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Norway Cross-Country Ski Trek Kit List

Filling in some extra details on our cross-country skiing trek in Norway earlier this year, here's my kit list that saw me fairly comfortably survive 6 1/2 days skiing between huts in the Arctic Circle.

Clothing and non-food kit list

  • Skis, Poles, Boots
  • Thin under-socks, thick outer socks
  • Leggings, Waterproof trousers, Gaiters
  • Baselayer, Mid-layer (eg. thin fleece)
  • Down jacket (for stops / evenings / very cold days)
  • Hard shell
  • Sunglasses, Goggles
  • Warm hat
  • Thin gloves (to enable fiddly tasks without using bare hands)
  • Thick gloves (that will fit over thin gloves)
  • Sleeping bag (Rated to -15C or better in case of night in a snow-hole)
  • Liner (because the bag will be too hot in huts)
  • Bivvy (we went for Blizzard Bags)
  • Snow shovel
  • Bowl, Mug, Cutlery
  • Multitool with knife
  • Head torch & spare batteries
  • Camelbak
  • Snood / Buff / Scarf
  • GPS (with huts marked as waypoints)
  • First Aid Kit

Food for one person

  • 500g Couscous
  • 18 Cuppasoups
  • 1 Chorizo
  • 500g Instant Porridge pre-mixed with sugar, cinamon and dried apple
  • Teabags
  • 100g Milk powder
  • 3 sachets of Instant Custard
  • 3 sachets of Hot Chocolate powder
  • 1 packet of Tangfastics
  • 600g Homemade Trail Mix (inc peanuts, raisins, chocolate, jelly tots and M&Ms)
  • 500g Spaghetti
  • 400g Chocolate
  • 2 Cereal Bars
  • 1 Kendal Mint Cake
  • Small pots of Salt, Paprika, Curry Powder
  • 300ml Port
  • ~200g Energy Powder

Didn't take but should have done:

  • Epoxy resin / Superglue (for fixing stuff!)

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