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Gear List Critique
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Jacob Smith
(Wrongturn) - MLife

Locale: On the AT
Gear List Critique on 08/07/2010 20:00:05 MDT Print View

This list is for good weather fall weekend trips in Southern Virginia on the AT.

Looking to cut out some more weight, and would appreciate any help. I know there is some fluff to my list like a trip journal and pencil, my camera, but I'm looking to cut weight from my major stuff, so that I can still keep these couple of luxury items.

John Whynot

Locale: Southeast Texas
Re: Gear List Critique on 08/07/2010 20:19:49 MDT Print View

Not that it would save much weight but I'd leave the following at home:
Jetboil Tripod
MSR Packlite (use your Buff instead)
Spare Batteries

You could swap the Tyvek ground sheet for polycro. You could also swap the GG Thinlite Pad and NeoAir Short for a Prolite XS, but that might be less comfortable...

Edited by jdw01776 on 08/07/2010 20:38:27 MDT.

Jacob Smith
(Wrongturn) - MLife

Locale: On the AT
re: on 08/07/2010 20:50:41 MDT Print View

I would use the buff, except that I wear it to bed if it gets real cold at night as a balaclava, and would rather not have food and grime on it if I have to wear it. I might try a disposable mechanic brawny paper towel instead as it is disposable, burnable, and lighter.

I'll try the canister stove without the tripod canister support.

I'm notorious for falling asleep with my headlamp on while reading, and running the batteries out on my E-lite. I always carry the one set of backup batteries for when this happens.