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    Addie Bedford
    BPL Member


    Locale: Montana

    Companion forum thread to:

    24-Hour Gear Lists

    Warren Greer


    Locale: SoCal

    Congrats to the winners.

    Eric Blumensaadt
    BPL Member


    Locale: Mojave Desert

    The 1st and 2nd place lists are far too personalized to be useful to others.

    Only the 3rd place winner is truly useful because its sub-categories are more generic.

    P.S. On loooking at other submissions I've found some very useful lists. Thanks for sponsoring the competition.

    Marco A. Sánchez


    Locale: The fabulous Pyrenees

    +1 ;-)


    Jamie Shortt
    BPL Member


    Locale: North Carolina

    Wow! What a set of submissions, each one is really great in so many different ways. The creativity shown is impressive. I am honored just to have my submission read by the judges.

    Eric, I really like hearing peoples thoughts on how these lists might have been judged differently. What seemed like a simple exercise took more hours of my Chistmas vacation than I would ever admit. You hit the nail on the head with that item that I found the most challenging.

    Dealing with criteria #1 vs #2…

    1. Simplicity and applicability for a 24-hour trip.
    2. Generic-ness and ability to appeal to a wide audience without modification.

    For help with simplicity I drew apon this statement…"Your gear list should be as SIMPLE as possible and contain as few items as possible without sacrificing a great deal of comfort or safety."

    Since simplicity was listed first I focused on this then tested for the other requirement like Generic-ness. To achieve simplicity I selected poncho tarping as my technique. When "testing" the list I found I could swap techniques and use the list without modification. In this way I was satisfied with criteria #2.

    So for example…If my approach was "tenting" instead of "poncho tarping" all I did for the "Actuals" lines was to write in "Tarptent Moment" on the poncho tarp line, "None" on the bivy line, "precip jacket and pants" on the wind shirt line. I agree this isnt as generic as many of the other list, but this was how I addressed it.

    I learned a lot during this process and appreciate BPL for sponsoring the contest.


    Ken Thompson
    BPL Member


    Locale: Right there

    We should do this again. Interesting to see what fringe items then are even lighter today.

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