MT Kaniksu National Forest - spring trip - (3 days)
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Gabe P
(Gabe) - MLife
MT Kaniksu National Forest - spring trip - (3 days) on 01/27/2010 11:45:23 MST Print View

I'm trying to get my base weight down to around eight pounds for this trip. I've been thinking about switching to a DuoMid. Any suggestions

PACK
- Granite Gear Vapor Trail 32
- Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Sack 1.1
- Integral Designs Silcoat Stuff 0.8

TENT
- Terra Nova Laser Competition 32

SLEEPING
- Marmot Helium EQ 37
- Therm-s-Rest NeoAir 14

ESSENTIALS
- Suunto MCB Amphibian Compass 1.3
- Fallkniven U2 knife 1.5
- Adventure Medical Kits UltraLight Medical Kit 0.5
- Firesteel Mini 0.3
- Tinder Quik firestarting tabs 0.1
- Aloksak 0.21
- Whistle 0.2
- Map 2
- sunscreen 1

COOKING
- Bushbuddy 5.1
- Firelite 1100 Titanium pot 3.03
- REI Chefware Long Spoon 0.5

CLOTHING
- Montbell Thermawrap Vest 5.4
- Montane Slipstream windbreaker 3
- Patagonia Capilene 3 Crew 7
- Patagonia Capilene 3 Pant 4.8
- Montbell Ear warm cap clima pile 2
- REI Trail Running Gaiters ?
- Montane Atomic DT 2.0 rain jacket 11.4
- Marmot Precip Pants 6

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WHAT I WILL WEAR
- Solomon Speedcross 2 22
- injinji Tetratsok Nu Wool Outdoor Quarter Socks 1.5
- Patagonia Men's Capilene® 1 Bottoms 5.5
- Patagonia Men's Capilene® 1 Crew Long Sleeve 5.5
- Nike trim-fitting support shorts, boxer-style 3
- Nike jogger shorts ?
- Watch, basic digital 1.5
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WATER
- 3L Big Zip SL 5.8
- Water, average carried 16
- atadyn Micropur Purification Tablets 0.4

FOOD & STORAGE
- Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Sack - 13
- Ultralight Spectra rope 0.5
- Food for 2.5 days / 20 oz a day 50

MISC.
- Bandana 0.1
- Sunglasses 2.1
- Car Keys -- main set 1
- Toiletries 3
- ZIPKA® PLUS² 2.5

Total 294.04




(1) Total Weight Worn and Carried 294.04 18.4 pounds

(2) Total Base Weight in Pack 189.04 11.8 pounds

(3) Total Weight of Consumables 66 4.1 pounds

(4) Total Initial Pack Weight 255.04 15.94 pounds

Edited by Gabe on 01/27/2010 13:23:52 MST.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
MT Kaniksu National Forest - spring trip - (3 days) on 01/27/2010 14:51:51 MST Print View

Where are you going to be hiking in the Kaniksu? I was up there in '07. Sorry about not commenting on the gearlist but am a bit too busy with work right now.

Gabe P
(Gabe) - MLife
Wanless Lake on 01/29/2010 11:42:10 MST Print View

I was planning to drop by Wanless Lake and then drop in on a couple smaller lakes in the Kootenai. I’d love to hear about other destinations in the Cabinet Mountains, if you have any ideas.

Thanks

Christopher Konsowitz
(TheKonz)

Locale: Southeast
Recomendations on 02/04/2010 21:14:31 MST Print View

Your sleeping bag is one of the heaviest things on the list, but this will cost a lot and you prob will need the warmth in early spring.

The duomid would help with some weight for sure. Are you using a ground cloth at all? Just wondering?

Your rain jacket/pant setup is a little on the heavier side. If it's only for 3 days just pick up a dri drucks suit for $20.

Are you not going to be wearing your gaiters?

And I don't know if you like the hydration bladder, but you could get a little lighter with a 2L platy and like a gatorade or dasani bottle to drink with.

Edited by TheKonz on 02/04/2010 21:16:20 MST.