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Day 172: Oppan Packing Style

For V—— and P.S——.* and anyone else who thinks my advice regarding what to pack for a long-distance walking holiday is worth at least twenty-five cents or three minutes of your time.

*P.S——, you can ignore 'Software', although a silk liner is great for extra warmth or dodgy sheets in a B&B.

List_Addict               Irene


Hiking Boots
Sandals/Thongs for walking about town

Walking Poles

Small pack for around town when needed
Rain cover for backpack
Inner water proof bag for backpack
Bum bag for items to which you need access
Waterproof map cover


Sleeping Mat
Sleeping Bag
Bivvy Bag
Silk Liner

Outer Wear:

Merino Jacket

Inner Wear:

Two tops
Two pairs shorts
One pair long trousers
One pair merino leggings
One merino thermal top
One pair pj's that can function at a push as a top

Five pairs undies (ones that dry quickly)
Five pairs wool socks


Camera charger
iPad with Kindle App
iPod/iPad charger
Converter plug
Cloud Collecting Handbook**


Tiny Shampoo***
Tiny Conditioner***
Moisturiser with SPF^
Avon Skin So Soft (for the midges)^^
Bug Spray for the other bugs
Antihistamine cream for horse-fly bites
Hayfever pills, eye drops and nose spray^^^
Headache Tablets
See-thru plastic bags
Nail file
Nail clippers

** Essential. Otherwise how can you recall which clouds you have seen (aka collected) and which you haven't.

*** If you are staying in B&B's they'll often have this anyway so you can use theirs and top up yours when needed. I didn't advocate that.

^ The English sun is no competitor to the Australian, I use this as sunscreen and moisturiser. But if you don't re-apply you will get burnt at first.

^^ See Aunty Di.

^^^ If you get hayfever at home, the hayfever you get here is like torture to a bumped knee.

The Outfit
Singlet: Target
T-shirt: Thailand shop (the envy of my nephews—I wish I had known!)
Cardigan: Op-shopped
Skress: Op-shopped
Shoes: Dr Martens

Photographer de Jour: Moi

Who wore it better?

Sharing the Friday love with:



Lena B, Actually


  1. Thank you very much for this List.
    You no doubt talk from practical experience. Love those Yellow Dr Martens! XOX

  2. Great list! Thanks for linking up!


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