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Old 06-08-2015, 10:38 AM
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Backpack: Osprey Aether 60
Shelter: LedgeSports Scorpion 2
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 10
First (real and almost complete) gear list

Happy National Trails Day!

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to join the Milwaukee/Waukesha chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance for a short ~4 mile hike. I used this opportunity to load up my pack as if it were a ~1.5 day trek, and give it a go.

My pack wighted in at a little over 30 lbs, including food and water. I'm still missing a few incidentals, and some items will surely get swapped out for "travel sized" items at best. listed weights are in grams

The only major points i still want to address would be clothes (i have some REI pants as well as hand-knit socks from my lady those are nice!) and food. I collected some "random food" to simulate about a day and a half's work, not expecting to cook on the trail (but i did anyways back at the packing lot)

Main Pack (inside) ~18 lbs:

Osprey Aether 60 (listed spec. weight) 2,350
Scorpion 2p tent, fly; no poles, no stakes 1949
Big Agnes Encampment, with sack/straps 1606
Map compass 25
Rain suit 385
Fleece 508
1000ml + nalgeen, empty 185
GSI French press mug 281
Clothes with sack 296
Garbage can (empty plastic coffee grounds can) 61
GSI dualist cookset 533
MSR Rocket stove 96

Food/Fuel ~3.5 lbs
Fuel can ( 1/3 full) 128
Protein bar (x2) 160
Oatmeal (x2) 92
Mountain house beef stew 936
Coconut curry soup (approx) 310


Outside Pack ~6 lbs
Tent poles 531.00
Tent/fly stakes (16) 179.00
Termarest pad 1,024.00
Trekking poles (x2) 563
16oz water bottle x2 5
Camp towel 21
Folding knife 82
Seat cushion 288
Sun hat 105


Pack headpiece ~2 lbs
Glasses case 220
REI first aid kit 335
Bug net 10
Bug spray 108
Sunscreen 49
Sawyer squeeze kit 162
Headlamp 92


13675 grams
30 lbs 3 oz

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Old 03-08-2016, 07:59 PM
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Right on! Thanks for sharing your list, how do you like your Aether?
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