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11. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting Gelli

I'm sorry, but I have to ask. What the heck is a Spork and why do you need two of them??? (am i right in guessing logically, and it's a kind of combined Spoon and Fork?)

Exactly what it is! And maybe Niki is planning on dining with a friend who may be sporkless.

12. Posted by Dezafinado (Respected Member 177 posts) 9y

Quoting Gelli

I'm sorry, but I have to ask. What the heck is a Spork and why do you need two of them??? (am i right in guessing logically, and it's a kind of combined Spoon and Fork?)

Directly from your homeland, the spork. Why 2? One to eat with and the other to scare of muggers! It's a spare.

Probably won't save you much weight, but personally i'd have said that: "S/S T-shirt (3 synthetic, 1 cotton), S/S button shirt (1 syn, 1 cot) L/S button hiking shirt (2) and L/S Capilene baselayer shirt..." Is slightly overkill, and i'd loose a short sleeved option or two, and one or two long sleeved ones.

good point

- MHW Windstopper vest (1)
- MHW Synchro Softshell jacket (1)
- SD waterproof pants (1)

seems well over the top to me. However, much of that is probably releavant, if only for the Tour du Mont Blanc. i don't know if it's an option, but maybe you can arrange to leave some stuff not to carry on the tour and collect later, and/or send some of the more high tech and extreme weather stuff back - or maybe post it from Europe to NZ so you don't have it in between.

I'm thinking of axing the MHW Windstopper Vest, but the waterproof pants stay. These particular items are more for TMB and NZ. I probably won't need to carry my entire pack for TMB as the hotels around Mont Blanc supposedly hold your packs for a fee. Hopefully I can fit what I need in my 24L daypack. Aside from clothes, my photo gear, only water and snacks are needed. Food and lodging is available along the way.

Thanks!

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