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Jon Christensen
(JonnyC)

Locale: Midwest
TEST on 10/06/2006 14:34:26 MDT Print View

From Oct. 13-15 I will be backpacking around 40 miles in Wisconsons Kettle Moraine State Park on the Ice Age Trail. The temps will be around Freezing at night and the weather channel is forcasting possible snow one night. Pick apart my list, I want to make sure that I stay warm enough but I don't want to bring to much. I don't really have any money to buy any new gear before this trip so Let me know if you think I need more/less.


Gossamer Gear G6 Whisper Uberlight Pack 6.0 oz
Western Mountainering Pod 30 - 18.8 oz
BPL Nano stuff sack for bag - 0.29 oz
Gossamer Gear Night Light Sleeping pad (torso) 3.4 oz
Insulmat Uber sleeping pad(legs)3.3 oz
Golite Hut 1 tarp -15.3 oz
Golite Hut 1 stuff sack - 0.3 oz
Gossamer Poylcryo ground sheet 4.6 oz
Gossamer Tite Lite stakes (9) 1.8 oz
Gossamer pack liner 1.3 oz
total = 55.09 oz 3lb 7.09 oz

Purification and hydration and Cooking
Aquamira in Bozeman droppers 1.1 oz
Platypus hydrations - 3.5 oz
Super Cat stove - 0.3 oz
Aluminum wind screen - 0.8 oz
Platypus Little Nippler with BPL nipple (for fuel) 0.7 oz
Snow Peak bowl - 1.8 oz
Aluminum foil top - 0.1 oz
LightMyFire Spork - 0.3 oz
Matches 0.3 oz
BPL Fire starter in zip lock - 0.3 oz
MSR ultralight pack towel - 0.7 oz
total = 9.9 oz
Misc.
Photon freedom headlamp 0.4 oz
Gossamer finger tooth brush 0.05 oz
Dr. Bronners soap in Bozeman Dropper 0.5 oz
Purrel in Bozeman Dropper 0.3 oz
Deet in Bozeman Dropper 0.5 oz
ARC emergency whistle - 0.2 oz
First Aid Kit - 2.0 oz
Leatherman Micra - 1.8 oz
Suunto Gem micro compass - 0.3 oz
total = 6.05 oz

Cloths
Drop stoppers rain jacket - 6.6 oz
Drop stoppers rain pants - 4.4 oz
Montbell U.L. Thermwrap 10.0 oz
Golite C-thru long underwear - 5.1 oz
Golite wisp wind shirt - 3.0 oz
Smartwool hikers (for sleeping) 2.9 oz
Mountain Hardwear power stretch balaclava - 1.5 oz
Possum Down gloves - 1.4 oz
Marmot shell gloves - 3.6 oz
BPL Nano stuff sack (for clothes)0.29
total = 38.79 oz 2lbs 6.79 oz

Total in pack weight = 109.83 oz / 6lb 13.83 oz

Wearing
Smartwool Lightweight wool long sleeve Zip-T - 9.0 oz
Underarmour boxer briefs - 3.7 oz
Columbia covertibles - 10.6 oz
Smartwool Trail Runners - 1.6 oz
Baseball hat - 3.2 oz
Montail Continental Divides - 33.6 oz
Leki ultralight TI Airgo - 15.8 oz
HighGear Axis altimeter watch - 1.9 oz
Total weight worn = 79.4 oz / 4lb 15.4oz

I also have a pair of Merrel Chamaleon GTX shoes, would those be a better choice or will my trail runners be ok?

Thanks for all your help and wisdom.

Jon