Once again, things are similar to the PCT outing, with a couple of changes:
ZPack "Blast" Cuben Fiber Ultralight Frameless Backpack(I'll actually have a working waist belt this time) Golite 3 season down quiltRayWay Spitfire bug net tent Petzl E-Lite headlamp (i've misplaced my Princeton Tec one unfortunately) Sawyer Water Filter (i'm trying something new) Cannon 1100is point and shoot camera
Otherwise, everything is basically the same. I'm still shooting for a base pack weight below 15 lbs.
I've already lost 1 tent stake!!! I hate losing things... almost lost the stickpic, but I saw it fall off
Things will be very similar to the PCT, although i won't be able to share gear and I've decided to not carry a stove.
Gossomer Gear backpack- don't know what its called, got it in the discounted bin at ADZPCTKO last year for $20 Golite Cave 1- an ebay find two years ago Golite 3 season synthetic quilt, a little heavy, but at least its made of recycled materials Ray Way bug net tent Winterizing window plastic ground sheet Thermarest Neoair sleeping pad
clothing stuff sack: zip off pants (to sleep in and for town) m.e.c. t-shirt (for town) montbell down sweater fleece mittens wool socks (to sleep in) 2 pairs of liner socks marmot driclime windshirt (love it) golite virga rain jacket bug head net rei nylon pants fleece beanie
misc. ditty bag 50 ft. cord toothbrush & powdered toothpaste princeton tec headlamp spare camera batteries bible,journal & pen aquamira
gravity gear bandanamap golite umbrella camp time mini camp stool (love it) www.camptime.net black diamond trekking poles steri pen adventurer 1.5 liter h2o bottle 1 liter gaterade bottle altitech watch, altimeter, barometer, digital compass pentac w90 digital camera sanyo hd video camera stickpic crocs
It seems like a lot, we'll see what can be left behind. I'm hoping that the base pack weight is 12-15 lbs.
Pacific Crest Trail
oh, our steripen adventurer stopped working on our first leg, but an email to steripen lead to a brand new one sent to us that has been working fine. thanks steripen.
steripen update: it stopped working again, but after replacing the batteries, its working again. its hard to trust it though. it stopped working 1 more time and was eventually replaced by steripen. great customer service, but not a great product yet. be very careful when pulling the cap off.
things i have lost so far: 1 stickpic 1 pct atlas washington section, with custom shaded topos 1 pair of sunglasses 1 navy blue fleece beanie 3 titanium tent stakes
cassandra lost 1 black sock
i hate losing things, it just seems like a waste.
jason's base pack weight
golite breeze backpack ray-way 2 person tarp ray-way 2 person net tent ridge rest 3/4 length sleeping pad/traded up to a thermorest neoair top half of ray-way 2 person quilt and stuff sack
clothing stuff sack: zip off pants (to sleep in and for town) m.e.c. t-shirt (for town) montbell down sweater fleece mittens wool socks (to sleep in) 2 pairs of liner socks marmot driclime windshirt (love it) golite virga rain jacket bug head net rei nylon pants fleece beanie (lost but replaced with acrylic knit beanie)
cook set: 1.5 liter jet boil pot with foil lid small tuperware bowl with lid small stuff sack with stove (made from vienna sausage can), lighter, h20 proof matches, light my fire fire starter(as back up) and sea to summit spoon denatured alcohol as fuel
misc. ditty bag 50 ft. cord toothbrush & powdered toothpaste princeton tec headlamp spare aa batteries bible,journal & pen walmart sunglasses aquamira
erik the black's pct atlas golite umbrella camp time mini camp stool (love it) www.camptime.net leki sport trekking poles steri pen adventurer 2 nalgene collapsable h20 bottles altitech watch, altimeter, barometer, digital compass garmin gps sanyo hd video camera stickpic crocs c.a.m.p. ice axe
this list seems like its a ton of stuff, especially looking at it all written down. add food and water to it and it seems almost overwhelming.. we are excited to send some things home after the snow, the ice axes, down jackets, the gore-tex shoes and i can't wait to start hiking in chacos!!
In Etna we received our new sleeping pads: Thermarest NeoAir They weigh almost the same as our dinky flat sleeping pads and they're sooo much more comfortable! We're waiting to pop them but they've been great so far! Expensive but worth it.