25 March 2011

NDC 2011: Rest of the Kit

I will be running in:
  • New Balance 872 trail shoes
  • mohair/bamboo trail socks (extra pair to start long day)
  • RaidLight gaiters
  • LineBreak compression tights
  • running shorts
  • wicking material shirt
  • watch
  • sun glasses
  • floppy hat
Backpack will contain:

  • compass
  • signal mirror
  • space blanket
  • head torch
  • lighter
  • multitool
  • cell phone
  • suntan lotion
  • lightweight towel
  • boxers (for sleeping)
  • camera
  • Myprodol
  • toilet paper
  • paper soap sheets
  • small bar soap
  • Germolene ointment
  • deodorant
  • Tabard lotion
  • plasters (heavy duty and blister)
  • diarrhoea tablets
  • Norflex tablets
  • Sedatic tablets
  • Viral Choice capsules (2 per day)
  • Senna tablets (1 per day)
  • Palmer's Bottom Butter
  • small tube toothpaste
  • airline toothbrush
  • friars balsam
  • hypodermic needles
  • safety pins
  • surprise letter from Claire
  • pen
Other:
  • sleeping bag
  • sheet
  • inflatable pillow

NDC 2011: Grub

Okay, after some thought and refinements, this is what I am taking along to chow. Following the lead of a few other competitors last year, I will not be carrying the dinner for "tonight" along with me during the day. So this will mean that I will need to wait for issue of provisions before I can have my dinner, but it will also mean that I will have a lot less to carry during the day.

Items marked with [*] were repeated on each day.

Day 1:

  • oats, Amandla Plus mealie meal, chocolate Future Life and sugar [*]
  • 4 t Nescafe Gold coffee [*]
  • 2 sparkles [*]
  • few dried pears [*]
  • 14 g Rehidrat sachet [*]
  • Strawberry Hammer Recoverite
  • home made trail mix
  • 85 g sachets of John West tuna (x 2) [*]
  • tiny salt sachets (x 2) [*]
  • 52g Smash sachet (Original flavour)
  • stock cube
  • cylinder Nuun "Kona Cola" hydration tablets
Day 2:
  • Chocolate Hammer Recoverite
  • extra 14 g Rehidrat sachet
  • home made trail mix
  • 52g Smash sachet (Original flavour)
  • stock cube
  • vacuum-packed date square
  • Back Country freeze dried "Roast Lamb and Vegetables"
  • cylinder Nuun "Kona Cola" hydration tablets
Day 3:
  • Chocolate Hammer Recoverite
  • extra 14 g Rehidrat sachet
  • home made trail mix
  • 52g Smash sachet (Original flavour)
  • stock cube
  • vacuum-packed date square
  • Back Country freeze dried "Bobotie"
Day 4:
  • CaffĂ© Latte Hammer Perpetuem
  • extra 14 g Rehidrat sachets (x 2)
  • home made trail mix
  • 52g Smash sachet (Original flavour)
  • stock cube
  • vacuum-packed date square
  • Back Country freeze dried "Honey Soy Chicken"
  • cylinder Nuun "Kona Cola" hydration tablets
Day 5:
  • vacuum-packed date square
  • Back Country freeze dried "Thai Chicken Curry"