- Dec 12, 2017 at 4:05 pm #3507062
Pack: Terra Nova Ultra 20 (4.9 oz)
Liner: Sea to Summit Ultralight 20L Dry Sack (2 oz)
Frame: Gossamer Gear & Kylmit Airbeam Pack Frame (small) (apx. 2oz)
Cover: Sea to Summit Ultrasil Pack Cover (xxs) (43g)
Shelter: (super proud of this)
Hummingbird Hammocks Ultralight Single (5.2 oz)
Hummingbird Hammocks Warbler Bug Net (6.3 oz)
Hummingbird Hammocks Tree Straps (2.3 oz)
Hummingbird Hammocks Tree Strap Extensions (less than 3/4 oz)
Zpacks Asymmetrical Diamond Hammock Tarp (4.8 oz)
Therm-A-Rest XLite (short) 8oz
Caldera Cone, Keg Cook Set (6.3 oz)
So I have my shelter my pack and my cook at under 3 lbs so far :) Once I add guy lines, some silver ware to eat with, a lighter, some fuel etc. I predict I will be right at about 3 lbs exactly for my “big three”
I need to build a water system, and gather any other things I might need like first aid, hygiene stuff, weather clothes (hats, wind shirt etc), etc. and I was hoping someone here could help me round out this gear list and make sure I am prepared for everything I will need. I have plennnntty of room in terms of weight but volume is important for my gear choices going forward. FYI, I dont want to go over 9 lbs if I can help it and my dream goal would be around 7 butt I’m willing to go up to 9 maxDec 12, 2017 at 4:31 pm #3507069
Ben CBPL Member
I would typically include a tarp in my “big 3”. What season will you be out?Dec 12, 2017 at 5:18 pm #3507076
Summer and I listed the zpacks tarpDec 12, 2017 at 5:36 pm #3507081
Jason McSpaddenBPL Member
@jbmcsr1Locale: Rocky Mountains
And how about a sleeping bag, quilt or blanket? Is that already included?Dec 12, 2017 at 6:06 pm #3507090
I dont have a quilt listed here no. I figured with the fairly high r value pad (3.2) and the fact that I’ll be leaving for my trip well into the summer (late may – early june) that I wouldn’t need a quilt.Should I pack an under quilt?
I know for a fact I’m bringing the pad, so I’d probably opt for a sleeping bag over a quilt tbh, giving my the ability to sleep outside the hammock on the ground if I like. I’d just lay in the sleeping bag inside the hammock. I know it is really not the optimal thing to do, due to compression, etc. but I might overlook that and just opt for the bag anyways.
I really like this one:
http://sleepingbags-cumulus.eu/uk/categories/sleeping-bags/x-lite-200?gid=63&vid=6Dec 12, 2017 at 7:58 pm #3507110
Ben CBPL Member
Oh, sorry, I meant quilt. You’ll need a quilt or sleeping bag, even in May or June. A quilt will work fine on the ground, in a shelter, or hanging.
I sleep on the ground and really like the Xlite. You might want to discuss with others how that Xlite will work in a hammock. Seems like I remember discussions about inflatables not working great in a hammock.
That’s a pretty low volume pack. I would think the airbeam would make it a little tight. I would consider 1/8 inch foam instead.
Good luck.Dec 12, 2017 at 11:54 pm #3507161
The air beam is perfect because it is entirely adjustable up to 90 or 100 pumps
I pack my bag how I want it and then pump the frame up until it is perfectly fit, I often dont have to fully inflate it up to it’s 1.5-1.75 in thickness, I often only inflate it to half of it’s volume since I inflate the frame last and my gear acts as a pressure equalizer so to speak.
Also the gear I am bringing is very low volume, so as long as I stick to that, then the pack will work fine as I am toying with the idea of adding a zpacks front chest pocket thing that only ways like an oz or so. And maybe a cuben hip pack Im toying with buying. I have other packs to use if this doesn’t work out but this is what I intend to use, as this should only be a 3 week trip.
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