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JMT List Early August 2012
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Justice Baker

Locale: Central Oregon
JMT List Early August 2012 on 03/26/2012 09:31:01 MDT Print View

Here is my most updated gear list, any comments are welcome, any way to get the weight lower. I am leaving Happy Isles on July 31. I plan on hiking about 15 to 16 miles per day, taking 16 days for the whole thing. My list does not include consumables or my camera gear, not sure about the camera gear yet. Here is my link to geargrams:

Andy F
(AndyF) - M

Locale: Midwest/Midatlantic
Re: JMT List Early August 2012 on 03/26/2012 09:59:31 MDT Print View

Consider adding:
plastic pealess whistle
water purifier tablets (backup)
backup fire lighting method and tinder
lightweight fleece gloves
insect repellent?

Is the Steripen going to work with the platy? (I'm having a hard time picturing this. :)

If it matters, you could cut some weight on the cooking gear by using alcohol or Esbit

Jeffrey McConnell
(Catalyst) - F
A couple things on 03/26/2012 10:12:56 MDT Print View

Also consider adding: sunscreen, hat, bug head net, and a razor blade or small knife. Looks like a good list.

Justice Baker

Locale: Central Oregon
Re: Re: JMT List Early August 2012 on 03/26/2012 10:13:10 MDT Print View

Good call on the maps, I forgot. I think I can do without the compass or whistle, I have heard it is a pretty well used trail. I rarely use insect repellant ever. I will stir my water in my pot then pour in my water bottle. I may try the Esbit or alcohol in the spring and summer hiking to see how I like it. It seems my cooking items are the best way for me to cut weight, does anybody see anything else.

Michael Levine
(Trout) - F

Locale: Long Beach
Re: Re: Re: JMT List Early August 2012 on 04/04/2012 22:09:20 MDT Print View

I did mine in early August last year. I much appreciated a compass. There were times (and this was an unusual snow year) where snow made the trail, by itself, not so obvious. In those times I found it comforting to take out my compass and re-orient myself. I have a pretty bum sense of direction in general, so that might not be a problem you'll encounter. For a half ounce you could get a button compass, for an ounce or 1.5 you can get something more accurate.

You seem to know your options, so I won't really critique where you could shave weight but probably chose to go with your tradeoff of choice.

One thing, why toilet paper? . Seriously. I did this last year, it was great, no problems.