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Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
"pretty good" THREE SEASON GEAR LIST: on 11/30/2008 13:39:14 MST Print View

PRETTY GOOD
THREE SEASON GEAR LIST:
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This is a companion to another GEAR LIST posted on the BPL reader forum. I encourage readers to compare these two lists side by side, especially folks new to lightweight hiking.

LINK:

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=16986&skip_to_post=128721#128721

The other list (above) and this (below) are divergent with certain gear.

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MC! list (from the link) BASE WEIGHT = 125.5 oz (7.8 pounds)

Pretty Good list BASE WEIGHT = 232.7 oz (14.5 pounds)

A difference of: 107.2 oz (6.7 pounds)
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The list below is a modified version from the link above. I went thru and revised any piece of gear that felt a little bit “too” specialized. I chose gear that felt “pretty good” for lightweight camping.

This means: gear that I’ve used in this revised list is easy to find at an REI (rather than specialty sites), and is high quality. An example is the GoLite JAM2, an excellent pack for lightweight camping, there are lighter packs out there, but this is recognized as a very good “work horse” in the lightweight community.

PLEASE NOTE:
Any changes are noted with a ( * )

Refer to the link above for any consumable information, this data stays the same.



Notes about the PRETTY GOOD gear list below:
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a) Warm weather summertime temps in the northern rockies.
b) Solo
c) On and off-trail travel



TREKKING CLOTHES WORN [ 93.2 oz total ]
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shoes - montrail HARDROCK = 31.6  [worn]

( * ) hiking socks - wool blend low = 1.6 oz  [worn]

( * ) gaiters - OR flex-tex low = 4.4  [worn]

hiking pants - patagonia stretch jackalope synthetic = 11.6 oz  [worn]

synthetic long sleeve top - Patagonia SPF hoodie = 7.5  [worn]

short sleeve synthetic top - patagonia LW capaline = 4.6 oz  [worn]

( * ) nylon hiking shorts - simple, no undies = 6.2 oz  [worn]

sun hat - nylon baseball style =  1.5 OZ  [worn]

sunglasses with retainer - hipster = 1.2 oz  [worn]

watch on a string = 0.6 oz  [worn]

( * ) whistle on same string = 0.4 oz  [worn]

( * ) trekking poles = 22 oz



PACKING [ 27.4 oz total ]
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( * ) Back Pack - GoLite JAM2 = 21 oz

pack liner - hefty white COMPACTOR bag = 2.4 oz

( * ) stuff sacks - only 4 (food, clothes, sleeping bag & cook gear) = less than 4 oz



COOK GEAR [ 14.3 oz total ]
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titanium mug - small MSR solo kettle = 3.1 oz

( * ) mug lid - titanium = 1.1 oz

spoon - plastic = 0.6 oz

stove - white box = 0.8 oz

( * ) wind-screen - simple aluminum = 1.4

( * ) fuel bottle - simple small soda bottle = 1.6

( * ) bear hang cord - approx. 50 feet = 3.9 oz

bic lighter - dinky = 0.4 oz

pot grabbers - auto supply = 1.4 oz (yes, these are porky! I know.)



SHELTER [ 33.4 oz total ]
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( * ) shelter - GoLite Shangri-La 2 = 25.9 oz

( * ) aluminum stakes - set of 8 = 3 oz

( * ) ground cloth - scrap of tyvec = 4.5 oz



SLEEPING GEAR [ 52.6 oz total ]
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( * ) sleeping bag - GoLite adrenaline 40 = 20 oz

( * ) sleeping pad - therma-rest PRO-lite 3 REG = 20 oz

( * ) bivy sack - BD winter bivy = 9.8 oz

sleeping socks - short wool blend - 1.7 oz

mr. pillow - dual chamber inflatable = 1.1 oz



CLOTHES CARRIED [ 71.8 oz total ]
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( * ) rain pants - GoLite Reed = 6 oz

( * ) insulated jacket - Patagonia Micro Puff Hooded Jacket = 21.1 oz [part of sleep system]
 
( * ) insulated vest - Patagonia Micro Puff vest = 10 oz [part of sleep system]

( * ) rain coat - GoLite Paradigm = 16 oz

wind shirt - GoLite wisp = 3 oz [part of sleep system] 

( * ) long undies - lightweight synthetic = 7.9 oz [part of sleep system]

( * ) warm hat - simple pile = 2.3 oz [part of sleep system]

glove liner - simple thin synthetic = 1.1 oz [part of sleep system]

( * ) extra hiking socks - thin low = 1.6 oz

( * ) balaclava - light pile = 2.8 oz



OTHER ESSENTIALS [ 33.2 oz total ]
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( * ) water bottle - 2x 1-liter soda bottles = 3.8 oz

( * ) toiletries in a ziploc baggie - less than 4 oz
[note: tooth brush, tooth paste, small knife, compass, Dr. B’s soap, etc.]

water treatment - aqua mira, repackaged = 2.4 oz (enough for a week)

lip balm - tiny = 0.3

sun block - repackaged neutragina 45 = 0.8 oz

( * ) bandana - standard= 1.1 oz

headlamp - petzl tikka plus = 2.7 oz

( * ) camera - digital w/case = approx 9 oz

MSR coffee filter - gold = 0.9 oz

misquote head net - simple, no wire, doubles as stuff sack = 0.2 oz

( * ) maps - cut down (weight depends on trip) let’s say = less than 4 oz

( * ) first aid - simple, minimal = 4 oz 





WEIGHT DATA:
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TREKKING CLOTHES WORN [ 93.2 oz total ]
(not added to BASE weight)

PACKING [ 27.4 oz total ]
COOK GEAR [ 14.3 oz total ]
SHELTER [ 33.4 oz total ]
SLEEPING GEAR [ 52.6 oz total ]
CLOTHES CARRIED [ 71.8 oz total ]
OTHER ESSENTIALS [ 33.2 oz total ]
( = )
BASE WEIGHT = 232.7 oz (14.5 pounds)


NOTE:
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There are times when you should carry BEAR SPRAY. The can and holster I use weigh 13.2 ounce, and that number can be added to the totals above.



WHAT YOU'LL DO FINE WITHOUT:
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- no toilet paper
- no underwear (hiking shorts work fine)
- no GPS or altimeter (read the map)



CONSUMABLES
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see other gearlist LINK:
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=16986&skip_to_post=128721#128721

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Edited by mikeclelland on 12/01/2008 09:34:30 MST.

Rod Lawlor
(Rod_Lawlor) - MLife

Locale: Australia
Temps? on 11/30/2008 18:53:24 MST Print View

Mike,

Could you give an idea of the night time (and daytime) temps this set up would be expected to cover?

Thanks, Rod

Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
pretty good" THREE SEASON GEAR LIST on 12/01/2008 00:07:40 MST Print View

Hot during the day - in the 80's.

And - in the 20's at night. Wear all the clothes, and climb into the quilt.

I got up plenty of mornings this summer with ice and frost on the puddles and shrubs. Chilly sure, but I was fine.

The northern rockies are pretty dry, any rain is short lived in the summer (usually) so rain gear is minimal. The dry ducks parka is thin enough (and breathable enough) to sleep in, without feeling clammy.



This "pretty good" list above is a companion to another GEAR LIST posted on the BPL reader forum. I encourage you to compare these two lists side by side...

LINK:

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=16986&skip_to_post=128721#128721
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Edited by mikeclelland on 12/01/2008 09:36:27 MST.