Keywords of the day

The keywords of the day have to be "Ultralight Hiking".

Thanks to Toek from te Araroa google group for the pointer on that. Lots of reading to do.

One thing I got from this was that I should be able to get my kit to the 9kg or less range including the pack, which means a new pack. Will hit Mountain Designs or Macpac after work and see what's available.

Will also want to check out options for light weight devices. I have a first gen Air that comes in at 1.36kg. so say 1.7kg with the power adapter. Will also want a camera and gps, solar charger and a handful of rechargable batteries.

Flipside may be to dump the laptop and go with a tablet. Need something to document the journey though.