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Please read this only as a middle of the road guide -
Clothes you are likely to be wearing....
Thermal trousers (Powerstretch or similar)
Liner socks (silk type work well and are kind to your feet over long distances)
Thick Wool socks (higher quantity wool the better)
Waterproof sock (may not be necessary for the 6633, so possibly consider 2nd thinner pair of wool socks)
Pants (Thermal and comfortable -
Thermal top (the better the quality, the better you will feel)
Fleece (thin mid layer)
Windproof top (possibly the best bit of clothing you will need)
Hat (Thermal and ideal if it covers your ears as well)
Gloves (medium pair -
Gaiters (dependant on depth of snow)
Shoes (comfortable trainers seems to be favoured -
Hydration pack (Camelbac or similar with insulated hose)
Duvet Down Jacket (Easy to get to when you stop regardless of how briefly)
Face mask (Neoprene)
Head torch (preferable with remote battery pack)
Bumbag (approx 5-
Thin gloves (liner gloves)
Thick Down type Gloves
Pain killers and other small items of First Aid
Trail food (various both sweet and savoury)
Sled (kiddies sled ideal -
Spare Clothing comprising....
Liner socks, Wool Socks and waterproof socks (see above for advice)
Sleeveless Down Jacket
Fleece mid layer
Sleeping equipment comprising....
Sleeping bag (a good one -
Foam type mat
Large Stuff sack
Cooker (gas or multi fuel -
Kettle or similar
Dehydrated breakfasts x ? (dependant on race strategy and speed)
Dehydrated main meal x ? (dependant on race strategy and speed)
Spare trail food (nuts, sweets crisps etc)
Thermos flask (boiling water)
Thermos flask (hot chocolate/coffee)
Medical equipment comprising (I am no medical expert -
Pain killers and or anti inflammatory's
Vaseline or Hydropel
Miscellaneous items include....
Spare batteries for all relevant equipment.
Toothbrush (an absolute must -
Flag (Welsh flag preferably)
Drop Bag 1 (for those going to Tuktoyaktuk)
Socks (see above)
Gloves (probably only liner ones required as replacement)
Restock with dehydrated breakfasts, main meals, and trail snacks. Quantity dependant on athletes timetable and strategy. Look for variables in the diet -
Spare batteries as appropriate
Spare fuel for stove.
Drop Bag 2 (for those going to Tuktoyaktuk)
Pretty much the same as for Drop Bag 1.
Finish Bag (all racers)
Spare warm comfortable clothing. Racing snakes could be sitting around for a while and then there is the road trip home to think about.
Luxury food item as a way of saying thank you to your body -
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