A few folks have been interested in what I’ll be carrying in my backpack so I made a short video to show you all my stuff. The audio is a bit low so you’ll have to crank it up. Sorry, I didn’t speak loudly enough!
Two things I didn’t show in the video are my trail shoes and my campstove, so am including here.
After wearing Merrell Alverstone waterproof hiking shoes for over a year – which are great but these have a lot of mileage on them – I switched to a lighter, non-waterproof shoe about a month ago. The Merrells I will still use for tougher terrain where there are more rocks and climbing
The Saucony MAD River Trail Runner are my new shoes. They are a lot lighter than the Merrells, and since the terrain is relatively flat in PEI and there will be more road walks, these provide more cushioning. They also have a wide toe box, so if you have wide feet, they work well.
Lastly, check out this ultralight stove – it weighs less than a deck of cards and just screws on to one of those short propane canisters. Though I won’t be camping all the time, when I do, I’ll need morning coffee and oatmeal, and some occasional roadside ramen lunches may be in my future as well!
Another heartfelt thanks to everyone who has donated to the fundraiser for an art space and art therapy programming at Lennon House, a peer-support based recover home for folks with addictions and mental health struggles, that I’m trying to raise money for with this 700km walk. I have been so touched by your support and generosity.
And if there’s anything specific you would like me to blog about relating to my PEI adventure, please let me know!