Apr 4, 2006 at 8:01 pm #1218231
This is my current gear list. I’m looking for more ways to lighten my load.
GVP Mariposa 14oz
Tarptent Virga 18
GVP Polypro groundcloth 1.5
Therm-a-rest Z-lite 7
Marmot Hydrogen 21
Long underwear top 6
Snow Peak Pot 3.7
Snow Peak Spork .5
Snow Peak White Gas Stove w/bottle 16.5
Golite pants 5
Sherpa Adventure Jacket 4
Plus other random gear
ThanksApr 4, 2006 at 8:23 pm #1354127
Mark LarsonBPL Member
@mlarsonLocale: Southeast USA
Hey Nick. Could you share what kind of seasons/ weather/ geography you’ll be using this list in? It looks like a great list. The only thing that really jumps out to me is the stove–spending $1-10 to switch to an alcohol or esbit stove could save you almost a pound right off the bat.
-MarkApr 4, 2006 at 8:29 pm #1354129
Douglas FrickBPL Member
>Snow Peak Pot 3.7
>Snow Peak White Gas Stove w/bottle 16.5
Any particular reason for using a white gas stove? Switching to a home-made Pepsi-can alcohol stove (0.5 oz), Heineken-can pot with lid (0.7 oz), pot stand (0.7 oz), foil windscreen (0.8 oz) and water-bottle fuel bottle (1.0 oz) will save you a pound (-16.5 oz).Apr 5, 2006 at 1:43 pm #1354184
This is mostly 3 seasons gear. I live in Southern California and backpack mostly in that area but also do some backpacking during the summer in New Hampshire. Also any suggestions on learning to make a alcohol stove.Apr 5, 2006 at 2:32 pm #1354188
Ken HelwigBPL Member
@kennyhel77Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
agreed on the stover, white gas is a tad overkill. Try an alcohol stove and see how that works for you. As for your shelter? I live in California (northern) and I use a Integral Designs Sil Tarp (a little over 7 oz.) and a BMW Bivy that is around 7-8 oz. and a GG Spinnsheet glound cloth that weighs in at 3 oz. modified. That would save you some weight too. Also what are you putting you food in? Depending on where you go? Restrictions apply. Even if counter balancing you have weight added.Apr 5, 2006 at 2:39 pm #1354192
Michael FreymanBPL Member
if you dont want to make your own alcohol stove, these are good options …Apr 5, 2006 at 2:44 pm #1354195
Eric NobleBPL Member
@ericnobleLocale: Colorado Rockies
Check out http://zenstoves.net/ for information on making stoves.Apr 5, 2006 at 3:25 pm #1354201
@vickrhinesLocale: Central Texas
Just a few things you could save weight on – about 30 ounces:
White gas stove 16.5 / Esbit burner: 10×1.5 expanded aluminum ring, 0.5 oz.
Snow Peak Pot 3.7 / Bean can pot, 0.3 with Ziploc storage cup, 0.3
Headlight 2.5 / microlite with aligator clip on strip of elastic, 0.8
Tarptent 18 / cape/tarp, 9Apr 5, 2006 at 3:40 pm #1354203
Dale WambaughBPL Member
@dwambaughLocale: Pacific Northwest
“Plus other random gear”
DANGER Will Robinson, DANGER
Etc is such a big word for me :)
Like other’s said, you’ve got the basics down, but the stove is heavy unless you have big group.
Now that I have discovered the little 110g gas cannisters, I’m using a Coleman F1 for overnight or family trips and alcohol for longer trips solo. For family/group trips, a gas canister stove can turn out a lot of hot water in a hurry (as can your white gas rig) and everyone can take a cannister, spreading the fuel out.
After doing the math on the weight of a Trangia alcohol burner (much heavier than the pop can goodies @ 4oz), windscreen, pot stand and a small bottle of fuel vs. the Coleman F1 and one 110g cartidge, the Coleman looked good with near equal weight and really quick boiling times. The alcohol stoves get lighter in proportion to how many days you are out because of fuel and container weight.
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