So the last few days I’ve been thinking of trailer redesigns.
I’m used to running very ultra light in kit choices – for instance in the run across the
UK I ran my whole sleeping system weighted in at 700g – that’s for tarp, bag, bag liner and
sleeping mat – all cut down to give barely enough protection where needed – so my whole
‘camp’ weighed in at 1/3 of the water I was carrying at any one time.
I won’t be going ultra light in this event as the kit needs to be slightly more durable,
and in some countries at certain times of year I’ll need heavier duty sleeping bags etc.
The main reason for the trailer is to allow me to carry large amounts of water/food when crossing Australia, and rural Russia – where in some parts I may go hundreds of miles between towns/fresh water. Continue reading