This was the kit I took to the Arctic Circle in March last year. I was so excited to get all this together and to learn about it along the way.

Phew though, there was a lot to pack and try to fit into the stipulated size and number of back packs and I can tell you, I had to empty my bags a few times to remove anything unnecessary and fit it all in!

This was also the first time I’d attempted a flat lay image of this scale! I could have done with a set of ladders rather then standing in a chair to create that aerial view, but I’m really happy with it anyway! Our children had a lot of fun climbing in and out my sleeping bag and causing my kit to roll all around the decking which didn’t go down too well with me, but we had such a hilarious time taking these shots, they will remain as a very precious memory.