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    HkNewman
    BPL Member

    @hknewman

    Locale: The West is (still) the Best

    Here is my gear list for a week +  in the chaparral>desert for spring and the mountains for summer (Cascades, Sierra).   Using bivy because of wind but also laziness for high mile days, though can change to Yama’s Bug shelter inner tent for 2 more oz. Bounced it off a similar Pa’lante based lighterpack, but …

    Have at it ..

    https://lighterpack.com/r/5u0qu3

    I do have a sunscreen stick, toothpaste, etc.. but not sure if consumable.  Maybe get the empty container weights?

    Could go with a DCF tarp for a few oz savings.  Also the RoryVon or similar penlight to replace the headlamp, but I should keep a night hiking option open.   Not sure there’s a lot of weight savings cold soaking once water is added, so hot dinner (a lot of cold soak oat surprise breakfasts though).

    #3777830
    LARRY W
    Spectator

    @larry-w

    Pretty good pack list. Couple things I saw. This will be a challenging snow year. I know you say after melt but that may take a while. No inreach listed. Maybe you have the iphone with SOS. Maybe consider an ice ax this year too.

    Otherwise the only easy thing would be to change as in make a lighter headband for the NU25 I got the new model down to 1.34 oz. with some 5/64 shockcord from lightsmith. While there you could look at their scissors and .6 oz knife and add better tweezers for close to the weight of the SAK. Way more functional. How I roll anyway. Personal choice but alpha is lighter than airmesh since you have shell anyway.

    Missing some first aid and repair bits but probably just not listed or I missed it.

    #3777833
    jscott
    BPL Member

    @book

    Locale: Northern California

    https://www.nps.gov/yose/blogs/update-for-march-28-2023.htm

    https://www.sfchronicle.com/weather/

    North to South, this is a record snow year in the Sierra. The southern Sierra even more than the middle and north. Rivers will be raging. Plan accordingly.

    a mere two ounces for a bug shelter? Oh, yeah. take it.

    #3778634
    HkNewman
    BPL Member

    @hknewman

    Locale: The West is (still) the Best

    Thanks.  My FAK is normally a plastic baggie w/ various size bandages (“band-aids”) with a few tablets of various sorts tossed in.  Have micro-spikes being bounced but hope to avoid the ice axe to the point of flipping (to paraphrase Monty Python “what’s the airspeed velocity of a laden [enchilada fueled] hiker tumbling down a near vertical ice field?”

    Not sure I have the reaction times anymore for ice axe …

    bug net [inner tent]

    Will be switching after the desert, though the weight gain will be minimal (“bigger” bivy vs “regular” shelter).   That said met a young hiker who’s planning on using the Zpacks pocket shelter with a bug head net when hitting skeeter country.  Would be great if it works (not so great if it doesn’t).

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