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Summer sierra 4 day gearlist
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jim nash
(jameswnash) - F

Locale: SoCal
Summer sierra 4 day gearlist on 04/15/2010 00:39:50 MDT Print View

Hi all,

This kit is for summer sierra hiking. Comments or suggestions appreciated.


Robert Cowman
(rcowman) - F

Locale: Canadian Rockies
?you need help? on 04/15/2010 00:47:39 MDT Print View

I have now idea what you would need for a weight reduction but here's what I found. the only way to get rid of some weight would be to buy different gear but...

Spyderco ladybug: drop for razor blade or Dermasafe knife (.3-.6oz)

Container for PBJ: ziplock bag you can squeeze from (1oz)

Patagonia boxers the shorts have liners (2.1oz)

MSR towel save (.4oz)

Neoair for a torso sized CCF pad if you can sleep on one (6oz)

here what you would need to buy:

Pack 12.8oz for 1200ci a cuben pack, Zpacks blast or a MLD burn might work for a couple of oz reductions

Poles: Lighttrek 3 would drop your pole weight by half

Your already sub 5lb so not much to cut out but a few oz.

Edited by rcowman on 04/15/2010 00:52:49 MDT.

Sean Walashek
(caraz) - F

Locale: bay area
your fuel volume is incorrect on 04/15/2010 05:16:35 MDT Print View

You have your fuel listed at 3 cubic inches on the histogram, no volume listed on the actual list.

Personal preferences and opinions
The wisp toothbrush isn't really effective as a toothbrush I have found. You might want to add another water container, having only 1 liter and having to treat it would not be something I would choose for myself. If you aren't worried about being too cold or planning on staying low I wouldn't change anything. Again for myself I would opt for a bag with full baffles and a full jacket as opposed to a vest. The drop-off on the sleeping pad would make it uncomfortable were I using it, I would again carry the extra couple ounces for a full length pad.
Its a very well organized spreadsheet.

If you have yet to buy the majority of the stuff on the list I would offer some caution and ask if you are already familiar with the tarp/bivy and if it is for you. Also a 2 person cuben tarp would provide much more coverage (welcomed if you are not bringing a pack cover/liner or rain jacket) and be useful if you want to take others camping, at a very small weight gain. You have the wind jacket and pants listed as minimal rain protection. Would you stop and take off your shoes to pull on the pants if it were to rain? Maybe jettison both of those for an actual rain jacket and pack liner? You could switch out your rei poles for some gg lt4's to shave something like 6 ounces. Thats all I got at this time.

Edited by caraz on 04/15/2010 05:18:34 MDT.

Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
4 days of food? on 04/15/2010 20:05:46 MDT Print View

Oh boy - I love the PIE CHART!

4.52 pounds of food for 4 days?

That means 2 FULL days, and 2 PARTIAL days (at each end) right? So, basically 3 days of food right? So, approximately 1.5 pounds of food per day, right?

Not bad!

jim nash
(jameswnash) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: 4 days of food? on 04/17/2010 14:32:45 MDT Print View

3 nights, four days.

thanks for all your comments.

Edited by jameswnash on 04/17/2010 14:42:32 MDT.