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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 04-19-2015, 02:41 PM
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Backpack: Granite Gear Leopard 58 AC KI or Deuter Aircontact 50L
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ContainsImages Gear (in pictures) April 2015

Here's my latest gearlist.

This was for a 3-day trip in Great Smoky Mountain National Park, April 2015.

Breakdown of individual components follows.

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Old 04-22-2015, 04:58 PM
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Backpack: Granite Gear Leopard 58 AC KI or Deuter Aircontact 50L
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And some specifics:











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Old 04-27-2015, 07:22 PM
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Nice layout badwolf. I plan on posting something like this when I finish completing an overall gear revamp for 2015. Very detailed and looks well organized.

But tell me, how do you like the Zpack cuben sacks? I'm looking into to those sacks plus Joe's Duplex tent. Never had any cuben fiber gear in ten years of backpacking.
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Old 04-28-2015, 02:24 AM
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Backpack: Gregory Shasta, Deuter ACT Lite 65+10
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That's a great gear list, shared visually in a real effective way. I love how your photos break down your packing sub-systems. You must have gone to real effort in showing this. Thanks.
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Old 05-01-2015, 07:20 AM
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It's the best way I've found to make sure I don't forget something next time out.

I just bought a NeoAir Xlite pad which will reduce my weight by 9oz. And I'm rethinking my clothing. So I expect my next trip out (in 2 weeks to GSMNP) will be 1 to 1.5 lb lighter.

I'm working on it But honestly the weight I'm carrying now is pretty comfy.

Next step might be a Zpacks cuben fiber tent. But I have to convince myself I can live without a freestanding shelter. I've always been disappointed with non-fs tents. And I haven't been able to get excited about hammocks. Not to mention I've done the math: I will have to spend just over $900 to save 2lbs. (that includes hammock, cuben fiber tarp, underquilt, overquilt).

Yeah, $900 is a drop in the bucket compared to the money I've already sunk into this stuff. I have some kind of pack obsession and own more packs than I will admit to! But still... another $900 to hang in a tree? Not so sure.
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:43 PM
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Badwolf,

I know all about those budget things. Over a decade ago, I set a $1000 budget to enter the lightweight backpacking world. I have succeeded in dropping my pack weight to between one third and one half what it used to be, depending on how much water and grandkid gear I have with me. As far as that thousand dollar budget is concerned, I've never exceeded it... but I've sure lapped it more times than I care to count!
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Old 05-02-2015, 05:37 PM
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Backpack: Granite Gear Leopard 58 AC KI or Deuter Aircontact 50L
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I have far surpassed that $1000. Ironically, I will spend hundreds of dollars to reduce my pack by a few ounces yet I'm still 25lbs overweight myself! If I lost the extra pounds on me, it would make my net pack weight zero... in fact, it might act as an anti-gravity device
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