Apr 26, 2010 at 10:12 am #1258180
I thought it would be a good time to get my gear together for the season. Most of this gear I used last year, and I want to refine my kit. I added some pictures because I am a visual learner, and also I think people just like looking at other’s gear. The base weight for this gear is about 9.5 lbs.
This is my three season kit. I normally hike in southern California, the Sierras and southern Utah.
Weight in ounces.
Pack, ULA Conduit 20.70
pack liner, trash compacter bag 2.12
Unslack pack 1.00
Tarp, Golite lair 2 + cord 11.25
Stakes, Easton 2.25
Ground sheet, polycro 1.75
Stuff sack 0.00
Rain jacket, golite verga 8.40
Wind jacket, OR 5.00
Rain pants, Sierra design 5.90
L/S Smartwool microlight zip 7.40
Sleep pants, REI long johns 6.25
Insulation, synthetic OR vest 9.50
Beanie, MH 100 weight. 1.40
Gloves, Power strech 1.40
Sleep socks, smartwool crew 1.40
Socks, Wright 1.12
Stuff sack, MSR silnylon 0.60
Quilt, Golite ultra 20 19.00
Stuff sack, STS event dry sack 1.50
Sleep pad, Thermarest Neoair short 9.12
Sitpad/Packframe gossamer gear sitlight. 1.12
Cooking and water treatment:
Pot, Ti .9 Ltr. MSR titan kettle 4.40
Spork, BC Ti 0.50
Lighter, min bic 0.75
Stove, white box solo w/ wind screen 2.00
Fuel, 4oz bottle of heat 0.75
Food bag, DIY tyvek bag 0.75
Water treatment, aqumira in .25 bottles in a ziplock bag 1.00
Water bottle, 1ltr POWERAID 1.50
Camp water, 2.4ltr platy 1.25
Flask, plastic from bevmo for my single malt 1.60
Health and safety:
First aid kit 3.00
Repair, one use crazy glue 0.12
Med’s, Ibuprofen, Imodium, benidryl, and Tylenol pm. 1.60
Head net 0.60
Tooth brush, travel size 0.50
Soap and tooth paste, .25oz of dr. B’s 0.50
TP. 10 squares of blue shop towel and poobags 0.75
Nasal apray 0.50
Headlamp, Maratac flashlight w/ clip 0.90
Headlamp, Photon 0.40
Camera,olympus stylus tough 800 6.40
Stick pic 0.40
S/S Shirt, Salomon 3.50
Underwear, Exoffcio boxer brief 2.12
Running shorts, REI 6.25
Socks, Wright 1.12
Shoes, Mountrail hardrocks 11 36.00
Hat , OR sunrunner 2.60
Sunglasses, Smith 1.00
Watch, pathfinder 2.90
Trekking poles, BPL stix 8.25
Pack weight 9.47lbs.
Items worn 3.98lbs.
When my girlfriend goes hiking with me I only change a few things. Change out the tarp for a Tarptent Double Rainbow, a bigger 1.3lt pot and a canister stove.
Lets go hikingApr 26, 2010 at 4:50 pm #1602426
@chrisfolLocale: Denver, Coloado
-There are ligher packs out there– Save 5-10oz
-Nix the shelter stuff sack
-nix the wright socks.
-Sleep socks are heavy– look into dress or ankle socks
-I like rain pants, other do not.
-Bandanna, consider cutting this in half. Save 0.7oz.
-Nix the stuff sack for the quilt. You have a pack liner. Save 1.5oz
-Sleep pad system is strange. Just get a short ridgrest for 9oz and save 1.24oz
-Pot is heavy for just boiling water. A SP 600 weights 2.4oz.
-There are lighter stoves/windscreens. Fanct feast eg. Save 1oz.
-Lighter bottles than power aide– probably not need anyway with a 2.4L platy.
-FAK for solo use is heavy. Surely you can kock an ounce or so out of there.
-Meds, combine with FAK and keep under 3oz.
-Nix one headlamp
-Stick pic???Apr 26, 2010 at 5:15 pm #1602448
@saparisorLocale: Pacific Northwest
The list looks good and the visual record is a nice way to organize the gear. I wouldn't change much, unless you were going to be adding a lot of extra "consumables" weight maybe needed in SoCal during the summer.
A few thoughts:
Could go lighter on the underwear/shorts combo. A typical running short with liner would be around 4oz +/-.
Buff: not sure if you need it with the micro-fleece beanie and sun runner hat (seems like you have warmth and sun covered).
ULA Conduit: could go with a lighter pack, but if you like it, then why spend the money? Just somewhere where you could lose some weight, especially on a short 3-season trip.
Straps on trekking poles: I followed Andrew Skurka's advice to cut the straps off my poles. Not sure I would really be able to tell any difference in swing weight, but it does help if the poles gets stuck by releasing quickly rather than the hikers' weight snapping it in two.Apr 29, 2010 at 5:24 pm #1603758
Thanks for your input. The name of the thread should be PCT SoCal list. I plan on hiking some of the SoCal sections this year.
shelter stuff sack
In the works:
Beer can pot cook system.
Pack: I love that pack. The thing carries like a champ. I have had 8lt. of water into for a Canyonlands trip. I have a Golite Ion I am going to play with this summer.
Shorts: That combo is heavy. I need something that will help prevent chaffing. Suggestions?
FAK: I have a half roll of athletic tape as I have some orthopedic injuries. Maybe I will make a dedicated solo and a group FAK.
Pants: they are DWR so they are more like wind pants.
Sleeping pad: I use the sit pad as a pack frame. I hide the neoair in the middle of my pack to protect it from thorns.
Not optional: flask and TP.
Stick pic: http://www.thestickpic.com/Apr 29, 2010 at 7:42 pm #1603849
It all looks awfully new and clean….Apr 29, 2010 at 8:43 pm #1603880
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@ben2worldLocale: So Cal
Heh heh…Apr 29, 2010 at 9:21 pm #1603891
@antigLocale: Pacific Northwest
Aaron, set up your PM/Email/Inbox so that you can receive private messages. I'll help you out.Apr 29, 2010 at 10:20 pm #1603904
@chrisfolLocale: Denver, Coloado
n/mApr 29, 2010 at 10:40 pm #1603908
@biointegraLocale: Puget Sound
I thought that said, "Social gear list" at first.
Nice job with the photo gear list – I appreciate this approach. I'm not qualified to comment because I've only hiked social, and never Socal.Apr 30, 2010 at 3:06 pm #1604221
Thanks for the help over PM.
Thanks for the compliment. I am glad you liked it.
What are you implying? Yes some of the gear is new like I wrote in my first post. How does my three year old pack and tarp or my two year old quilt look new?
New gear is.
Aloksak’s/ op sack
Power Aid bottle
If you don’t have anything constructive to write just don’t post.
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