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John Smith
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Australian bush gear list on 10/27/2009 20:17:18 MDT Print View

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Edited by Thyreffa on 09/03/2011 06:27:19 MDT.

Mark McLauchlin
(markmclauchlin) - MLife

Locale: Western Australia
Re: Australian bush gear list on 10/27/2009 20:49:25 MDT Print View

Hi Andrew,

First post to the group, so Welcome!

Take a read of my article published this week, Transitional Hiker , it will give you some ideas as to where to start if you are looking to lighten that HEAVY load you are carrying.

Looking at what you have listed above;

Black wolf pinnacle pack - Drop this and go for something a heap lighter e.g ULA, Golite or even Osprey.

Macpac roamer 150 sleeping bag - SE Queensland I would go for a quilt, save yourself a few hundred grams.

Closed cell foam mat - This is ok.

Australian army Hootchie (tarp) - At 1 kg for a tarp alone, Ouch, if you are a tarp user and want to stay that way look for something a lot lighter, check out MLD website.

light tarp (not sure what brand) as ground sheet - Ok so we 1.5 kg for tarp and ground cover, you could get a tarp tent for less than that, check out Henry Shires Tarptents. I use Tyvex as a ground sheet when needed, weight is 198g.

2x military 1l canteens (full) - plastic coke bottles or similar will do just as well.

shirt: 100g - There are lighter options.

2x pair socks: 200g - My socks are about 48g per pair, I use DeFeet, you can get here at most cycling shops.

beanie + thermals: 500g - you can prob save a few hundred here also, check out the hikign stores and see what they have, mine are by Mountain Designs and weigh 310g.

Mini trangia + fuel: 750 kg - ARRGGGG, drop this straight away, 750 g for a stove setup, check out some light weight alcohol stoves or solid fuel. Lots and Lots of better options out there. Why is it that every Aussie hiker I see on the trail has a Trangia :)

1.5 kg food for 3 days (I dont carry a lot, only bfast and dinner, lunch is foraged or anzac biscuits) - still a bit heavy, what are you meals?

Cheers
Mark

Edited by markmclauchlin on 10/27/2009 20:51:56 MDT.

John Smith
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re australian bush gear list on 10/27/2009 22:10:17 MDT Print View

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Mark McLauchlin
(markmclauchlin) - MLife

Locale: Western Australia
Re: re australian bush gear list on 10/28/2009 00:07:13 MDT Print View

Ok and the meat is dehydrated? and the fruit, are you carrying whole fresh?

Cheers
Mark

John Smith
(Thyreffa) - F
Re; Australian bush gear list on 10/28/2009 02:21:35 MDT Print View

yeah meat is dehydrated, take apples or oranges/mandarins for b/fast most times, is longer than a week end i take cereal to save on just a bit of weight