This website has been invaluable in getting ready for my first winter camping in the Sierra. I'd like to list what I've got so far, and get your thoughts. I'm not necessarily looking for recommendations what is lighter, as items - especially the big 3 - are what I could afford, but recommendations on what might be missing would be helpful.
Pack: Old Osprey Aether 75, purchased pre-bpl.
Tent: REI Arete ASL 2, with REI cloth snow anchors.
Sleeping bag: Golite Venture 0
Pads: regular ridgerest, 1.5 3/4 REI lightcore.
Stove: I'll be giving my old 1st gen Jetboil PCS a try at first.
2 1 liter platys - not sure about getting melted snow or adding snow to these?
Trekking poles: REI carbon with snow baskets.
Icebreakers long underwear tops and bottoms, fleece pants, Mammut champ pants, Patagonia R1 hoody, REI antifreeze down parka, REI Taku jacket,OR Ion windshirt merino buff, and generic beenie, generic ski gloves and Gore windstopper thin gloves.
Feet: Salomon deemax dry, REI wool socks, Sierra Designs cheepy down booties, and MSR denali Evo snowshoes.
So, to the three of you who made it to the end, what do you think? Anything missing, anything stupid? Thanks.