Hey guys, just updated my list! My hike is getting close and I think I have pretty mostly everything.
Here's some background info so you can get an idea as to where my gear choices may be coming from:
-First of all, I'm a college kid on a budget. I'm working part time in order to save up for this trip, so I'm doing the best I can to find lightweight stuff while being affordable.
-I'll be starting my hike the second week of May, and planning to finish by the end of August, to give you an idea of the conditions I'll be in. (I know this is pretty fast, but I'm in very good condition, as I'm a cross country and track runner, so I'm hoping to be able to manage. And if I don't, well, oh well :D)
-This is actually my first time gathering gear to go backpacking. I've only ever really camped out with boy scouts and stuff. Never did any real backpacking. So any ideas of what I think will work is coming completely from reading the internet, and/or my limited experience in cold weather hiking. So if I'm completely off-base on something, please tell me.
Alright, so far I have my big 3 and clothes somewhat worked out.
Pack: ULA Circuit 36 oz
Tent: Lightheart Solo 27 oz
Sleeping Bag: WM UL 20 Deg 26 oz
Sleeping Pad: Therm-a-rest Z-Lite 10 oz
Some comments: Got the Western Mountaineering. Came across some good fortune from Christmas and decided it was worth it.
O2 Rainwear Jacket 5 oz
Underarmour Thermal Top
Underarmour Thermal bottoms
Montane FeatherLite pants 4 oz
Nike Dri-Fit Running Shorts 4~ oz
Mountain Hardware Fleece Hat 1.5 oz
DryMax Hyper Thin Socks x2 1.2~ oz
Nike Dri-Fit Gloves Not sure on weight
Montbell Ex Light Down Jacket 5.6 oz
Mountain Hardwear Canyon Shirt
Nike Dri-Fit Running Shorts (1 pair packed/drying 1 worn)
DryMax Hyper Thin Socks (1 pair used, 2 pairs packed/drying)
Nike Lightweight Cap
Bandana for sun protection/other uses
BearVault that I'll pick up in Kennedy Meadows
2x Nalgene 3 liter cantenes
2x 1 litre gatorade bottles
MSR SweetWater for treating
Canon Powershot Elph 300hs, with a few memory cards/batteries
Zpack silnylon food stuff sack
Another smaller silnylon stuff sack
Black Diamond Gizmo headlight 1.1 oz
Miscellaneous stuff (sun screen, toothpaste, toothbrush, babywipes, tp etc)
Amazon Kindle, keyboard version. It weights about 8.5 oz and I have quite a few uses for it. It has my maps on it, along with a data book, and I will use it for journaling, as well as reading at night if I ever get bored.
Comments: I dropped the windshirt and picked up a down jacket. I think I should be good with the clothing I have. The 8 liter water capacity is mainly for the desert since I expect it to be pretty darn hot once I get out there mid May. I'll probably drop the capacity later.
My trip is close! So any critiques would be greatly appreciated. Sorry for not having the weights on a lot of the gear, I don't have a scale. I'm pretty sure it'll all be under 14ish lbs though, but I could be wrong.