– What will you be doing for nutrition?
I’m still finalising this side of things as a lot will be bought when I arrive in Mongolia.
I am aiming to start early in the day after porridge for breakfast, and take a long-ish break for lunch to take on as much food as possible and avoid the heat of the day, before continuing when it is a little cooler.
I am going to take some treats with me from the UK and try to be really strict as to when I am allowed them to try and create a reward-incentive based on distance covered.
I’m a vegetarian so I’ve been advised to keep an eye on the protein content I’m taking on board. I’ll also be taking vitamin tablets to supplement my food as well as adding electrolytes to my water.
– Are you carrying a tent? How much will your pack weigh?
The safety 4×4 (which will follow at a distance) will carry some of the equipment including the tent and water.
Ideally I would have used camels but can be quite temperamental – there’s always the risk that they will run off into the desert with your essential equipment!