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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 10-03-2013, 08:12 PM
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badwolf badwolf is offline
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Backpack: Granite Gear Leopard 58 AC KI or Deuter Aircontact 50L
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Gear for 4 Days in Dolly Sods, West Virginia (illustrated)

4 Days in Dolly Sods, Monongahela National Forest in Sept 2013.
My pack is my beloved Deuter Aircontact 70+10 SL. No, I don't nearly fill it. Lots of space remaining, which is my preference. The pack is heavy, about 6.5lbs and worth every gram. I try to go "lightweight" but the last place I attempt to lose weight is in the pack itself. Can't stand packs without substantial suspension. I have a Deuter ACT Lite 60L that is also awesome and half the weight. But this one is my favorite and it's freakin indestructable which I appreciate when I'm out there alone. Didn't see a single person for 2 days.

Total pack out weight: 30lbs (pack, contents, all consumables incl. all food and 1L water, but not including clothes I'm wearing or trekking poles which were in my hands entire trip... it's Dolly Sods afterall!)









Listed in the picture below are a few things not shown but were/are taken along:



I hope your next journey is as good!


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Old 10-13-2013, 10:02 PM
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GGervin GGervin is offline
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Backpack: Gregory Shasta, Deuter ACT Lite 65+10
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That's about the best presentation of a "gear list" I've seen. A lot of extra work over just writing a list of what you have, but it's very visual and I really like that. Thanks for the extra effort.
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:31 PM
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dsuursoo dsuursoo is offline
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i'll second what GGervin said. that's a fantastic presentation. usually what we get is a list. illustrated, notated... this has real style.

hm. bear spray, hum? where/how do you carry it?
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:20 PM
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Agreed. Beautiful presentation of gear. I like the way the packs are labeled with contents. Shows reasoning & grouping and makes me question how I do things. There's a lot of right ways to do it.
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:24 PM
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Thanks for the comments.

As for the bear spray, it came with a holster. I looped it on the tensioner strap of my hip belt. It was within easy reach. Some people carry them on the shoulder strap, but that doesn't work for me.



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Old 10-17-2013, 09:34 PM
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Backpack: Granite Gear Leopard 58 AC KI or Deuter Aircontact 50L
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Always in search of ways to lighten the load...

Since the original post I made a few changes. FAK and TP in ziploc baggies now. I have an optional lighter-weight cookset I made from a coffee can if I don't need a frying pan (but I do enjoy making pancakes!).

Also, I had Tyvek left over from the piece I cut for a groundcloth. So I made a bag for my Sawyer Squeeze (it didn't come with one). I made an additional Tyvek bag for cookset. The Squeeze and Platy bottle roll up and fit inside with extra room. Bag weighs just under 1/4oz. Total for filter, Platybag, and Tyvek bag is 4-5/8 oz. Pretty cool.



Lastly... replaced my Thermarest pillow with a Montbell UL pillow. This thing is tiny and WAY more comfortable. For perspective, my hands are hobbit size... I can wear gloves made for kids.

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