Mongolia Horse Trek June - August 2010

Gear

This is a list of gear that I initially planned to take and formed the basis of what I used on the stage from the east to Ulaanbaatar. Most of the trek was on the stage to the west of this and to allow better mobility I reduced the equipment to very little, only that I considered essential, as can be seen by the photo at the Western end of Hoton Lake. I can provide more details to those that are interested.

 

 - General

 - Location/Communication

 - Horse Gear

 - Camping Gear

 - Clothing

 - First Aid

 - Survival Kit

 

 

General

Passport
Money
Bank card
Visa
Key contacts

 

Location/Communication

Location/Communication
Magellan Tritons 2000 GPS
Russian Raster maps
Compass
Maps
Guidebook
Phrase book
Dictionary
Learn Mongolian Language

PDA
USB stick
load all references on SD cards to 2GB size
Camera
Phone - Thuraya GSM / satellite
Emergency Beacon - SPOT

Telescope

Remote power supply - flexible solar panel
powermonkey-explorer
AA battery charger


Horse Gear

Pack pad
Pack saddle - lightweight
Canvas bags
Harness
Pack surcingle
Scales
2 x 1.8m x 2.4m tarps
6mm halters and 12mm reins and lead rope
Spare marine rope
I like the redhide hobbles
Picket peg / Electric fence
Horse bell
Reflective tape
Explore option of an english style saddle from Mongolia
Bridle
Rasp
Easy-Stitcher

 

Camping Gear

Sink bucket
Water packs, collapsible
Water filter/purifier
Dragonfly Multi fuel stove
Cook set
Crockery and cutlery
Tent- want a bit of space
Inflatable camp mat (Thermarest)
Sleeping bag
Sleeping bag liner
Knife - not folding
Diamond stone - ezylap, red handle - fine grade
Multi tool - Victorinox Huntsman
Aurora Fire Starter
Head lamp
Led torch
First Aid pack
Water proof sacks
Travel towel
Toiletries

 

Clothing

underpants
Poly T-shirt
Thermal underwear
2 long sleeved cotton/poly shirt
Soft shell
Hard Shell
Down filled coat
Poly trousers - maybe king gee rayon or similar
socks
balaclava
gloves
Leather riding boots
light weight boots, hiking or work boot style
Hat - hard riding helmet with broad brim
Sun glasses

First Aid

Sunscreen lotion
Vaseline
Plasters/Bandage/Steri-Strips
Antiseptic blister pads
Pain killers
water purification tablets
Diarrhorea remedies
Moisturiser
Lip balm
Cold/flu decongestants
Antihistamines
Travel motion-sickness tablets
Mosquito repellent
Tweezers
Rehydration salts (Gastrolyte)
Dental floss
Vitamins


Survival Kit

Tin with relective surface
Matches
Candle
Flint
Magnifying glass
Needles and thread
Fish hooks and line
Compass
Beta light
Snare wire
Flexible saw
Medical kit
Surgical blades
Butterfly sutures
Plasters
Condoms

Pouch
Mess tin
Fuel
Matches
Brew kit
Fluro Material - 0.3 x 2m
Flares
Torch
Food; oil, stock cubes, chocolate, salt
Plastic Bag - 2 x 0.6m
Paper and pencil
Whistle