Greenland - Mountain, Fjord, Icecap
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. Your main bag will be transported between camps by boat. You should be able to comfortably step into the boat while carrying your KE bag.
You must bring the following items:
Sturdy and waterproof hiking boots
Trainers / sneakers or sandals
Socks and underwear
Trekking trousers / pants
Waterproof overtrousers / rain-pants
Baselayer shirts (1 short sleeve, 1 long sleeve)
T-shirts and/or casual shirts
Fleece jacket or jumper
Warm jacket (down or synthetic)
Eyewear - sunglasses
Light thermal gloves and waterproof overgloves or mittens
4 season sleeping bag (rated down to 5ºC)
Plastic survival bag
Drybags to keep items in your KE trek bag dry
*Daypack of approximately 30 to 40 litres capacity
Sun protection (including for lips)
Water bottles x 2 (1 Litre / Quart))
Washbag and toiletries
Small trek towel
**Mosquito net for the head
Tupperware lunch box (c. 0.6 litre / 40 cu in capacity)
Plastic plate and bowl and fork and spoon
Basic First Aid Kit. Including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, Insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).
The following items are optional:
Sleeping bag liner
Swimwear (some people do take a dip!)
Earplugs (particularly if you are not the one snoring!)
Eye cover to assist sleeping in the 24-hour daylight
Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
Camera, media, batteries
* Your daysack needs to be big enough to allow you to carry rainproofs, packed lunch, camera, water bottles, change of clothing and your emergency bivvy bag.
** During July and August in lowlands and in wind protected valleys, mosquitoes can be annoying.
You should bring a mesh net which covers the head completely and can be tucked into a shirt or jacket collar.