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Chip
06-12-2006, 11:40 AM
I don't know if anyone else is interested, but I am. This site is very helpful in a number of ways, one is helping narrow the gear search. My gear list changes based on the type of hike, obviously. I also like to upgrade once in a while. I wouldn't ask for an accounting of every band-aid, but would be interested in major categories: name, make, weight, rating, positives and negatives, if you'd care to share.


Here's my Spring/Summer:
Pack: Kelty Shadow, 4500 ci, 3lb 10oz, light and roomy
Pad: Exped Foam Air Mat 9, 2 lb 3 oz, inflatable core and foam wrap over 3" thick
Bag: Big Agnes Cross Mountain +40, 2 lb 3oz, incorporated pad sleeve
Tent: Big Agnes Seedhouse, 4lb 4oz, roomy 2 man
Filter: MSR Mini Works EX, 1lb, easy to carry, pump and clean
Stove: Primus Himalaya Vari-Fuel, 14 oz, hot and loud
Headlamp: Petzl Tikka Plus, 3.8 oz with spare batteries, light, bright, multi function
Food: MRE's, Raman, oatmeal, rice, tuna, spam, sardines, oatmeal bars
Bear Canister: Bear Vault multi day, 2 1/2 lbs, roomy and doubles as seat
Water: liter Nalgene's

I'll edit to mention my full pack with food comes in around 25lbs. This is about 20lbs less than it used to be, but I like all my creature comforts, including a couple of dry martini's, free-standing tent and full, comfy sleep pad.

onestep
06-12-2006, 12:08 PM
I'll qualify the following list by saying this is the gear I used to section hike the last 900 miles of the AT with.

Sleeping - 33.7 oz - WM Ultralight / cut down Ridge Rest / stuff sack
Shelter - 21.1 oz - 8'x10' silnylon tarp / ground cloth / rope / stakes / etc
Clothes - 28.3 oz - my 12.6 oz polartec shirt weighed the most
Pack - 14.7 oz - homemade (approx 4000 cu in)
Cooking - 13.3 oz - Trangia Alcohol stove / 1 qt Mirro pot / etc
Rain - 12.3 oz - Umbrella / OR rain hat (frog toggs would be lighter)
Water - 7.2 oz - Platypus bottles / homemade gravity water filter (aqua mira would be lighter)
Light - 0.3 oz - Photon II
Misc - 9.0 oz - first aid / hygene / TP / etc

Total - 8.8 lbs

There ya go, everything I need to safely hike long distance on the Appalachian Trail during spring/summer/fall.

Onestep

KMartman
06-12-2006, 12:13 PM
I'll qualify the following list by saying this is the gear I used to section hike the last 900 miles of the AT with.

Sleeping - 33.7 oz - WM Ultralight / cut down Ridge Rest / stuff sack
Shelter - 21.1 oz - 8'x10' silnylon tarp / ground cloth / rope / stakes / etc
Clothes - 28.3 oz - my 12.6 oz polartec shirt weighed the most
Pack - 14.7 oz - homemade (approx 4000 cu in)
Cooking - 13.3 oz - Trangia Alcohol stove / 1 qt Mirro pot / etc
Rain - 12.3 oz - Umbrella / OR rain hat (frog toggs would be lighter)
Water - 7.2 oz - Platypus bottles / homemade gravity water filter (aqua mira would be lighter)
Light - 0.3 oz - Photon II
Misc - 9.0 oz - first aid / hygene / TP / etc

Total - 8.8 lbs

There ya go, everything I need to safely hike long distance on the Appalachian Trail during spring/summer/fall.

Onestep

I think its pretty cool that you make a lot of your equipment yourself...very ingenious....and seems WAY light...

Sorry to hijack.

Back to your currently scheduled programming.

M

Chip
06-12-2006, 12:21 PM
Sorry to hijack.

Not a hijack; shoot the thread and let it fly is my motto. Commentary is key.
Threads like this help me to get outside my "box", or pack, as it were.

Puck
06-12-2006, 12:29 PM
IPack: Kelty Shadow, 4500 ci, 3lb 10oz, light and roomy


So what happened with your Osprey?? Is this just your winter day pack.

KMartman
06-12-2006, 12:38 PM
the stuff in my pack changes sooo often I can't begin to list it all....plus I have like 6 backpacks..HA....gearoholic here...

