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Jamie Shortt
(jshortt) - MLife

Locale: North Carolina
My Current Gear List - Please Review on 01/25/2008 18:50:21 MST Print View

Here is my current gear list. I used it recently in the Shenandoah NP with one night in low 30's and another night in low 20's. I was comfortable both nights. Note I only took both pads because I thought the low temps might be pushing my bag's limit. Do you see any problems or have any suggestions.

Thanks, Jamie


Worn Items:
REI Lightweight MTS Long-Sleeve Zip-T - 6.60
Columbia Silver Ridge Convertible Pants - 13.25
ExOfficio Boxer Briefs - 2.80
REI Merino Wool Light Hiker Socks – Low - 2.25
Bandana - 1.05
Watch - 0.90
Columbia Booney Hat - 2.75
Komperdell Carbon Hiking Staff - 10.35
Camera - Olympus F-230 w/battery & card - 4.35
Merrell Chameleon Wrap Gore-Tex XCR Hiking Shoes - 37.70
Total Worn - 82.00

Pack:
Granite Gear Virga 21.00

Shelter/Sleeping:
Marmot Hydrogen - 23.35
Granite Gear stuff sack (sleeping bag) - 0.80
Mont-Bell 90 Self Inflable Sleeping Pad - 10.00
GG Thinlight 3/8" Sleeping pad - 3/4 length - 5.70
Integral Designs 5x8 SilTarp (w/sack) - 7.15
Montbell Breeze Bivy (w/stuff sack) - 6.50
8 titanium stakes and 50' Spectraline - 3.65
Total Sleeping - 57.15

Cooking:
Platypus 2.5 lt. Water Bottle - 1.30
ClO2 Purifications Tabs (20) - 0.45
Platypus 1 lt. bottle - 0.90
Trip Tease Cord/Food Bag - 1.85
Fuel Bottle (8 oz cap.) - 0.60
Kitchen Kit - 8.30 (Titanium Pot .9 liter, Vargo Triad Stove, Plastic Measuring Cup, Camp Soap (micro-dropper), Plastic Scrubber, Mini Bic Lighter, Foil Windscreen, Titanium Spork .55)
Total Cooking - 13.40

Extra Cloths:
Marmot Precip Jacket - 12.35
Marmot Precip Pants -8.80
Mont-Bell UL Down Jacket w/stuff sack - 7.15
REI Oslo Gloves (90/10 Poly/Wool)- 1.40
Fleece Cap - 1.40
REI Merino Wool Light Hiker Socks - Low - 2.20
Total Packed Clothes - 33.30

Misc. in Mesh Bag:
Mesh bag - 0.40
Keychain Thermometer/Compass - 0.30
Cell Phone (typically useless) - 3.30
Map - 0.75
Black Diamond Ion Head Light - 1.00
Swiss Army Knife Classic - 0.75
Peronal Items - 2.90 (Contact Case, Rx's pills for 2 Days, Contact Solution, Toothbrush, Baking Soda)
First aid & Repair - 3.40 (Paper & pen, Deet (in .27 oz dropper bottle), 2 Gauze Pads, Medical Tape, Moleskin, Extra contacts, Repair Kit - Duct tape, needle, matches, extra battery in film can, Plastic garbage bag, Antibiotic Ointment, Ibuprofin - 20 tabs, Decongestant – 6, Antihistymine – 4)
Misc Items Total Weight - 12.80


Consumables for 2 days:
Total Food (20 oz/day) - 40.00
Fuel - 4 oz (4 cooks) - 4.00
Water - 1lt - 32.00
Total Consumables - 76.00

Total Base Weight 137.65 oz (8.6 lbs)
Total Carried Pack Weight 213.65 oz (13.54 lbs)
Total Weight (skin out) 295.65 oz (18.67 lbs.)

Jamie Shortt
(jshortt) - MLife

Locale: North Carolina
My Current Gear List - Please Review on 01/27/2008 05:58:46 MST Print View

I should add that I am looking to build a light weight kit capable of 3+ seasons in East Coast Mountains. I usually go solo and hike 15 miles/day depending on length of day and topography. My number one priority is being safe (i.e. to live)... then it would be nice to handle rain, light snows, and temps in the teens with fair comfort... then to enjoy my experience.

Any additions I need? or trimming possible?

Thanks!

Brett .
(Brett1234) - F

Locale: CA
My Current Gear List - Please Review on 01/27/2008 08:52:39 MST Print View

Hello James,
Great list. I also have several Montbell items in my gear lists.
I'd suggest replacing your 38oz goretex shoes with Inov8 mid-top goretex 390s at about 28 oz. The are a little soft if you are using light 12 point crampons, but they work great with the very light and low profile Grivel Spider instep crampons. Being mid-height shoes they also overlap with gaiters well.

Steve McQueen
(cpholley) - F

Locale: Minnesota Transplant
Toothbrush on 01/28/2008 10:19:37 MST Print View

Your toothbrush looks really heavy....have you tried drilling holes in it?