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Thread: 8 Items - 3 Days - Dartmoor Challenge

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    if you take a drink in a can you can make yourself a passable tea cup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ichneumon View Post
    ... If five people are going only one needs to take an essential item to the group...
    Sharing of items is not allowed - it would make it a lot easier if it was allowed.

    We of course had a First Aid Kit & Mobiles which weren't used but were there for emergencies only.

    Actually Martin, I believe last year the water-bottle was controversial but we actually ended up allowing it as a free-item, based on the concept that food & drink were free and if you bought your water from the shop it came in a bottle, or something like that!

    My kit for last year's 10 item challenge was:
    1. Rucksack (45L)
    2. Knife (Fallkniven F1)
    3. Firsteel
    4. Billycan
    5. Cup
    6. Tarp
    7. Hammock
    8. Cocoon
    9. Toilet Roll
    10. Tinder (cotton-balls) - this was a last minute decision, I literally had 1 space left to fill the night before when packing. I did know that an important/useful item would have been a head-torch, but part of me wanted to show myself that you could stay on Dartmoor without a torch as it was something I'd not done before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ichneumon View Post
    3. Tent - there are wooded areas on Dartmoor but most of it has nothing to hang a hammock on...
    Dartmoor is as the name would suggest mostly moorland but there are lovely woodlands dotted about, we love the woods and usually navigate our way to them.

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    There are two blogs articles about last years '10 Item Challenge Trip' which you might find interesting...

    - Posted on 22nd October 2010 - Pre-Trip
    - Posted on 26th October 2010 - Post-Trip, explaining how it went
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    216 Photos of the Trip available online

    And all the photos from the trip are here: https://picasaweb.google.com/Natural...msTripOct2010#



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    I love this idea! really tuff to decide.

    I think you should put a monetary value limit on there too!!! just to make it fun

    I would take (presuming water is included with food and drink)

    rucksack £20
    wool blanket £20 (sleeping bag if no price issue)
    tarp £40
    sleeping mat £20
    stove £1
    billy £5
    knife £17 (leatherman if no price issue)
    lighter £1

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    This is what I'd take

    rucksack
    knife
    billycan
    sleeping bag
    bivi bag
    tarp
    sleeping mat
    motor home
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    Not long to go on this and I'm still struggling with my eight items. This is where I'm up to so far.

    1. Rucksack
    2. Torch
    3. Rollmat
    4. Toilet paper
    5. Tent
    6. Knife (Not really sure why)
    7.
    8.

    Can't really decide what else to go for. Any ideas guys??

    Just for clarity, I don't eat any meat or dairy products, I also don't drink coffee or tea so I'm not going to bother with a stove or billy. I will have plenty of food which will help me to keep warm and I will have warm clothes that I will wear at night instead of a sleeping bag.

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    Tough one. I do like having a cover of some sort when sleeping, even if its only a light blanket. (unless I fall asleep on the sofa of course )

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    It is a tough one. I'm seriously contemplating taking a tarp instead of the tent but then I'd need to take paracord as well which would be another item. I could do this as a six item challenge!!!

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