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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 12-27-2011, 12:27 PM
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Backpack: osprey atmos 50
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One nighter backpack break-in list

so i got my new osprey atmos 50 pack for christmas and wanna break it in so i will be going to a local lake for a short 10-15 mile hike/camp this weekend i will leave friday at noon and return saturday at noon temp is expected to be from the 30's for lows to 50's for highs during the day (unsure about at night) here is my gear list and weight break down (with pictures)



1. Walrus tent – 2Lbs 8 oz
2. Stakes – 8.3 oz
3. Poles – 5 oz
4. Thermarest ¾ pad – 1lb 2 oz
5. Generic Scheels bag (unsure of degree rating) – 3Lb 1 oz
6. Sun mountain rain jacket & Pants – 1Lb 1.6 oz
7. Camelback outlaw bottle & nalgene imitation bottle(empty) – 11.6 oz
8. Pur water filtration pump (wont be used on this trip but im bringing it just for the hell of it) – 1L 8.1 oz (kinda heavy but it was free so im not complaining)
9. Osprey atmos 50 pack (brand new testing it on this trip)
Rope I brought tons of it I’m a boyscout I love rope
10. 100 ft 300lb test rope – 1lb 9.3 oz
11. Small white rope (about 20 ft) – 1oz
12. Bungee – 2.7 oz
13. Light my fire spork - .2 oz
14. Coleman waterproof match holder – 1 oz
15. Mini hatchet hammer multitool (also new for xmas testing it this weekend) – 12.6 oz
16. Gerber multitool – 6.4 oz
17. First aid kit and foot powder (probably wont use powder this weekend but I bring it everywhere) – 5.6 oz
18. Protective gloves – 5.9 oz
19. Compass – 1.5 oz
20. Low top chuck taylor shoes for camp lounging – 1Lb 5.2oz
21. Flashlight (couldn’t find my mini maglight >:() – 6 oz
22. Buck knife ($10 find at a pawn shop) – 12.3 oz
23. Carharrt knit cap – 2.2 oz
24. Stove fuel – 12.8 oz
25. Off brand lightweight stove – 6.9 oz
26. Titanium pot (bought a big set that this came in but will only need/use this one this weekend) – 8.8 oz
Not listed
Long johns – 12.4 oz
North face first layer fleece – 9.2 oz
Free country top layer fleece – 1 lb 6oz (will probably be worn the entire weekend)
Old school charcoal stick handwarmer – 4.3 oz




TOTAL WEIGHT WITH FOOD, NO WATER IN BOTTLES - 28 Lbs

any questions/comments feel free to post

thanks for looking
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:57 AM
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Three items that will be nice to play with on these shorter hikes, but you may want to consider leaving at home on longer future epics - the big coil of rope, the mini-hatchet, and the sheath knife, for a weight saving of over three pounds...

That would be three pounds more for food on long walks, like the Appalachian Trail..
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:13 AM
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the big knife will not stay at home that is something i carry on me at all times, plus it doesnt go in the pack, it stays on my belt so it doesnt affect weight very much at all

the large coil of rope will definitely stay at home on a longer trip

the hatchet tool may stay at home or it may not im not sure im trying it for the first time on this trip and im going to decide what my feelings on it are for this trip


and also the tent has changed, i had a friend decide last minute that he wants to go with me, he doesnt have his own 1 man tent so im bringing my lightweight 2-man sierra designs meteor light 2 tent and adding a little food, but he will be carrying some of the food and the stove/fuel too in order to make up for the difference
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:39 AM
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FWIW: I'm skeptical about the utility of multi-tools with itty-bitty axe heads added. At the moment, I have 3 hand axes, the smallest and lightest being the Granfors-Bruks Mini-hatchet at 12 oz. just about the same weight as your multi-tool but designed from the ground up as a chopper (by the same man who makes most of them - quite possibly the finest axesmith in Swede - and a superb one at that. These are horribly expensive but I encountered an incredible buy.

The G-B displaced a Lewis Tomahawk (about 16 oz.) I have carried for about 50 years. The Lewis now lives in the truck as my small utility chopper.

My other small axe, also about a pound, is a Marbles #6 Pocket Axe. The Marbles is much less expensive but will do a nice job chopping and splitting.

Your gear selection seems pretty good. If you want to carve some weight off I'd start with the camp shoes. I use moccasins, the type with molded rubber soles sold as slippers that weight around 8 oz. and for really light travel I take a pair of rubber sole shower shoes that weight about 2 oz.
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:54 PM
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Short trips like that are a good way to try out gear when weight isn't as much of a factor.

I agree with Ralph about the Chuck Taylor camp shoes but as long as weight isn't a concern it is up to you.

I would suggest a liner for your sleeping bag. An inexpensive 3 LB bag may not be comfortable in middle of the night at 30 degrees. You may be planning on sleeping in an extra layer of clothes. If so then just make sure to keep your sleeping clothes dry.

You have your sleeping pad secured to the bottom of your pack. The lightweight self inflating pads can be easily punctured on thorns and briars. You may want to consider relocating to inside the pack.

That is my two cents.

Enjoy trying our your new pack.

Glenn
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:50 PM
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yeah im not a huge fan of the self inflating thermarest, im probably gonna get a foam folding/rolling pad here soon (not sure of exactly what the things are called, but the ones that dont inflate)

and the chucks arent my camp shoes on most trips, but with the weather and the fact that weight isnt a huge deal on this break-in trip i decided to go with those over my usual flip flops that i normally wear for camp shoes

like i said im slightly skeptical of the camptool atm but im trying it out before i just chuck it without thinking
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:25 PM
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Gossamer Gear makes a closed cell pad that is pretty light and durable. The torso length version makes a good frame for a frameless pack.
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:31 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GWyble
Gossamer Gear makes a closed cell pad that is pretty light and durable. The torso length version makes a good frame for a frameless pack.

when you say it "makes a good frame for a frameless pack" do you mean when packed inside? because i plan to keep it strapped to the outside of my pack because i like to stuff the pack in order to use up every square inch of space, i dont like keeping square or non pliable items inside the pack
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:51 PM
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I can assume(being an overnighter}weight is not really an issue in this case??
With all the tools, rope, etc your toting I should also assume a major building project as the main trip objective??
Rule of thumb: 16 ounces = 1 pound (but I also assume you know that too!).
For real peace of mind I'd dump the toys and strive for comfort.
Switch the wight of tools to warmth and bring sufficient clothing, etc.
Nothing 's worse than being miles from nowhere and cold too!!!

Last edited by tonto : 12-28-2011 at 10:59 PM.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:59 PM
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i always carry a leatherman-type tool with me wether packing or not, the mini hatchet is just to try it out for the first time the rope is something i just love to have ill make random projects with it etc i just love rope its a boyscout thing hahaha and the big knife is another thing i never leave home without, the clothing i have will be plenty sufficient for my trip i promes
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