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Jason McSpadden
(JBMcSr1) - M

Locale: Rocky Mountains
My List for this past season on 09/18/2011 16:32:32 MDT Print View

Below is my list for this past backpacking season. I've only gotten out 5 times this summer. One three night, two two night and two 24 hour trips. Nothing longer-sigh. I backpacked Colorado, southern Wyoming, and a trip to the Daniel Boone National Forest in KY. And everything seemed to work well for me--in fact it was delight. Several items were new to me this season. Injini socks are great, the poncho seemed ideal, loved my pillow and I had only one evening where a little more insulation or a wiser campsite choice would have been nice. Fortunately I didn't have to use my first aid items at all. I'm thinking about going to a 850ml mug over the 600ml mug. I keep pondering a cuben fiber tarp and then just bringing a dry ducks jacket but that won't save me any weight. Any suggestions or comments are welcome.


Clothing Worn
Pants Golite Yunnan 11.00 

Belt 2.1
Long Sleeve Polyester Shirt 10.5
Underwear 2.7
Socks Injini 2.3

Running Shoes—New Balance Sz. 13 20.0

Hat REI Safari 3.7

Poles Komperdell C-3 14.4

Eyeglasses/Sunglasses 1.2

Watch--Compass on watch 1.4
Worn around neck:
Whistle .1
Knife—Derma Safe Razor .2
Flashlight—Photon Freedom .2
Total 69.8

Pack—GG G5 9.3
Oven Bag Pack Liner .5
Food Stuff Sack 1.0
11.0 ozs

Tarp—MLD Pro Poncho w/line 9.7
Stakes (8) 1.7
11.4 ozs


Quilt—Golite Ultra 20 20.5

Sleeping Pad—GG Nightlight 2.4
Bivy--Ti Goat Ptarmigan 7.6
Pillow Kooka Bay 1.3
31.8 ozs.

Other Clothing:
Windshirt Patagonia Houdini 4.7
Down vest—Montbell 4.5
Extra nylon Socks 1.4
Gloves--Smartwool 1.5
12.1 ozs

Mug Snow Peak 600 2.8

Foil lid .1
Gram Cracker Stand .1
ULC Caldera Cone Windscreen .7
Tent stakes for cone included with shelter

Spoon Lexan .3
Stuff sack .3
4.3 ozs.


Mini Bic .4
Book of matches .1
Water bottle 1 liter Platy .8
Water purification—Aquamira .6

Bear hanging kit rope/carabiner 1.7
First Aid Kit 1.3
Toothbrush .1
Sunscreen/Lip balm Dermatone .5
Insect repellant Picaridin .5
Dr. Bronners Soap .2
Eyeglass case .2
Map (Varied) 1.5
7.9 ozs.

78.5 ozs. 4.9 pounds Total Base Weight Carried

Fuel-Esbit Tabs
Food (Several of my trips I brought too much food. My appetite wasn't big the first day or so.)

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: My List for this past season on 09/18/2011 17:35:07 MDT Print View

Good list. With a hoodless sbag, you can get by with only the bivy and houdini hood in cold weather (no insulated hat mentioned)?

Edited by jshann on 09/18/2011 17:45:00 MDT.

Jason McSpadden
(JBMcSr1) - M

Locale: Rocky Mountains
re my list on 09/18/2011 18:14:20 MDT Print View

Yep, John no head covering. God blessed me with a pretty good head of hair and a full beard--keeps me warm. And my quilt is a long and it is real easy to wrap it around my head leaving just my face exposed. I usually do bring a hat or balaclava but this season I did without and I did fine. Thanks for the feedback.


Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
Re: re my list on 09/18/2011 19:23:49 MDT Print View

I was going to ask the exact same thing :)

list looks good, I'm always impressed by folks who can get by w/ a just nightlight pad!

<-- nothing less than a neoair here

Eric Swab

Locale: Rockies
My List for this past season on 09/20/2011 17:36:21 MDT Print View

Nice list Jason!

You mentioned switching from the poncho tarp to rain gear, I was surprised how warm a t-shirt / wool hoodie / windshirt / and rain jacket was this past weekend while hanging around camp in the evening. Temps were probably high 40's, but was breezy with light showers occasionally. It might be a good switch just to have an extra layer depending on your style.

If you have any plans for late season or winter trips let me know.