Saturday, January 22, 2005

So Far, So Good...Updated Gear List

Gear List:

Pack - 2 lbs 2 oz (34oz), Granite Gear Vapor Trail
Sleeping Bag - 2 lbs 6 oz (38oz), Slumberjack Super Guide 30°F
Bag Liner - 1 lb (16oz), Cocoon Flannel Mummy Liner (added temp. + 12.2 degrees)
Shelter - 2 lbs 4 oz (36oz), Hennessy Explorer Ultralite A-SYM
Sleeping Pad - 9 oz, Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest 3/4
Cook System - 15 oz, Jetboil PCS
Fuel - 3.5 oz, JetPower Fuel
Extra Shirt - 4.8 oz, Medalist Dri-Max T-Shirt
Long Sleeve Shirt - 7.3 oz, Medalist Dri-Max Mock-T-Top (long sleeve)
Extra Shorts - 5.3 oz, Adidas running shorts
Underwear - ~ 2.0 oz, EMS CoolMax Brief
Socks - 2.0 oz, Smartwool Adrenaline mini crew socks (one pair)
Rain Gear - 4.0 oz , Ibex Bug Wing Pullover Jacket
Pack Cover - 1.1 oz , EMS Ultralite Pack Cover
Towel - 0.4 oz, Camp Towel (cut into small square)
Utensil - 0.4 oz, Lexan Spoon
Rope - 2.5 oz , Paracord (40 ft.)
Light - 2.8 oz, Petzl Tikka Plus Headlamp (w/ batteries)
Knife - 1.3 oz, Gerber Ridge
Multi-Tool - 1.75 oz , Leatherman Micra
Water Container - 0.8 oz (1.6 0z), Platypus 1 liter reservoir (2)
Camera - 7.1 oz, Olympus Stylus 410 Digital (w/ Battery)

Pack Base Weight = 195.85 oz (12.24 lbs)

More to come as other items are finalized and weighed

Saturday, January 01, 2005

Pack choices

Tomorrow I'm going to EMS up by Buckland Hills Mall to try on the Granite Gear Vapor Trail pack.

I've bee reading up on it, and it looks like a great pack that will fit my needs on the AT. I had ordered the Moutainsmith Auspex
pack from and it is scheduled to be at my home on January 10th, so after i get that in the mail I'll make my decision, but right now evne though i haven't tryed either of them on I'm leaning towards the GG VT pack just because of all the positive feedbakc in reviews and on I'll have to let you all know after tomorrow and I try the Vapor Trail pack on. Oh and I'm also getting trail running socks too.
-Happy New Year!