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Kevin Schneringer
(Slammer) - MLife

Locale: Oklahoma Flat Lands
Gear List- November 2013 SE Oklahoma on 06/24/2013 10:35:04 MDT Print View

I would like to get some feedback on my Version 1.0 gear List for my winter trip.
Where - Ouachita Trail, 230+ miles with 2 supply drops. 1 at day 4, 2nd one day 8
expect to be on trail 12 days.
Historical Temps- anywhere between 20 - 80 daytime and 20-50 night.
I am a cold sleeper and a cold walker. So clothing is obviously an easy target. Please give suggestions for changes.

will typically carry 1 liter of water, 2 sections of trail will require 3-4 liters due to lack of sources. For Reference-This list reflects 4 days of food at 20 ounce per day, and carrying 3 liters of water.

Total: 25.79lb
Pack: 20.75lb
Worn: 5.04lb
Consumable: 11.34lb


Water 1 Liter Platy 2x 1L= 68oz
Shoes Montrail Rockridge 20.25oz
Trekking Poles Leki Khumbu 20oz
Food-Day 4 80oz
Sleeping Bag Zpacks 10 D bag 19.84oz
Water 16 ounces bottle 2 bottles 33.46oz
Sleeping Pad Exped Synmat UL7 16.10oz

UL Backpack Borah Gear Stealth 15.90oz
Pants REI Nylon pants 12.87oz
Baselayer Wool Icebreaker 260 12oz
Winter Stove Kovea Spider w/ windscreen & 900ml pot Ti spoon 11oz
Tent Bear den 1.5 w/ vestibule w stakes/tie outs 11oz
Filter Sawyer 2 L gravity 10.50oz
Puffy Marmot Solaris 10oz
Baselayer Bottom Terramar Wool Skins Heavy 7.20oz
Borah Bivy Bivy Sack 6.50oz
Base Layer Light Weight Silks-REI Sleeping 6.50oz
ULD Flex Pillow with foam pad 6oz


Camera Panasonic TS20 5.12oz
Gear Repair tape, Thread, mirror, stuff 4.25oz
Front Pack Zpacks Multiuse w/ mesh Pack 4oz
First Aid Kit First Aid, Toothbrush/paste dots 3.37oz
Patagonia Houdini Wind Shell 2.80oz
Unmentionables Exo Briefs 2.62oz
Compass GI issue 2 oz
Headwear MH Beanie 2oz
Knife Leatherman 2oz
Belt Bison Designs Nylon Belt 2oz
Possum Down
Socks
Sleeping socks 1.90oz
Pack towel 1.75oz
REI Fleece Gloves 1.62oz
Extra Socks Wool liners 2 3oz
TP re-rolled 1.50oz
Possum Down Gloves 1.30oz

ziplocs 3x 1 gal 1.10oz
Gaiters Dirty girl 1oz
Aqua Mira AM in .5 ounce bottles
Zpacks Rain Mits Mittens .80 oz

Rain Gear Zpacks WPB Cuben Rain Jacket & Pants 7.40g

Edited by Slammer on 06/24/2013 10:36:26 MDT.

Reggie Garrett
(regarrett) - M

Locale: Lost in the mountains
OT list on 06/24/2013 17:21:29 MDT Print View

Looks good to me. For me I need more than 20 oz food per day doing those kinds of miles. I have to go up to 24 oz to keep from chawing on my hand.

Looks like you have all your bases covered. Planning of the OT can be tough due to the weather...been there and done most of that. :)

What are your thoughts of the Borah Stealth pack? I've been thinking of getting one. I leave in 36 hours for the Weminuche Wildreness...my backyard. Can't wait to get to timberline again.

Kevin Schneringer
(Slammer) - MLife

Locale: Oklahoma Flat Lands
Borah stealth on 06/24/2013 17:29:26 MDT Print View

Well I actually have not received it yet Borah had a seamstress move so there is a delay. I am very high on the waiting list. Hopefully will get it by August.

I currently use a MH Thruway 50 which I really love. However the stealth is a pound lighter. If I get it I will give it a few shakedown trips.
If it proves out as I hope that will go on the trip.

Please share any first hand OT knowledge you may find applicable! I have only down section 1 and some day hikes.

Reggie Garrett
(regarrett) - M

Locale: Lost in the mountains
OT on 06/24/2013 19:48:23 MDT Print View

Sent you a long PM on the OT from MM 121.7 to Pinnacle Mountain (roughly the last 100 miles).

Edited by regarrett on 06/25/2013 03:58:57 MDT.

michael levi
(M.L) - F

Locale: W-Never Eat Soggy (W)affles
re on 06/24/2013 20:16:36 MDT Print View

Looks good, but what size Houdini? That seems a little light.

James Blackwell
(blackwelljc) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
ot list on 06/25/2013 18:29:06 MDT Print View

Your list looks good but you may think about a 1/8 pad for rock protection. The trail is well marked and a lighter compass would work. What are you using for food bag?

Kevin Schneringer
(Slammer) - MLife

Locale: Oklahoma Flat Lands
Zpacks cuben sack & pct on 06/25/2013 18:36:37 MDT Print View

I'll keep the pad in mind as far as food hang
I use PCT method n zpacks cuben dry sack.
Maybe 2 oz I need to add in. Thanks for reminder.