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Jon Christensen

Locale: Midwest
test on 02/24/2008 18:19:20 MST Print View

Hey all,

Some friends and I will be thru hiking the 60 Mile Knobstone trail in southern Indiana from April 3rd to the 6th. The average temps for that time is a low of around 40 degrees or maybe a little cooler.


Gossamer Gear G6 Whisper 5 oz
Shoulder pads 0.3 oz per/ 0.6 oz t
hip pads0.2 oz per / 0.4 oz
Gossamer Gear pack liner 1.3 oz
Gossamer Gear hip belt pocket -0.72 oz.
BPL Nano stuff sack (for quilt) 0.29 oz
BPL Nano stuff sack bivy 0.29 oz
P.O Alosak for food 0.475 oz
Total = 9.075 oz

Shelter and Sleeping System

Gossamer Gear Spinntwinn with air core spectra 8.5 oz
Goassamer Gear Tite Lite Titanium stakes 0.2 oz per/ 8 = 1.6 oz
BMW Vapr Bivy 8.0 oz
BMW Cocoon 60 quilt 11 oz
GG Night Light Sleeping pad 3.4 oz
GG Thinlight 1/8 sleeping pad 1.0 oz
Montbell UL pillow 2.3 oz
Total = 35.8 oz / 2lb 3.8 oz


Aquamira with Bozeman droppers 1.0 oz
platypus 1 litter with spout cap (2) 1.6 oz
Total = 2.6 oz

Mini bull design Elite #2 0.3 oz
Hienikin pot 1.5 oz
Platypus Little Nippler(no cap) 0.5 oz
BPL nipple top 0.2 oz
BPL titanium wind screen 0.3 oz
Light My Fire Spork 0.3 oz
Matches (I box) 0.3 oz
Total = 3.4 oz

First Aid Kit and Towel

MSR Ultralight pack towel 0.7 oz
First Aid Kit 2.4 oz
2nd skin, 3 cough drops, floss and needle 2 saftey pins, 3x4 adherent pad, 2x2 Gauze 2 butterfly bandages, 2 bandages, 1 swabstick 2 anesthetic towelette, 1 Double antiboitc oniment 2 Diphen, 8 IB Prohpen, 4 Tylenol, 6 Excedrine 6 imodium
Total = 3.1 oz

Carried in golite shorts back pocket
Suunto Gem Micro compass 0.2 oz
ARC emergency whistle 0.2 oz
Photon Freedom light 0.2 oz
BPL Spark-Lite fire starter 0.7 oz
Total = 1.3 oz

Essentials in GG hip belt pocket
Razor Blade 0.05 oz
Photon Freedom light with clip 0.4 oz
Dr. Bronners Soap in BMWDropper 0.5 oz
Gossamer Ultralight sports finger tooth brush 0.05 oz
Purrell in Boseman dropper 0.3 oz
Olympus Digital camera 7.2 oz
Total = 8.5 oz

Clothes carried
BMW Cocoon 60 Hoody 10 oz
BMW Cocoon 60 pants 7.7 oz
Drop Stoppers rain jacket 6.6 oz
Drop Stoppers rain pants 4.4 oz
Smartwool hikers (sleep)2.9 oz
Mountain Laural Design waterproof gloves 1.1 oz
Possum Down Gloves 1.4 oz
Possum Down Hat 1.85 oz
Mountain Hardwear power stretch balaclava 1.5 oz

Total = 37.45 oz / 2 lb 5.45 oz

Total base weight = 101.225 oz or 6 lb 5.225 oz

Clothing Worn
Under Armour boxer briefs 3.2 oz
Patagonia Capilene Zip 2 LS 5.9 oz
Golite Skyrunners 4.0 oz
Golite whim pants 4.0 oz
Golite wisp shirt 3.0 oz
Smartwool trail runners 1.4 oz
Integral Design E-Vent gaiters 2.5 oz
Cubs baseball hat 3.2 oz
Golite Sun Dragon 28 oz

Total worn = 55.2 oz / 3 lb 7.2 oz

Other items worn/carried

Leki Ultalight Ti Argo trekking poles/plus duct tape 15.8 oz
HighGear Axis Altimeter Watch 1.9 oz

Total - 17.7 oz / 1 lb 1.7 oz

Total worn/carried - 72.9 oz/4lb 8.9 oz

Total skin out weight = 174.125 oz / 10 lb 14.125 oz

Will I be warm enough at night with the quilt? I have the WM pod 30 which is 18 oz and will be more then warm enough but I would like to use the quilt. Is it worth the 1.5 oz for the balaclava or is that over kill with having the cocoon hoody? Anything else that I could cut out our change? On the wish list is lighter poles but don't have the money yet. Thanks in advance for all your great feedback!