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(jhaura) - F

Locale: Trail
3 Season SUL, So-Cal Gear List on 08/07/2006 22:14:14 MDT Print View

Here's my current list. I have all the items except the sleeping bag, which is on order. Let me know what you think.

3 Season SUL, So-Cal Gear List

- Elevation 1000-7000 feet.
- Daytime high 110*, low 40*, Nighttime high 70*, low 28*.
- Rain Dec-Apr.
- Bugs (mosq, no-see-um and ticks) May-July worst.
- Overnight-5 day trips, lots of water avail. year round, 1L carried.
- Weight in oz.

Pack - Shelter - Sleeping

10.00.....Granite Gear Virga, modified
06.65.....MLD Spinntex 1.17oz/sq yd cape tarp, 4'4"W X 9'6"L
01.90.....Titanium stakes, 6 skewer 6.3g ea., 1 nail w/loop 14.8g
00.38.....Aircore 2 (0.01 oz/ft) Spectra guylines (2X18', 4X2')
05.80.....Bivy, DWR ripstop top, silnylon bottom, homemade
16.00.....Nanutak Arc Specialist 32* Pertex Microlight down sleeping bag
02.95.....3/8" blue foam sleeping pad 18-13"W X 32"L


Clothing Worn and Items Carried

04.80.....Patagonia Capiline Silkweight Crew LS, size M
06.80.....Gramicci Quickdry Nylon pants, mens S, modified
01.50.....Smartwool Trail Running socks, mens M
26.00.....Inov8 Terroc 330 shoes, mens 9
01.30.....Bandana/Towel, 20" X 27" piece MSR Ultralight Packtowel
01.70.....Survival/Essentials on Spectra lanyard around neck
(Suunto mini compass, Photon III, Spyderco Ladybug knife, ARC Whistle,
SparkLite, (8) Tinderquick tabs, (2) CR2016 Batteries, UrsaLite Micro Carabiner,
Spectra lanyard)


Extra Clothing Packed

03.40.....Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket, mens M, modified
09.00.....BMW Cocoon hooded PO, Primaloft, Pertex Quantum, mens S
01.10.....PT100 Fleece cap
06.00.....Patagonia Expedition weight tights, mens S, modified
01.50.....Spare pair of Smartwool Trail Running socks
00.90.....Thermax gloves, mens S
00.60.....Mosquito headnet, modified
00.50.....Silnylon stuff sack for clothes



00.46.....BPL Ti Esbit Wing stove
00.17.....Ti foil windscreen (3 1/4" X 14 5/8")
01.90.....Snow Peak 700 mug, modified to 20 oz capacity
00.24.....Foil lid for mug
00.20.....Lexan spoon head (use ti nail stake for handle included above)
00.40.....Mini Bic lighter
02.30.....2L, 1L Platypus, regular top, pop-top
01.18.....Aqua Mira repackaged in .35 oz bottles, w/mix cap, in sack



00.15.....Uncle Bill's tweezers
00.48.....Dr. Bronner's soap in .35 oz dropper bottle
00.15.....Toothbrush head (use ti nail stake for handle included above)
00.04.....Foam earplugs
00.07.....Dental floss (multi-use for thread)
00.50.....(5) Five 4" x 4" blue shop towel squares, 1/day
00.20.....4" X 5" Alosak to put it in with medical info


First Aid

00.46.....Six feet thin white duck tape
00.48.....Blister patch, butterflys, superglue, needles, exacto razor, iodine
00.17.....Tee Tree Oil (infections) in .12 oz dropper bottle
00.17.....Arnica oil (sprains and bruises) in .12 oz dropper bottle
00.20.....4" X 5" Alosak to put it in with medical info
00.00.....No pain tabs or meds



00.17.....Space pen for trail surveys and notes on maps
00.20.....Photon light clip on attachment
00.48.....Insect repellent in .35 oz dropper bottle


Weight Summary

4.84 lbs (077.45 oz).....Total Weight in Pack
2.63 lbs (042.10 oz).....Total Weight Worn or Carried

7.47 lbs (119.55 oz).....Total Skin-Out Weight Less Food, Fuel, and Water

Edited by jhaura on 08/26/2006 17:26:22 MDT.

Dan Healy

Locale: Queensland
re SUL list... on 08/08/2006 00:55:17 MDT Print View

no pain tabs?!

