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[pct-l] Multiuse Gear
- Subject: [pct-l] Multiuse Gear
- From: kdpo at gottawalk.com (Ken Powers)
- Date: Thu Aug 26 12:43:56 2004
- References: <93D3951A2D24D311B44E00A0CC3DA1C42330EF@bear.fallingwater.com> <00c301c48a61$132ccb20$6a239245@jeffrey6kevd44>
I finally got around to checking our weights.
Ken carries 6 pounds 9 ounces (Western Mountaineering Apache DL sleeping
bag, short Z-Rest, GVP G-4 backpack, and Bibler Lighthouse)
Marcia carries 3 pounds 10 ounces (Western Mountaineering Apache DL sleeping
bag, short Z-Rest, GVP G-4 backpack)
I included the sleeping pad because it is really part of the backpack
support. The total is 10 pounds 3 ounces.
We always have shot for 10 pounds total for the 2 of us. We're close.
Actually we got under the magic 10 pounds, but decided we liked the bigger
Bibler Lighthouse than the Firstlight. Maybe I will trim 3 ounces off the
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Olson" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 2004 10:05 PM
Subject: Re: [pct-l] Multiuse Gear
> The below can be seen to be too complicatedl. The base pack involves
> items; the pack, the sleeping quilt, the tent, and the sleeping pad...
> This is the foundation of all that is technologically possible. Six pounds
> for these four items is the current state of the art. Sure there are the
> freaques who can get it down to four pounds. But they define the
> self-flagellating end of the continuum.
> The comfort end involves a fully self-enclosed tent, a pad, and a sleeping
> quilt that in the tent, on the sleeping pad, is way too warm...
> The self-sufficient solo hiker keeps his/her feet outside. That's the
> bottom line for long distance competence. If you haven't already
> you not only like, but truly love, sleeping with your feet outside the
> sleeping quilt, you need to continue to work out... :0)
> long distance hiking is individual - yes... However, the basic six pounds
> each of us, you and "I" decide are necessary, is a common frame for
> discussion.... What do you think????
> Six pounds. That's the base. No more, no less...
> Jeffrey, waiting for the onslaught....:0)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ron Moak" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Friday, May 28, 2004 8:48 AM
> Subject: [pct-l] Multiuse Gear
> > Someone wants to know about the concept of multiple-use gear. So I
> > I'd toss out a few potential items and look at how they can be used for
> > multiple purposes. They may or may not be what you carry, but you can
> > the analogy to your own gear. Simply start looking at each item of gear
> > ask yourself how can I use it in multiple ways. If you begin to discover
> > duplications you can find ways to reduce your gear. You may also
> > you need to change your gear over time in order take advantage of
> > multiple-use. For example if your tent doesn't work with a hiking pole,
> > may want to upgrade to one that does.
> > Item - Uses / Day Use / Night Use / Camp Use / Rest stop. / Town Use
> ----------- --------------------------------------------------------------
> > Hiking Pole - 4 / Obvious / Tent or tarp pole / Digging Cat holes to
> > eliminate trowel. / Hold up pack to use as chair /
> > Sleeping Pad - 4 / Use as primary suspension of pack / Sleep on / Sit
> > Layout and rest on /
> > Hiking Shoes (lightweight Breathable) - / Hiking & stream crossing /
> > Foundation for pillow if set correctly / camp shoes /
> > Food bag with food - 2 / NA / Use as pillow / NA / NA / NA
> > Poncho - 4 / Rain Gear / Ground cloth or tarp / NA / NA / NA
> > Rain Gear - 3 / Rain or wind protection / Partial VB liner for cold
> > Rain-wind / Rain-wind / worn while doing laundry
> > Sleeping Bag - 3 / NA / Sleeping / Pot Cozy or extra insulation layer /
> > NA
> > Backpack - 4 / Carry your gear / Extra padding and insulation when using
> > short pads / Chair / Chair / Day pack
> > These are just a few brainteasers that will hopefully stimulate your
> > thoughts on how to make your gear more productive. You can have lots of
> > endlessly parsing your gear list to maximize your packs efficiency.
> > Have fun,
> > -- Fallingwater
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