Aug 31, 2012 at 3:43 pm #1293567
@jamesprepatripLocale: SF Bay Area
So I've been backpacking with the same gear for the last 10 years and I feel like I've been skimming pounds by carrying less stuff. But now I'm stuck.
Does anyone see any "red herrings" that I don't need to bring or that I just obviously need to completely replace?
I feel like the tent and the sleeping bag definitely need to be swapped out… but beyond that not sure.
JamesAug 31, 2012 at 4:05 pm #1908043
my 2 cents: Pajamas, Tent, Bag.Aug 31, 2012 at 4:49 pm #1908058
1L smartwater bottles instead of the Nalgenes.
definitely a lighter tent.. that is one hell of an anchor
many lighter sleeping bags or quilts.. depends what you do / where you go.
I like the dragonfly but not for backpacking.. Canister stove or alcohol cat stove so much lighter.
trail shoes instead of boots.
Skip the Camp Suds.. water and the brillo pad or just your spoon works fine. even "biodegradable" soap isn't great.
skip the trowel.. use a stick, stake, trekking pole
http://lawsonequipment.com/All-Products/Dyneema-IronWire-p514.html 1.25oz vs 6oz bear cord.
buff, bandana, camp towel… pick 1.. maybe 2
mini bic lighter and a packet of bar matches for backup in a ziplock. vs waterproof.
cooking pot?Aug 31, 2012 at 4:50 pm #1908060
Personal Items List Total Weight: 20 lb 10.1 oz
Clothes – Hiking Category Total Weight: 4 lb 10.9 oz
show details 2.4 oz
show details 5.9 oz
Pants ( Zip-Offs preferrably )
show details Garmont Vetta Hik… 40.5 oz
show details 2.6 oz
show details 6.5 oz
Clothes – Pack ( in pack ) Category Total Weight: 2 lb 14.5 oz
show details 9.2 oz
show details Patagonia Men's D… 11.5 oz
show details Sierra Designs Hu… 14.2 oz
show details Novara Stratos 2…. 9.3 oz
Essentials ( in pack ) Category Total Weight: 1 lb 3.3 oz
Water Bottle ( unfilled )
show details 12.4 oz
Flashlight / Headlamp
show details Petzl Tikkina 2 H… 2.9 oz
show details 3.0 oz
Eating Utensils and Bowl
Sleeping ( in pack ) Category Total Weight: 9 lb 12.3 oz
show details REI Zephyr +20° S… 43.3 oz
Sleeping Pad ( 20 degrees )
show details Therm-a-Rest Ridg… 8.6 oz
show details 1.0 oz
show details 83.6 oz
Luggage Category Total Weight: 2 lb 1.1 oz
show details GoLite Men's Jam … 30.1 oz
Group Items List Total Weight: 4 lb 14.3 oz
Cooking Category Total Weight: 2 lb 5.2 oz
show details MSR Dragonfly Stove 15.7 oz
show details MSR Fuel Bottle, … 16.6 oz
Camp Suds and Brilla Pad
show details 1.6 oz
Essentials Category Total Weight: 1 lb 8.6 oz
show details Sawyer Jungle Jui… 2.6 oz
show details Katadyn Hiker Pro… 15.8 oz
Poison Oak Soap
show details Tecnu Outdoor Ski… 3.0 oz
Other Category Total Weight: 1 lb 0.5 oz
50 ft of rope
show details 1.9 oz
First Aid Kit
show details Adventure Medical… 2.6 oz
show details Sea to Summit Poc… 3.5 oz
Lighter water containers
Lighter water treatment method
Lighter bear rope
What's the carabiner for?
Pajamas and shelter as stated beforeAug 31, 2012 at 6:49 pm #1908088
@tjaardLocale: Minnesota, USA
Obviously the tent. That is a lot of weight for a solo shelter.
Waterbottles. Way heavy for that much capacity.
Sunglasses, most weigh 1 oz, you list 2.6.
What's the solar blanket for? Is that the same as a space blanket? Those are to keep someone covered in climbing/dayhiking scenarios. You have a tent and sleeping bag.
Bowl AND a meskit. Pick a waterboiling pot/kettle and a cup. Utensils plural? One spoon is sufficient for most people.
Love my Dragonfly for fancy camp cooking with a group but it is huge and heavy as is it's fuel container. Swap for a small canister stove or individual alcohol stoves.
Boots: switch to lighter pack, then use lighter shoes, ditch the camp shoes and swap the 4.1 oz sock combo for 1 pair of 1.3 oz thin merino socks.Sep 3, 2012 at 2:05 pm #1908738
@jamesprepatripLocale: SF Bay Area
Tjaard, are you recommending walk around camp in socks instead of campshoes?Sep 3, 2012 at 3:54 pm #1908772
Bet not. Go with lighter shoes for hiking instead of those 40 some ounce boots. Just wear your shoes in camp with the laces loose and maybe the insole taken out for a little more room.
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