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Gear List The Gear List forum is the place to post your actual backpacking gear list, and to read what others have in their packs. Don't forget to specify weight.


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Old 04-24-2008, 08:26 AM
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Alaska Gear List

Here is my 3 season gear list for Alaska.

Some explanations for why I carry some seemingly ‘needless’ items:

· I carry a summit pack for excursions away from ‘base camp’. In it, I carry a survival kit, 1st aid kit, raingear/clothing and my .44 is strapped to the waistbelt. The items with an asterisk* go in this pack when I’m exploring away from camp.
· I carry a bear gun instead of pepper spray for several reasons:
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:38 PM
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Backpack: Dana Designs Arclight
Sleeping Gear: Montbell SS Down Hugger #1
Shelter: Hilleberg Nallo 3
 
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This post is more out of curiosity rather than advice. I was wondering how necessary the headlamp is NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:44 PM
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I only use the headlamp in the fall. It starts to get dark enough to need it by then.
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:19 AM
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Hi fellow Alaskan!

We are Alaskans with 10-15# base weight, which isn't even ultralight. Lightweight works extremely w NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 05-01-2008, 05:37 AM
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Cat,

Yes we do live in one of the greatest places in the world to backpack.

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Old 05-02-2008, 10:33 AM
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Did you read the research study in ADN last month that said bear spray is the most effective deterre NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 05-03-2008, 04:26 PM
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Old 05-03-2008, 09:31 PM
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Interesting list and mine for all over western and northern Canada is quite similar. I am also in to NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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