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17. June 2015 Comments (0) News, Travel Tips

Trekking Equipments

equipment1Duffle bag or soft kit bag :
quantity 1 : in which porters will carry your main mountain equipment

Small backpack: quantity 1 : 30 to 40 litre, for you to carry your
own daytime gear

Rain cover for small backpack: quantity 1: optional, can use plastic bags for rain protection

Plastic bags: to protect equipment you want to ensure is dry, eg. sleeping bag, books

Sun hat: quantity 1: with wide brim for shade against the sun

Woolly hat: quantity 1: for warmth, preferably Balaclava type

Scarf or bandana: quantity 1

Sunglasses: quantity 1 pair: against snow-blindness, preferably with side gusset

Poncho: quantity 1: optional

Hooded waterproof jacket: quantity 1: must be very good quality, waterproof and breathable

Four seasons duvet jacket: quantity 1: thick insulated jacket

Warm upper body layers: quantity 3: to fit over under layers and each other to make a total of 4 layers

Upper body under layers: quantity 3: preferably synthetic for easy drying

Sports brassiere: quantity 3: not usually necessary for men

Waterproof outer gloves: quantity 1 pair: must be very good quality, waterproof and breathable

Thin under gloves: quantity 1 pair

Gel-activated hand warmers: quantity 2: for summit attempt

Waterproof trousers/pants: quantity 1: must be very good quality, waterproof and breathable

Fleece trousers/pants: quantity 1

Lightweight trousers/pants: quantity 2: must go on top of each other

Short trousers/pants: quantity 2

Thermal under trousers/pants: quantity 2: must go on top of each other

Underwear: quantity 3

Gaiters: quantity 1 pair: optional, waterproof and breathable, helpful in wet conditions and to stop scree getting inside your boots
Hiking boots: quantity 1 pairs: must be well broken-in, proven quality, wear on plane in case of lost luggage

Spare laces: quantity 1 pair

Trainers or trekking sandals: quantity 1 pair: for use around camp

Thick socks: quantity 3 pairs: woollen or synthetic

Thin socks: quantity 6 pairs: woollen or synthetic

Walking poles: quantity 1 pair

Sleeping bag: quantity 1: must be four seasons, fleece liner optional

Inflatable sleeping mat or foam
sleeping mat: quantity 1: repair kit essential

Water bottle: Nelgene 1 litre: quantity 2

Water bottle: bladder Platypus type: quantity 1: for drinking whilst walking, must have insulated tube against freezing

Water purification tablets: Cordial or other water, flavouring recommend: Redoxon type vitamin C tablets

Snacks and energy bars :
optional : if you have any favourites you might like to bring

Head torch : 1 : as powerful as possible but light weight, mini Petzl okay

Spare torch batteries : quantity 4

sets : to allow for lots of reading
Camera : plus memory cards,
film and batteries : check temperature ratings
Video camera and batteries: check temperature ratings
Reading material
Games and cards

Towel: quantity 1: can be the lightweight quick-dry type

Ear plugs

Soft toilet paper: quantity 1 roll, Wet wipes

Spare contact lenses or glasses
Sun block: for skin and lips: factor 15+

Lip balm: preferably with sun protection

Insurance documentation: with 24hr medical emergency number

Map: usually available at trailhead

Kilimanjaro Personal First Aid Kit
All climbs are equipped with a full medical kit. Trekkers are also encouraged to bring their own small medical kits containing the items on the list below and any other medication specific to your own health requirements …

Wound dressings
Antiseptic wipes
Sticking plasters: Bandaid or similar
Blister kits
Joint supports: knees, ankles etc.
Talcum Powder
Ladies sanitary towels
Malaria tablets: all mountain trips begin and end in malarial areas
Insect repellent: usually
containing DEET: not needed

on mountain
Cold cure sachets: Lemsip or similar Antihistamines
Diarrhoeal medicine: Imodium or similar Oral rehydration salts
Painkillers: your choice of paracetamol, ibuprofen or aspirin.

1. Carry any essential medicines onto the plane to prevent problems in the event of lost luggage.
2. Ibprofen and paracetamol are recommended as they thin the blood and help prevent blood clots.
3. Strong painkillers are not recommended as they can suppress respiration.
4. Ladies please note that altitude may affect the menstrual cycle, so bring appropriate materials.
5. All contact lens wearers should take care to remove the lenses at night as the eye needs to absorb oxygen from the
atmosphere. The rarefied conditions of altitude reduce oxygen levels and in extreme cases a corneal oedema can develop.

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