Marathon des Sables has a compulsory list of items you need to carry.....
I've added links to where I got mine from
NEW! Marathon des Sables kit: What worked and what didn't
What I ended up taking
Backpack or equivalent - Raidlight 32l
Sleeping bag - Marmot Atom
Torch with spare batteries - Petzl Tikka Plus with Energizer lithium batteries
10 safety pins
Compass with 1°ree; or 2°ree; precision - Silva expedition
Knife with metal blade - Gerber ultralight or Victorinox Jelly Swiss Card
Tropical Disinfectant - Tea Tree Oil
Anti-Venom pump (insect poison remover)(gah!) - Aspivenin
Signalling mirror - Adventure Medical Kit
One aluminium survival sheet
Punch card (Punched at checkpoints and water distribution)
Luminous stick (for raving in the desert emergencies) - issued at checkpoint 3 of the non stop stage (oh how I am looking forward to that!)
And this is the rest of what we think we'll need....
Frontsack - TBC
Hydration system - Raidlight bottles and shoulder straps
Shoes - Brooks Cascadia 7
1x running top - Under Armour Woman's Escape
x running socks - Hilly Twin Skin, Bridgedale Trial Light and Injinji Toe Socks
1x running shorts - Under Armour compression shorts and Under Armour Escape loose fit
1x hat with neck guard - old one. White.
1x buff - old one. Blue!
1x gaiters - Sandbaggers
1x sunglasses / anti-sand glasses - TBC
1x wind trousers - old ones. Nike.
1x spare shirt - old one.
1x windstopper - old one used. Montane - very lightweight.
1x lightweight fleece - Montane Chukchi
1x slippers / flip flops - Baffin
1x leggings - old pair of skins.
Sleeping mat - TBC
1x stove - Esbit pocket stove
1x cooking pan - Esbit titanium pot
Fuel - Esbit solid fuel tabs - Ordered for arrival in Morocco
1x spoon / fork - Esbit spork
Wind shelter - tin foil
iphone with Speck cover
Passport and travel docs
1x sleeping mask/earplugs
Toothbrush and paste
Foot tape - Kinesio
I'm also going to look into these items:-
See my marathon des sables food post