Monday, August 24, 2009

Gearing up!

I'm getting ready for my Walk in the Wilderness.

I have my lightweight "The One" single person tent.
I have my lightweight Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus backpack.
I have my lightweight Patagonia Down Sweater.
But what if it rains?

I have been looking at various rain tops, rain bottoms, gortex, vented, blah blah. All very pricy and then read about Tyvek coveralls on this blog.

What do you think? One step too far?


  1. Ron...I don't know about those Tyvek coveralls. I'm not into all this modern hiking stuff. You have gone one step too far!

    Is your foot going to be ready for the "Walk in the Wilderness", has it healed yet?

    Do you have a lot of moleskins for your feet, just in case?

    Have fun Ron!

  2. Hi
    have you heard of the Altus Atmospheric poncho? it is what I will be carrying with me on my Pilgrimage across Spain. Light weight, covers you and your pack. Check it out here:

  3. I don't know if it's good raingear, Ron, but you look GOOD!

    The man in the white jumpsuit.

    Have a great walk.

  4. Too bad you're not puffy enuf, or you could be the Michelin man!

  5. Ron - it's good stuff but don't totally depend on it for thorough weatherproofing - heavy showers, okay though.

    My son used one on the Marathon Des Sables this year for night attire - very fetching