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Aaron W
(ADW245) - MLife

Locale: Chula Vista
Socal gear list on 04/26/2010 11:12:43 MDT Print View


I thought it would be a good time to get my gear together for the season. Most of this gear I used last year, and I want to refine my kit. I added some pictures because I am a visual learner, and also I think people just like looking at other’s gear. The base weight for this gear is about 9.5 lbs.

This is my three season kit. I normally hike in southern California, the Sierras and southern Utah.

Weight in ounces.


Pack, ULA Conduit 20.70
pack liner, trash compacter bag 2.12
Unslack pack 1.00

pack and tarp

Tarp, Golite lair 2 + cord 11.25
Stakes, Easton 2.25
Ground sheet, polycro 1.75
Stuff sack 0.00

Clothing packed

Clothing packed:
Rain jacket, golite verga 8.40
Wind jacket, OR 5.00
Rain pants, Sierra design 5.90
L/S Smartwool microlight zip 7.40
Sleep pants, REI long johns 6.25
Insulation, synthetic OR vest 9.50
Beanie, MH 100 weight. 1.40
Gloves, Power strech 1.40
BUFF 1.25
Bandanna 1.12
Sleep socks, smartwool crew 1.40
Socks, Wright 1.12
Stuff sack, MSR silnylon 0.60

Quilt, Golite ultra 20 19.00
Stuff sack, STS event dry sack 1.50
Sleep pad, Thermarest Neoair short 9.12
Sitpad/Packframe gossamer gear sitlight. 1.12

Health and safety:

Cooking and water treatment:
Pot, Ti .9 Ltr. MSR titan kettle 4.40
Spork, BC Ti 0.50
Lighter, min bic 0.75
Stove, white box solo w/ wind screen 2.00
Fuel, 4oz bottle of heat 0.75
Food bag, DIY tyvek bag 0.75
Water treatment, aqumira in .25 bottles in a ziplock bag 1.00
Water bottle, 1ltr POWERAID 1.50
Camp water, 2.4ltr platy 1.25
Flask, plastic from bevmo for my single malt 1.60

Health and safety:
First aid kit 3.00
Repair, one use crazy glue 0.12
Med’s, Ibuprofen, Imodium, benidryl, and Tylenol pm. 1.60
DEET 1.00
Head net 0.60
Tooth brush, travel size 0.50
Soap and tooth paste, .25oz of dr. B’s 0.50
TP. 10 squares of blue shop towel and poobags 0.75
Nasal apray 0.50
Chapstic 0.40
Headlamp, Maratac flashlight w/ clip 0.90
Headlamp, Photon 0.40
Camera,olympus stylus tough 800 6.40
Stick pic 0.40

Clothing worn

Clothing worn:
S/S Shirt, Salomon 3.50
Underwear, Exoffcio boxer brief 2.12
Running shorts, REI 6.25
Socks, Wright 1.12
Shoes, Mountrail hardrocks 11 36.00
Hat , OR sunrunner 2.60
Sunglasses, Smith 1.00
Watch, pathfinder 2.90
Trekking poles, BPL stix 8.25

Pack weight 9.47lbs.
Items worn 3.98lbs.

When my girlfriend goes hiking with me I only change a few things. Change out the tarp for a Tarptent Double Rainbow, a bigger 1.3lt pot and a canister stove.2p gear

Lets go hikingpacked and ready

Chris Gray
(ChrisFol) - F

Locale: Denver, Coloado
RE: Socal gear list on 04/26/2010 17:50:13 MDT Print View

-There are ligher packs out there-- Save 5-10oz
-Nix the shelter stuff sack
-nix the wright socks.
-Sleep socks are heavy-- look into dress or ankle socks
-I like rain pants, other do not.
-Bandanna, consider cutting this in half. Save 0.7oz.
-Nix the stuff sack for the quilt. You have a pack liner. Save 1.5oz
-Sleep pad system is strange. Just get a short ridgrest for 9oz and save 1.24oz
-Pot is heavy for just boiling water. A SP 600 weights 2.4oz.
-There are lighter stoves/windscreens. Fanct feast eg. Save 1oz.
-Lighter bottles than power aide-- probably not need anyway with a 2.4L platy.
-Flask-- optional.

