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Ryan Faulkner
(ryanf) - F

Locale: Mid atlantic, No. Cal
XUL gear list on 12/03/2005 21:43:07 MST Print View

I have changed alot of my ideas in the last few months and this is what I came up for a 3 season gear list

clothing worn

02.00 Nike dri fit hat
05.70 Russel athletic dri power shirt
12.00 Galyans convertable pants
01.20 Wright sock double layer cool mesh
26.00 Vasque trail runners

other worn or carried

04.20 gossamer gear light trek poles
00.25 photon light on lanyard

clothing packed

02.50 golite wisp wind shirt
05.20 mont bell U.L inner vest
01.50 reebok fleece hat
00.90 old navy fleece glove liners


03.70 Gossamer gear G6 uberlight
00.27 BMW spinn stuff sack small for essentials

shelter and sleep system

10.00 golite poncho tarp
00.08 aircore 2 spectra guy lines
01.40 BMW hi vis tent stakes
04.60 vapor nano bivy
14.90 Nunatak Arc ghost
02.60 1/2 GG thinlight 3/8"

cooking and water

00.40 homemade red bull side burner and wind screen
00.50 plastic water bottle feul bottle
00.60 home made energy can pot
00.10 KFC plastic spork
00.40 mini bic lighter
01.70 2 1 liter platypus bottles
01.10 aqua mira in mini dropper bottles

other essentials

01.00 TP, towel, dr. bronners, tooth brush
01.70 leather man micra
00.50 home made first aid kit
01.20 small roll of duct tape

in Pack: 3.58 lbs
worn or carried: 3.2lbs

Edited by ryanf on 12/05/2005 15:15:22 MST.

Michael Wands
(walksoftly) - F

Locale: Piney Woods
What about the other stuff?? on 01/17/2006 06:43:33 MST Print View

I went on my first backpacking excursion in 1967. About 10 of us spent 7 arduous days and covered a whopping 50 miles! Anyway, I was hooked and have been hiking ever since.

I have a reasonable base weight. A little over 5lb in winter and under 3 in July and August (No insulation needed in Texas).

When I read gear lists on the forum or out on the net there are some items that I consider essential that don't ever seem to appear. I'm just wondering how people get around carrying some things. Your gear list is very insightful and I would really appreciate if you could enlighten me.

1. Zip lock freezer bags - to double bag used TP, to store my trash and trash I collect from the trail, to use as emergency water carrier, to use as a pillow.

2. ID - I carry a driver's license and a card with emergency contact info, allergies, blood type, etc.

3. Pen - for trailhead register.

4. Truck key!

5. Permits

6. Map - even if it is one of those State Park maps. Just to get my bearings.

7. Cash & Credit Card - for registration and in case my truck is broken into or won't start at the trailhead.

8. Laminated 3X5 picture of Angelina Jolie.

Don't you at least carry some of this stuff? I don't carry much emergency gear other than what is in my head, but I can't imagine travelling the trail without any of these things.

Please enlighten me.

Vick Hines
(vickrhines) - F

Locale: Central Texas
Re: What about the other stuff?? on 01/17/2006 07:18:36 MST Print View

You bet! Thanks for bringing this up. I was wondering the same thing. I put this on my gear list and keep these in a Alosak (sp?):

car key , skeletonized, (0.2)
drivers license (0.15)
credit card (0.17)
medical history and medication card (0.17)
health insurance card (0.10)

These are essential items to get to the trailhead and you can't leave them in the car. I also end up with some cash (0.03 per bill), and leave change in the car.

On long trails I usually carry another credit card or two, phone card, some cash and some quarters for a pay phone (0.2 each).

Edited by vickrhines on 01/17/2006 07:20:43 MST.