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RE: [at-l] OK, a gear list it is
- Subject: RE: [at-l] OK, a gear list it is
- From: "Kenneth R. Knight" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2000 01:55:24 -0500
>> Design Salt silk bag liner 132 4.66 I
>I carry one also, in the deep winter, leave it...
I might. But it does help keep the bag clean and that is worthwhile.
>> SWA inline water filter 140 4.94 i
>You might as well carry tablets and use your bandanna...
Maybe I will. My biggest reason NOT to do this is that I've never really
done it before. I carry Potable Aqua as a backup, but I've never used it.
I'm just not sure I'm comfortable using it long term. If I can get some
"tune up" hikes in before the biggie I'll experiement with this approach
and see how I like it. If I like it I'll go this route.
>> wallet 72 2.54 w
>This IS just a ziploc bag, right?...
Actually, I think when I weighed that I weighed a trusty old, well loved,
leather wallet with the things I'd carry in it including a modest amount
of cash. A ziplock would be lighter, but that wallet has seen me through
many years and journeys. We'll see.
>> 50' rope 70 2.47 I
>Not necessary really, but I never go anywhere without one myself...
Well maybe not that much is needed to hang food, string a clothsline, or
what not. But, I'm going to carry some amount of rope.
>> monocular 90 3.17 w
Ah ha! Ignorance of my physical abilities rears up and grins at me. I've
said before my vision is poor. I guess I've not recently said just how
poor. One eye. Legally blind, very limitd vision in that eye (I leave
guess which sees and which doesn't up to people who meet me). The
monocular has many uses and it goes everywhere.
>> plastic trowel 52 1.83 I
>That is what sticks are made for...
They always break on me. And I've never really been able to dig a
sufficiently good "cat hole" with the heel of my boot. I might substitute
of plastic winter tent stake which probably is only an ounce.
>Actually, at the total weight you gave, you aren't doing bad at all!
Thanks. If I dropped the "misc optionals" out the gear weight would drop
to around 20 pounds. Went with a tarp instead of the Stephenson (which is
pretty darn light considering how big it is; I'd not mind having a Nomad
or if I had the ability to make Tread Well's TW2 that) then I could
probably drop it to about 18 pounds. But, I'll be very happy if 25 pounds
with five days of food is where I end up. That's a lot lighter than many
hikers you meet on the AT.
I was skimming the Trailplace journals and the lightest pack I've seen so
far weighed in at Springer at something like 38 pounds.
By the way, I did not include camp shoes in the gear list. I don't own
any. I'm not sure if it is worth even getting a pear of Teva knock offs
for the purpose (I have heavy Tevas). However, most people seem to carry
some sort of camp shoe. Am I unusual in that I don't? If I had something
that tipped the scales at less than 6-7 ounces then maybe....
** Ken **
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