IN THE BACKPACK
During the walk, in fact during any walk, being prepared is a pretty good idea and I aim to be as self-sufficient as I can be on this one. After a lot of research, I have come up with what I think is a good selection of kit that will help me meet the challenges and aims of the walk from Lowestoft to Land's End - The L2L.
As a relatively new long distance walker, I have a lot to learn when it comes to carrying my home on my back. Here's the kit I have decided to take - the list is not complete and I imagine there'll be more to add or change before I set off...
One of the key objectives and challenges of the walk is to try to be 'unplugged' and off-grid but remain digitally enabled to post videos and other social media updates.
I have found an amazing bit of kit that will help me achieve this...
I'm a sucker for comfort and over the years have settled on the clothing and footwear that works for me.
I'm all ears if anyone out there has some tips or suggestions, please do contact me and let me know.
I'm looking to average about 16 miles a day over the course of 36 days. Naturally, there will be the odd pub along the way (see route details), but I will also have to do a spot of cooking.
I will also be taking on the challenge of preparing as many foraged meals as I can. I'll be taking tips from Robin Harford's books on Foraging:
Eatweeds Foraging Guide