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    Can anyone point me in the direction of a kit list/ kit requirements for the tour demont blanc?
    Many thanks
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    Feet in the Cowclaps
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    Re: Utmb

    From here


    EQUIPMENT

    Obligatory (imperative control before the start and on the course):
    - Minimum reserve of water 1 litre,
    - two torches in good working order with replacement batteries,
    - survival blanket,
    - whistle,
    - adhesive elastic bank enabling one to make a bandage or a strap (mini 80cm x 3 cm),
    - alimentary reserve,
    - rainproof jacket capable of supporting poor mountain weather,
    - trousers or leggings (minimum a corsair covering below above the knees),
    - cap or bandana.

    Required by the customs administrations :
    - identity card


    Very strongly recommended
    - mobile phone with option enabling its use in the three countries
    (put in one’s repertoire the security numbers of the organisation, do not hide one’s number and do not
    forget to set off with recharged batteries)
    - gloves, warm clothes indispensable in the case of cold weather forecasts.

    Advised (list not definitive):
    telescopic sticks, change of clothes, compass, knife, string, sun cream, Vaseline or anti-overheating cream, route map.

    A runner wishing to use sticks must have them with him throughout the whole of the race…No stick will be admitted into the runner’s sacks.

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    Re: Utmb

    Can someone enlighten me on what an alimentary reserve is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOUNTAIN MAN View Post
    Can someone enlighten me on what an alimentary reserve is?
    emergency food

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    Re: Utmb

    Thanks for the translation - never was any good at French.

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    Re: Utmb

    Quote Originally Posted by MOUNTAIN MAN
    Can someone enlighten me on what an alimentary reserve is?
    Quote Originally Posted by Feet in the Cowclaps View Post
    emergency food

    I prefer the more literal translation:

    Spare gut,
    which may prove far more useful ...?

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    Re: Utmb

    Quote Originally Posted by Feet in the Cowclaps View Post

    Obligatory (imperative control before the start and on the course):
    - Minimum reserve of water 1 litre,
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    The reserve water, so you should always have 1 L that you don't use? Or do you just have to start with 1L and have a bottle with you, but can you be drinking that?

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    Re: Utmb

    I think the one litre water rule just means that you need to carry containers that can carry 1 litre of water. I don't know of anyone who actually ran with 1 litre of reserve water and then their normal use water on top of that.

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    Re: Utmb

    the two times I have started it has been with a 500ml bottle and no water, they seemed to think that was ok

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    Re: Utmb

    The kit list had some odd English translations when I did this race:
    - Casquette was translated into 'helmet' (it should be 'cap')
    - Collants became 'stickers' (should have been 'tights/leggings')
    - Auto bandes adhesives turned into 'elastic bands' (actually it's 'sticking plasters')

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