-FAK for solo use is heavy. Surely you can kock an ounce or so out of there.
-Meds, combine with FAK and keep under 3oz.
-TP, optional.
-Nix one headlamp
-Stick pic???

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
re: Socal gear list on 04/26/2010 18:15:50 MDT Print View

The list looks good and the visual record is a nice way to organize the gear. I wouldn't change much, unless you were going to be adding a lot of extra "consumables" weight maybe needed in SoCal during the summer.

A few thoughts:
Could go lighter on the underwear/shorts combo. A typical running short with liner would be around 4oz +/-.

Buff: not sure if you need it with the micro-fleece beanie and sun runner hat (seems like you have warmth and sun covered).

ULA Conduit: could go with a lighter pack, but if you like it, then why spend the money? Just somewhere where you could lose some weight, especially on a short 3-season trip.

Straps on trekking poles: I followed Andrew Skurka's advice to cut the straps off my poles. Not sure I would really be able to tell any difference in swing weight, but it does help if the poles gets stuck by releasing quickly rather than the hikers' weight snapping it in two.

Aaron W
(ADW245) - MLife

Locale: Chula Vista
PCT SoCal list on 04/29/2010 18:24:32 MDT Print View

Thanks for your input. The name of the thread should be PCT SoCal list. I plan on hiking some of the SoCal sections this year.

pack line
shelter stuff sack

In the works:
Beer can pot cook system.
Poncho tarp

Pack: I love that pack. The thing carries like a champ. I have had 8lt. of water into for a Canyonlands trip. I have a Golite Ion I am going to play with this summer.

Shorts: That combo is heavy. I need something that will help prevent chaffing. Suggestions?

FAK: I have a half roll of athletic tape as I have some orthopedic injuries. Maybe I will make a dedicated solo and a group FAK.

Pants: they are DWR so they are more like wind pants.

Sleeping pad: I use the sit pad as a pack frame. I hide the neoair in the middle of my pack to protect it from thorns.

Not optional: flask and TP.

Stick pic:

Edited by ADW245 on 04/29/2010 23:34:26 MDT.

Jeff Jeff
(TwoFortyJeff) - F
Re: Socal gear list on 04/29/2010 20:42:10 MDT Print View

It all looks awfully new and clean....

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Socal gear list on 04/29/2010 21:43:02 MDT Print View

Heh heh...

Jeff Antig

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Socal gear list on 04/29/2010 22:21:11 MDT Print View

Aaron, set up your PM/Email/Inbox so that you can receive private messages. I'll help you out.

Chris Gray
(ChrisFol) - F

Locale: Denver, Coloado
Re: PCT SoCal list on 04/29/2010 23:20:45 MDT Print View


Edited by ChrisFol on 04/29/2010 23:21:17 MDT.

/A .
(biointegra) - MLife

Locale: Puget Sound
Re: Re: Socal gear list on 04/29/2010 23:40:42 MDT Print View

I thought that said, "Social gear list" at first.

Nice job with the photo gear list - I appreciate this approach. I'm not qualified to comment because I've only hiked social, and never Socal.

Aaron W
(ADW245) - MLife

Locale: Chula Vista
PCT SoCal list on 04/30/2010 16:06:03 MDT Print View

Jeffrey Antig:
Thanks for the help over PM.

Thanks for the compliment. I am glad you liked it.

Jeff Whitmer
What are you implying? Yes some of the gear is new like I wrote in my first post. How does my three year old pack and tarp or my two year old quilt look new?

New gear is.
Aloksak’s/ op sack
Power Aid bottle

If you don’t have anything constructive to write just don’t post.

Edited by ADW245 on 04/30/2010 16:21:12 MDT.