24-Hour Gear Lists

See the winners of our recent contest and download a zip file of all the submissions. Use your favorite to plan YOUR next trip!

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by the BackpackingLight.com Readership | 2011-05-10 00:00:00-06

It was long-running and took some time to judge, but the 24 Series Gear List Contest is complete!

Results

  1. Jamie Shortt
  2. Darian Davis
  3. George Matthews
  4. Jeremy Gustafson and Dan Durston

Please click each list to see a full-res version of the winners (you'll have to zoom), or download all the submissions here (3.5 MB zip file).

24-Hour Gear Lists

Jamie Shortt, first place

Darian Davis, second place & George Matthews, third place.

Jeremy Gustafson, honorable mention & Dan Durston, honorable mention.

Thank you again to all who submitted! We have plans for Jamie's list, but we're keeping those under wraps for the time being...


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Addie Bedford
(addiebedford) - MLife

Locale: Montana
24-Hour Gear Lists on 05/10/2011 16:40:32 MDT Print View

Companion forum thread to:

24-Hour Gear Lists

Warren Greer
(WarrenGreer) - F

Locale: SoCal
very interesting on 05/10/2011 21:25:08 MDT Print View

Congrats to the winners.

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
Hmmmm... on 05/11/2011 12:22:14 MDT Print View

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.

Edited by Danepacker on 05/11/2011 12:30:20 MDT.

Marco A. Sánchez
(marcoasn) - M

Locale: The fabulous Pyrenees
Re: Hmmmm... on 05/12/2011 01:32:42 MDT Print View

+1 ;-)

Cheers

Jamie Shortt
(jshortt) - MLife

Locale: North Carolina
re: 24-Hour Gear Lists on 05/13/2011 06:04:57 MDT Print View

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.

Jamie