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GEAR LIST......IN CASE YOU WERE CRAZY ENOUGH TO TRY THIS

The gear we carry varies depending on the weather, temperature, how many days we're between supply points, etc. But, here's a list of what we carry for an overnight in the winter, follwed by a warm weather list. We've found that even when we are out for the day with an 8 lb. load, (mostly food) every ounce counts.    

By the way, any item followed by an asterisk  *, is sold on fiddlehead's web site:               www.adventurelite.com


Cold Weather
Pack:                Go-Liteâ Breeze       12 oz
Sleeping Bag:        Feathered Friendsâ:     Snowbunting    3lbs 2 oz.
Foam Sleeping Pad   (1/3 cut off)             3 oz.
Raingear:       Patagoniaâ: Torrentshell     Frogg Toggâ bottoms   both: 2 lbs. *
Cooking Pot:    Aluminum 1 qt. pot,   Beer can stove,  2 oz. alcohol:   10 oz total
Tent:   Integral Designs:  Sil-shelter    with 7 stakes               14 oz.  
Clothes:    
Down vest:   Feathered Friends:  Helio vest                 11oz.
Fleece pants:       Open Airâ  wind block fleece               20 oz.     
Fleece socks:    wear one pr., carry 1 spare       3 oz/pr.         6oz    *
Powerstretch top:     wear it (always)                         7 oz.    *
200 wt Polartecâ Fleece top:                                     12 ½ oz     *
Balacalava   (200 wt Fleece)                                  2 oz     *
Gloves         (200 wt. Fleece)                                   2 oz
Camara      Kodak DC 215 Digital                           15 oz
Tyvek           3 ½ ` X  7 `                                 4 oz.
3 Sil / Nylon Stuff Sacks                             2 oz                    *
Water Bottle       1 litre          Mt. Dew         1 ½  oz     
Pack cover:   Sil / Nylon   Adventurelite.com         3 oz     *
Water bag:     5 litre from a wine box               3 oz
Cup       Plastic,  from a Thrift Store            1 ½  oz

Small Ditty Bag contains the following:
Knife and Spoon      Ginsu and Aluminum spoon          1 ½  oz   
Toothbrush                                        ¼ oz
Toothpaste                                        1 oz.
Reading glasses                                1 oz.
Chlorine (water treatment in visine bottle)  ½ oz. Knife and
Lighter   Bic                                      ¾ oz.
Bottle with Aspirin, Dental Floss and Sewing needle     1 ½ oz.
Flashlight   Photon II Microlite          ¼ oz.     *

Total wt. Of Ditty bag  contents             6 ¾ oz

Total Weight of Cold Weather Gear:            13.6 lbs  (no food or water)



Warm  Weather  Gear List
Pack:        Go-Liteâ Day Pack                9.5 oz
Sleeping Bag:      Feathered Friendsâ:     Hummingbird      1 lb.  13 oz
Raingear:     Frogg Toggs â     Tops and Bottoms        12 oz         *
Cooking Pot:   Aluminum 1 qt. Pot,  Beer can stove, 2 oz alcohol:  10 oz. total
Tent:  Integral Designsâ:  Sil-shelter    with 7 stakes       14 oz.
Clothes:
Bergaleneâ Long Underwear Bottoms                4 oz.               *
Lightweight Polypro Top                     5 oz
Nylon Socks   1 pr.  /  Fleece socks   1 pr.         4 ½  oz                 *
200 wt. Fleece top                12 ½ oz    *
Camara    Kodak DC 215 Digital   w/ batteries         15 oz
Tyvek        3 ½ by 7 `              4 oz
3 Sil / Nylon Stuff Sacks                  2 oz      *
Water Bottle         1 litre   Mt. Dew     1 ½  oz
Pack cover:    Sil ? Nylon    Adventurelite.com     2 ½  oz.     *
Water bag:   5 litre from a wine box           3 oz.
Cup    plastic      (from Thrift Store)                  1 ½ oz.

Small Ditty Bag (sil nylon) contains the following:
Knife and Spoon      Ginsu and Aluminum spoon          1 ½  oz   
Toothbrush                                        ¼ oz
Toothpaste                                        1 oz.  (full)
Reading glasses                                1 oz.
Chlorine (water treatment in Visineâ bottle)  ½ oz.   
Lighter   Bic                                      ¾ oz.
Bottle with Aspirin, Dental Floss and Sewing needle     1 ½ oz.
Flashlight   Photon II Microlite          ¼ oz.     *

Total weight of Ditty Bag contents          6 ¾ oz.

Total Weight of Warm Weather Gear          8 lbs. 9 oz.    (no food or water)


A few words about our gear:
 
Tyvek can usually be obtained for free or a small charge from a construction site where you see it being used,  it comes in 9' widths (usually) .
 
Buy a Mt. Dew or Coke plastic litre bottle instead of the Nalgeneâ and you get the bonus of a litre of soft drink!  (and save 4  oz.)   
 
If you really want a lighter pack,  use a styrofoam cup  (with lid),  I've had one last 35 days already, but,….. be careful!  
   
I understand that  Titanium cookpots are the same weight as aluminum, but they cost 5 times more and aluminum heats water quicker.   I took my handle off the EverNewâ  and riveted it to a hardware store 1 litre pot.  
 
We've both been using chlorine for water treatment for years with no problems.    Here's our rule    1-2 drops per litre, (depending on water quality, and temperature)    and wait 20 minutes.   (The colder the water,  the longer you should wait)