Last weekend I went camping with the below gear list and was quite cozy with a night time low of 24 in the shelter. What changes do you think I will need to make to get this to work to lower temperatures such as a low at night of 5 degrees? I only slept in the tights and merino wool hoody.SitLight Pad 1.38Thermawrap Pants 10.83Montbell EXLight Down Jacket 4.87Integral Designs Down Booties 12.13Driducks Jacket 6.14ULA Rain Mitts 1.16BD Spot Headlamp 2.68MLD DuoMid 17.46MLD Superlight Bivy 7.58WM UltraLite 29Gossamer Gear 3/8inch pad 3Exped Downmat 7 Short 24.34Osprey Talon 44 Pack 36.97First Aid Kit, Repair Kit, etc 7Plastic water bottle bottle 1.5SnowPeak 1400ml Pot w/ Esbit 10Map 0.53Worn 71.04 Montrail Hard Rocks 27.94 Smartwool Tall/Thick Socks 2.75 Tights 6.53 Running Shorts 3.39 BPL Merino Hoody 8.5 Houdini 3.67 Icebreaker Merino Hat 1.45 Smartwool Glove Liners 1.41 Goosamer Gear LT4 8.68I was planning on bringing the following in addition to the above:R1 Pants 8.08R1 Hoody 11.32BPL UL Balakava 1.87Alpine Light Down Parka 13.83Nalgene Microspikes Snowshoes (if significant snow) Pee bottleExtra Smartwool Tall/Thick Socks 2.75Fleece Gloves 2.93Dishwasher gloves for VBLReynolds Oven bags and liner socks for VBL socksTrash bag for VBL vest if need beI also was planning on swapping out the 3/8 inch GG thinlight pad for the thicker Nightlight pad (R~=2.2).Will this be enough? Should I bring my MSR WhisperLite stove instead of Esbit? I would expect snow and ice of a couple inches to a foot or two. The first night I will be sleeping quite close to my car as I will be getting to the trail head late. That way I can bring a little extra insurance and leave it in the car or just bailout if need be.What am I missing? I am not too worried about cutting down extra weight at this point I just want to minimize my chances of needing to bail out early.Thanks for any suggestions you may have!
Edited by jeff.k on 01/28/2010 20:23:52 MST.
Ever since another poster mentioned Reynolds Oven Bags to use as VBL socks, and I tried them, I've been a fan. Much more robust than bread bags, more comfortable, and still light. They'll last a number of trips instead of less than one.
Hi Douglas,Thanks for passing the tip along. I remember reading that, but I had forgotten. I will pick some up at the store and give them a try.
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