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Michael Mathisen

Locale: Oregon
1st Gear List on 11/21/2007 00:17:21 MST Print View

I'll call this a rough draft!
It's my first gear list. I haven't got any weights put in yet. There are some things I'm missing and other items I'm in the process of changing out, so take a look and let me know what you think?

Edited by mathix on 11/21/2007 00:19:01 MST.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
1st Gear List on 11/21/2007 08:56:36 MST Print View

Here's a link for the lazy amongst us. Gear List. This is a good starter list. You'll get similar recommendations from many here but I would suggest looking into a different insulating layer, something along the lines of a puffy coat - lighter and more insulating. You could probably ditch the Petzl Tikka for something more robust, or just leave it at home altogether.

Edited by sharalds on 11/21/2007 08:58:11 MST.

Jaiden .
(jaiden) - F
Re: 1st Gear List on 11/21/2007 10:17:59 MST Print View

I recommend switching to non cotton underwear. There are merino varieties and synthetic. I wear some coolmax/spandex boxer briefs I got from target in the sportswear section. I like them so much that I wear these 365 days a year. The hat is less important, but I try to avoid any cotton except for a bandanna. You should at least swap it out for a red sox cap :)

I carry a 300 weight fleece balaclava, liner gloves and waterproof vinyl gloves (from the hardware store, for painting and such) regardless of the weather. Also, some produce bags to slip over my feet. For the 3-4 total ounces this is a huge insurance policy against frost bite, hypothermia or general misery. but then I don't know where you're planning to hike.

I also carry several ways to make fire.

Michael Mathisen

Locale: Oregon
My gear list on 11/21/2007 23:49:15 MST Print View

Yeah, a new insulating layer is definitely in the works. Right now I'm kind of stuck on gloves and over mitts. I don't see any appealing choices out there. The same goes for headwear. I have the hardest time finding a beanie that doesn't irritate my forehead. As for my Dodgers hat, I can't get rid of the thing. I can never find it when I get back from a trip but it always reappears when I am going to leave for a trip, so I have to take it!

Edited by mathix on 11/21/2007 23:50:10 MST.

Steve .
(pappekak) - F

Locale: Tralfamadore
Re: My gear list on 11/22/2007 07:28:20 MST Print View

Michael, for hands I use a pair of MontBell Chameece Inner Gloves and a pair of empty bagel sacks.

Gloves are 1.1 oz (size L) and the sacks are .2 oz each.

For a hat you might consider the Polar Buff. Mine weighs 2 oz. The original Buffs don't have the Polartec fleece so are even lighter.

As a bonus, has free shipping until 12/21.

REI has a turtle fur beenie on sale for $2.93 in their outlet department online. Might be worth a try because it is so cheap.

Edited by pappekak on 11/22/2007 07:40:26 MST.