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Gear List for Colorado Trail hike using ULA Conduit and Tarptent
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Russell Jacobie
(flyer4food) - F

Locale: Sierras
Gear List for Colorado Trail hike using ULA Conduit and Tarptent on 07/01/2011 11:43:57 MDT Print View

Hey all so here's my pack for my upcomoing Colorado Trail Hike, it's 486 miles over 30 days. I'm going to be doing 3 resupplies but the pack weight/gear will stay approx. the same through all 3. I plan on 3000cal/day for food at about 1.5pounds/day.(all listed in 1 lump sum as "food"). Let me know what you think.

-Satchel

Item Ounces Pounds

ULA Conduit 20.9 1.31
Stuffsacks 1.5 0.09
Tent -Tarptent Contrail 28.4 1.78
Sleeping bag -REI Halo +25 regular 19.6 1.23
Sleeping pad -blue styrofoam 9.4 0.59
Ultralight pillow 1.5 0.09

Jetboil -Sol no fuel 11.8 0.74
Bic Lighter 0.7 0.04
Spoon/fork for Jetboil -Light My Fire plastic 0.4 0.03
Water bag -Platypus 2L (holds 3) 1.3 0.08
Water Filter -Katadyn 11.3 0.71
Ziploc screw on bowl container 1.4 0.09
Water bottle -cheap kirkland 500ml 0.4 0.03

Jacket -REI grey down 23.1 1.44
Gardening gloves -Black cloth 1.7 0.11
Buff -green/grey 1.4 0.09
Sandals -toenail sandals 1.3 0.08
Wool cap -Grey 2.0 0.13
Underwear (spare) -cotton 2.7 0.17
Undershirt (spare) -cotton medium 5.8 0.36
2 Socks (spares)-Wrightsocks coolmesh long/med 2.0 0.13
Waterproof shirt from big 5 5.7 0.36
Bandana 0.8 0.05

Cord -40' red, like parachute cord 2.7 0.17
Suntan lotion -2oz Banana Boat Sport 2.0 0.13
Identification with credit card, 2 bills, and band 0.4 0.03
Lotion -.3 oz Dove 0.4 0.03
Visine -.28 oz 0.5 0.03
Knife -Baladeo 22g (confirm weight) 0.8 0.05
Foam earplugs 0.0 0.00
Tape -White medical type 0.4 0.03
Chapstick 0.3 0.02
Toothbrush -Sawed off 0.2 0.01
Rubber Band -blue, medium 0.0 0.00
Baby powder -johnson's 1.5oz 1.9 0.12
Mosquito repellent -Premium maxdeet .5oz 0.6 0.04
Plastic bag -lg blue ziploc 0.4 0.03

Compass 0.8 0.05
Maps/Databook 4.3 0.27

3 MP3 Players -Sony NWZ-E438F 8gb 5.4 0.34
Headset -Philips SHSS200 1.9 0.12
Headlamp -Petzl Tikka Plus 2.7 0.17
Camera -Fujifilm Finepix J20 10megapixel 4.1 0.26
Book -100 pages from a Steven King novel 1.7 0.11
Recharger for Camera battery 2.7 0.17
Recharger for MP3s + cable 3.1 0.19
Total E.W. Pack 192.4 12.03

Consumables
Jetboil 100g x2 14.2 0.89
Food 176.0 11.00
Water 500ml 17.6 1.10
Booze 9.0 0.56
Total Consumables 216.8 13.55
Total Pack Weight 409.2 25.58

Clothing (Worn)
Trail Running Shoes -Salomon XT Wings 27.1 1.69
Pants -REI tan slacks UPF50 12.2 0.76
LS Collared shirt -REI tan UPF50 10.3 0.64
Underwear -cotton 2.7 0.17
Socks -Wrightsocks coolmesh ankle length/med 1.0 0.06
Undershirt -cotton medium 5.9 0.37
Walking poles (2) 18.1 1.13
Hat -Columbia PFG 2.8 0.18
Watch 2.0 0.13
Total Wearing 82.1 5.13

Total O.O.B. Weight 491.3 30.71

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
CT list on 07/01/2011 20:16:48 MDT Print View

Good list. I'm doing the southern 1/2 of the CT in July.

Just 3 suggestions:

I'd get a long-handled Lexan spoon in place of the unreliable Light My Fire spork.

And I'd eliminate all cotton clothing in favor of polyester or nylon, especially the underwear.

Try more "Freezer Bag" cooking recipies for better flavor. GOOGLE the website for recipies or buy Sara's book.

Your Contrail tent is a good choice. I had one but now I have a TT Moment.

Russell Jacobie
(flyer4food) - F

Locale: Sierras
CT List on 07/02/2011 12:25:38 MDT Print View

Thanks Eric,

I'm starting it Aug. 15th and hopefully finishing mid September. I will replace that stupid spork, you're right, I've broken 2 of those flimsy things already. As far as "food" goes I have a pretty good selection of Backpackers Pantry, Rice, Noodles, and Trail Mix. I think 3,000 cal/day is enough, we'll see. 11 pounds for 7 days is a bit on the light side, but worst case I can go hungry a day or 2.

I probably won't see you on the trail, let me know how it goes.

-Russ

Bob Bankhead
(wandering_bob) - MLife

Locale: Oregon, USA
Gear List for Colorado Trail on 07/02/2011 14:08:25 MDT Print View

I start from Breck July 23

Long handled spoo is perfect for stirring/eating from FD or boiling bags without getting your fingers in the food. Let me suggest you get the stronger, easier to clean and sanitize titanium model rather than a lexan version. REI carries them.

Edited by wandering_bob on 07/02/2011 14:09:29 MDT.