Apr 17, 2011 at 4:42 pm #1272402
Here is my first gear list. Please let me know what I can do to lighten up or if I am missing anything obvious.
I know that I am going to get the following items:
BTW: I do most of my hiking in the Pacific Northwest, mostly in the summer and rarely longer than one week at a time.Apr 17, 2011 at 4:50 pm #1725770
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
Zachary, you might want to mention where you operate. A list suitable for a three-day trip in Florida might not make any sense for a two-week trip in Alaska.
–B.G.–Apr 17, 2011 at 5:02 pm #1725779
Fixed. Thanks Bob.Apr 17, 2011 at 5:03 pm #1725780
Justin NelsonBPL Member
@jnelson871Locale: CA Bay Area
Nice list Zachary. Here is my two cents:
You could get lighter stakes like the TiGoat ones which weight 0.24 oz each http://www.titaniumgoat.com/stakes.html.
The GoLite quilt (26 oz) is nice as is the Western Mountaineering Highlite (16 oz)
http://www.westernmountaineering.com/index.cfm?section=Products&page=Sleeping%20Bags&cat=ExtremeLite%20Series&ContentId=16 which is what is currently in my list.
Aqua Mira is a great water treatment system for under an oz when repackaged and I believe that Gossamer Gear has the repacking bottles available with the Aqua Mira
As for a toothbrush you can pick up a finger tip toothbrush at any pet store that won't even read on my scale :) and you can make tooth powder from 2 parts baking soda to one part salt and repackage as you will for less then 0.25 oz.
Great Work!Apr 17, 2011 at 5:45 pm #1725796
Thanks for all the tips. As for my sleeping system, the WM is tempting, but I am leaning toward the Golite Ultralight 3 Season. The golite costs lest than the WM and is rated to 20*F while the WM is only a 35*F.
ZacharyApr 17, 2011 at 7:21 pm #1725857
todd harperBPL Member
@funnymoLocale: Sunshine State
Can't go wrong w/Montbell, IMO. Everything that I own, I like. I lust after a few other items from them, as well!
A compactor bag should weigh 2.5oz.
A polycro groundsheet should weigh about and ounce for 1, 2-3 for 2 people, etc. I use window shrink film from ACE Hardware for cheap – same material.
Many good poly long johns out there. No need to spend much to get good ones. My confortrel from Sierra Trading Post have lasted yrs, are light & warm.
There's a great Ti pot set w/ pouch & spork for around $30 in Gear Swap right now. I don't like sporks, but if I was looking for a good deal that's it!
For the money I find Golite's quilts hard to beat. Esp the construction and width.Apr 17, 2011 at 7:42 pm #1725870
I think I have long underwear pants somewhere, I just need to locate them and see if I am happy with them. Thanks for the tip on the pot I am also looking at something like this:
Snow Peak 600
It weighs only 2.8oz.
As for the quilt. I am looking at a Golite Ultralite 3 Season 20*F quilt that weighs 24oz for $220 shipped. What do you guys think about that quilt is it too heavy? too expensive?Apr 18, 2011 at 10:57 pm #1726433
@rmkrauseLocale: Pacific Northwest
If you go with the Golite Ultralight 3 20*F quilt, on Geartrade there is one for $170 + shipping through backcountry.com returns…Apr 18, 2011 at 11:19 pm #1726436
I looked at the geartrade listing but I really like Backcountry's return policy plus I have a gift card for Amazon so I think I can buy it through Backcountry's Amazon store and use up my gift card.
ZacharyApr 19, 2011 at 8:28 am #1726542
@mikeclellandLocale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
Golite Jam2 2009 version
A dependable "entry" pack into the lightweight camping mindset.
available at any grocery store. About 4 bucks for a box of 5.
Considering MYOG Quilt or possibly a golite quilt
The quilts from GoLite are excellent. I would invest in a BIVY sack and NIX the groundcloth, especially if tarp camping.
I use the *Golite Ultralite 3 Season 20*F quilt that weighs 24oz* and I love it!
Snow peak – stove
I always advocate nixing the canister stoves and going with a tiny alcohol stove. More fun, and you get MYOG points.
Gravity Pump – 15 oz???
THe PNW has some of the cleanest water on the planet! Don't you dare take a 15 ounce filter! I drink almost always without any filter or treatment at all! Take a tiny set of repackaged AquaMira.
THese are awesome for anywhere on earth BUT the pacific northwest. This is the place where a real rain parka is essential. THe only flaw to the DriDucks is they end up getting trashed with a lot of use. Better for a dry environment where it rains only sporadically.
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