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Just a solo gearlist
I haven't posted any gear lists at all, so here's my solo gearlist for my upcoming weekender. There's going to be plenty of sitting around and fishing on this trip, so its got all my luxuries stuffed in. (and before anyone even suggests I convert to a hammock - I get motion sick when I play video games, much less sitting in a hammock all night. Comfy, yes, but unfortunately nauseating as well)
Category Item Weight (oz)
Backpack Golite Pinnacle 24.00
Bathroom n trash Garbage bag 2.25
Bathroom n trash Plastic trowel 1.85
Bathroom n trash Toilet paper 1.05
Clothes Bandana 0.50
Clothes Clothes bag 2.15
Clothes Silk long undies - bottom 3.45
Clothes Silk long undies - top 2.60
Clothes Wool socks 3.20
Cooking Cup 0.45
Cooking Cutting mat 1.15
Cooking Large pot & lid 12.80
Cooking Large pot warmer 1.95
Cooking Lighter 0.55
Cooking Pot handle 2.40
Cooking Seasonings 0.80
Cooking Sieve aka piece of tulle 0.05
Cooking Small pot & lid 9.10
Cooking Small pot warmer 1.70
Cooking Spork 0.60
Cooking Stove 4.00
Electronics GPS 5.30
Electronics Headlight 1.10
Electronics Phone 3.95
Electronics Phone charger 3.20
Electronics Radio 6.20
Emergency Bandages & antiseptic wipe 0.10
Emergency Candle 0.30
Emergency Compass 0.20
Emergency Emergency blanket 1.60
Emergency Fishing kit 0.25
Emergency flashlight 0.25
Emergency Large ziploc bag 0.25
Emergency Lighter 0.55
Emergency Magnesium, flint & steel 0.35
Emergency Microfiber towel 0.55
Emergency Safety whistle 0.25
Emergency Snare line 0.05
Emergency Survival kit bag & carbiner 1.35
Emergency Thermomoter 0.20
Emergency Water purification tablets 0.30
Emergency Waterproof matches 0.30
Emergency Wire saw 0.45
First aid Ab pad 0.35
First aid Ace bandage 0.70
First aid Antibiotic ointment 0.10
First aid Antiseptic wipes 0.20
First aid Bag 0.15
First aid Bandaids and butterfly closures 0.15
First aid Burn gel wipes 0.75
First aid Corn cushions & moleskin 0.20
First aid Duct tape 0.50
First aid Gauze roll 0.25
First aid Ibuprofen, tylenol, antihistamine 0.40
First aid Plastic gloves 0.10
First aid Sanitary napkin 0.25
First aid Sawyer snakebite kit 3.20
First aid Scissors 0.45
First aid Sterile sponges 0.20
Food protection Food cooler 2.35
Food protection Hang bag 2.30
Food protection Small OP sack 0.50
Food protection Spectra rope 2.60
Hydro Hydration pack 6.85
Hydro Water bag 2.40
Hydro Water filter 14.50
Luxuries Bait 2.80
Luxuries Fishing kit 9.80
Luxuries Fishing reel 4.95
Luxuries Monocular 0.85
Luxuries Slinglight chair 17.10
Luxuries Slinglight chair headrest 3.40
Luxuries Solid wineglass 2.50
Misc Keys (-w- multitool) 6.05
Misc Large waterproof bags 5.40
Misc Matches 0.30
Misc Mesh bag 1.25
Misc Pen and duct tape 0.35
Misc Purel 0.80
Misc Super glue 0.25
Misc Tent fix kit 0.60
Misc Twine 0.40
Misc Waterproof bags 1.00
Sub total 16.4
Raingear Poncho (plastic) 2.10
Shelter Double rainbow tent 44.60
Shelter Tent footprint 7.10
Sub total 51.7
Sleep system Downmat 9 38.45
Sleep system Inflatable pillow 2.15
Sleep system Marmot 15 deg. bag 18.84
Sub total 59.44
Toiletries Deoderant 0.65
Toiletries Sunblock wipes 1.65
Toiletries Toothpaste 0.25
Toiletries Towel 1.20
Sub total 3.75
Total Weight of Selected Items 317.89oz or 19.87lb
Not included, but I'm carrying: treking poles (20 oz), knife (5.25 oz), and clothes I'll be wearing (in the wash so I can't weigh em )
Could you tell us which Marmot 15 degree sleeping bag weighs only 19 oz.?
Doh! Yeah, thats called me hitting the wrong button and putting the decimal too far to the left.
Sleep system Marmot 15 deg. bag (inc stuff sack) 30.84
Sub total 71.44
Total Weight of Selected Items 329.89oz or 20.62lb
Thanks for pointing that out.
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Here is what I would consider leaving behind for the weekend:
one of the pots
either the snare line or the twine
you list duct tape twice?
deoderant (it's only a week-end)
towel (Use a piece of clothing)
tent foot print
super glue and tent fix kit (duct tape will do for the weekend)
if your pad is full length,no pillow needed
trowel (Use tent peg or trekking pole as your digger)
snake bite kit
Thanks for the correction, Gizmo. You had me all excited there for a minute...
It is an amazing amount of gear, considering the total weight. It looks like you've worked to achieve the lowest possible weight on every single item.
Enjoy your weekend trip, looks like you've got it covered.
Like I said, because this is a few miles/lots of sitting trip, I'm definitely packing in the lux. That means both pots, the pillow, trowel (must bury fish remains as well as human leavings).
Cutting mat is for the fish - I know some prefer to whole cook their fish but I'm packing where there's no campfires allowed, and I really prefer pan fried fillets if all I have is a stove. The things in the survival kit I actually thought about not listing separately, as I don't unseal that sucker unless I really need it (ie, and emergency) - I am about the worst person at losing things imaginable.
Snake bite kit - I've too many close calls where i'm going. If I wasn't solo I wouldn't be so concerned (someone else could walk out and get me help)
Duct tape got in twice, thats getting cut out, and the tent fix it, and deodorant (super glue I thought about putting under first aid - its so handy in so many ways ) Probably going to leave at least one the towels home too... just checked the forecast again and the worst I'm going to deal with is morning fog and condensation. They make great kindling tho so the one in the emergency kit stays
Only thing that I'm still iffy about is the tent footprint. There's plenty of hard ground/rocks/pokey madrone roots around. I hate that extra 7 oz, but I'm not sure I can find a place sufficiently free of pokey bits to put the tent down without it. Decisions decisions....
Also thinking about "forgetting" the cell phone charger. Will give me a reason to leave the darn thing off... except it doubles as my camera.
What size Ace bandage do you have that is under an ounce? My smallest is just over 3 oz.
Same for bandana? Anything that will tie around my thick neck is over 1 oz.
I am not from chic California, so what I am suggesting may be totally gauche, but do you think you could possibly leave the glass behind and drink your merlot from the bottle?
Enjoy your trip.
One thing that I noticed is a multi-tool and a knife (on person). Do you really need both?
I was under the impression that those old Sawyer snakebite kits were ineffective.