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Wicked Gearlist Tool that's free.. again
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Scott Truong

Locale: Vancouver, BC
Wicked Gearlist Tool that's free.. again on 02/09/2011 19:32:22 MST Print View

I can't take credit for this find. Another member posted this link a while back and I finally got around to using it. I am so impressed with it, that I thought I'd post it again.

Anyhow, here's my gearlist if anyone cares to comment or has any suggestions. It takes a couple of steps, but it's just cut and paste, and you can use my gearlist as an example to figure it out (not that it's hard).

Just go to the link below, press the load button, and copy and paste the "text" below into the load box. You can move items from the "Shelf" side, gear that I own, to the "Pack" side, being gear that I carry, or should carry. You can also move whole "containers". For example move "clothes worn" section out to get you baseweight, skin out etc.

The example below is what I just used on my recent trip to Patagonia. Didn't have the Kookabay pad yet, and didn't use the Tigoat poles because of air travel.

I'm a Mac user. Don't use any commas, or brackets in your item description or it won't load properly, slashes seem to be OK.

Thank you Sean Sullivan, who designed the tool and posted it up on the net for all.

Cut and paste into "load" box:

list17,Food/Hydration Containers,Shelf
list43,Sleep ,Shelf
list28,Pack Used,Pack
list20,Shelter Used,Pack
list27,Cook/Hydration Tools Used,Pack
list31,Clothing: Insulation/Rain/Wind,Pack
list30,Clothing: Extra,Pack
list26,Electronics/Power Used,Pack
list23,Misc./Ditty Bag,Pack
list24,Personal Hygiene,Pack
list15,Clothing Worn,Pack
Tarptent Double Rainbow,1134,list11,1
Tigoat AGP Poles,99,list11,1
Opsaks 12.5"x20",40,list17,1
Snowpeak Titanium 1400 Pot,190,list18,1
Eddie Bauer Downlight Sweater - S,318,list14,1
Westcomb Spectre eVent Rain - M,309,list14,1
Kookabay R6,369,list43,1
MLD Burn,337,list28,1
Zpacks Hexamid Solo Tent w/Cuben Solo Floor & Door,400,list20,1
Walmart Outdoor Products Trek Pole,278,list20,1
Easton Alum. Nail Stakes ,11,list42,4
MSR Groundhog Stakes,14,list42,4
Titanium Shepard Hook Stakes,6,list42,1
Montbell UL Spiral #3,539,list13,1
Montbell Pillow,68,list13,1
Big Agnes Insulated AirCore Reg. ,610,list13,1
Platypus 1L,28,list27,1
Nalgene 1L,108,list27,1
ZPacks Cuben Food Bag,48,list27,1
Opsaks 9"x10",14,list27,3
Coleman Ultralite F2 Stove,79,list27,1
Snowpeak Titanium 900 Pot,159,list27,1
Reflectix Pot Cozy,28,list27,1
MSR Titanium Spork,20,list27,1
Montbell Ex-Light Down - M,159,list31,1
Montane Litespeed Wind Jacket - XS,159,list31,1
Driducks UL2 Rain Jacket - S,167,list31,1
Golite Reed Rain Pants - S,147,list31,1
Rocky Goretex Socks - sz 9,88,list31,1
WigWam Merino Wool Socks,71,list30,1
WigWam Syn. Liner Socks,40,list30,1
Generic Synthetic Socks,60,list30,1
Icebreaker Long Underwear 200g,179,list30,1
Smartwool Merino Wool Beanie,48,list30,1
Generic Synthetic Gloves,40,list30,1
Cotton Boxers ,60,list30,2
Pentax Optio W60 Camera ,147,list26,1
Petzl Tikka XP2,79,list26,1
Energizer AAA Lithium,7,list26,3
Petzl Core Battery,28,list26,1
Extra Camera Battery,9,list26,3
First Aid,85,list23,1
ZPacks Spectra Cord 50ft w/carabiner,20,list23,1
BPL Mosquito HeadNet,14,list23,1
Storm Emergency Whistle,23,list23,1
Tiny Spare Light,6,list23,1
Teeth/Sun/Bug/Eyes etc,85,list24,1
Icebreaker Merino Wool Socks,60,list15,1
Icebreaker Merino Wool Boxers 150g,88,list15,1
Icebreaker LS Shirt 150g - M,167,list15,1
Icebreaker SS Shirt 150g - S,150,list15,1
Swiss Army Classic,20,list15,1
REI Adventure Pants,369,list15,1
Pocket Knife,99,list15,1

Edited by elf773 on 02/26/2011 03:23:26 MST.

