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Should you use trekking poles? Can you rent gear in Moshi? Are gaiters good to have? All these questions and more can be answered in the Kilimanjaro Gear section.


The Lovely Kitchen

By Donovan | October 9th, 2006 | Comments Off

porters1.jpgYou would be surprised – except for the lunches – most of the breakfasts and dinners on Kilimanjaro can be better than expected. You often wonder how these guys pull off such ... [read on]
 

More Kilimanjaro Packing Tips

By Donovan | September 8th, 2006 | Comments Off

Ryan and his wife recently climbed Kilimanjaro and came up with a list of important things to remember when planning for climbing Kilimanjaro.

1) BRING A CAMELBACK Of all the gear my wife and I had, we both agreed that the ... [read on]
 

Solar Backpacks – Best Bets on Kilimanjaro

By Donovan | July 25th, 2006 | Comments Off

h2-solar-backpack-01.jpgOne of the biggest issues you face on Kilimanjaro is capturing all those spectacular moments with your camera. For the average Kilimanjaro climber, they are going to take pictures up Kili for ... [read on]
 

Do You Need a Balaclava?

By Donovan | July 5th, 2006 | Comments Off

Most people don’t use a balaclava on the mountain. Many just zip up their jacket and fleece, pull down their hat, and keep much of their face exposed.

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Personally, it would have been wonderful, only on the ... [read on]
 

Best Method for Packing on Kilimanjaro

By Donovan | March 7th, 2006 | Comments Off

If you want a good way to keep your clothes clean and dry on Kilimanjaro or on any mountain, seperating the dirty clothes from the fresh clothes, you should use plastic bags. Small, sealable plastic bags – one for each ... [read on]
 

Warm Hands 101

By Donovan | February 23rd, 2006 | 1 Comment »

This is a post from Chuck Beauzay on how to keep your hands warm.

Hiking up Kilimanjaro can be cold. It can be windy. It can be cold and windy. You have a lot to worry about ... [read on]
 

Duffel Bag Liner – Gear on Kilimanjaro

By Donovan | February 19th, 2006 | Comments Off

Just like your day pack, you can use plastic bags to line the inside of your duffel bag. Even if you have a waterproof duffel bag, you should create another waterproof lining to help combat the rain and elements. I had ... [read on]
 

Day Pack Liner – Gear on Kilimanjaro

By Donovan | February 17th, 2006 | Comments Off

You should always have a day pack on Kilimanjaro. With your day pack, you can carry extra clothing, food, water, first aid kit and any other bare necessities. If your day pack is not waterproof, or you don’t have a ... [read on]
 

Water on Kilimanjaro

By Donovan | February 15th, 2006 | Comments Off

This picture is an example of how to fill up your nalgene bottle, canteen, or camelback on Mount Kilimanjaro. Usually one of the porters will pack up fresh mountain water in a bucket. You can use your water pump, which ... [read on]
 

Drink Packets

By Donovan | February 14th, 2006 | Comments Off

As I stated in my two articles, “Taking a Whiz,” and “Pee, Pee and More Pee,” you will drink loads of water on Kilimanjaro, probably more than you have ever had in your life.

After a while, drinking loads ... [read on]
 


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