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(rps76) - F
Dream/Ultimate Gear List on 05/26/2011 09:02:50 MDT Print View

I'm just throwing this out there (if this has been done, I apologize). What gear would you choose?

Rule 1. What you choose is what you would have to use for one year.
Rule 2. 3 season (Avg temps: High-70, Low-40) Think JMT'ish terrain/area.

Go!

Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
my humble list on 05/26/2011 10:42:08 MDT Print View

8 pound base weight, warm, comfortable and safe!

LINK:
http://www.backpackinglight.com/backpackinglight/forums/gear_lists/80a5cd1800fbac69c35fad3f320f5461.pdf

R S
(rps76) - F
Re: my humble list on 05/26/2011 10:53:36 MDT Print View

I love the "No poles. I can find sticks.".

Dustin Short
(upalachango) - MLife
Re: my humble list on 05/26/2011 20:28:46 MDT Print View

Haha. That finding sticks bit is hilarious. Although clearly you don't live in AZ where we have an abundance of rock and if you're lucky enough to find a stick (or anything that isn't rock) it's probably covered in enough thorns to make concertina wire look like down. So i'll keep my carbon poles!

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Dream/Ultimate Gear List on 05/26/2011 20:43:06 MDT Print View

I guess my dream list would be made of unobtainium:

Nice roomy tent 0 oz.
10* sleeping bag 0 oz.
5" thick insulated air pad 0 oz.
My current pack is fine, but would of course be better in a fabric that also weighs 0 oz.
Of course everything else should weigh 0 oz., too!

I might be able to backpack until I'm 100 with that combo!

As for sticks--they wouldn't work for me. The length I need for hiking is quite a bit shorter than what is needed to hold up my shelter. Problems with being a shorty! Besides, a stick stout enough not to break under stress is quite heavy compared to my trekking poles!

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Dream/Ultimate Gear List on 05/26/2011 21:09:07 MDT Print View

Mary, instead of trekking poles, you can get adjustable cross-country ski poles.

--B.G.--