The Gendarme Trail (Gendarmstien) Packing List

Total base weight including 400 grams of photography equipment was 5.3 kg and total pack weight including fuel and 4 days of food but not water was 7.6 kg. Total skin out weight = 9.5 kg. My trip report can be read here.

We shared the weight of the shelter; my wife carried the Hyperlight Mountain Gear full insert weighing 622 grams. The HMG Ultamid 2 with the full insert is a very lightweight shelter for two persons. Including stakes and pole straps the total shared weight was 1.2 kg.

the HMG Ultamid 2 with the full insert is a very lightweight shelter for two persons

gear that I did not use:

  • rain jacket
  • rain skirt
  • waterproof socks
  • trekking umbrella
  • wind pants
  • toe socks packed
  • water filling scoop
  • headlamp
  • ear plugs
  • extra camera battery
  • first aid kit
  • trowel
  • toilet paper
  • two days of food and fuel
  • tweezers
  • sunglasses
  • glasses hard case

The waterproof socks were for wearing in the evenings after a whole day on trail in rain. If we had stayed on trail then we would of used all the wet weather gear because it rained for the next two days.

If there was one item that I should of not packed then I would say it was the wind pants because I just used my long underwear in the evening. Although the pants only weigh 67 grams which is no big deal.

The extra toe socks were for changing into on day three and four; so these would of been used if we didn’t leave the trail.

Water is easy to resupply on the Gendarme Trail either at toilets, caravan parks etc. We didn’t need to fill water with the scoop; there were always outdoor taps available and the faucets we used were a long enough distance from the base of basins.

I didn’t use the headlamp but 36 grams didn’t break my back. I’m thinking about not packing the ear plugs on my future hikes as I haven’t used them for a while.

We didn’t use any toilet paper or had to use the trowel either. On day two we came by a public toilet 2.8 km from camp one so we could just use those facilities. There is no toilet at the the first camp site at Dybbøl. However, there are plenty of toilets along the trail.

As it turned out we had to leave the trail at the end of day two so we brought home two days worth of food and fuel.

There were no ticks, thank goodness, so the tweezers were not used. I have tweezers on the small Swiss army knife as well but I like to have these “stand-a-lone” ones handy in my waist belt pocket. Last year was “tick year” so I’m kind of used to having these ones handy in the tick season now.

I didn’t carry my sunglasses or the hard glasses case because I left them behind in the car 😡. I really missed the sunglasses on the second day when it was so sunny as we walked by the coastline right next to the water. In a way it was a good thing because I found a new way to store my expensive reading glasses at night; I placed them in a sock and then into the storage bag for my sleeping pad and then hung it from the centre pole.

I packed a larger and heavier towel 56 grams on this hike. I haven’t used this towel for several years. I planned for access for us both to a shower on the second and third days. I haven’t really bothered so much with that before but my wife liked the idea 😀. Anything to keep the peace.


Clothes wornshoesAltra Lone Peak 4 / 661 g661

hiking socksInjinji Trail Midweight Mini Crew Toe Socks 55 g55

hiking pantsColumbia Silver Ridge Cargo Shorts 200 g200

underpantsDilling Tights Exclusive Merino Wool M/5 85 g85

handkerchiefcotton 14 g14

long sleeve shirtPatagonia Tropic Comfort Hoody II 235 g235

hatHMG Breeze Hat 70 g70

watchSuunto Core Regular Black 62 g62

cell phoneApple iPhone 6S 64GB 145 g145

trekking polesBlack Diamond Distance FLZ Black White 125cm 437 g437


PackbackpackHMG Windrider 2400 Pack (40 ltr) 799 g799

Shoulder Strap PocketTread Lite Gear Dyneema X Grid Rucksack Backpack Shoulder Strap Pocket 17 g34

stuff sack for waterproofing cameraTread Lite Gear DCF Roll Top Dry Bag Ultralight 11 g11


Shelterstakes6″ MSR Carbon Core 6 g (4 stakes)24

stakes9″ MSR Core 14 g (4 stakes)52

stuff sack for stakesTarptent Silnylon black 3 g3

trekking pole fixing system2 ea HMG UltaMid Pole straps 36 g36

shelterHMG UltaMid 2 – Ultralight Pyramid Tent 528 g (my wife carried the HMG full insert 622 grams)528

stuff sack for shelterHyperlite Mountain Gear Drawstring Stuff Sack X-Large (DCF8) 14g14


Sleepingsleeping bag (or quilt)Cumulus Quilt (2018 model) 250 / 850 cuin 505 g505

sleeping padTherm-A-Rest Neoair Uberlite – Regular R value 2.0 (51 x 183 x 6,4 cm) 244 g244

pillowHyperlite mountain gear Cuben pillow stuff sack Small 32 g32

stuff sack / podHyperlite Mountain Gear POD – Large 37 g37


Rain protectionrain jacketBerghaus Hyper Shell Jacket (L) / waterproof 15,000 mm breathable 10,000 mm 89 g89

rain skirtULA Rain Kilt (L) 80 g80

water proof socksDexShell Ultra Thin Waterproof 63 g63

trekking umbrellaSix Moon Designs Silver Shadow Mini Umbrella including stuff sack 189 g189


