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Of course, the "Camping" list first includes all the items in the "Escaping" list.
The boundary of the "Camping Sphere" is, like all the others in this graph, a little arbitrary. I trace it according to a rule of thumb: "Transportable kilometrically, powered only by the Krebs cycle of an adult, as far as possible with the help of a friction reducing or load distribution device".
"Kilometrically" because even an old fart like me can move a piano from point A to point B, millimetrically! Here, we're talking of distances of several kilometers at least. "The Krebs cycle", for those who remember their Biology classes in high school, is what allows your muscles to do work (as opposed to burning hydrocarbons in an internal combustion engine, for example). A "friction reducing device" is for example a bicycle towing a trailer on a beautiful asphalt road, or a canoe on a lake, or a "pulk/ahkio" dragged on the snow by a snowshoer, etc. A "load distribution" device is the difference between carrying 40 kilograms of water for a few meters (because you hold the containers in your hands), or carrying the same load attached to a rucksack frame, who itself has a big belt that transmits weight to your hips, and so relieves your spine.
Description: Standard Liturgy of the Hours, in one volume.
Includes: book cover with zip (Anne Sigier PTP Luxe, #70B), little colored ribbon bookmarks, and calendar.
Description: Four USB memory sticks, big enough to each contain a complete
copy of the laptop's contents. Two in the wallat (which I keep with me),
and two in the travel wallet. I also have a CD-ROM, in case the memory
sticks are damaged.
Description: All one's most important papers.
Includes: health insurance card, social security card, passport, etc. Also includes a printed page with all important numbers (like credit card number, plus the phone number to call to cancel it, etc.), and important addresses. This is in case we don't have access to a computer.
Description: Printed from MS-Outlook every month.
Description: little nylon case to contain the backup copies and the important
Includes: An up-to-date business card, in case you lose the travel wallet.
Model: MEC #4009-373, Travel Wallet.
Description: Ordinary nylon wallet.
Includes: Emergency money, ordinary money, driver's license, ATM card, credit card, 2-3 business cards, little sheets of paper to take notes, two USM memory sticks.
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Description: Large external frame expedition backpack.
Model: Camp Trails Omega.
Description: A good daypack, solid, water-resistant, about 28 L capacity,
top-loading (no structural zippers).
Model: MEC #4003-468, Klettersac DayPack.
Description: A big fully waterproof bag, long and big enough to contain the
inflatable mattress, the winter sleeping bag, and the summer sleeping bag.
Model: Seattle Sports Super Sack #3200.
Description: Ordinary nylon mesh storage bags, of various sizes, to help
organize things a bit.
Model: MEC #0607-283, Mesh Storage bag.
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Description: Black sports socks.
Quantity: 3 pairs
Model: Sears #452 556 138 10, Gold Toe MD Socks.
Description: dark-colored standard cotton briefs.
Model: Sears #453 012 35Y 10, Stanfield's MD briefs.
Description: Mid-weight synthetic long johns.
Model: MEC #4010-386, Mid Weight Power Dry Long Johns Men's.
Description: Thin gloves, to protect hands when we have to remove our mittens
during very cold weather, while keeping enough dexterity (to lace boots, unlock
the door, etc.).
Model: Latulippe Peter Storm, Thermal Gloves, 98% Chlorofibre, 2% Lycra.
Description: Ordinary cotton T-shirt.
Model: MEC #5002-177, Organic Cotton Short Sleeve T-Shirt Men's.
Description: Ordinary cotton handkerchiefs.
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Photo of "Wear" category (fleece jacket, mittens, tuque, etc.).
Photo of "Wear" category (shoes, boots, pants, etc.).
Description: Winter parka, coated nylon, filled with good quality down.
Model: MEC #4011-268, Guides DryLoft 550 Parka Men's.
Description: Ordinary polar fleece jacket, with full length frontal zip (the
pullover is too bothersome to take on and off), of Polartec 300 (fairly heavy).
Model: MEC #4014-849, Trek Thermal Plus Jacket Men's.
Description: Ordinary wool tuque.
Model: MEC #5001-785, Parkhurst Merino Wool Cap.
Description: Ordinary wool socks.
Model: MEC #0311-191, Thorlo Trekking Crew Socks.
Description: Polar fleece mittens.
Model: MEC #0310-169, Polartec 300 Double Mitts.
Description: Polar fleece balaclava, used among others for winter cycling (fits
under the helmet).
Model: MEC #4013-278, PolarTec 100S Balaclava.
Description: Good quality military-type pants (but with civilian colors).
Model: Surplus Saint-Gilles 65% polyester/35% cotton, type militaire.
Description: Same type as the pants, but for summertime.
Model: Surplus St-Gilles (Latulippe) Panarm.
Description: Ordinary nylon web belt.
Model: MEC #4011-121, Cactus Creek Side Release Belt Unisex.
Description: Wide-brimmed hat.
Model: Latulippe Ranger Hat.
Description: Good walking boots, Vibram sole, leather uppers treated with Sno-
Seal or something similar.
Model: MEC Montrail Gore-Tex, 14M.
Description: Anything solid and confortable, etc.
Model: Keen Arroyo II
"Overwear" category (raincoat, windbreaker, etc.).
