When I thought of running LeJOG, the first thing I wanted to do was to research the kit needed to get me through 14 days self-supported (basically carrying everything I need to complete the run except fro food & water). I wanted to know what people were using, what's practical and most importantly what weighs the least while not breaking the bank.
I found you can easily spend £100 saving 100g if you want to go to extreme lengths. I'd like it light, but there comes a time when you have to decide whether it's really worth shaving that extra 30g for the price of a marathon entry, especially when you can remove the draw-cord and labels from a waterproof jacket and save 30g for £0.00.
The list below represents many, many hours of researching, reading blogs, conversations, re-reading, updating with new products and pinching other people's kit lists to produce something that I hope will work.
A late-June date was chosen to maximise both daylight and temperature in an attempt to reduce the need for extra layers and therefore extra weight. As it's (supposed to be) winter as I write this, I can't really take this lot for a road test but the plan is to spend several weekends in the Brecons to find & fix any weaknesses.
Only time and the weather gods will tell if this is adequate, but short of snow in June/July, I think I have most things covered:
Weight by Category:
|1||Blue belt pouch||48||Bag||Pack|
|1||Coloured bags for sorting kit||10||Bag||Pack|
|1||Drybag - Rubble Sack||30||Bag||Pack|
|1||Inov-8 Race Elite 24L||289||Bag||Pack|
|1||Airbed Multimat Superlite Air||300||Camping||Pack|
|1||Rab Bivi ultralight (Olive)||360||Camping||Pack|
|1||SleepBag Omm Mt Raid||366||Camping||Pack|
|10m||String for clothesline / tarp||20||Camping||Pack|
|1||Balaclava - Merino||40||Clothing||Pack|
|1||Trespass Wproof Jacket||300||Clothing||Pack|
|1||Alices Escapes Tech T||180||Clothing||Wear|
|1||Cap & sunshade||75||Clothing||Wear|
|1||Medikit (plasters, bandage tape, sml scissors, pills, iodene, pins)||50||Medical||Pack|
|6||Plastic medikit gloves||5||Medical||Pack|
|1||Cash, cards, etc||100||Other||Pack|
|100||LeJOG business cards||129||Other||Pack|
|1||Mini Soap Bar||50||Other||Pack|
|1||USB (AA batt) Charger||24||Tech||Pack|
|2||Mobile waterproof bag||2||Tech||Pack|
|3||Petzl spare AAA batts||36||Tech||Pack|
|2||0.5L UltraAspire Bottles||120||Water||Pack|
|1||Water Pur Straw||27||Water||Pack|
|30||Water purification tablets||10||Water||Pack|