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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 05-06-2008, 08:08 AM
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Holubar Holubar is offline
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My gear only weighs 6.5oz total!!!
I pack a Leatherman. That's it!

With it I make my own shelter, start my fires with sticks, rub mud on my face for skeeter protection, and suffer, a lot.

But in the weight contest, I win! Sort of.......
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:35 AM
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natchez natchez is offline
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Awsome

Mugs

That is an awesome gear list! I think it would work very well. The only part that made me nervous was only the one platy it would not be cool if it broke I would do 2 or a water bottle also. I love the tarp pitches.

About the hammock I just bought a 20$ travel hammock from Campmor replaced the lines and it is at 10 oz it could be 9oz really easy. I also have a Hennessey Hammock that the body wights 22 oz it is the ultralite backpacker model. I have been sleeping in both I can not tell much difference. You might want to try a travel hammock with lighter lines you could still use your 6x9 cuben tarp with it pitched real low. You could go back to a lighter pad but I like a long pad in the hammock also I like a stiff pad to give shape to the hammock so you will still pick up some oz but it might be a fun thing to try. I sleep much better in the hammock.

I am trying to get even lighter so I have thought about trying the ground again but i just can not bring my self to do it. I am doing a 7ish day hike soon and I am trying to get real light for it.

Do you find the Zpack durable enough?

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Alan

did you make that tarp?

I wonder if a 6x8 tarp would be enough for a hammock

Last edited by natchez : 05-07-2008 at 11:45 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:04 AM
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mugs mugs is offline
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Backpack: ULA Circuit
Sleeping Gear: Hammock/TQ/UQ
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Alan sorry just got back to going through the forum. But to answer your questions. Yes the Zpack is very durable and I love the way it carries loads under 20lbs. I did just fine on a recent 4 day hike my starting total pack weight was 16lbs and the pack carried very well, and this was w/o a hip belt and I use my bandanna as a chest strap. I went through quite a bit of over growth along the trail, or under logs, through and around bushes etc, etc because the trail crews are not out yet. However care must be taken when handling UL gear. One must be able to understand and deal with some of its limitations.
Joe also made the cuben tarp as well. As far as whether or not a 6 x 8 would work for a hammack I have no clue, only the tapr user can answer that question.

Hope this helps.
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Old 05-09-2008, 09:23 AM
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Rickosovitch Rickosovitch is offline
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Mugs,
I'm stunned. This is the most convincing sub-5 pound list! I live in the PNW too, but on the very rainy west side. Mosquitos are abundant in most of the places I hike from sometime in May to sometime in late September. As you have a tarp without netting for shelter, what do you do about mosquitos while you sleep?
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Old 05-14-2008, 12:05 AM
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mugs mugs is offline
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I guess I have been lucky enough to sleep in places with a slight wind to keep the skeetres at bay, plus I dab a bit of deet around my neck, and hands and that seems to work. I have been in areas where the skeeters were so thik that I ended up getting the heck out of there as fast as I could. Though you do raise some very valid points and I think I might just have to invest in one of those mosquito head net things.
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Old 01-05-2009, 03:16 PM
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championbaum championbaum is offline
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Backpack: gg meridian vapor.....
Sleeping Gear: i sleep cold so i usually take a mountain hardware ultra 15 if i think it might be wet, or a golite
Shelter: my silwing tarp, although i may get a gossamer gear tarp soon....
 
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that is an excellent list, i am always trying to cut gear weight because in my home trekking grounds you usually have to carry 90% of the water for your entire trip, unless a buddy lets me know if a spring or creek is flowing. i am happy with a 10# base weight, (i may have to cary 20# of water) and i am pretty close, i am constantly cutting weight and volume though as i get ideas from compulsive ultralighters like you, and that is a compliment by the way. one thing that is difficult is in the desert it gets so cold at night, and i am cold natured so i wouldn't mind some ideas for a good lightweight and warm base or mid. any ideas would be appreciated, thanks.
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Old 03-07-2009, 04:45 PM
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ConnieD ConnieD is offline
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mugs, How is the "cuben" material holding up? I am interested.

re: bugs.

I like the Bug-Me-Not Head Net.

I also use the OR Bug Bivy.

If you can find one, I once had a keychain solar-powered "dragon-fly" sounds device. It works! The voracious mosquitos of North Lake Tahoe would not get within 12' of me.
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Old 03-31-2009, 05:41 AM
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Eriiik Eriiik is offline
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Originally Posted by ConnieD
If you can find one, I once had a keychain solar-powered "dragon-fly" sounds device. It works! The voracious mosquitos of North Lake Tahoe would not get within 12' of me.

Something like the Goldmaster Solar Power Anti-Mosquito Keychain?

Seems like a great device.
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:59 PM
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majorhavok majorhavok is offline
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VERY impressive list. While im a comfort driven backpacker all the way, I try to cut weight anywhere I can. You sir, put me to shame! I get rid of every non essential thing, stuff sacks, containers, etc and I still end up with at least 3 times your pack weight. Oh well, I'll just have to hope that the feeling of accomplishment I get from carrying around a heavier pack is better than yours for trimming down pack weight. Heheh.. (My pack ALONE is 4.4 Lbs. Much less the 35ish pounds it usually is all together once it's filled and trail ready for a few nights in the mountains.
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:40 AM
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ConnieD ConnieD is offline
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The Goldmaster Solar Power Anti-Mosquito Keychain is exactly the one!

I am no beginner at this stuff: I have over 40 years experience!

The photo is me, as a little girl. It was my first best outdoor shelter.


edit: This shelter added 0 g weight to my backpack.

Last edited by ConnieD : 03-16-2010 at 09:49 AM.
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