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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 01-18-2007, 07:24 AM
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Mike_in_FHAZ Mike_in_FHAZ is offline
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Tom, if you're interested- here's a simple little tarp, price is not bad at all...
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Old 01-18-2007, 07:27 AM
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Definately something to think about!

Tom
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Old 01-18-2007, 06:36 PM
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Mike_in_fhaz

I like that tarp. I always loved the simplicity and flexibility of my rectangular 4x8 tarp. But I find my self doing the same trapaziod set up most of the time. Seems like that one would offer a little better protection and give a little more room. When are they/you getting some browns in? I have a preferance for camo because I like to stealth camp.
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Old 01-22-2007, 04:17 PM
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Cutting

GREAT job!

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SHELTER:
Gatewood Cape (11 oz)

Ground sheet?

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SLEEPING GEAR
Kelty Light Year 45* Down bag (30 oz)

A ray-way 30 degree quilt kit is about $70 and 24 oz. This extends your range quite a bit.

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KITCHEN GEAR
Walmart 1 QT Aluminum non-stick pot (5.5 oz)

If you use freezerbag cooking, you'll find that you don't need the 1 qt pot. You can boil water in the 450 mug saving 5.5 oz.

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Dr. Bronners 4 oz. Peppermint Soap (5.5 oz)

4 oz of Dr. Bronner's soap has lasted me almost 2 years .... buy a tiny bottle of murine, dump out the eye stuff, and fill it with Dr. Bronner's. This amount lasted two of us a week in the rockies and I brought half of it home. That will save 5 oz.

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Backpacker's Trowel (2 oz)

Cut half of the handle off and the weight will drop to 1.0 oz.


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CLOTHING
Red Ledge Reverse Layer Microfleece Zip-Tee (11 oz)
undies (3.5 oz)
Socks [1 extra pair] (2.5 oz)
GoLite Wisp (3.17 oz)
Sierra Design Hurricane Pants (7 oz)

I would be looking at some type of High Loft jacket or at least a vest instead of the Red Ledge reverse layer microfleece zip-tee and just wear a Patagucci silk weight long sleeve top as your baselayer. No weight savings but a lot of safety for a little cash. (you can get a 6 oz patagucci vest for $60 and it's worth every penny, that and a shell jacket, while not as good as a pullover, will take you through quite a bit)
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Old 01-22-2007, 05:11 PM
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Captn,

Thanks for the suggestions. I've got Sarbar's book on the way, so I've only read a rough overview on freezerbag cooking, so I am totally open to changing that part of my setup.

I hear you about the Ray-Way kit, but I'm not a MYOG type of guy myself. Nothing against those who do, but I know me...it would sit around for an indefinate period of time until my wife got mad and tossed it . I'm actually thinking about the Fanatic Fringe 30* quilt.

As for the fleece, I paid $29.99 for it, and it seems to work well in conjunction with the duo shirts I got for Christmas. I'm looking at, down the road, picking up some colder weather gear, but for where most of my hiking will be, it's definately up to the task.

Thanks for your other suggestions. I'll definately be incorporating some of those into my system!

Tom
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