I have a nice sleeping bag I purchased at REI a few years back.
It's a 20 degree bag, and weighs a bit less than 3 pounds in its stuff sack.
I have been checking NOAA weather, which supposedly allows one to see
a forecast for anywhere. According to NOAA, the highs at the top of Phillips
have been in the mid 70s, and lows in the mid 50s. My bag would seem to be
We hit the trail on the 4th of July.
I am the crew medic, and I am carrying about 3.5 pounds of bulky supplies. I may
lighten this up as well, but I have everything they put on my list when I did
wilderness 1st aid. The 2 biggest items are the Sam Splint (a formable splint that
you can cut with scissors) and a single instant ice pack. Other than that, it's just items on the list.
A big part of my concern is also bulk. My food/tent partner dropped just a couple of
weeks ago due a motorcycle accident, so I am also hauling a 1-man tent and will be
casting off (or giving to kids) the extra food. My pack is a 75 liter REI Crestrail. It weighs in at 41 pounds with 4 liter of water and and everything I plan to take to Philmont, other than food.
I am in good shape and can take it, but am concerned with space. Is 2012 just a warm year, or is NOAA lying to me?