the time I hit Dwellingup, I may think differently and post some items back to the “Rellies” in Perth!

ItemMakeWeight (g)
CameraCanon Powershot. includes 2 x spare batteries and charger345
GPSGarmin e-Trex and 2 x set spare batteries325
BeaconSPOT Gen 3 GPS Messenger and 1 x set spare batteries155
PhoneGalaxy S2120
TabletNexus 7, keyboard, cables, conversion plug735
e ReaderKindle Paperwhite and case335
Waterproof BagAqua Pac (for electrical items)150

Other Items

Bibbulmun Track maps and compass

Some essential, and.. well, all essential!

ItemMakeWeight (g)
First Aid KitHome Made305
Head TorchPetzl and 1 x set spare batteries100
MapOfficial Maps (3 at any one time)105
ToiletSea to Summit Trowel plus Toilet Paper265
Wash KitToothpaste and Brush, Sun Screen, Hand Sanitizer, Trekking Towel400

Non-Base Weight Items (items wearing, poles, food and water)

ItemMakeWeight (g)
Food467.5g per day (Maximum 7 days between food drop offs)3273
Water2 litres per day2000
FootwearMeindl Responder XCR Boots950
GaitersRab e-Vent320
ShirtNorth Face Long Sleeved240
SocksMeindl Anatomic70
Sun Hat135
UnderwearHelly Hansen Base Layer Boxers70
TrousersBerghaus Convertible Lonscale Pants345
GlassesPrescription and Hard Case110
Walking PolesLeki Makalu x 21220