...and the space pen... ...where did you say you were going?! ...and what are you doing there?! ;)

(jhaura) - F

Locale: Trail
Pain tabs and pen on 08/08/2006 08:47:52 MDT Print View

Dan, hi. I don't use pain medication or anti-biotics, except for Novocaine when I go to the dentist and sometimes when I get stitches but that's it. Never have once in my life and I've been through lots of emergencies.

As for the pen, yeah I'm going into space! SUL is easy there ;) Anyway it's for the usual filling out of trail surveys and leaving the odd note on trail head bulletin boards.

Edited by jhaura on 08/08/2006 08:51:14 MDT.

Peter McDonough
(crazypete) - F

Locale: Above the Divided Line
Re: Pain tabs and pen on 08/08/2006 12:34:53 MDT Print View

No antibiotics!?!?

Connecting with nature in an entirely new way!! Fighting off deadly bacteria with the body's own defenses!! And if the defenses begin to be overcome, who cares??? Its all about my principles, maaaaannn. *snort*

Eric Noble
(ericnoble) - MLife

Locale: Colorado Rockies
Re: 3 Season SUL, So-Cal Gear List on 08/08/2006 14:22:19 MDT Print View

That is quite a list! I only have two items that are lighter then yours. My large Smartwool Utralight Cycling socks weigh 1.4oz, and my Heineken pot weighs 1.2oz. If you add in the savings from the new BPL head net, you'll save a whopping 1oz :). I agree with most of your choices, except the first aid and sleeping pad. I wish I could sleep comfortably on something that light. I also think some storm proof matches are a must. I am curious about the modifications to your Snow Peak 700 mug. Was it you that posted about removing the handles and the welded on plate? Did you shorten the mug as well?

p.s. Thanks for your post on the titanium stake handled, spoon, fork, and toothbrush. I made one a few days ago. I'll post a picture shortly.

Summit CO
(Summit) - F

Locale: 9300ft
Re: Re: Pain tabs and pen on 08/08/2006 14:53:28 MDT Print View

"No antibiotics!?!?

Connecting with nature in an entirely new way!! Fighting off deadly bacteria with the body's own defenses!! And if the defenses begin to be overcome, who cares??? Its all about my principles, maaaaannn. *snort*"

Seriously... if he wants to be all natural and use herbal arnica (almond oil and ground arnica flowers) instead of other pain tabs (even natural ones like, oh say, aspirin) then let him be a hippie or a hardass, whatever his drive.

However, NSAIDs are really usefull for swelling control, anaglesic properties nonwithstanding, and many offer fever control. Aspirin is a NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammitory drug).

Refusal of antibiotic ointment is just silly in an environment where it is very hard to keep very clean anyway. It is a majorly light and safe thing to have (get a double antibiotic if you are worrying about allergies to triples). A little bit of antibiotics might save you from a lot of hurt and trouble. But that is OK... you have tee tree oil... I read all about it on


OK on a serious note... what kind of iodine is that you have? Tincture of iodine or Providone-iodine (Betadine)?

The homemade/modded gear is cool sounding.

Edited by Summit on 08/08/2006 15:02:10 MDT.

(jhaura) - F

Locale: Trail
Re: 3 Season SUL, So-Cal Gear List on 08/08/2006 15:52:12 MDT Print View

Eric, hi there. Cool on the toothbrush, can't wait to see a pic. Yeah I did the earlier mod on the 700 mug, and then decided I only really needed 20 oz capacity max, so I cut off the top leaving room for 20 oz. I actually really like it because it is very short and has a wider base than a 600 mug or other ti mug, which gives it a lower center of gravity. It's more flimsy up top without the rolled edge, but much more svelte.

Summit Co, it's providone iodine in a little glass vial.

Edited by jhaura on 08/09/2006 13:59:43 MDT.

(jhaura) - F

Locale: Trail
SUL: How do I fit this in my pack? on 08/10/2006 11:42:06 MDT Print View

My newest SUL piece of gear, but I'm not sure how to pack it? Does it go near the top of the pack or bottom?


Summit CO
(Summit) - F

Locale: 9300ft
Where to put it? on 08/10/2006 11:43:51 MDT Print View

I'd imagine that straps to the outside of your pack fairly easily.