Expedition KARLAG: Equipment List

This feels like one of the most important journeys I have ever done. Though it doesn´t involve any greater physical work, I think it will be the most emotional one. I already feel, somehow it will change my life. All the books on the subject, especially two, Solzhenytsin´s The Gulag Archipelago and Barnes Death And Redemption, is haunting me every night now. It is hard to sleep considering all these profoundly tragic stories. Anyway, no matter what, I have gathered the kit list I need and this will keep me decent and alive for three weeks in and around Karaganda. It is not a wilderness and outdoor sleeping journey.
1 Explorers Club Flag 80

1 Mountain Hardwear Juggernaut 115 Suitcase

1 Sleeping bag

1 Therm-A-Rest Short

1 Backpack 25 liter, Eagle Creek

1 3 season sleeping bag

1 Goretex jacket with hood and trousers, Mountain Hardwear

1 pair of Teva sandals

1 pair of running shoes, Diadora

2 long sleeved shirts, Mountain Hardwear and Ortovox

2 trousers, one which can be used as shorts, Mountain Hardwear

2 T-shirts, Mountain Hardwear and Ortovox

2 pair of wool socks

2 pieces of underwear

1 tophat

1 Castro cap

1 vest

1 fleece jacket, Mountain Hardwear

1 LED lamp, Ledlenser

1 pair of Sunglasses, Julbo

1 Leatherman Tool, Leatherman Tool

Personal effects

1 lipbalm

1 sun tan cream 50

1 passport

2 credit cards

1 towel (small one)

Toiletries (personal use ,e.g small soap, tooth paste, toothbrush, 2 rolls of toilet paper)

Technical Equipment

1 Canon XA10

1 Kata Raincover

1 box of SD Cards (8 32 mb/95)

1 Canon recharger

3 batteries

1 pair of earphones from Swimbuds Sport (small, water- and dust tight)

1 Sennheiser Microphone with windcover from Rycote Deadcat

2 cables


1 hard drive 1 TB from Seagate

1 lightweight laptop Acer Aspire V5

1 charger

Nokia 106 mobile phone plus charger

Books is reference are more important than ever:

1. Steven A. Barnes, Death And Redemption

2. Aleksandr Solzhenytsin, The Gulag Archipelago

3. Anthony Beevor, Stalingrad