Subject: Backpack vs trolley
Posted: 3 Aug 2012 11:56 am
Well... most people use backpacks to carry their things while walking, as it's difficult to pull trolleys over tough terrain, over stiles, along muddy paths and so on. If you've planned your route so that it is all along paved surfaces (such as roads), then a trolley might be a possibility, but I would definitely recommend a backpack over a trolley. It gives you so much more flexibility than having wheels, and backpacks don't fall apart in the way that trolleys inevitably do over such a long distance.
That said, a whole load of camping equipment can be pretty heavy, as I found out - I started off by carrying all my camping equipment but had to ditch it after four weeks, when I injured my foot. Then again, plenty of people carry heavy packs across the country, so I guess I'm just a weakling!
Good luck with the walk - that's a brilliant cause. If you have any other questions, feel free to send them my way. I'm happy to help.
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