Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Cleanliness is next to Godliness

When I reached the westernmost point of mainland Ireland at Slea Head on the Dingle Peninsula last year, the only place to go further west was to the tiny Blasket Islands just off the coast, and then North America.  And that is where I plan to continue the Long Horse Ride later this year, starting from Cape Spear near St John's in Newfoundland.

I am hoping to ride without vehicle support for much of the time, either carrying my kit in saddlebags or on a packhorse, so sourcing lightweight gear will be of the utmost importance.  A constant concern when wild camping is keeping clean.  I was thus intrigued to find on the internet an innovative brand of washcloths and dishcloths marketed by Lunatec. 

Not only lightweight but self-cleaning, quick dry and odour-free, they seem perfect for the job, and I am very grateful that Lunatec have generously offered to provide cloths for my trip.