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Manuel Espejo
(manuel.espejo) - F

Locale: La Cuchilla de los Santa.
Gear List for Paramo Ecosystem on 09/01/2010 09:08:09 MDT Print View

Ok, this is my gear list for paramo ecosystem. most of my hikes are in the paramo ecosystem (, near my home in the Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados, i usually hike from 1411 meters above sea level to 5125 meters. Paramo is rainy, wet, foggy and pretty cold but sometimes can be pretty hot 30ÂșC or more.

WM Megalite
therm a rest Z-lite R
ID 5 x 8 Tarp/poncho
ID eVENt Overbag

Golite Jam L
Sea to Summit Ultra-sil Pack Liner(50L)
Sea to Summit Ultra-sil Stuff Sack(S)
Sea to Summit Ultra-sil Stuff Sack(XS)
Nalgene 4 oz Container
Sea to Summit Ultra-sil Stuff Sack(M)
Alcohol Fuel Bottle (8 fl oz)
1.8L Nalgene Container

ID Pertex Jacket,Upper Body Rain Protection
ID Pertex Pants, Lower Body Rain Protection
Rab Generator Vest, Upper Body Insulation
Punto Blanco Generic Synthetic, Spare Baselayer Top
OR winstop Balaclava, Head Insulation
Fruit of the Loom briefs, Spare Underwear
Punto Blanco Generic, Spare Socks
OR Alpine Hat, Head Insulation
Patagonia Synchilla gloves, Hand Insulation
Tatoo Trekking Pants Nylon Supplex Trekking pants.

Food & Drink:
Fancy Cat Stove
Windscreen & Reflector
Plastic Mug
Light My Fire Spork
Evernew 1.3L titanium Pot

Health & Hygiene:
10 ml UPF 50 + lip protector
Travel Toothbrush + Toothpaste
10 ml Sportslick
Toilet Paper (100 sheets)
Aquamira drops 10 ml
First Aid Kit
Mr. Bronners in 15 ml Dropper
30 ml Hand sanitazer

Misc Gear:
60' Spectra 1.5 mm + 12 linelocks
Easton Stakes Nano x 12
Montbell UL Pillow
Mini BIC Lighter
Victorinox Pocket Knife
Wicking Silver Towel (GG version)
Black Diamond Spot Headlamp
Black Diamond Alpine CF Trekking poles

Worn / Carried:
Patagonia Capilene 2 Zip
Exofficio wicking briefs
Darn Tough Vermont Merino Wool 1/4 Mesh Sock
Patagonia R1 Hoody
Casio f-91w
Patagonia Capilene 2 bottom
Nike Dryfit running shorts
Headsweats Velocity Visor
Montbell Softshell gaiters
Salomon XA Pro
Sunbelt Zephyr Sunglasses.

Total Skin Out Weight...17,98 Lbs

looking for some comments.


P.d: excuse my english.

Edited by manuel.espejo on 09/01/2010 23:18:18 MDT.

Andy F
(AndyF) - M

Locale: Midwest/Midatlantic
Re: Gear List for Paramo Ecosystem on 09/01/2010 15:09:19 MDT Print View

Do you need all of the spare clothing?

Drop the hand sanitizer and just use soap and water. (Ryan Jordan just added a new article about this.)

Consider adding:
backup to the Bic: another Bic, firesteel, or matches

Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
No weights listed. on 09/01/2010 15:24:45 MDT Print View

Hey - there are no weights listed on your list???

Manuel Espejo
(manuel.espejo) - F

Locale: La Cuchilla de los Santa.
Spare Clothing and Weights. on 09/01/2010 20:09:55 MDT Print View

about the spare clothings, the paramo ecosystem can be very humid, located in the tropical ecuador line is difficult to predict rain precipitations, and i don't have any waterproof/breathable layer, dry clothes can be crucial to camp at night. some times in the approach to the paramo, i enter in the Very Humid Cloud Jungle(the WB layers are useless in this conditions). about a spare fire starting item and the compass you're totally right.

sorry about the weight i will upload the spreadsheet so the BPL members can check the weight.


p.d: excuse my English again. :)