Dec 12, 2009 at 6:18 pm #1252518
Here's a basic gear list my girlfriend and I have been working on together for her so she can start joining me on trips. We will be hiking mainly in Florida with occasional trips up through North Carolina in the summertime. The only thing she's waiting to buy is her backpack because we want to see how well the quilt compresses. I also plan on making a couple half UQ's out of my old converted quilt for our hammocks once I order/receive my EE Prodigy.
All advice is welcome, thanks.
DIY hammock/whoopie slings ~9oz
poncho tarp/guylines ~10oz
sleeping bag- enLIGHTened Equipment Prodigy Quilt, 35dF,small, half-taper, m90
sleeping pad- 2/3 length CCF pad ~7oz
packing: 19 oz 1.18 lbs
ULA conduit 17 oz
liner- contractor bag 2 oz
cooking:12.2 oz .7 lbs
pot/lid- 2qt pot/foil lid 5 oz
utensil- tb spork .11oz
lighter (2) .8 oz
water bottles- platy2L, recycled 1L 2.3 oz
water treatment- aqua mira 1 oz
food storage 3 oz
other essentials: 28.11 oz 1.7 lbs
compass 1.31 oz
big bandanna 1.1 oz*
first aid 1.5 oz
sunglasses 1 oz*
sunscreen 1 oz
bug dope 1 oz
bug net .5 oz
TP 1.5 oz
headlamp- princeton scout 1.5 oz
sun hat – 1.5 oz*
balaclava 2.3 oz
warm jacket 10 oz
gloves – 1 oz
sleeping socks 1.2 oz
whistle 1 oz*
pocket knife .7 oz
total weight (minus quilt) 85.31 oz/5.3 lbsDec 12, 2009 at 6:46 pm #1553142
todd harperBPL Member
@funnymoLocale: Sunshine State
Wow you're doing great on base wt. for a hammock setup! Even after adding the UQ you'll be in great shape.
Have you used the poncho tarp w/ a hammock yet in a storm? It will take a small person to get good coverage from most poncho tarps.
Congrats on such low weight!Dec 12, 2009 at 7:07 pm #1553143
We haven’t had a chance to use the tarp during a heavy rain storm yet but she is only about 5’3 and I am currently teaching her all about pitching tarps with hammocks in inclement weather. I’m hoping we’ll get a few good thunderstorms soon so she can have some real practice for setting up in the rain. I use an 8×8 but I like the poncho tarp a lot. I'm considering investing in one myself though I'm quite a bit taller than her at 6'3.Dec 12, 2009 at 9:29 pm #1553176
@bfultonLocale: Phoenix Arizona
I'm a weight conscience hanger as well, what are the dimensions of that poncho?Dec 12, 2009 at 9:53 pm #1553186
the dimensions are 58" x 104"Dec 13, 2009 at 9:55 am #1553266
Dan DurstonBPL Member
I believe your total weight (minus quilt) is ~84oz, not 77oz because you forgot to include your ~7oz CCF sleeping pad.
You may want a backup firestarting method like a second mini bic.
A 1.5oz first aid kit might be too skimpy.
For a kit this light, you may want to consider a 1.5 cuben pack like the Zpacks Blast or MLD Revelation. This is probably your only opportunity to save a serious chunk of weight (ie. 10-13oz).Dec 13, 2009 at 10:58 am #1553273
An extra lighter has been added to the list as well as the weights I forgot. Thanks for the heads up.
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