Mar 1, 2013 at 2:28 am #1299839
@elgravesLocale: Middle of TN
This is my first posting of my gear list. I have gotten on this forum and it has helped me out a lot. All the weights are in oz. According to the Gram Weenie application on my iPad the total pack weight is 19.58 lbs. what are your thoughts and tips to shave a little weight off. Thanks in advance.
All items in oz.
Stakes And Bag,3.7
Borah Gear Tarp,9.1
Zpacks down hood,1.3
Platypus 1.0 Liter,1.0
GSI Pot with Cat Can Stove,7.8
Platypus 2 Liter,3.0
Ex Officio Boxers,3.2
Tan Long Smartwool Socks,2.4
REI Long Underwear Bottoms,8.0
1oz Dr. Brommers,1.4
Brown REI Hat,1.1
REI Long Sleeve Shirt,7.8
Brown REI Pants,14.3
Brooks Trail Runners,26
PS for those using an iPad I recommend getting the gram weenie app. It helped me out a lot.Mar 1, 2013 at 4:12 am #1960042
@regarrettLocale: Lost in the mountains
Looks good to me… But, I would reduce the Dr. Bronner's and the Purell. Yeah, it saves only a bit but it's the thought that counts.
WHen I'm on the trail for 7 days, I take 1 oz of hand sanitizer and between .25 and .5 oz of Dr. Bronner's. 1 drop'll do you for everything you need.
Enjoy the trip!Mar 1, 2013 at 4:35 am #1960044
You could cut a couple ounces for ~$12 by getting some lighter rope. Small stuff though, overall it looks great and I may steal a couple of ideas.Mar 1, 2013 at 5:30 am #1960049
@m-lLocale: W-Never Eat Soggy (W)affles
You can save half a pound by replacing your guylines with litetrail gline, as well as the 50 ft. Also Ditch the trowel.Mar 1, 2013 at 12:18 pm #1960182
@ken_bennettLocale: southeastern usa
Bring a snow stake instead of a trowel – works almost as well and can be used as a spare tent stake. ~1 oz.
Given the nature of Eastern trails it's often necessary to use a tool to dig a large enough cathole.Mar 1, 2013 at 5:08 pm #1960275
What is your definition of spring?
The smokies can still get snow in May.
Need to be prepared for almost anything up till end of May.
April can see very cold temps and snow.
I think you need more insulation, a puffy etc if you will hit the high elevations. In the low country you wont have issues.Mar 1, 2013 at 6:08 pm #1960303
@elgravesLocale: Middle of TN
I'll be going the second week in April. I've got the Patagonia Nano puff that keeps me pretty warm with all the other stuff on. I've also got a wool hat and gainer that I could throw in there if the temps look like the might dip down. As far as sleeping at night I think I'm only at a higher elevation for one or two nights.Mar 1, 2013 at 7:01 pm #1960316
You could have beautiful sunny mild days, a week of dreary cold rain, a 18" dump of snow that strands you, or overnight temps that plummet to single digits in early April at the higher elevations. Just have to be prepared for it all, keep an eye on the forecast before you head out. Never hurts to carry extra insulation, food, and fuel if there is any question at all about the weather forecast.
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