Dec 3, 2005 at 8:43 pm #1217293Ryan FaulknerBPL Member
I have changed alot of my ideas in the last few months and this is what I came up for a 3 season gear list
02.00 Nike dri fit hat
05.70 Russel athletic dri power shirt
12.00 Galyans convertable pants
01.20 Wright sock double layer cool mesh
26.00 Vasque trail runners
other worn or carried
04.20 gossamer gear light trek poles
00.25 photon light on lanyard
02.50 golite wisp wind shirt
05.20 mont bell U.L inner vest
01.50 reebok fleece hat
00.90 old navy fleece glove liners
03.70 Gossamer gear G6 uberlight
00.27 BMW spinn stuff sack small for essentials
shelter and sleep system
10.00 golite poncho tarp
00.08 aircore 2 spectra guy lines
01.40 BMW hi vis tent stakes
04.60 vapor nano bivy
14.90 Nunatak Arc ghost
02.60 1/2 GG thinlight 3/8″
cooking and water
00.40 homemade red bull side burner and wind screen
00.50 plastic water bottle feul bottle
00.60 home made energy can pot
00.10 KFC plastic spork
00.40 mini bic lighter
01.70 2 1 liter platypus bottles
01.10 aqua mira in mini dropper bottles
01.00 TP, towel, dr. bronners, tooth brush
01.70 leather man micra
00.50 home made first aid kit
01.20 small roll of duct tape
in Pack: 3.58 lbs
worn or carried: 3.2lbsJan 17, 2006 at 5:43 am #1348760Michael WandsMember
@walksoftlyLocale: Piney Woods
I went on my first backpacking excursion in 1967. About 10 of us spent 7 arduous days and covered a whopping 50 miles! Anyway, I was hooked and have been hiking ever since.
I have a reasonable base weight. A little over 5lb in winter and under 3 in July and August (No insulation needed in Texas).
When I read gear lists on the forum or out on the net there are some items that I consider essential that don’t ever seem to appear. I’m just wondering how people get around carrying some things. Your gear list is very insightful and I would really appreciate if you could enlighten me.
1. Zip lock freezer bags – to double bag used TP, to store my trash and trash I collect from the trail, to use as emergency water carrier, to use as a pillow.
2. ID – I carry a driver’s license and a card with emergency contact info, allergies, blood type, etc.
3. Pen – for trailhead register.
4. Truck key!
6. Map – even if it is one of those State Park maps. Just to get my bearings.
7. Cash & Credit Card – for registration and in case my truck is broken into or won’t start at the trailhead.
8. Laminated 3X5 picture of Angelina Jolie.
Don’t you at least carry some of this stuff? I don’t carry much emergency gear other than what is in my head, but I can’t imagine travelling the trail without any of these things.
Please enlighten me.Jan 17, 2006 at 6:18 am #1348762Vick HinesMember
@vickrhinesLocale: Central Texas
You bet! Thanks for bringing this up. I was wondering the same thing. I put this on my gear list and keep these in a Alosak (sp?):
car key , skeletonized, (0.2)
drivers license (0.15)
credit card (0.17)
medical history and medication card (0.17)
health insurance card (0.10)
These are essential items to get to the trailhead and you can’t leave them in the car. I also end up with some cash (0.03 per bill), and leave change in the car.
On long trails I usually carry another credit card or two, phone card, some cash and some quarters for a pay phone (0.2 each).
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