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Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
my GearGram list on 07/07/2011 09:58:25 MDT Print View

Wow, this site is really cool!

Check it out, I'm super impressed!


I just added my sumer list (which I'll be tweaking and revising).


This is a 3-season list for the Northern Rockies, prepared for rain, cooking warm food, sleeping warm and comfortable.

There is no set of consumables listed (yet).

Edited by mikeclelland on 07/07/2011 10:03:58 MDT.

Larry Dyer
(veriest1) - F

Locale: Texas
Nifty. on 07/07/2011 10:23:40 MDT Print View

Neat site but it doesn't seem to be working on small screens or maybe just Linux platforms.

I can't get to the "plus sign" mentioned in the tutorial to add gear on my netbook running Linux Mint.

Brian Raap
(braap) - F

Locale: Bay Area
Re: my GearGram list on 07/07/2011 10:42:50 MDT Print View


A few items you have listed as grams instead of ounces. For example, 9.6 g sleeping pad (wouldn't that be nice!), 1 g maps, 2.6 g FAK.

I really enjoy using geargrams as well!

Jace Mullen
(climberslacker) - F

Locale: Your guess is as good as mine.
GearGrams on 07/07/2011 11:23:41 MDT Print View

I too really enjoy that site. In my opinion it is much easier to read (and thus get more helpful critiques) compared to an exel doc. I also feel like I can play with various setups much easier then in excel. I also like the feature of being able (on other people's gear lists especially) to change from viewing weight in oz, lbs, grams and kg. It seems to me like its a very well though out site and pretty fun to use. Lets hope it stays free!

Bryce F.
(bster13) - MLife

Locale: Norwalk, CT
Re: GearGrams on 07/07/2011 18:28:20 MDT Print View

I like it too. Here is my summer breaking into shoulder seasons list in the NE:

Mike - what 1l water bottle are you using? I can't find anything local that is less than 1oz. :(

Jason McSpadden
(JBMcSr1) - M

Locale: Rocky Mountains
Mike's List on 07/07/2011 19:34:36 MDT Print View


Tell me about your modified Golite Breeze that you are using in this list.


Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
follow up on 07/07/2011 20:08:22 MDT Print View

1- The 0.8 ounce water bottle is just a normal 'spring-water' bottle from the grocery store (or, more correctly for me, from my neighbors recycle bin). It has a slightly thinner plastic vs a standard soda bottle.

2 - The GoLite Breeze was a pack that was designed by Ray Jardine. It's no longer available. I replaced the shoulder straps with seat-belt material (and it works PERFECT!). I sniped a few things off, and added a sternum strap and a 1/2 webbing hip belt. 14.6 ounces of beauty!

I have gone out lighter by leaving stuff behind, but this list allows for comfort, warmth and hot food.

Bryce F.
(bster13) - MLife

Locale: Norwalk, CT
Shopping for a lighter water bottle on 07/08/2011 20:24:41 MDT Print View

(Sorry for the detour)

It bugged me my 1l water bottle was so "heavy." :p

Went to Stop & Shop and picked a Poland Spring 1L bottle @ 16g/0.56oz after removing wrapping and plastic bit under the cap):


It's definitely thinner and a bit more fragile than my regular soda bottle types, we'll see how it goes. They have a 1.5l bottle as well, but doesn't fit well in my pack.

Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
0.56 ounces on 07/08/2011 21:37:39 MDT Print View

I've been using one of those super light plastic "spring water" bottle for a while, Never had any trouble at all!

Bryce F.
(bster13) - MLife

Locale: Norwalk, CT
1.5l Poland Springs Bottle on 07/10/2011 17:37:32 MDT Print View

Weighed the 1.5l Poland Springs bottle ( It weighs in at 24g/0.85oz. It is lighter than my 2l Platy (32g/1.13l).

So 1l Poland Springs (16g) plus 2l Platy (32g) = 48g

Same capacity and weight as....

1.5L Poland Springs (24g) plus 1.5l Poland Springs (24g) = 48g

So my pack will now be balanced from left to right as I carry water and perhaps the Poland Springs bottles are more durable than the Platy? (I've never had a problem with one, but perhaps?)

Edited by bster13 on 07/10/2011 17:40:56 MDT.

Chris Lucas
(ChemE) - F

Locale: SC
Huh, nice on 07/10/2011 22:06:58 MDT Print View

I'll have to check out the Poland Springs bottle, I'm curious how they were able to get 3 grams lighter than my Deer Park bottle.

If you want to shave another 0.6 grams off each narrow-mouth bottle use a rotary tool to grind off the useless flange underneath the cap. This is now SOP for me.

Edited by ChemE on 07/10/2011 22:07:29 MDT.

Jace Mullen
(climberslacker) - F

Locale: Your guess is as good as mine.
Re: my GearGram List on 07/10/2011 22:28:37 MDT Print View

fanaticism. I absolutly love it. I now know what I am going to be doing tommorow!

Bryce F.
(bster13) - MLife

Locale: Norwalk, CT
Re: Huh, nice on 07/10/2011 22:32:54 MDT Print View

Good one Chris, I already clipped the bottom part of the cap off, I'll have to take it to the next level haha.

James McBryan
(jamesprepatrip) - F

Locale: SF Bay Area
Prep.a.Trip on 08/10/2012 14:47:54 MDT Print View

Hey guys,

I've used and love it as well, however kept running into issues. I recently just created a new online outdoor planning tool called Prep.a.Trip ( to help weigh/inventory my gear.

Beyond weighing your own gear, you can also browse other peoples lists and also organize group trips with our gear planning / packing tool.

Right now we’re still in beta and have only done a “silent launch”. I'm totally open to any feedback you might have to make it better for all of us. If you do have any questions, I’d be happy to chat with you, just shoot me an email at