Gear

To be perfectly honest, I find discussions about gear excruciatingly tedious. Gear is a means to an end. You don’t need fancy, expensive crap to go hiking. Still, I know some people are curious so this is for their benefit. I’ve weighed everything to keep track of my base weight (i.e. everything except for worn weight and any food/water weight).

I won’t vouch for everything listed here—some of it is great, some just adequate—but this is what I currently use for trips longer than just a couple of nights. For day hikes, this is obviously much reduced.

The “Big Three”

oz.

lbs.

Gregory z35 pack (trimmed) 38 2.38
Katabatic Gear Palisade quilt 19.2 1.2
GoLite Poncho Tarp 7.4 0.46

Worn Weight

oz.

lbs.

Sunglasses w/ strap 1.46 0.09
Ball-cap 2.23 0.14
Synthetic safari shirt 7.53 0.47
Synthetic shorts 6.5 0.41
Exofficio briefs 2.13 0.13
Injinji Run Lightweight socks 1.11 0.07
Wallet 1.97 0.12
Inov-8 TerRoc 330 trail-runners 28.2 1.76
Pacerpole carbon trekking poles 19.44 1.22
Bandana 1 0.06
iPhone + cord + case 6.07 0.38

Sleeping/Shelter

oz.

lbs.

Katabatic Gear Palisade quilt 19.2 1.2
Gossamer Gear Nightlite sleeping pad 4.9 0.31
Gossamer Gear Polycryo ground cloth 2 0.13
Stakes 5 0.31
GoLite Poncho Tarp 7.4 0.46

Cooking

oz.

lbs.

Fancy Feast stove (homemade) 0.2 0.01
1 L fuel bottle 0.9 0.06
Evernew Expedition Titanium Series 4 DX Small Pot 3.83 0.24
Snow Peak Brushed Titanium Single Wall 450 Cup 2.42 0.15
Vargo titanium fork + spoon + mini biner 0.65 0.04
Mini lighter 0.41 0.03

Packing

oz.

lbs.

Gregory z35 pack (trimmed) 38 2.38
Pack liner 2.2 0.14
Sea to Summit stuff sack for food 1.96 0.12

Essentials

oz.

lbs.

1.25 L plastic soda bottle (x 2) 1.83 0.11
Steripen Ultra 5.2 0.36
Sea to Summit mosquito headnet 1.03 0.06
40″ of rope 6.43 0.4
First aid kit 3.2 0.2
Suntactics s5 solar charger 8 0.5
Petzl e-lite 0.92 0.06

Dinky Stuff

oz.

lbs.

Maps 5 0.31
Compass 0.08 0.00
Mini mesh bag 0.52 0.03
Waterproof matches 0.55 0.03
Toothbrush 0.6 0.04
Toothpaste dots 0.5 0.03
Wilderness Wash biodegradable soap 3.44 0.22
Hand sanitizer 1.94 0.12
Water treatment capsules 1.08 0.07
Emergency whistle 0.19 0.01

Base Pack Weight

129.58

8.09

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