I'll be replacing the backpack, sleeping bag, and bug bivy when I can afford to do so -- What price should I be seeing for the GoLite Ultra 20 Quilt? Is there also a GoLite Ultra 20 sleeping bag, or are they actually the same thing? I keep seeing a Golite Ultra 20 sleeping bag, and the weight savings over my current bag does not seem impressive. I was initially hesitant about down because it can be so wet here -- but then again, I will sometimes be camping when it's hotter than blazes, anyway.
For packs, I am debating between MLD Exodus and Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus. Any feedback from people who used both?
I'll probably replace the OR bug bivy with the MLD ultralight bug bivy.
I think I'll replace the FAK with the AMK Ultralight & Watertight 0.3, and ditch the quickclot and splint.
My knife is a Benchmade Doug Ritter RSK-1 folding knife; it's my EDC blade. It's not the lightest, but nor is it super heavy. However, I may replace it while hiking with the Gerber ultralight LST or LST magnum, both of which I already own.
The 6 batteries listed includes the 3 already in the lamp.
Thanks, Andy, for the heads-up about the Tikka Plus and lithium batteries -- I wasn't aware of that. It does seem to work fine with the lithium -- do you know why lithium are not recommended? On edit: I just checked Petzl's site for the Tikka Plus2, and they claim it MAY be used with lithium on the product page -- but it says it may not be on the compatibility chart. Mine is an older Tikka Plus, with 4 LEDs, different from the Tikka Plus2.
Also, in place of a spare lighter, I have a mini magnesium/firesteel combo, with some cotton tinder and the wetfire tinder.
Yes, I haven't included a map. Yet. I am also debating trail GPS devices...