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8 Pound Base weight...sound good?
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Aaron Bergman
(aaronb50) - F
8 Pound Base weight...sound good? on 04/24/2012 16:32:20 MDT Print View

My trip is several weeks away, so I haven't gotten to the gritty details, but here's how I think my list would look like: (1 night summer)

Six moons designs starlite pack: 25 oz
Enlightened equiptment 25 degree synthetic quilt: 24 oz
2 persontarp tent (REI quarter dome t2 rainfly propped up with stick): 16 oz (32 oz divided 2 ways)
Trimmed closed cell ridge rest pad: 6 oz

cloths including fleece, rain jacket, sweatpants, extra socks, hat, sunglasses: 32 oz
esbit stove: 5 oz
45 feet cord for bear bag hanging: 3 oz
Misc. like recycled water bottles, trash bags, compass, anything small and last minute: 8 oz

total: 124 oz about 8 lbs

Also, I plan to carry 1.5 lbs water at any one time and max 2.5 lbs food for a 12 lb max pack weight

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: 8 Pound Base weight...sound good? on 04/24/2012 16:46:02 MDT Print View

Without knowing where this is to be used, it is hard to say much that is constructive.

Five ounces is an awful lot for an Esbit stove. The two that I have are either a half-ounce or a quarter-ounce.


Randy Martin
(randalmartin) - F

Locale: Colorado
Re: 8 Pound Base weight...sound good? on 04/24/2012 17:03:33 MDT Print View

Not many details in your list to provide constructive comments (i.e., anything small and last minute). Validation of your list should be as much about function as weight. A few things that come to mind that I do not see in your list but may be needed

Water treatment/filter
Cooking pot
Bivy for bugs? or at least a groundsheet
First Aid kit
Hygiene Kit

example on 04/24/2012 17:17:15 MDT Print View

Here is my 8.5 lb 3 season list with a 2P pot. I just cut this out of my spreadsheet. I will deal with minimal pad for 2 or 3 nights on the ground, but longer trips a more comfy 15 ozpad is coming and Ill take the penalty.

Driducks rain jacket 5
tyvek rain pants 2.5

hexamid tent 13
sleeping pad 6
ground sheet 1.5
rubber bands 0.12
stakes 3
sleeping bag 25

pack 22.5
liner 1.05

Spare socks 1.75

medical 2.5
Sun 0.65
bug 1
soap 0.65
sanitizer 0.65

fuel bottle 1
cozy 0.8
spork 0.2
lighter 0.4
matches 0.1
ziplock 0.1
rubber band 0.04

pot 4.5
stand 0.26
stove 0.1
windscreen 0.85
rubber band 0.08
food bag 1.2
food bag liner 1.05
bear line/carabiner 1.6

Water bottles (2) 1.8
Extra platypus 0
Aquamira 1.25

fleece 11
puffy 9
long johns 5.8
beanie 0.9
gloves 1.5
clothes bag 0.5
rubber band 0.04

map 0.6
compass 1
credit card/ID/money 0.6

headlight 0.4
spare batteries 0.3
ziplock 0.1
sunglasses 1
bandana 1
glasses wipes 0.3
derma safe knife 0.3
headnet 0.35
miscl mesh sack 0.54

oz 136.89
lb 8.56

Edited by livingontheroad on 04/24/2012 17:21:06 MDT.

Aaron Bergman
(aaronb50) - F
Thanks on 04/28/2012 06:11:56 MDT Print View

thanks for the suggestions. I really did simplify my list a little too much, so when I 'm actually loading my pack, I will post a refined, accurate list.