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Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Gear bucket list on 12/06/2011 14:31:02 MST Print View

What items should you have in your gear locker? Might make a good gift list kicker too :)

My bucket list:

Day pack
Multi-day pack
Waterproof stuff sacks
Trekking poles

3-season sleeping bag or quilt
CCF foam pad
Sit pad (added)
Pillow (added)

Ground sheet
Double wall tent
Tent stakes

Hiking shoes
Hiking boots
Merino wool socks
Long johns
Short sleeve base layer
Long sleeve base layer
Fleecy mid-layer hoodie
Puffy vest
Puffy jacket
Light button-down shirt
Light nylon zip-off pants
Running shorts
Soft shell pants
Rain jacket
Rain pants

Brimmed hat
Baseball cap
Light gloves
Shelled gloves

First aid kit
Insect repellent
Ear plugs
LED headlamp
LED flashlight
Signal mirror
Butane lighter
Matchcase (and matches)
Sewing kit
Duct tape

Alcohol stove and windscreen
Fuel bottle
Esbit stove and windscreen
Canister stove
Titanium pot
Water bottle
Water bladder
Water filter
Chlorine dioxide
Hygiene kit
Bear canister
Bear bag and line

P&S Camera
DSLR camera
AM/FM radio
MP3 player
Cellular phone

Ice ax
Climbing rope
Climbing helmet

Regional guidebooks
Wildlife field guides
Plant field guides

Edited by dwambaugh on 12/06/2011 14:47:34 MST.

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F
mec on 12/06/2011 14:39:07 MST Print View

mec gift card ... thats all i need

i already have most the gear i need ... what i dont have tends to be something for specialized purposes ...

what i do need is more money to go out and have fun .... not gear ;)

Chad Miller

Locale: Duluth, Minnesota
Re: Gear bucket list on 12/06/2011 14:40:30 MST Print View

Not that I need anymore gear until something wears out but this is what I have ready for trips. The idea is that I can get ready for a weekend trip in as little as an hour.

In my go box:
First aid kit
Toiletries Kit (sunscreen, lip balm, bodyglide, baby powder, toothpast, toothbrush, hand sanitizer)
Essentials Kit (knife, lighter, matches, headlamp, spaceblanket, papper, pen, tenacious-tape)

Water treatment
(2)water bottles
Coffee filter for filtering out the big junk
cut down soft sided canteen for scooping up water

(3) stuff sacks

Inflatable Pillow
C.C.F sit pad

Fleece hat
Fleece Gloves
Sleeping socks
XL ziplock bag used as packliner

Caldera Cone w/ container
Ti Pot
Oska Plate

Hanging up nearby:
Sleeping bag
Sleeping Pad
Puffy Jacket
Puffy Pants
Maps and field guides w/ compass

In the fridge:
Ziplock bags of home made dehydrated dinners, just scoop up a cup and go.
Energy Bars
Energy Gell
Powdered drink mixes
Peanut butter M&M's and snickers bars.

Edited by chadnsc on 12/06/2011 14:43:59 MST.

Paul Wagner
(balzaccom) - F

Locale: Wine Country
Bucket list for GEAR? on 12/06/2011 16:39:18 MST Print View

Man, you are looking in the wrong end of the telescope. It ain't about the gear, it's about where you are going. Plan the trip. Take what you need.

Enjoy the adventure. Repeat.

Do not confuse the gear with the adventure.

Erik Danielsen
(er1kksen) - F

Locale: The Western Door
Re: Bucket list for GEAR? on 12/06/2011 19:19:42 MST Print View

I think that for most (if not all of us), the experience/adventure absolutely trumps the gear in terms of importance.

However, that doesn't stop the gear from being fun, both in the ways it sometimes enhances the experience, and in and of itself. Not as something replacing/being confused for adventure, but something separate and enjoyable in its own right. At least for many of us.

I don't think there's anything wrong with that. Nor with threads like this one.

Erik Danielsen
(er1kksen) - F

Locale: The Western Door
Gearlist on 12/06/2011 19:26:30 MST Print View

I think the number one piece of gear on my "bucket list" would have to be a decent sewing machine.

I'd love to someday own a cuben flat tarp. I'd also love to have one of the new wpb uber-fabric shells that are hitting the market these days. That and a cuben down quilt... really all I want to do is fit a three-season multi-day setup into one of these:

I technically already can with what I own now, but it comes pretty close to bursting the seams and requires maximum use of the side mesh pockets and the stuff straps on the outside. A backpack inconspicuous in urban settings but containing all I need to hit the trail is my ideal.

Michael L
(mpl_35) - MLife

Locale: The Palouse
Re: Gear bucket list on 12/06/2011 19:46:57 MST Print View

I thought this was going to ge a bucket list of gear u want but don't have yet. U know. Some day dream gear

Ken K
(TheFatBoy) - F

Locale: St. Louis
My gear bucket list on 12/06/2011 22:17:01 MST Print View

A car? A plane? All I want is ride to all the trailheads around the world, and a watch that ticks the time away a whole lot slower.