Solo meaning solo with nothing more than you and the stuff you carry.
Daily trekking gear
- Long sleeve t-shirts preference with a hood or large collar helps reduce the sunburn X3. Like these
- Hard wearing outdoor trousers any outdoor shop will have them fast drying.
- Socks a good pair of socks with antifungal or antibacterial properties are ideal. Like these
- A wide brim hat helps keep the sun off your head and reducing the risk of potentially dangerous heat stroke.
- Boots are again a serious consideration, with me it was trial and error I am now a happy owner of a pair of lowa elite jungle boots. These boots will last me a lot of expedition steps and arduous climbs through swamps and rivers and they need to be up to the challenge please seek out advice and when a decision has been made take them out up the hills and put them to the test.
- Head torch any Petzl one will do just fine and then, of course, a back up one with extra batteries.
- A hammock which is essential to all jungle expedition in my opinion. Hennessy hammocks in particular pretty much bomb proof plus the jungle specific ones will have a mosquito net in. The hammock keeps you off the floor and keeps all the creepy crawlies at bay for the most part. (Some are potentially life-threatening from a number of venomous snakes and insects which will either cause you a lot of pain or worst case scenario.)
- Sleeping bag light as possible but adequate for the job of camping in the tropics my chosen system is a snugpak option.
- Dry warm clothing every night I would need to change into my dry kit and get the best nights sleep I could the dry kit is essential for this and maintaining your health, for example, sleeping in wet socks for even a night can cause soars to become infected. Rendering whoever pretty useless for trekking in the tropics.
- Canon 7d mk2 x 2 batteries
- 3 DSLR Lenses
- GoPro action cameras x2
- Drone, drone remote, 3x batteries wires and more wires.
- 3x Anker power banks Absolute lifesavers.
- Tripod for the more creative shots.
- Macbook pro 13 inch plus the wires to charge.
- Adapters from British plug to local plug.
- 2x solar panels to recharge the power banks.
- Leatherman multi-tool
- Bench made knife
- Boar back up knife
- 2x windproof lighters
- Back up magnesium tool.
- 100m of paracord
- 50m of static climbing rope
- Emergency GPS locator beacon and tracking device.
- Water filtration system water to go bottle perfect for any type of water on the move. Also, a backup of filtration lifestraw is also ideal.
- Any medication prescribed such as malaria prevention.
- Individual medical kit and know how to use it.
- A machete bought in the country of travel.
- A means to dry your feet talcum powder perfect addition to any multi-day trek.
- A number of dry bags to keep the equipment dry.
Bonus items a way to raise the morale of any adventurer.
- British tea bags PG tips preferably
- A means to listen to music, an example I was stuck in the Corcovado national park in Costa Rica Pacific coast. Where I had struggled for maybe 3 days soaked through bitten to death by anything breathing oxygen or scratched by any tree or even razor grass. I sat down and played it that night.
With all this equipment a means to carry it is also essential, military-grade backpacks or bergens with a way to modify them such as PLCE webbing. I opted for the leader in the design of backpacks, for a huge expedition and that was a karrimoor sf backpack.