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Arctic Circle Trail solo hike packing list (Greenland)

Summer 2019, I will be hiking the Arctic Circle Trail in Greenland – over 160 kilometers in pretty remote areas on the land part of Greenland. Here’s my Arctic Circle Trail solo hike packing list (still under construction):

My Arctic Circle Trail solo hike packing list (Greenland)

  • Essentials
  •  Clothing
    • 3* Underwear (Icebreaker)
    • 2* Under shirt (Icebreaker)
    • 2* Hiking pants
    • 1* Wind stopper (Icebreaker)
    • 1* Fleece sweater
    • Rain jacket
    • Rain pants
    • Sun glasses Julbo Aero Zebra Light Fire
    • Head Net
    • Footwear
      • 3* Walking socks
      • 3* Liner socks
      • Hiking boots (have to get new ones)
  • Electronics
  •  Toiletries
    • 1* Towel
    • Toilet articles for personal use
    • Plaster for blisters and medicine for personal use
    • 2* Wet toilet paper towels
    • Toilet paper
    • Hygiene hand gel
    • Biodegradable soap
    • Sun screen
    • Biodegradable washing soap
  • Cooking
    • MSR Titan Titanium Cooking Pot
    • MSR Pocket Rocket
    • MSR fire spark starter
    • Gas cannister (bought locally)
    • 2l Camelbak pack
    • Camelbak liter pouch
    • MSR Titanium Knife
    • Spork
    • Pocket knife
  • Food
    • 5* 3* Adventure Food Dinner
    • 10* Powerbar gel
    • 10* Powerbar Gelshots
    • 2*5-pack Bifi
    • Medicine
      • Norrit O.R.S.
      • Pain killers
      • Extra vitamins

Recent tweaks and changes to my Arctic Circle Trail solo hike packing list

Since my last Laugavegur trail hike, these are the key tweaks/changes I made:

  • I decided to exchange my Decathlon hiking pole for a double Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork. I really wanted to have two super reliable hiking poles. These also give me the flexibility to maybe in the future start exchanging my tent for a tarp (using the hiking poles as tent poles – but probably not on the Kungsleden).
  • Gregory Baltoro 65 (M) for Gregory Z30 Iron Gray. The Baltoro is bigger than the Z30 and will make sure I can more easily pack my gear and keep my gear dry while hiking.
  • Head net to keep away flies and musquitos (I read this pretty much in every post).
  • Garmin InReach+. As only 300-2000 hikers complete the Arctic Circle Trail every year, it is very well possible that you won’t encounter other human beings for several days. Additionally, cellphone reception is really bad, which makes the InReach+ probably the best way to keep in contact with the homefront and get help in case of trouble.

 

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