35 degree 4-day list
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chris markley
(motorapido) - F
35 degree 4-day list on 10/13/2010 10:43:54 MDT Print View

I'm doing a 4-day solo hike of Pennsylvania's Black Forest Trail (super steep, craggy, tough!). Please critique my list. I am proud of my super light sleeping system. Cheers for me.
http://www.backpackinglight.com/backpackinglight/forums/gear_lists/e3c4a8b3d971075d5cece7547957df5c.pdf

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
4-day list on 10/14/2010 19:31:39 MDT Print View

good list :)- few comments

seems like a lot of batteries for a 4 day trip

does your mug not have handles? I use my mugs (450 or 600 depending) for cooking and simply use the handles- never needed a pot lifter

probably could get by w/ one hat- the balaclava's usually provide more bang for the weight

don't see gloves on your list, nor extra socks- these are must haves IMO

do you still need bug dope this time of year? (we may be lucky, but ours are long gone :))

Andy F
(AndyF) - M

Locale: Midwest/Midatlantic
Re: 35 degree 4-day list on 10/15/2010 15:37:15 MDT Print View

You might be cold with only that blue CCF down to 20F.

Wearing rain pants the entire time seems like it would be too sweaty.

You might need a more substantial shirt/sweater and a windshirt while hiking.

Edited by AndyF on 10/15/2010 15:37:46 MDT.

chris markley
(motorapido) - F
Re: Re: 35 degree 4-day list on 10/15/2010 19:46:17 MDT Print View

Second week of September in PA on 3 day hike on the West Rim Trail of the Grand Canyon of PA I was stupid and wore cotton cargo shorts and they got soaked in rain first day and never dried out and I wore my rain pants the rest of the trip. I realized I was fine without the shorts and the rain pants were fine. Funny. Nights about 45. Days about 58 to 60. I was surprisingly comfortable. So I figured why wear anything else on my legs if I am carrying the rain pants anyway? We'll see how the hammock camping goes with the bag and pad combo. I'm goingn to experiment with the bag around the hammock, with the hammock pulled through the zip-up foot box. Might be warmer since I won't squish the loft on the bottom of the bag that way.