Forum Index » Gear Lists » Everyone needs their own JMT 2012 gear list


Display Avatars Sort By:
Joseph Bernier
(sigeats) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Everyone needs their own JMT gear list on 02/02/2012 13:55:56 MST Print View

My 2012 JMT gear list . . . this is pretty much the same gear I carried in 2010 on the JMT. Planning on doing it in 12-14 days during the last two weeks of September. I'd love any advice or feedback. Thanks!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AumeU1bgt2ljdDNTalBack9tLWFrRnQ4cGMxYzFsS3c

Edited by sigeats on 04/09/2013 17:07:41 MDT.

Jim W.
(jimqpublic) - MLife

Locale: So-Cal
Bare Boxer 101 for JMT? on 02/02/2012 14:13:28 MST Print View

12-14 days total looks like 6-7 from MTR to Whitney Portal. Bare Boxer 101 is less than 1/2 the size I need for that time & distance.

If you have a secret plan, I respect that. If you want all your food in the bear can overnight then it may be impossible (unless you just pack it full of peanut butter!)

Joseph Bernier
(sigeats) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
BB 101 on 02/02/2012 14:55:56 MST Print View

In 2010 I met two friends at Kearsarge Pass . . . and at that point the can was pretty empty, so your right . . . MTR to the Portal is a little to far for the 101, but I can fit about 5 or 6 days of food in the BB 101.

Typical day on the trail for me is an energy bar in the morning, another around 11 with some gatorade, a GU and another gatorade around 2, another bar in the late afternoon, then dinner. I'll mix a few other things in if I get hungry or feel low on energy, but I keep it pretty simple. I always have corn nuts and snickers too.

Two food pics from Red's Meadow and trailer at VVR:

Red's Meadow

VVR - Big Red

Edited by sigeats on 03/20/2012 19:20:04 MDT.

Joseph Bernier
(sigeats) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
BB 101 on 02/02/2012 15:33:10 MST Print View

. . . I like the idea of packing it full of peanut butter . . . or maybe just fill it with corn nuts and snickers.

:)

Edited by sigeats on 02/02/2012 16:48:44 MST.

Jim W.
(jimqpublic) - MLife

Locale: So-Cal
PB Re: BB 101 on 02/02/2012 15:47:49 MST Print View

Since you took the bait... values from the Internet:

Bare Boxer 101: 275 cubic inches =4.506 liters
Peanut Butter specific gravity: 1.25 = 1250 g/l
Mass of Bare Boxer full of peanut butter: 5630 g
Calories/ 100 grams of peanut butter: 588 = 5.88 cal/g

Calories in Bare Boxer full of peanut butter: 33,100

Using 2500 calorie/day ration, that gives 13 days.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: PB Re: BB 101 on 02/02/2012 15:53:07 MST Print View

"Using 2500 calorie/day ration, that gives 13 days."

Very impressive. However, could you eat only peanut butter for 13 days? I think not.

The very most peanut butter that I can eat is about 20% of my total diet.

--B.G.--

Joseph Bernier
(sigeats) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
BB 101 and PB on 02/02/2012 16:48:08 MST Print View

I could do the entire trail without a resupply!

:)

Hoot Filsinger
(filsinger) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: BB 101 and PB on 02/02/2012 19:41:57 MST Print View

I think we should start a BPL betting pool on how many days Joseph would last with his peanut butter only trail quest. I bet 3 days maximum and there would be the happiest marmots and pikas in all of the sierras!
:}

William Johnson
(Steamboat_Willie)
Peanut Butter vs. Nutella on 02/02/2012 19:49:53 MST Print View

I knew a guy that lived off of peanut butter for ten or so days. I was not able to be certain he was eating other foods, but he definitely was eating lots of peanut butter.

I could not do it. Why not mix up peanut butter and Nutella? They are similar pastes of comparable nutritional value.

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: Re: BB 101 and PB on 02/02/2012 20:27:34 MST Print View

I think you could lure in marmots with peanut butter and wack em over the head. Survive off marmot stew the whole trip! Now that I think about it, doesn't the john muir trail go through national forests? I wonder what marmots taste like...

Frank Deland
(rambler) - M

Locale: On the AT in VA
marmots on 02/06/2012 16:45:01 MST Print View

Marmots must be in the Ground Hog family. A recipe for ground hog can be found in the Joy of Cooking.

BTW I found that the thin "Shepherd Hook' tents stakes worked best in the rocky soil areas of the JMT.

Edited by rambler on 02/06/2012 16:46:19 MST.

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
There are limits. on 02/07/2012 01:15:04 MST Print View

>"I knew a guy that lived off of peanut butter for ten or so days."

I knew grad students who lived off of peanut butter and Top Ramen for 8 years!

But you're right about the 3 days. I knew two climber types who read labels and concluded the lightest, cheapest calories were in the form of Squeeze Parkay margarine and used that as 2/3 of their intake. They toughed it out for 3 days and then were eyeing even my no-cook items (pumpernickel, triscuits, salami, granola) pretty intently.

Joseph Bernier
(sigeats) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Everyone needs their own JMT 2012 gear list on 03/20/2012 13:35:52 MDT Print View

Updated my list . . . I think this is pretty much final.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AumeU1bgt2ljdDNTalBack9tLWFrRnQ4cGMxYzFsS3c#gid=0

Joseph Bernier
(sigeats) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Everyone needs their own JMT 2012 gear list on 03/20/2012 19:17:36 MDT Print View

Added a new column with some stuff i'm on the fence about.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: There are limits. on 03/20/2012 19:21:17 MDT Print View

"I knew grad students who lived off of peanut butter and Top Ramen for 8 years!"

To many college students, those represent two of the major food groups.

--B.G.--

Joseph Bernier
(sigeats) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Permit Confirmation! on 04/02/2012 11:20:32 MDT Print View

Just got my email confirmation from Yosemite . . . JMT 2012 begins on September 17th!

Joseph Bernier
(sigeats) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Updated for 2013 on 04/09/2013 16:51:48 MDT Print View

JMT again this year . . . last 2 weeks of August ending around Labor Day.

Changes from last year include SoloMid instead of tarp, heavier but more comfortable pad, and the Marmot Mica instead of my Houdini and plastic poncho . . . also added the z-packs pants . . . everything else is about the same.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AumeU1bgt2ljdDNTalBack9tLWFrRnQ4cGMxYzFsS3c#gid=0

Edited by sigeats on 04/09/2013 16:53:01 MDT.

Joseph Bernier
(sigeats) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
JMT 2013 Itinerary on 04/09/2013 17:04:01 MDT Print View

and here is the general plan . . . this is about the same as previous years . . . maybe zero day at VVR or MTR, but about 12-13 days hiking . . .

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AumeU1bgt2ljdDZ0WGlfRkZNWnRHN1RVTXpRSlVQdmc#gid=0

Chad B
(CenAZwalker) - F

Locale: Southwest
Curious on 04/11/2013 15:46:41 MDT Print View

I'm curious about what you are carrying in Misc Items, Ziploc 3 (first aid, repair, emergency) at 1.2oz?

Joseph Bernier
(sigeats) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
1.2 oz on 04/11/2013 16:36:36 MDT Print View

Cuben Fiber tape
Leukotape
Whistle
Anti-diarrhea
Motrin
Benadryl
Butterfly srtrips
Crazy glue
Needle, thread, and safety pin
Therm-a-rest repair kit
Platty patch

. . . also have some duct tape on my trekking pole

1.2

1.2.2