On the 23 of June 2014 Delmar decided to run a simple poll of BPL readers on what they actually carried. Over 170 responses were received: more than expected. This article summarises the responses.

ARTICLE OUTLINE

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Gear, in all its glory
    • Pack Size, Liters
    • Pack Base Weight, lb
    • Shelter Type
    • Quilts and sleeping bags
    • Cooking arrangements
    • Rain Gear
    • Water Treatment
    • Navigation
    • Toilet paper
    • Sundries
    • Trekking Poles
    • Food safety
  • Locale etc
    • Locale
    • Travel time
    • Trips length and times
    • Conditions
  • Cross Correlations
    • Shelter and sleeping gear
    • GPS usage

# WORDS: 4030
# PHOTOS: 17

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