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Brian Johns
(bcutlerj) - M

Locale: NorCal
Summer 2012 Sierra Gear List on 08/05/2012 00:14:18 MDT Print View

It'd be nice if a screen shot could post here nicely. Anyway, here's a link: http://www.geargrams.com/list?id=8357

What do you think? What do I need more or less of?

Edited by bcutlerj on 08/06/2012 18:18:23 MDT.

Brian Johns
(bcutlerj) - M

Locale: NorCal
Bump on 08/06/2012 18:18:55 MDT Print View

Bump for proper format. Apologies to iOS viewers (I hate it too).

Clint Hewitt
(WalkSoftly33) - F

Locale: New England
. on 08/06/2012 20:00:22 MDT Print View

What is a toothbrush?

Brian Johns
(bcutlerj) - M

Locale: NorCal
Toothbrush on 08/06/2012 20:13:53 MDT Print View

Thia single use emergency "wisp" I've taken on dozens of brief adventures and never needed. It's the flare gun to my backpack's boat. I thought it was a ten-essentials item. If not, I'll remove it.

Clint Hewitt
(WalkSoftly33) - F

Locale: New England
Make Sure The Juice Is Worth The Squeeze on 08/06/2012 20:15:17 MDT Print View

List looks good, Personal preference but consider adding sunscreen, I use long sleeves and a wide brimmed hat.

I usually carry something that can help get ticks out, weather its tweezers or a tick key, some people just have good nails that get the job done. Here in the North East ticks are living the high life, not sure about CA.

Great list! There are always things you could leave at home or replace with lighter items ($$), but coming in under 12lbs base weight you have nailed 95% of it and look to have your bases covered with established and functional gear choices. If you are comfortable carrying it and the gear is worth it, then bring it along!


I digress: GirlNextDoor life lesson... make sure the juice is worth the squeeze...

Clint Hewitt
(WalkSoftly33) - F

Locale: New England
Re: Toothbrush on 08/06/2012 20:18:37 MDT Print View

I have brought those for use and found them not practical though they did get the job done.

I can goes days with out showering or brushin (teeth) but I only regret when I go days with out brushing.

Do you just gargle water or do you actually use the wisp daily or go sans brushing.

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Toothbrush Wisp vs Scope Outlast on 08/06/2012 20:39:21 MDT Print View

I've never tried the Wisp mainly because of reviews on this site and the fact that it just looks wimpy IMO.

I have yet to field test the Scope Outlast mini toothbrush but to me it seems a little more "hefty".

The Scope Outlast

I picked mine up at the local Dollar Tree for you guessed it a dollar per pair. I even had the nerve to lighten it up a bit by trimming off the rat tail toothpick appendage at the end of the handle. ;-)

My dental kit now consists of a Scope Outlast mini brush and a small zip lock of Archtek toothpaste tablets.

Toothpaste tablets

I pack the kit inside of an old plastic prescription pill "bottle". It could only be lighter if I only used another zip lock instead of the pill bottle.

Party On,

Newton

Brian Johns
(bcutlerj) - M

Locale: NorCal
Tooth paste on 08/06/2012 22:08:34 MDT Print View

I like the tabs okay. Should grab some. No, I don't go more than one at without brushing ever. I add toothpaste to the wisp, but I think Iay grab the Zpacks brush instead. As for sunscreen, that was an oversight on my part. I have repackaged some 30 and use it on my nose, hands, neck, whatever is most vulnerable. I'll update the list now. Thank you.

EDIT: re: ticks, I keep a tiny pair of first aid medical tweezers in my repair kit, mostly, for that purpose. It's included in the weight.

Edited by bcutlerj on 08/06/2012 22:10:52 MDT.

Dena Kelley
(EagleRiverDee) - M

Locale: Eagle River, Alaska
RE current three seasons list on 08/06/2012 23:25:55 MDT Print View

I used the Scope Outlast brush on my last trip out and have to say I would opt for a cut down real toothbrush over that next time. The bristles are sort of like plastic fingers and it didn't really feel like it got my teeth anywhere near as clean as a real tooth brush. I liked how light it was, and the little Scope gel tasted good, but the brush really left something to be desired in terms of effectiveness.

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: Scope Outlast brush on 08/07/2012 04:22:52 MDT Print View

Ah, the voice of experience.

Dena, I think you just posted your first gear review. ;-)

Thank you for your post.

Welcome to the forums

Party On,

Newton

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: Scope Outlast Minibrush on 08/13/2012 12:31:21 MDT Print View

I'm adding this post to include the link to my review of the Scope Outlast Minibrush.

Party On,

Newton

Dena Kelley
(EagleRiverDee) - M

Locale: Eagle River, Alaska
Scope Outlast Mini Brush on 08/13/2012 12:51:01 MDT Print View

John, good review, your experience was similar to my own. I can see maybe having one at the office for an "emergency brush" for after lunch or something but not as a replacement to an actual tooth brush. As you said, the bristles don't hold up for multiple use, and my experience was they did a poor job at actually brushing as well and my teeth still didn't feel clean after brushing. Perhaps Scope will upgrade this item at some point with better bristles- it would be a viable option perhaps at that point.

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: Scope Outlast Mini Brush on 08/13/2012 13:02:04 MDT Print View

Thank you Dena, but I do believe that you were the first to review it in this thread! ;-)

I recently edited my review slightly only to include the embedded link to the Scope website where I found the quoted info.

Party On,

Newton

Green Thumb
(greenthumb)
Cooking? on 08/16/2012 20:15:56 MDT Print View

I didn't see any pot or mug to cook in. Did I miss it?