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John Addleman
(Jaddleman) - F

Locale: Boulder
Add weight to my luxury list! on 03/25/2010 00:08:16 MDT Print View

I was making an excel sheet for my gear, then I made a hypothetical XUL one, then I started making a heavier one to be very comfortable and around 15lb. But I couldn't do it! Can you help? The idea is justifiable comfort/weight tradeoffs, so no silly Gregory packs or Kelty tents, but maybe some 'just because items'. Even when I try, I can't come in over 10lb :(((

Luxurious Lightweight List:
Ray-Way Quilt 25
Pocket Rocket 4
pot 6
Gorilla 23
Neo Air 9
Platys+AM+FP 10
Lunar Solo 26
Tikka XP 5
Frog Togg pants 6
eVent Jacket 10
Lofty pullover 7
wool l/s 8
pack liner 1
hat/gloves 2
wool longjohn 5
extra socks 3
FAK 2
Bear bagging 2
10 essentials 5

159oz=9.94lb

Jack H.
(Found) - F

Locale: Sacramento, CA
Re: Add weight to my luxury list! on 03/25/2010 00:11:59 MDT Print View

pffft. I weighed my luxury baseweight last week at 48lbs.

John Addleman
(Jaddleman) - F

Locale: Boulder
Wish I had your skills on 03/25/2010 00:14:57 MDT Print View

one day...

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Add weight to my luxury list! on 03/25/2010 06:26:20 MDT Print View

What, no pillow

Angela Zukowski
(AngelaZ) - F

Locale: New England
Re: Add weight to my luxury list! on 03/25/2010 06:48:52 MDT Print View

Add some down booties to your decadent list! And a pot scraper and collapsible sink.

Funny you mentioned this. I've actually been giving myself a serious guilt trip over my luxury items!

I don't even want to tell people on here what I'm contemplating bringing!

Rog Tallbloke
(tallbloke) - F

Locale: DON'T LOOK DOWN!!
Re: Re: Add weight to my luxury list! on 03/25/2010 07:23:32 MDT Print View

"pffft. I weighed my luxury baseweight last week at 48lbs."

Jack, You've already eaten 8lbs of chips out of that sack of spuds?

j lan
(justaddfuel) - F

Locale: MN
Re: Re: Re: Add weight to my luxury list! on 03/25/2010 08:03:52 MDT Print View

UCO Candle Lantern

Edited by justaddfuel on 03/25/2010 08:08:06 MDT.

Zack h
(want2belite) - F
luxary on 03/25/2010 08:18:16 MDT Print View

Beer?

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
lux items on 03/25/2010 08:22:15 MDT Print View

Book(s)
Camp chair
Sandals
Beer
Fresh fruit
Bacon
Bagels

John Addleman
(Jaddleman) - F

Locale: Boulder
Berr on 03/25/2010 10:42:14 MDT Print View

Yall bring up a goood point... if I can keep my luxury baseweight low, it means more space for 'luxury consumables'. Maybe a hammock for lounging, an ipod... I'm finding it funny how bad at this I am.

Looked through Campmor to get some ideas... it's been so long! Look at this stove! Burns jet fuel! 56 oz! Ahhh the nights as a child I spent with a flashlight blackening my thumbs on their newsprint...

Brian Camprini
(bcamprini) - MLife

Locale: Southern Appalachians
Re: lux items on 03/25/2010 11:17:32 MDT Print View

+1 on David's list and add:
Fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers
Hammock
Fishing gear
Good cheese
Good bread
Folding bowsaw=big fires (yes, deadwood only in auth areas)
Kite
Slingshot

"You might be a redneck" category:
Fireworks
Large gun outside of hunting season
Portable DVD player
Loud speakers for your MP3 (I'm seeing more of these, ugh)
Drunken friends for fighting (seen some of these too)

Sanad Toukhly
(Red_Fox) - MLife

Locale: South Florida
Re: Add weight to my luxury list! on 03/25/2010 11:27:26 MDT Print View

- Down filled mat (e.g. Exped or Big Agnes).

- Down filled pillow.

- eVent pants.

- Hard plastic bottles on top of your platys.

- Extra clothes for sleeping in.

- Wet Wipes.

- Beer.

Sid

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Add weight to my luxury list! on 03/25/2010 11:47:50 MDT Print View

A few items I actually backpack with that are definitely luxury items:

--Cushy XP pillow from Arrowhead Equipment
--Japanese pull saw, weighs about 5 oz. (not on all trips, but on any trip I think a nighttime fire might be nice)
--A knife for batoning
--2 titanium mugs - one for hot chocolate and a small one for scotch/coffee
--Scotch (in a titanium flask)
--A 2-cup ziploc container with lid and cozy for rehydrating/eating
--A cozy for my MLD 850 pot
--Down booties in colder temps

I also prefer backpacking with a hammock, so a bit extra weight there. I don't pretend to be UL, just a lighter weight backpacker (my base is still around 15 pounds in colder temps)

Brian Camprini
(bcamprini) - MLife

Locale: Southern Appalachians
Re: Re: Add weight to my luxury list! on 03/25/2010 12:07:44 MDT Print View

Douglas--do you have any more info on that Japanese saw? That's pretty light if it works well and carries OK.

. .
(biointegra) - MLife

Locale: Puget Sound
Re: Re: Re: Add weight to my luxury list! on 03/25/2010 13:09:13 MDT Print View

A watermelon

Rog Tallbloke
(tallbloke) - F

Locale: DON'T LOOK DOWN!!
Re: Re: Re: Re: Add weight to my luxury list! on 03/25/2010 17:04:26 MDT Print View

"A watermelon"

Lol. I did this once. It weighed about the same as the rest of my kit. I carried it across a causeway onto the tiny island of Ciovo off the coast of Croatia and along a cliff ledge for 2 miles to our destination, a tiny fishermens chapel with a well overlooking the Adriatic.

I must return.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Re: Add weight to my luxury list! - saw on 03/25/2010 17:22:20 MDT Print View

I just weighed it, it's 172 grams (just over 6 ounces, with the plastic 'cover' on the blade). I bought it at Harbor Freight Tools, I think it was called. Pic below next to tent stake for comparison. Of course, a concerted ULer could lighten it up by putting a different handle on it. They make a smaller one as well.

It works great, I've used it to cut through 4"-5" pieces of tree (already down, of course) for fires. Goes through it pretty quickly.

.saw

Edited by idester on 03/25/2010 17:24:00 MDT.

Brian Camprini
(bcamprini) - MLife

Locale: Southern Appalachians
Re: Re: Re: Re: Add weight to my luxury list! - saw on 03/25/2010 18:01:05 MDT Print View

Douglas--I like that saw. Maybe not an every trip item, but for more leisurely trips it's perfect. This along with a knife for splitting wood and you can really go pyro even when it's wet. Thanks for the photo.

>> Bender <<
(Bender) - MLife

Locale: NEO
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Add weight to my luxury list! - saw on 03/25/2010 20:20:51 MDT Print View

Here is a lighter Harbor Freight pull saw. I don't have this but if I remember correctly it was just over 2oz.

Luxury Saw!

Edited by Bender on 03/25/2010 20:21:25 MDT.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Add weight to my luxury list! - saw on 03/25/2010 20:42:59 MDT Print View

Yup, 2 oz. (on my cheapo scale). I bought that one too. But I haven't used it, I like the larger one so much I haven't bothered to bring the smaller one yet.