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Kit List for a Desert Expedition

This is a post only for kit geeks or anyone planning a desert expedition.

Here’s what we took to the Empty Quarter. If you have any questions or I can help in any way, please do get in touch.

CART
cart – homemade
tyres – Greentyre
tyre levers
cart tools
spare spokes
spoke key
harness – bespoke, Lifeventure
hauling rope
hauling elastic (to soften hauling)
cargo net over top
ratchet straps
karabiners
pulleys to even up joint hauling
trekking poles
CLOTHING
boots
spare shoes
sand gaiters (didn’t take in end)
2x socks
2x trousers
2x long sleeve shirt
1x boxers
head scarf / towel / sarong
sunhat
sunglasses
spare sunglasses
ultra light down jacket
Buff
merino top
CAMPING / COOKING
Trailstar shelter
Sleeping mat
Sleeping bag + silk liner
MSR
pan
drink bottle (just used 1.5l water bottles in the end)
5 x 20l Jerry cans
2m siphon
lighter
spoon
headtorch
Spare AAA batteries for torch and GPS
Rucksacs
3x fuel bottles
knife
diary + pen
goggles (left behind in end)
tupperware boxes for cameras
superglue
bowls
zip ties
duct tape
paracord
sewing kit
dental floss
FILMING
Canon XF100
Canon 5d + lenses
Rode microphones
Mic windshields
Tripods
Memory cards
Batteries
Battery Charger
Lens Cleaning Kit
UV Filter
Headphones
Compact camera (with AA batteries)
plug adapter
ipod
MEDICAL KIT
Multivitamins
Iodine
Suncream
Vaseline / Bodyglide
Antibiotics
Strapping tape
Talcum powder
Dressings
Dioralyte
Ibuprofen and Paracetomol
Lip balm
Toothbrush/toothpaste
Toilet paper
passport pics
12v charger
passport
arabic letter
photos of home
NAVIGATION/GENERAL
Compass
GPS
SPOT Connect
iphone
Sat Phone
maps
map case
Wristwatch
Solar charger

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    Comments

    1. Thx for the list, couple of questions.

      What was the one thing you brought you really didnt need, the one thing you wish you took.

      Also was the solar charger proficient enough for your gadgets?

      Many thanks as always!

      Reply
      • Alastair Posted

        Anything you take that you don’t need you can just throw away. So better to begin with too much!

        I wish we had a better tarpaulin for mid-day shade.

        The solar stuff worked for phones / MP3 etc but not much more than that.

        Reply
    2. Can I ask which video editing software you use?

      Reply
      • This film was made on Avid but all the stuff I do myself (everything you see on this site) is Final Cut Express.

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