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One more JMT list... NOBO Aug 8
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Jeff Sims
(jeffreytsims) - MLife

Locale: So. Cal
One more JMT list... NOBO Aug 8 on 07/11/2013 22:48:45 MDT Print View

Total Base Pack Weight: 8.88438 lb

Borah Gear Stealth 13.900 oz
Total 13.9 oz

Pack Contents:

Bear Cannister :
Bearikade Weekender 31.000 oz

Total: 31.000 oz

Clothing :
Mountain hardwear Ghost whisperer Rain/Wind jacket 2.000 oz
Stoic 850 fill Down cardigan 7.000 oz
ExOfficio Blue Plad Moreno LS Sleep 5.950 oz
Zpacks Rain Kilt 1.800 oz
Western mountaineering down pants 7.500 oz
Possum Down sleep socks XL 2.300 oz
lorpin LOW Moreno socks 1.500 oz

Total: 28.050 oz

Shelter :

YMG Cirraform Cuben Tarp w/guy and minilocks 8.400 oz
GG Poly Cro Ground Sheet 1.600 oz
8 ti stakes/Zpacks Stuff sack 1.600 oz
Borah Gear Cuben Bivy Xlong and Wide w/Stuff Sac 6.200 oz

Total: 17.800 oz

kitchen :

Snow Peak hot lips 0.100 oz
MSR coffee filter no cap 0.650 oz
Sea to Summit Long handled spoon 0.400 oz
evernew .9 ltr Pot Only 2.900 oz
evernew .9 ltr Pot lid home made 0.100 oz
Trail Designs Caldera SW cone .9 1.250 oz
Trail Designs Caldera SW base HM 0.100 oz
Ti StarLyte Stove 0.550 oz
mini Bic 0.400 oz
Litetrail OP Sack 0.450 oz
Evernew 500ml mug only coffee 2.000 oz

Total 9.8 oz

Water :
Aquafina set 2.600 oz
Sawyer Squeeze 3.400 oz
Sawyer 1 ltr Bag W/ Cap 1.050 oz

Total 7.05

Everything else :
EE 30 degree quilt 17.400 oz
Thermarest Xlite 11.200 oz
GG light light 0.350 oz
Spot 4.250 oz (makes the wife happy)
SpiderCo knife 0.400 oz
Petzyl E lite 0.900 oz
Med kit 0.950 oz

Total: 55.25 oz

I am 6ft 5 inchs tall run about 175, so lean is the word, and the down layers are for sleeping!! I get cold easy. I am also pretty committed to my coffee filter and separate cup. The Aquafina set is a one liter bottle that nests in the larger bottle that I have cut off just above the 32 oz line. I also have this wrapped in duct insulation with an additional lid made from insulation. I use the cut off larger bottle as a scoop for water in shallows, I also use it with the lid as a cooking cozy

Not included would be my ditty bag with small sunscreen, Deet, toothbrush/dehydrated toothpaste,TP

Clothes worn
OR hat
Oakley Sunglasses
Top and bottom pending
Moreno boxer brief (stoic)
Innov8 barefoot shoe/5 fingers/Brooks Pure Grit
Ruta Locura Yana 3 piece carbon poles



Thank you,


Jennifer Mitol
(Jenmitol) - M

Locale: In my dreams....
Re: One more JMT list... NOBO Aug 8 on 07/12/2013 07:39:55 MDT Print View

A) I'm impressed and envious.
B) I keep checking but it seems as though alky stoves are out for the JMT because of the burn ban...methinks you are stuck with a canister......

If you sleep cold, does it make more sense to take a warmer quilt and NOT need down pants? Just a question, I don't know the answer to that.

You'll be passing me by as I go SOBO...ill be the pasty white chubby chick huffing along........

Jeff Sims
(jeffreytsims) - MLife

Locale: So. Cal
Stove on 07/12/2013 09:01:38 MDT Print View


Thank you for the feedback .

I keep thinking the same thing about the stove. I called the Whitney ranger station yesterday and when asked directly about the alky stove I was told it is ok for the JMT. I have a Snow Peak LiteMax Ti that I will probably switch to if, they rule out both Alky and Esbit. I think you are right, and it is time to start figuring out fuel efficiencies for the canister

I have gone back and forth on the pants vs warmer quilt. Tim estimated a 10 degree long reg at 26.5 oz. If I subtract 1.5 oz using 10D throughout, I would still be around 24 oz. My quilt and pants is 24.9 as I would bring the down top either way. My weight penalty is about an ounce and living in shorts on the trail, I will have the comfort of my insulation layer in the early morning while enjoying my coffee and breaking camp. Not to mention I would probably end up using my quilt a lot more if the wife saw another piece of gear come into the house. (aka sleeping in the dog house)

Good luck on your SOBO!!!

Kevin Garrison
(kgarrison) - MLife

Locale: SF Bay Area
Re Stove on 07/12/2013 14:53:15 MDT Print View

I chose to take my Snow Peak LiteMax on my recent JMT trip due to the ambiguity of Forest Service regulations. I did see a large number of PCT hikers using their alky stoves, however. Not sure what to suggest.