Nov 15, 2009 at 6:59 pm #1241708
Jamie ShorttBPL Member
@jshorttLocale: North Carolina
I must say that I have learned so much about gear by reviewing people's gear lists. One thing I would like to see is the ability to post multiply gear lists under our profiles. Right now I just post my typical 3 season list. I would like to post my summer list as well as my myog list, all at the same time. Others might want to post winter list, comfort list, etc…
JamieNov 15, 2009 at 10:28 pm #1545560
This is especially frustrating when digging through older posts for information since, inevitably, that persons gear list isn't the same as it was even a year ago.
It would be helpful, at least in this forum, if people would take the time to actually post their list instead of just linking to their profile. Or allow multiple gear lists in a persons profile as was mentioned.Nov 15, 2009 at 10:37 pm #1545561
W I S N E R !BPL Member
Problem is, I don't have a gear list. I suspect many others don't either.
Every trip is influenced by:
1. How fast I want to go
2. How far I want to go
3. Whether or not I'm taking my kids
4. How much beer I need/want to carry
6. Whether I'm feeling the SUL vibe or not
7. Gourmet cooking or eating energy bars for days?
8. Weather expected or not…
etc, etc etc…I would have no idea what to post as "standard".Nov 16, 2009 at 12:29 am #1545565
John S.BPL Member
You can post multiple gearlists in separate pages using one link to google documents spreadsheet. But you'd not be able to post it as a gearlist on BPL I now realize since it's a pdf file.Nov 16, 2009 at 3:27 am #1545580
Chris WBPL Member
Do as above and then print to pdf. Each gearlist should print as a separate page in the pdf.Nov 16, 2009 at 12:53 pm #1545679
@timalanLocale: Mid Atlantic
I haven't refined my gearlist to the point yet where I feel like posting it for criticism, but I just uploaded a rough draft that might help you out.
My solution to having multiple gearlists has been to create a single spreadsheet with a bunch of different columns, each for a different trip configuration. I basically have blocked in different gearlists for 1,2,3 and 4-season camping, and variations on each of those for 2 day and weeklong trips… all of these are in addition to my "basic" gearlist, which is gear for a 3-season, 3-day trip.
Check out the gearlist attached to my profile and you'll see what I mean. Again, still needs a lot of work, so please refrain from criticism of the items on the list, but feedback on the gearlist setup itself would be helpful. For me, it's the easiest way I've found to have everything in front of me at once.
I've got another, much longer list for two-person hiking with my girlfriend, that has her gear on there, too, and divvies up gear weight based on shared equipment.
I hope this helps.
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