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Luke Moen
(PezCore) - F

Locale: Up North
Gear List on 02/25/2010 20:13:14 MST Print View

I'm looking at getting my pack lighter for the upcoming summer. Any suggestions? The only items i'm not open to changing are the backpack and the sleeping bag

Golite Jam (2010)- 31oz
Golite Ultra 20- 21oz
Thermarest Ridgerest- 9oz
MSR E-Bivy- 9.50z
Platy 2L- 1.2oz
Platy 1L- 1.1oz
Steripen Journey- 4.6oz
BPL Firelight Esbit Knockoff- .4oz
Brunton Spork- .5oz
Trail designs windscreen- 1.1oz
SnowPeak 600 cup- 2.8oz
HeadNet- 1.7oz
first aid kit- .8oz
Hand towel- .5oz
Toilet Paper- .5oz
HeadLamp- 2.4oz
lighter- .7oz
knife- 2oz
duct tape- 2oz
bear bag setup- 5oz
toothbrush/paste- 2oz
lip balm- .2oz
stocking cap- 1oz
Golite hat- 3oz
Bandana
Golite Wisp WindShirt 3.3oz (Edit)

thanks for the help!

Edited by PezCore on 02/26/2010 13:24:31 MST.

Zachary Crane
(zcrane) - F

Locale: Midwest, USA
lighter on 02/25/2010 20:17:11 MST Print View

It might be a typo, but what kind of lighter are you using that weighs 7oz? (fixed)

Is this your complete summer gear list? If so, a 6.5lbs base weight seems pretty good to me. Not really anything I can see without changing the pack or bag. You could save 2-3oz by switching to AquaMira and repackaging it.

Edited by zcrane on 02/25/2010 20:24:19 MST.

Luke Moen
(PezCore) - F

Locale: Up North
Re: lighter on 02/25/2010 20:23:36 MST Print View

Yeah, my bad on the lighter I meant .7oz not 7. But yes other than the clothing that I wear this is generally all I bring.

Nicholas Truax
(nicktruax) - F

Locale: Montanada
Re: Gear List on 02/25/2010 21:07:54 MST Print View

No rain gear? Dri ducks, poncho or maybe a DWR windshirt?

No torso insulating layer? Montbell UL down or similar?

Not that adding gear will lighten your baseweight, but it may improve your margin of safety/comfort for less than 8-12oz of increase.

Just a quick observation. Also not sure where you hike in regards to my suggestions.

Also, the hand towel may be redundant if you have the bandana.

Depending on your lighting/headlamp needs, there are lighter (and probably less bright) options. I go with a similar weight headlamp and am told its too heavy.

Bearbag setup seems a couple ounces heavy. A nite-ize biner, 40-50 ft of bpl 2.2 mm aircore, and a sack weighs about 2-3 ounces depending on the sack. PCT style of course.
Some may suggest a lighter knife or no TP, but I personally go your route. To each their own and HYOH.
Otherwise, looking good and light!

James Byrnes
(backfeets1) - M

Locale: Midwest.... Missouri
geeez... on 02/25/2010 23:31:00 MST Print View

Is it just me, or is it getting harder to help people on this forum? There are many reasons for gear choices, and I find it harder to find fault (for want of a better word) with others selections. Very advanced and knowledgeable group of people on BPL.

Juston Taul
(Junction)

Locale: Atlanta, GA
Re: Gear List on 02/25/2010 23:52:26 MST Print View

'm looking at getting my pack lighter for the upcoming summer. Any suggestions? The only items i'm not open to changing are the backpack and the sleeping bag

Golite Jam (2010)- 31oz
Golite Ultra 20- 21oz
Thermarest Ridgerest- 9oz
MSR E-Bivy- 9.50z
Platy 2L- 1.2oz
Platy 1L- 1.1oz
Steripen Journey- 4.6oz AM Tablets would drops a few ounces off
BPL Firelight Esbit Knockoff- .4oz You just take one tablet?
Brunton Spork- .5oz
Trail designs windscreen- 1.1oz
SnowPeak 600 cup- 2.8oz
HeadNet- 1.7oz
first aid kit- .8oz
Hand towel- .5oz
Toilet Paper- .5oz
HeadLamp- 2.4oz I use a Photon Freedom Micro LED .25oz
lighter- .7oz
knife- 2oz
duct tape- 2oz Sounds like a lot of duct tape. I need to weigh mine.
bear bag setup- 5oz
toothbrush/paste- 2oz I only take mine when out for more than a week
lip balm- .2oz
stocking cap- 1oz
Golite hat- 3oz
Bandana

thanks for the help!



This is a great gear list. Everything I listed is just being picky. A lot of it is completely personal choice. Cheers mate.

EDIT - How do you use the steripen with the platypus bottles? Do you purify with your cup then transfer to your platypus? Just curious... thanks.

Edited by Junction on 02/25/2010 23:57:31 MST.

Luke Moen
(PezCore) - F

Locale: Up North
Re: Re: Gear List on 02/26/2010 14:07:30 MST Print View

"No rain gear? Dri ducks, poncho or maybe a DWR windshirt?"
Just added the golite wisp to the list but I am looking for a good rain jacket.

No torso insulating layer? Montbell UL down or similar?
I've yet to need one hiking in the North Dakota/Minnesota, although i do on ocassion bring a light fleece jacket or vest.

Also, Very good idea of getting rid of the hand towel, I can even remember the last time I used it. I also plan on getting that bear bag setup you were talking about.

About the steripen- i was thinking about switching to tablets but im not sure i can live with the taste

About the headlamp- does theuse a Photon Freedom Micro LED have an on/off switch? I couldnt quite tell from the website.

in regards to the duct tape, i think i could drop that weight quite a bit, but i'm not sure if i could get rid of the toothbrush.

Juston- I do have to first purify it in my cup before putting it in the platy, but i'm still trying to find a better way.

Edited by PezCore on 02/26/2010 14:13:37 MST.

Ryan C
(radio_guy) - MLife

Locale: Alaska
Steripen use on 02/26/2010 14:41:46 MST Print View

I have a Steripen and use it with a heavy Nalgene bottle or one of the Nalgene 1.5L Canteens.

One lightweight method to try would be to cut the top off a ziplock type bag, mark it with a Sharpie for 1L of water, and stir with the Steripen. The purified water could then be poured into the Platy bottle.