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Nate Meinzer
(Rezniem) - F

Locale: San Francisco
UL Gear List on 07/17/2009 20:42:28 MDT Print View

So after a few trips inching back up to a heavier load, I've tweaked a new list for a very light hike in late July. I'll be doing the first half of the JMT Nobound between Piute Pass and Tuolomne.

I will camp below 9,000 feet ever night, so avoiding above treeline conditions / cold weather. (So not taking spare socks or gloves). Also, I can avoid using a bear cannister here if I go straight from Red's Meadow to Tuolomne, or detour and camp at Alger lakes. So that saves some weight.

Anyway, here is the list. Feedback would be appreciated. Trying to get it down to 5 lbs, but the iPhone seems to be the rub. (I have GPS and Topo on it and plan on twittering.)

UL List
Packing
REI Flash 18 9.5 (Modified with Shockcord and Water holster)

Sleeping
REI Flash 35 (Down women's regular) 20
Dual BPL Pillow 1.2
Neo Air Small 9
GG Thinlight 1.5

Shelter
Ti Goat Bivy 6.8
5x8 Flat Tarp 7
6 TiStakes 1.2

Clothes
Silk Long Underwear 2.4
Emergency Poncho 1.2
Duofold Baselayer Top 6.6
Helly Hansen Skull Cap 0.7
Golite Ether 3/4 zip small 3

Cooking/Hydration
REI TiCup 2.4
RedBull Stove 0.6
Nalgene 32 oz Canteen 2 (need the cap of the Nalgene to keep the canteen ON the pack w/my system)

Lighting/Miscellany
Gerber LST Knife 1.3
Petzl Tikka Plus 2.5
Emergency Solar Light 0.4
Headnet / Stuff Sack 0.6
Cuben Stuff Sack / Bear Bag 1
First Aid / Toiletries 2
Spectra Line 50' for Bear Bag .2
Electronics
Iphone 4.5
Camera 4.3
Iphone Charger 1.2
Earbuds 0.8


TOTAL 5.87 lbs

Edited by Rezniem on 07/17/2009 20:45:28 MDT.

Gary Boyd
(debiant) - F

Locale: Mid-west
Iphone and camera? on 07/17/2009 21:51:53 MDT Print View

I thought the Iphone took fairly reasonable pictures, do you need both?

Nate Meinzer
(Rezniem) - F

Locale: San Francisco
Iphone Camera on 07/18/2009 02:05:29 MDT Print View

Well, the camera is good for close ups, but very bad at landscape shots. Probably due to aperture problems, but not quite sure. Definitely will use it for quick DIAD around my area, but on a big trip with great scenery, need good photos!

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
that's light! on 07/29/2009 08:16:26 MDT Print View

Wow- that's light! :)

I see one item that you could shave a wee bit of weight, the Petzyl could be replaced w/ a BD Ion- would save 1.5 oz (of course like most things always a compromise- the Ion doesn't have quite the performance)

not sure if this would be feasible for you, but there is a thread where a member successfully cut down a NeoAir- w/ a small probably not much of a savings- just a thought though

a $$$ item for sure, but a few oz's could probably be trimmed on the bag

OT- but as a new member I simply marvel at these UL/SUL lists!