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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 07-31-2006, 08:31 PM
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Gear List For A PCT Trip

I am doing a portion of the PCT with a couple of the guys from here, later this week.
While I am always watching my pack weight, I really had to watch my weight on this trip. Carrying 6 days of food is bulky, and a big chunk of weight.
We will be in the Cascade Mts, in WA state. Usually in the 4-5800 ft elevation, above or at treeline. It gets cold at night, and I take meds that leave me cold now. Days will be hot and exposed.

Kelty Illusion Pack (ladies, 3500 ci): 3.6
Pack cover: .4
REI Roadster solo tent: 3.0
Big Agnes insulated pad: 1.8 (my one heavy item)
Small Prolite pillow: .7
REI Sub Kilo ladies bag: 1.14
Prolite butt pad: .4
First aid kit: .7
Lip balm: .1
Bag of blister bandaids: .1
OR Wild Roses Paclite GTX shell: .11
Shovel/TP/Handwipes: .9
Primus stove:0.3
Fuel: .13
Lighter: .1
Primus Litetech tea kettle: .5
Lexan cup and spork: .3
Oriska plate (summer cozy): 2
Bladders for camp and dry sections: .2
Aquamira solution: .3
Paper towels (whatever! I use them): .1
Ursack bear bag: .5
Extra grocery sacks (my Ursack is pretty gross, it sits in a sack in my pack): .1
Food: 5.8
Candy bars: .10
Maps (3): .1
Headlamp/batteries: .4
Bandana: .1
Clothes (2 pair socks, 1 set liners to sleep in, 2 pair underwear, 1 long sleeve shirt, insulating hoodie, long pants, hat):2.3
Gloves: .3
E-Kit (duct tape, E blanket, 1 handwarmer, shoelace, compass, etc): .5
Snapple water bottles (2, 32 ounces each): 4.4
Whistle & light on a biner: .1
Croc camp shoes: 08
Trashy paperback to read: .5
Personal ID, keys, etc: .2 or so

So far my pack is coming in at 27 lbs fully loaded. I am happy with that for a 6 day trip. I may pull my Crocs though, and take my heavier Chaco's. I haven't decided. I will also be carrying about another lb of food on the first day. And sun screen that I need to buy..whoopsie! And the shrine of photos I take of my husband.

Most likely I will be at around 30 lbs on day 1. By day 6? Around 22.

I will be wearing a short sleeve t, and high top trail runners. Either shorts or a skort.

And yes, this isn't light, but it is not under discussion. I carry a Kimber 45 in a Safepacker. That adds another 2 lbs or so. It is light body and not a full size. I carry one extra magazine. Anyhoo, it isn't on my pack so it doesn't count....
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Old 08-01-2006, 09:06 AM
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Your weight measurements threw me off for a moment. I was thinking, "wow, that is a lite pillow." But then I realized that .7 meant 7 ounces rather than .7 ounces. Gets me every time.

Have a good time! Looking forward to a trip report with pics.
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Old 08-01-2006, 09:26 AM
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Sarbar,
Looks to me like you did great for a 6 day trip ! You got that "comfortweight" thing goin' on !

I hope you all have a WONDERFUL trip !

Looking forward to the trip report.

Perkolady
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Old 08-01-2006, 09:30 AM
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Sarbar,
Looks to me like you did great for a 6 day trip ! You got that "comfortweight" thing goin' on !
Yeah, but I had to leave my new Sling Light chair behind
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Old 08-01-2006, 09:38 AM
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Yeah, but I had to leave my new Sling Light chair behind


Would certainly be cool if you could make the Sling chair work as a MYOG pack frame!
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Old 08-01-2006, 09:49 AM
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Yeah, but I had to leave my new Sling Light chair behind

O NOOO ! Reading that trashy book really won't be the same without it!

Well, I hope you find a comfy spot to put your pad up against to rest the back and bones at least !

Just curious- I really don't know very much about them- what do they weigh?

Perkolady
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Old 08-01-2006, 10:16 AM
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The Sling Light weighs just under one lb, which isn't bad, bu tI cannot justify it..and it came down to that basically. I looked at evrything and asked myself: what do I really need? I'll probably end up not taking my Prolite butt pad and takinga Fed Ex padded mailer-and save 2 1/2 ounces..lol!
I took my BA pad, even though it is heavier than my Ladies Prolite 3, it is smaller.
It is the food though that kills me! Lord it is bulky. I don't think I have ever had my Ursack full.
But at leats that will get smaller
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