Sean Sullivan
(SeanSullivan) - F

Locale: Seattle, WA
Nice Find on 02/09/2011 22:31:11 MST Print View

I'm amused that someone found my site and posted it :) . I posted it on last month.

Anyways, this was just something I threw together in a few long evenings as a project to teach myself more javascript stuff. I could potentially improve it if people wanted. I didn't bother with storing lists in a database and such but I could certainly do something along those lines.

Oh, and you can critique my gear by clicking on "Load Example"... not that light currently.

Scott Truong

Locale: Vancouver, BC
RE: Sean. on 02/10/2011 08:36:25 MST Print View

Ah.. actually I think it was Dale Wambaugh from the PNW who first posted the link. He probably frequents the NWhiker site.

Really, I don't think you really need to change anything. It's excellent how simple and functional the way it is now. I really like the fact you can just easily add and subtract quantities, drag and drop etc (I'm not familiar with excel). And that you can instantly convert it to metric.

Good job Sean.

Cary Beuershausen
Nifty on 02/25/2011 13:47:02 MST Print View

I might do an export from my spreadsheet and see if our numbers match.

Chris Roane
(chrisroane) - MLife

Locale: North Rockies
Wow on 03/03/2011 15:29:26 MST Print View

This is awesome! This is going to replace my google doc excel spreadsheet. I was kind of thinking about making something like this myself.

The only major complaint that I have is that if I accidentally press the enter button, it clears the page (but when I got back in Chrome, the data re-appears).

Here are a few things that would improve the tool:

- It would be nice to use the "hand cursor" when hovering over an item that can be dragged and dropped.

- Maybe have a print option?

- Have a save option that brings up a file dialog to save the text file on your computer. Then you could add a load from file option to select a file from your computer.

- If you were going to make a server side tool like this, you could do quite a bit. Such as have a shelf where that user can add all of their gear. They can then construct different "packs" with gear from their shelf. So you could have a winter and a summer pack. Or a Wet Summer Pack, Dry Summer Pack, Day Pack, etc...

- Going with the above, you could have a "new gear" interface that helps you determine which new gear to buy. You could enter a new item that has a weight, and price. The system could then compare that item against the item or items you already have on your shelf (comparing weight and size). This could help people decide which gear is worth buying.

This is a really solid tool. I really like how you've used JQuery.

Andy Schill
(Aschill) - F
Thanks on 03/16/2011 10:29:16 MDT Print View

Very cool,

I'm going to use it

Kendall Clement
(socalpacker) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
RE: RE: RE: "Wicked Gearlist Tool that's free.. again" on 03/16/2011 11:30:35 MDT Print View

Scott, Thanks for reposting this.

Sean, Thanks for creating it.

I have yet to post my gear list. This will make it much easier. You guys have done a good deed for those of us who can't seem to find the time in our schedules to do this kind of stuff.

Jason Knecht
(distortedaxis) - F

Locale: Earth
Cool beans! on 03/23/2011 12:38:59 MDT Print View

This is the coolest thing since ultralight gear!


I'm going to play around with it some more. I'm browsing with my iPhone currently so I'm limited on what I can do with it.

When I get home, I have to play with it in more detail.


Scott Truong

Locale: Vancouver, BC
RE: RE: RE: "Wicked Gearlist Tool that's free.. again" on 03/23/2011 19:27:27 MDT Print View

I have no idea how I figured this out, it really didn't take long, but if you for whatever reason want to post your gearlist from Sean's site on BPL (like I did above), you have to replace the following lines when posting:




use: &,l,t,;containers&,g,t,;

Take out the commas, you get the idea .. seems that forward and back arrows don't show up on posts. That way, when someone cuts and pastes your post into Sean's geartool, it'll work.

I guess if Sean had a way of exporting an image of his page to use on posts, that would be an improvement.

Edited by elf773 on 03/23/2011 19:38:40 MDT.