This category will eventually contain a review of all the equipment I have used while walking the Great Wall. When applicable I have specified which season the equipment has been used.

Rucksack – Quest Golite 1

Before leaving Norway, I spent quite a lot of time researching lightweight equipment. This is one of the gems I found. My 72 liter rucksack weighs only 1.4 kilos! That is about two kilos less than other conventional rucksacks. After carrying the rucksack for about 4.500 kilometres, I am very […]

RidgeRest sleeping mattress – Therm-a-rest 1

This sleeping mattress is a classic for hikers. It is lightweight (400 grams for regular size) with a smart ridged design that captures air in it’s deep ridges without adding to the weight. This is a no-nonsense sleeping mattress that has served me very well through the whole summer of […]

Headlamp – Petzl

This little baby has been with me the entire trip. I store it in my hip-pack so it is always ready for use. It is waterproof, very small, and weighs only 27 grams. As I never plan to walk after dark, it is mostly used for trips to the ‘toilet’ […]

Walking sticks – Enduro Black Diamond 1

I had no experience with using walking sticks before this walk. They felt strange to use in the beginning, but now it feels strange walking without them. The Black Diamond walking sticks come in three sections. They can be collapsed using two flick lock mechanisms on each stick. Practical when […]

Camera – Panasonic DMC-LX3 1

This post is for those especially interested in cameras. I love photography and therefore it is hard to keep it short when I describe the camera I use while walking the Great Wall. I don’t carry an SLR while walking the Great Wall as it would be too heavy. I […]

Mobile phone – htc s740

Many thanks to Nordialog for sponsoring this small but great mobile phone. When walking the Great Wall, I do not carry the laptop. I carry the htc S740 which gives me all the functionality I need, apart from editing pictures. The htc S740 is sturdy and has a steel frame […]

Laptop – Lenovo Thinkpad X200 6

Many thanks to Lenovo Technology Norway for sponsoring a laptop for this project. Many thanks to colleague Christian Haug at DnB NOR for putting me in contact with Lenovo. In 2004 IBM sold it’s PC division to Chinese Lenovo. I am very happy to be using a Chinese laptop while […]