Clothes packedwind shirtCumulus Windy-Wendy Pertex Quantum GL Wind Jacket 60 g60

wind pantsAs Tucas Millaris Wind Pants 67 g67

insulated jacketCumulus Climalite Pullover Climashield Apex 67 (251 g)251

mid layer (packed)Patagonia Capilene Air Hoody 231 g231

long underpants (packed)Dilling Long Exclusive Merino Wool 188 g188

T-shirt (packed)Inov wool black 119 g119

hiking socks (packed)Injinji Trail Midweight Mini Crew Toesocks 55 g55

hiking socks (packed)Darn Tough Boot Sock Full Cushion 107 g107

stuff sack / podHyperlite Mountain Gear POD – Small 34 g34


Kitchencone system / wind shieldStormin Pothugger Windshield for Vargo BOT-700 including 2 support pins 26 g26

potVargo Bot-700 ml 132 g132

stoveStormin 20ml Screw UTD burner 7 g7

cozyDIY cozy for Vargo BOT – 700 / 33 g33

oddments bagHyperlite Mountain Gear Drawstring Stuff Sack Nano (DCF8) 3 g3

pocket lighterMini Bic lighter 12 g12

baseplate (leave no trace)Stormin Stove System Reflective Baseplate Aluminium Pothugger 10 g10

spoonNordisk Titanium XL Long Handle Spoon 20 g20

folding knife Swiss Army Knife Classic SD including scissors & tweezers 21 g21

fuel storage bottleVargo Alcohol Fuel Bottle (251 ml) 197 g fuel full (28 g)28

cupfolding cup 200 ml 24 g24

pot scrubbercut off kitchen scrubber 1 g1

stuff sack / pod for food & cookingHyperlite Mountain Gear POD – Large 37 g37


Hydrationwater bottle1 Ltr soda bottle 36 g36

extra water bottle2 ltr Evernew folding 43 g43

scoopSawyer filling scoop 8 g8


NavigationmapsGendarmstien 39 g39


Electronicspower bankAnker PowerCore 5000 mAh including bag + 0.3 m lightning cable 150 g150

headlampNitecore NU25 Rechargeable Headlamp with UL headband 36 g36


PhotographycameraCanon G7 X Mark II including battery & SanDisk SD Extreme Pro V30 64GB 170MB/s memory card 321 g321

tripodPedco UltraPod Lightweight Camera Tripod 52 g52

camera batteriesCanon NB-13L 23 g23


First Aid & Repairfirst aid & repair kitplasters, gauze roller bandage, gauze dressings, adhesive tape (angel skin), needle, cleansing wipes, Paracetamol 500 mg, Ibuprofen 200 mg, Imolope relieves diarrhea, Postafen 25 mg against travel sickness, 4 safety pins, cuben repair kit for tent, Tear-Aid Patch for clothes, HMG repair kit for cuben backpack, repair kit for sleeping pad, duct tape, waterproof matches, Dyneema Guy Rope 2.0mm, Tread Lite Gear Cuben Fiber Pouch 93 g93


EssentialsWalletTread Lite Gear Cuben fiber Coin Card Case Wallet Zip 4 g4

Credit cards etc.drivers license, credit cards, cash, train card, insurance card, medicine card 33 g33

toothbrush2 piece plastic 14 g14

ear plugsin plastic container 7g7

towelAsivik TrekTowel 40 x 65 cm M 56 g56

trowelTheTentLab The Deuce of Spades UL Trowel 2 (17 g)17

seat padTherm-a-Rest Z-Seat Pad with R-value 2.2 (53 g)53

sunglassesRay Ban prescription 37 g37

glasses casehard case 50 g50

tweezersflat nose tweezers 10 g10

wash bagTread Lite Gear Cuben Fiber Box Zipped Wash Bag Packing Cell ultralight blue 7 g7

stuff sack ditty bagZPacks Medium-Plus Cuben Fiber 9.5 Ltr 24 g24


Consumablesall breakfast food oats, raisins, dried milk in ziplock bag (aprox. 140 g per serving)420

all dinner food homemadehomemade dehydrated meal (approx. 125 g per serving dehydrated) one packet125

all dinner food purchasedExpedition meals purchased 164 g – 172 g two packets330

all lunch & snack foodoatmeal bars, M&M peanuts, beef jerky, Snickers, trail mix940

coffeeNescafe sachets 2 g12

fuelweight of fuel in Vargo (251 ml) 197 g197

hand sanitiserHand gel 50 ml (55 g)55

detergent Bio-degradable in LD Mini Dropper bottle transparent 6 ml (9 g)9

lip stuffwith sun factor 15 g15

toothpaste19ml Colgate travel tube 33 g33

lense cleanerlittle spray flask 14 g14

baby wipes, towel etc.compressed towels 2 g8

rubbish bags4 ltr freezer bag 5 g10

toilet paperin HMG Small CF8 Cuben Stuff Sack – 8” x 10” (7 g)48

salt & pepperin a 20 ml reservoir 20 g20

sunblockTube of 30 SFP 53 g53


TOTALStotal base weightall gear NOT worn or consumed5319

total pack weightall gear NOT worn + consumables added7608

total skin out weightpack weight + clothing worn9572

You can view and download my map for this hike here on AllTrails

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