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Patrick Diviney
(pattydivins) - F
Long Trail: Autumn e2e on 09/08/2010 18:01:56 MDT Print View

Hiking the LT southbound starting sometime in the next 2 weeks. Here is my gear list:

Clothing Worn:

OR Seattle Sombrero
Patagonia Capeline 2 T-shirt
Patagonia Merino Wool long sleeve crew
Patagonia Baggies shorts
Smartwool PhD Socks
Ex Offiico Boxers
Salomon XT Trail running shoes
Komperdell Trekking Poles
Digital Watch

Clothing Carried:

Patagonia Capeline 2 Long sleeve T (kept dry for sleeping)
Patagonia Capeline 2 Leg Tights (kept dry for sleeping)
Patagonia Micropuff Vest
ArcTeryx windshirt
Merino Wool socks x2 (1 pair for sleeping, 1 backup hiking pair)
Lightweight Wool Gloves
Polyester Balaclava
Crocs (still debating bringing these)

Sleeping:

Tarptent Contrail
30 degree rated down bag (20 degree synthetic for backup)
Big Agnes Insulated Aircore Mummy Pad

Storage:

Gossamer Gear Gorilla
2 silnylon bags for food storage
1 Trash Compactor pack liner (for sleeping bag and dry clothes)

Cooking:

Vargo Alcohol Stove
2 8oz alcohol storage bottles
Vargo .7L Titanium cooking pot
Pot Holder
Windscreen
Lite my Fire spork
Bic mini lighter

Water:

2L Platypus w/hose
.5L Gatorage bottle
Katadyn water purifying tablets

Rain Gear:

DriDucks Rainsuit
Moutain Laurel Designs eVent rain mits
Pack Cover

First Aid:

Duct Tape
Hand sanatizer
Ibuprofen
Immodium

Navigation:

Compass
Waterproof Map
End to Enders guide from GMC

Misc:

Princeton Tec Headlamp
Bandana
Pocket Knife
Toilet Paper
Digital Camera
Cell Phone
Rope for Bear Bagging
Waterproof matches


I think that covers everything. If you see anything missing or have any suggestions let me know, I can also answer any questions... Thanks

David Lewis-Gever
(dgever) - F - MLife

Locale: Brooklyn
LT e2e Fall on 09/08/2010 23:12:53 MDT Print View

I did the LT last year north bound ending on October 10th. You will have a great time but, here are some things to expect

I had a very wet hike, some form of precipitation 20 days in a row.

Expect snow, 4 inches on October 1st

There will be very few other hikers

I didn't believe people that the northern section is rough, it is. It is bad. Really bad. Really bad.

This is my gear list for the trip

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApNOlUmSFywccjZpbEVCVjdEM254dmVObGpEVUgySXc&hl=en#gid=0

I ended up using a warmer sleeping bag, and would have switched the Patagonia r1/down vest for a lighter long sleeve/down jacket. Also goretex socks would have been very useful.

Patrick Diviney
(pattydivins) - F
Cold on 09/09/2010 09:13:33 MDT Print View

Any snow that I would get could be interesting. The only concern I have about my gear are the concerns you listed: warmth. I've heard that a 30 degree bag would do just fine- especially considering I could easily layer up with my insulating layers incase I get cold.

Anyone have any thoughts on the clothing I have listed as far as its ability to keep me warm? Should I consider investing in a mid-weight layer (such as the R1 hoody).

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F - M
backup on 09/09/2010 10:20:13 MDT Print View

if yr worried just bring the 20 deg bag ... ive never done that trail but if its a long one you dont want to have to bail because the bag isnt warm enough or gets wet for some reason

seems everything else is pretty light

Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
Suggested GEAR LIST ETIQUETTE on 09/09/2010 11:07:43 MDT Print View

You didn't post any weights on your list, making it pretty hard to offer any insights.

I started a thread titled:
Suggested GEAR LIST ETIQUETTE

- LINK -

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=31018&skip_to_post=262364#262364

I started this thread because there are some key points that really help when you post a gear list.

Patrick Diviney
(pattydivins) - F
Gear List on 09/09/2010 21:33:31 MDT Print View

To be honest, the only things that I would be willing to spend money on to save some weight would only result in saving a few ounces or so here and there. All of the gear that I have listed is relatively light weight by my standards. I am not too concerned about saving this amount of weight. Also, I do not feel like researching the weights or buying a scale.

On that note, I am hoping you could comment on how well my gear suits the type of hike I will be on. I expect to encounter a good amount of rain, mild days, and cool nights.

Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
not interested in buying a scale? on 09/11/2010 09:54:39 MDT Print View

WHAT?!?!?

You are not interested in buying a scale?

Please note - this is a forum for LIGHTWEIGHT backpacking.

The digital scale is the one-and-only essential item to the lightweight camper!

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: not interested in buying a scale? on 09/11/2010 12:55:26 MDT Print View

Digital scales are now pretty cheap but very worthwhile.

In the old days when I first started ultralightweight backpacking (early 1980's), I used three analog scales. One was a regular bathroom scale. One was a baby scale that went up to 20 pounds or so. One was a postal scale that had ounces up to 16.

My loaded pack was only going to about 14.5 pounds then.

--B.G.--