:D

M

Chip
06-12-2006, 12:39 PM
The Osprey Aether was not bought, I found a better deal on the Kelty.
My Osprey Switch 40 is a large winter specific day pack. I could cram a light over-night in there if I had to, but the Kelty Shadow is bigger and lighter

Paradox
06-12-2006, 07:59 PM
I have not backpacked in 8 years but here is my dayhiking checklist. I modify the clothing based on the weather report, but I am generally a fair weather hiker. Food, I generally use 1000 calories for every 4 miles (I weigh 215). I wear a heart rate monitor to determine this. Most of my hikes start and end at the same altitude. It was surprising to me, but within experimental error, elevation gain does not have much effect on calorie expendature as long as you end up at the same elevation at the end of the day. (I guess J. Willard Gibbs really knew what he was talking about.)

Numbers with quotes indicate weight in ounces.

Daypack (Kelty 58, DaKine 26, GoLite 15
10 poles.
12.6 rain jacket
13.3 rain pants
10.5 fleece pants
3.5 fleece gloves
18 fleece pullover sweater
13.2 XL polyester shirt
6.5 L polypro shirt
7.5 XL polypro shirt
3.5 LED headlamp (2 AAA batteries)
Ibuprofen, Imodium, cimetidine, benedryl, band-aids
Water in camelback or bottles
15 PUR water Filter (or MIOX purifier 6.4)

Fanny pack.
2 DEET
Insect screen
7.5 Camera (bateries charged)
7.5 Garmin 60CSx GPS
Cell phone (charged)
Extra AA batteries, AAA batteries
Map, with trail descriptions
Cash, Visa, license, health ins card
Dog leashes
Options: 7 monopod camera mount, 11.9 binoculars,
14.5 stabilicers, 3.8 compass,15.7 trail guide
3.5 wallet, snowshoes, 15 PUR water filter
Dogs: 1 cup of food per dog per 7 miles
4 large dog biscuits per dog per 7 miles
Pack
Cloth bowls
Water
Food: (For the Presi traverse)
Cliff bars: 4 @ 245 cal, 2.4 each = 970 cal, 9.6
Powerbars: 2 @ 290 cal, 2.75 = 580 5.5
Almonds: 10 @ 170 cal, 1 = 1700 10
Beef Jerky 10 @ 100 cal, 1 = 800 10
Peanuts 10 @ 170 cal, 1 = 1700 10

Wearing: polyester briefs, runners tights, scrubs, polyester Tshirt
polyester long sleeve, wide brimmed hat, watch, heart rate monitor
thin socks, trail running shoes, gaiters.

Lawn Sale
06-12-2006, 11:20 PM
Weight Total Pack weight: 16.8 lbs
(oz) Category/Item

4.3 Backpack cover, Lowe Alpine (3000 ci)
7.9 Base Shirt, LL Bean long 1/3 sleeve zip blue
3.4 Batteries, spare AA (2) x 2
1.1 Batteries, spare AAA (3)
0.9 Belt, nylon
7.2 Camera, Kodak Easyshare Digital 5Mp
3.7 Cellphone, 2285 Nokia
6.6 First Aid Kit
0.8 Flashlight, LED Princeton Tec (2)
1.6 Foam Pad, Wal-Mart sitting, small blue
16.0 Food for one overnight (snacks, dinner, breakfast, & Gu)
6.8 Fuel Cannister, Jetboil Small
2.6 Headlamp, Petzl Tikka
41.0 Internal Frame Backpack, 3050 ci REI UL 45
3.6 Knife, JKI
6.2 Long Underwear, EMS Bergelene medium
73.3 Nalgene, full (2)
4.4 Pot 0.75, Qt titanium with lid
8.7 Rain Pants, Patagonia Supercell
3.7 Rope, 50' paracord
27.6 Sleeping Bag, 40+ LL Bean
1.9 Socks, Nylon
2.4 Socks, Polypropolene
0.8 Stove Case, Gigapower
3.7 Stove, Gigapower w/o case
21.5 Tent, #1 (solo) Bivy Sack OR
1.6 Towel, MSR pack
0.5 Utensils, Titanium Spork
4.4 Waterproof Compression Sack, Sea to Summit, Medium
0.6 Waterproof Sack, OR (blue)

268.9 ounces Total

All I need to do is add a sleeping pad, a little more food, and a water filter and I'm good for days upon days. This obviously doesn't include what I'm wearing, which I don't count, but have included below.

5.4 Base Shirt, Under Armour
3.3 Gaiters, warm (pair)
3.5 Hat, OR Boonie Gore-Tex (xl)
16.0 Hiking Pants, LL Bean nylon zip-offs
6.3 Pole, Hiking, Komperdell C3 Carbon Ultralight
13.6 Raincoat, Seria Designs
27.5 Shoes, Montrail lightweights
19.8 Softshell, Marmot Mercury