In my quest for getting the right gear for the right conditions, a pack that I am comfortable with in which the load provides comfort and safety and after a year of weighing everything and tweaking like a gram weenie.. I have pretty much come to the conclusion that I am not an Ultra light guy and am very comfortable with having a light backpack.
I am sitting right at about 17 lbs base weight. This is very comfortable, safe, and provides the comfort that I am looking for.
Having said that.. I probably won’t stop playing around with the load and new gear is always welcome.
Here is my current set up.
Here is a list of my gear:
Warbonnet Blackbird Hammock
Warbonnet Super Fly
Top Quilt – Flight Jacket 20 degree from Underground Quilts
Under Quilt- Hammock gear Phoenix 3/4 length 20 degree
Winter – Army Black bag 0 degree
Black Kat Alky Stove
Imusa aluminum mug
T-Fal One Egg wonder pan *not always in kit
REI long handle spoon
Zip Lock bowl with screw lid
2 Vargo fuel bottles
CLOTHING * this list is everything. Seasons dictate what is carried and worn
Poly Pro long underwear
Nike Synthetic top
North Face Denali gloves
Marmot glove liners
Columbia Sportswear winter hat w/ Omni Heat
Black Rick Down beenie
Columbia Sportswear pants w/Omni Heat
Columbia Sportswear Hail Tech pants
REI E1 parka
Mountain Hardware Nutshell Gaitors
Nite Ize relective rope (extra line)
toilet paper and Bio Bags
MSR Titanium stakes (5)
Sawyer Mini squeeze filter modified to gravity feed
ULA Ohm 2.0
Just a note on weight. The base weight (no food or water) of this load is 17 lbs. I do not skimp on comfort and warmth.
Like I have I said in the past, I am not a gram weenie. I shave weight because I want be comfortable when I hike.
This load also includes the winter clothing that I will have for the next couple months.
This weight fluctuates by about 3 lbs in the summer.
If you have any questions, please ask.
Have a Great Scouting Day!