I'm just reviving this thread....hopefully that's okay as no longer a specific tent ?.
No new tents, not in the budget right now :(
It doesn't look like Ironman Canada is a go this year....somebody (koff koff, the SO) is way undertrained. No final decision yet, but it's pretty well going to not happen. Happiness reigns in our house at the moment, let me tell you. DNF'd a 70.3 yesterday :(
I am thinking instead of doing the backpacking trip with boyfriend while we were supposed to be in Penticton/BC. Moving the trip up means no new tent for the trip though.
But....my boyfriend has no hiking muscles, if that's possible for a dude who's done 2 Ironmans and trains year round.
So, as mentioned, I'll be carrying the majority of the weight.
As the only double-walled tent I own (and he wants a double walled tent, rolls eyes) is the Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1, I'm thinking to bring that for him, and then me and the dogs will fit comfortably in the TT Squall 2.
So, with no weights, b/c I'm lazy about this, does this seem like an okay distribution of gear? I'm thinking a 7 day trip, in Ontario, but in the La Cloche Range, so a lot of elevation change.
-GG Murmur + torso pad (which I will use to sleep on)
-Go Lite Ultra 20 quilt
-clothes, including raingear
-camp shoes/light flip flops
-Granite Gear Vapor Ki (I have a large ZPacks pack but am thinking b/c of the extra weight/gear to bring this one instead)
-Exped Downmat 7 (for the bf to sleep on)
-TT Squall 2
-Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1
-North Face UL bag (around 1lb, 4oz)
-First aid/survival kit
-GPS (don't need it on this trail but he got it for me for xmas, and it rocks, so I'll bring it) + batteries
-Spot (haven't decided, don't think we need it, he might like having it though)
-breakfasts (oatmeal most likely)
-some dog food (that doesn't fit in the pack, and to help out my older dog, who of course is the big one....the other one could carry more but needs a smaller pack)
-water for myself and dogs
-silnylon small tarp in case of rain around camp
-VFF (for in camp)
-camera (panasonic lumix)
I'm sure I'm missing some stuff, but....I can carry 50lbs, and back in the day I did this trail faster bordering on 60lbs of gear, so I am confident I can carry the weight, unpleasant though it will be, they will be short days to the La Cloche Silhouette in 7 days.
Or am I crazy to carry so much of the gear? I just want him to have fun, and he doesn't like sleeping on the ground so much. I'd prefer to bring the Hexamid for him but it's not double wall, though it would save a lot of weight for me.