Photo of "Overwear" category (overmitts, gaiters, mask, etc.).
Description: A high-quality raincoat, preferably 3-ply Gore-Tex, with as few
zippers as possible, and with pockets as big as possible. Size must be big
enough to use in the winter, over insulating layers.
Model: MEC Monsoon 2
Description: Ordinary leather gloves, treated with Sno-Seal or equivalent.
Description: Low-end ski goggles, with double transparent visor (not tinted).
Description: Gore-Tex socks, worn over ordinary socks.
Model: MEC #4000-338, Rocky Stretch Gore-Tex Oversocks.
Description: Mask to protect the face against the wind during winter.
Description: Seam-sealed Gore-Tex overmitts.
Model: Outdoor Research Mt. Baker Shell Mitts (Gore-Tex).
Description: Gore-Tex gaiters, which rise at least up to mid-calf, with a real
polyurethane-coated nylon strap that passes under the boot, and a mecanism to
adjust that strap once and for all and never touch it again (so full-length
opening with a zipper or velcro).
Model: MEC #4008-858, Kokanee Gore-Tex Gaiters.
Description: A kind of second boot sole, with metallic cleats screwed
underneath, and straps to attach the whole thing to your boots.
Model: Lee Valley #EL914, Stabilicers Original.
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Description: Self-inflating mattress, 63 x 196 x 5 cm.
Model: Cascade Designs Thermarest Basecamp.
Description: thick bag (35 cm loft), large (19.5L packed), very warm (rated
-30C), cramped inside (mummy bag), 750 fill-power down insulated, hard to wash,
made of water-resistant material (Gore DryLoft 1100).
Model: MEC #5000-139, Thor DryLoft Sleeping Bag -30C.
Includes: Its packing bag, and also a much larger "storage" bag, to avoid compressing the down for long periods of time.
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Description: The "Boy Scout's Rosary". It's just a handy little metal ring,
with a crucifix and ten bulges to count ten "Ave Maria". Don't
underestimate the importance of having a physical object on yourself which
reminds you of your duties as a Soldier of Christ.
Description: Collapsible Aluminum walking stick, with tungsten-carbide tips,
rubber tip guard.
Description: Good old Swiss Army jacknife, with scissors.
Model: MEC #4002-284, Victorinox Climber.
Includes: a sewing needle tucked into the tweezers.
Description: All keys, on a split ring, attached to pants' belt loop with
static 5 mm cord.
Quantity: 2 (one set in a safe place, the other with oneself)
Description: Really handy if you don't have 20-20 eyesight!
Quantity: 2 (too important to have only one pair)
Includes: clip-on sunglasses, impact-resistant carrying cases.
Description: Digital display, water-resistant, night-light watch.
Model: Timex Ironman.
Description: A little flashlight that can be attached to a keyring. See
"flashlight" for other characteristics.
Model: Arc-AAA Premium w/GS LED.
Description: flashlight that is water-resistant, with a LED lightbulb, standard
cells (in this case 3 AAA batteries), that fits on the head to be able to work
with both hands.
Quantity: 2 (too important to have only one)
Model: MEC #5019-003, Princeton Tec Eos Headlamp
Description: ball-point pen.
Model: 400BCL Fisher Space Pen, Bullet style, Black finish with clip, with medium black ink cartrige.
Description: Ordinary throw-away gas lighter.
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Description: Anything reasonable. Anyway, you always have to add quite a few
Model: MEC #5003-384, Adventure Medical Backcountry First Aid Kit.
Includes: On top of the purchased contents (see list inside the kit itself), a good pair of tweezers (General Tools #423-4 Swiss Pattern Tweezers), a good thermometer, the prescription medications you need, etc. Pills and rubbing alcohol are in neat little containers ("Contain-alls" by Coghlan's, 5$ at Latulippe).
Description: Any little handy pouch, with toiletries.
Includes: toothpaste, soap (in a plastic soap box), dental floss, razor (with 2-3 spare blades), paper towels or roll of toilet paper, rubbing alcohol (to sanitize hands), ear plugs (PharmaSystems Soft Foam orange rated at 33 decibels, for noisy neighbors in hotels, etc.). If you go camping, it can also include: mosquito-repellant, sun cream, etc.
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Description: Simple little stove gas stove.
Model: Latulippe Coleman Peak 1 #3001-700T.
Description: For the little LPG gas stove. Each bottle boils about 7 L in ideal
conditions (no wind, room temperature).
Model: Latulippe Coleman Peak 1 #3250-712T.
Description: Camping cookware, including saucepan, lit and handle.
Description: Lexan soup spoon.
Description: mug that is stainless-steel, vacuum insulated, low and
stable and with cover (to avoid spilling coffee on laptop).
Model: Canadian Tire no name brand, made in China
Description: Handy format water bottles.
Quantity: at least 2 bottles of 1L capacity each.
Model: MEC #5002-131, Nalgene Round Narrow Mouth Loop Top Lexan Bottle.
Description: Chlorine water-disinfection kit.
Model: MEC # 4013-495, Pristine ClO2 60ml Water Treatment.
See the "Rations" section of the Food list.
Description: Just an ordinary nylon mesh bag to contain everything related to
nutrition (rations, heater, saucepan, etc.).
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