Hi there, long time reader, member, first time posting.
So. I'm heading north in about a month.
I have most of my gear figured out but I have a few questions.
Here's the list:
MLD revelation - 6
SMD gatewood cape - 11
(another once or two with guy lines and sealer)
SMD serenety net - 7
* undecided quilt - 20
(20 degreeish, 20 oz?)
GG 1/8"" pads - 4
(or similarly light combo, sit pad, hitch hiking sign)
** unworn clothes - 31
ground cloth and stakes - 4
water, pb jar, spoon, bags - 6
no cook - sawyer**** might end up weighing more!
*** gear - 12
maps compas pen magnifier - 3
6 lbs 8 oz total
6,10 without poles (tent pole)
7,3 with ice axe - short raven pro ( already have it, not dropping bucks on a ULA.
7,5 lbs with tent pole - without trekking poles, with ax
Uhh too many combos to think about...
With 4 days food and 4 l water
first aid 2
rash stuff, tape, bandaids, needle, floss
toothbrush, Dr. B, purell
bear cord 1
bug net <1 oz
sun hat 2
down jacket 8
short sleeve shirt 4
Maybe an extra layer for the San Juans
knife, compas, light on lanyard
day's maps, camera, bandana, a couple snack bars
makes pack weight:
base excluding stuff carried
max skin out with trekking poles
28 lbs - I think, forgive lazy calculations
min skin out
min skin out with poles
I am pretty well decided on the pack, cape and net. I already dropped the bucks.
I like an enclosed net. Ants really like crawling in my bag...
* Quilts: I was looking at Jacks are Better - Hood River, Golite Ultra 20.
I am a fairly warm sleeper but I know it gets pretty cold on the CDT. I had a Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32 for most of the PCT and didn't zip it up at all past SoCal and only a couple times was I cold, but always managed to get a good rest, even if I woke a few times.
**I have a down jacket but was wondering if there are any other options that I might be able to wear with my pack. Light fleece, something I could use as a sleeping layer and hiking. I like that MYOG fleece thing recently posted. I only really used my down jacket when sleeping and at camps and in towns, never while hiking, I don't wanna smash the down, heh. I had a marmot windshirt on the PCT but when it rained, it wasn't that great, I'll likely use my dryducks as a windbreaker.
Any input on my clothes? Multi-use, light, lightning proof...
**** I know the Sawyer thing is a can of worms, I was thinking of gravity, but you have to backflush... I've read some posts. Anyone hooked up a squeezevavle thing like on a gas tank for compression? and flushing water after purifying?
Am I missing anything?
Ideas on a quilt, multiuse warm top.