Sunday, June 14, 2015

43 pounds

My pack for our week long hike along the Lost Coast in Northern California is ready. Almost everything fits: a few snacks will need a home in another bear canister. My pack weight comes in at 43lbs (excluding water). It is heavier than I expected. I can still shed some weight if I wanted: the solar charger and my backpacking chair.

Here's a quick run down of what's in my Osprey Aether 70  (size: small with medium size straps) pack:

  1. Bear can with two meals for seven. I borrowed the meal plan from Erik the Black's backpacking blog
  2. Marmot Pulsar 2 backpacking tent 
  3. Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol sleeping pad
  4. Marmot Hydrogen sleeping bag
  5. Patagonia Torrentshell rain jacket
  6. 5.11 Patrol Rain pants
  7. Patagonia R1 jacket, Patagonia Nano Puff jackets, hat, gloves
  8. Sockets (3 + 4 liners), hiking underwear (2), short-sleeve polyester t-shirts (3), long sleeve Patagonia base layer (1), shorts
  9. Sunhat
  10. Large first aid kit, sunscreen, chapstick, bug spray, toiletries, camping towel
  11. Flashlight, paracord, survival granade, knife, duct tape 
  12. Water bottle, iodine
  13. Trowel and biodegradable toilet paper
  14. Jetboil gas canister (others bring a Jetboil stove), mess kit, cup
  15. Solar charging panel and battery
  16. Alite Design Mayfly chair
  17. Hiking poles
  18. Maps, tide charts, medical forms

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