I’m back from our reccy trip to Peru, unpacked and thought I would share with you my favourite essential pieces of kit for a long trekking/camping trips in the mountains.
It’s the basics really, nothing fancy… So here’s my Top 5 (6) pieces of outdoor gear with some real product pics directly from the HuayHuash base camp!
LOWEPRO – Toploader Pro75 AW II Camera Bag
They have been featured in my last TOP 5 and no surprise, I carry both of my cameras in these top loaders at all times to make sure they are well protected and ready to use!
Built for speed, agility and flexibility, the Toploader Pro 75 AW II delivers a compact and fast-access solution.
Pro75 takes a PRO DSLR with lens attached plus another lens or flash gun and ton of small accessories. It comes with a simple yet effective chest harness which makes it perfect for skiing, hiking or mountain biking. You will never miss the shot as the Pro75 allows you to have your camera well protected but always handy.
MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT – Aurora II Sleeping bag
Aurora bags have been specifically developed to excel in cold, damp and humid environments. Resilient, warm and compressible they bring cutting edge synthetic insulation together with the most advanced sleeping bag design.
Over night at 4000 meters it gets cold (very cold!) and every morning we would wake up to a layer of ice on our tents.
In these damp and cold conditions Aurora kept us nice and warm! Very comfortable!
EXPED – SYNMAT UL 7 M Sleeping mat
The SynMat UL is the ultra light and ultra compact version of the SynMat with slightly lower insulating, puncture and abrasion resistance values.
It packs very small and provides great deal of comfort and insulation.
ORTLIEB – Waterproof Duffle 60l
The Duffle is for adventurers searching the extreme and expecting excellent performance. The waterproof travel bag protects clothing etc. from water and dirt.
When hiking in the Andes or other big mountain ranges you are likely to use donkeys or porters to carry your stuff. Packing everything into a waterproof duffle guaranteed that my sleeping bag and everything else was dry at the campsite.
LIGHT MY FIRE – Meal Kit 2.0
Spork has been around for ages… but this simple kit provides you with everything you need at the campsite. Everything packs into a small package and is 100% waterproof for carrying any type of food inside.
And real bonus… they’re made in Sweden!