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Samuel Gardner's "All in Trek" Gear List
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Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Samuel Gardner's "All in Trek" Gear List on 12/29/2010 14:07:49 MST Print View

Samuel Gardner has posted the gear list for the first section of his upcoming 12,500+ mile "All In Trek".

http://www.theinitiativesite.com/713/

John Whynot
(jdw01776)

Locale: Southeast Texas
Re: Samuel Gardner's "All in Trek" Gear List on 12/29/2010 14:51:52 MST Print View

Interesting read, but I'd be cold, wet, and my feet frozen, using that equipment in the winter in the Adirondacks. I think he's too light on the sleeping bag and pad. Plus, I'd want a better stove for melting snow, and something other than a bivy for shelter.

I hope he takes a look at some of Andy Skurka's gear lists, and makes some adjustments...

Edited by jdw01776 on 12/29/2010 15:31:19 MST.

James Marco
(jamesdmarco) - MLife

Locale: Finger Lakes
All in Trek on 12/29/2010 16:01:43 MST Print View

Yeah, he probably needs a warmer bag, minimally. It can get -20 or colder sometimes in January. Sometimes the snows are so bad you cannot see if there is a trail or blaze marks. 4-5 days of food might be a bit thin, too. He might want 10 days if he sees a 4-5 day "hunker down" storm and needs to hike through some deep fresh snow.
Plenty of wood around for a fire, though.

Edited by jamesdmarco on 12/29/2010 16:02:28 MST.

Jace Mullen
(climberslacker) - F

Locale: Your guess is as good as mine.
All in trek on 12/29/2010 16:50:21 MST Print View

What is his timing going to be for this trek?

Jace Mullen
(climberslacker) - F

Locale: Your guess is as good as mine.
All In Trek on 12/29/2010 16:54:13 MST Print View

I do not think that he will have any issues with the cold. From his website: "Six months spent living outdoors in a snow cave during Northern Michigan’s legendary, brutal winters gave him a glimpse into just how tough he could be."

Sounds like a beast.

Scott Truong
(elf773)

Locale: Vancouver, BC
RE: All in. on 12/29/2010 17:46:35 MST Print View

That's pretty bad ass. I'm already cold just thinking about the first part of his trip.

Steven McAllister
(brooklynkayak) - MLife

Locale: Atlantic North East
Adjusting to cold on 01/08/2011 15:53:29 MST Print View

Humans can adapt to amazing cold if their body get used to it.
I remember when I was young adapting to working out doors in the winter and found that I needed less winter clothing the more I adapted.

I remember reading that the natives of Tierra Del Fuego didn't wear any clothes year round, including a captured European missionary.
European explorers stumbled onto the naked natives and the captured missionary with snow collecting on their heads and shoulders during a blizzard.

I suspect they had insane circulation and ate a lot more calories than we do.

Len B
(4eyedbuzzard) - F
34 miles per day did seem just a bit over-ambitious from the start on 01/15/2011 15:27:06 MST Print View

I'm guessing he isn't going to finish within one year like he wanted to. Or two years. Or even three. Current projected finish at Springer based on average progress to date: June 7, 2014.