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P and M Pack list:  Scroll down for an itemized list

P's clothes on the trail:  shirt (with sunglasses, knife, compass and nail clippers) pants, undies, two pairs of socks, a lightweight belt, a paper wallet. Add a pair of boots and he's ready to go!

 

P's extra clothes that go in the pack:  a rain shell, a fleece jacket,
an extra pair of under and two pairs of socks, and a very lightweight pajama set---just to keep the sleeping bag clean.
 
 
 Bearvault 500 full of food for five days, and an REI sub-Kilo sleeping bag.  And a plastic bag of bug spray and lotion,

 

P's fishing gear:  rod and reel, leader, box of flies, license and Campfire permit, hiking hat, and a
collection of maps...
 
 
 
 
Odds and ends:  50 feet of line, water filter, binoculars, Inca hat from alpaca wool, mosquito head net, and bandana of many uses...
 
 
 
The small black daypack, plus a book of sudoku puzzles/fire starter, a lighter, a blue whistle, a tube of lipbalm with duct tape around it, a tiny pen, two micro lights, and a patch for the Neoair mattress.
 
Tent in a stuff bag, neoair mattress in a stuff bag,
ground tarp, washcloth, hand towel and larger towel.
 
 
The cook kit, with stuff bag, orange bowls, pot with lighter inside, pot cozy to keep things warm, gas canister, spoons, pot lid, tripod and Pocket Rocket stove.
 
 
Go-Lite 50L pack, crocs, blue seating pads, and one of our famous red cups!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three day Trip:

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

CLOTHES  

 

number

WT @

Total

M carries

P carries 

extra pairs hiking socks

2

2

4

2

2

extra pairs thin socks

1

1.5

3

1.5

1.5

pairs undies

 

2

2

4

2

2

rain Jacket

 

2

12

24

12

12

pjs

 

 

2

8

16

8

7

Fleece pullover

 

1

13

13

0

13

Fleece jacket

 

1

14

14

14

0

Crocs

 

 

2

11

22

11

11

Toiletries, lotions, & sunblock

1

9

9

9

 

Subtotal for Clothes:     

 

 

109

59.5

48.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHELTER & SLEEPING SYSTEM

 

 

 

 

 

Eureka three man tent  *1

 

 

 

 

 

Tarp tent

 

 

1

55

55

 

55

Tarp/groundcover

 

1

3

3

 

3

sleeping bag

 

2

32

64

32

32

Neo-Air mattress               

2

14

28

14

14

Mattress #2 *2                

 

1

12

12

12

 

Subtotal for Shelter & Sleeping System

 

162

 

 

Subtotal for Shelter & Sleeping System:      124/person

81

per person

58

104

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PACKING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GoLite Pinnacle pack

 

1

42

42

42

42

Day pack or Fanny Pack    *3

1

3

3

3

 

Subtotal for Packs

 

 

 

45

45

42

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COOKING & WATER

 

 

 

 

 

 

katadyn water filter

 

 

 

 

 

 

          w/stuff sack

 

1

12

12

 

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4  water bottles

 

2

2

8

4

4

cook pot w/lid

 

1

8

8

8

 

 “kitchen” bag

(includes sponge, 2 bowls, two cups,

0

 

 

          3 spoons, lighters)

1

5

5

5

 

pocket rocket stove

 

1

4

4

4

 

fuel

 

 

2

7

14

7

 

bear box      *4

 

 

1

30

24

 

24

soap

 

 

1

2

2

 

2

Subtotal for Cooking (without food & fuel)

 

28

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAVIGATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

compass         

 

1

0.5

0.5

 

1

maps

 

 

1

1

1

 

1

paper, pencil, reading specs 

1

1

1

 

1

flashlight

                            

0

3

0

 

 

white photon micro light

      

1

2

2

 

2

Subtotal for Navigation       

 

 

 

0

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESSENTIALS & OTHER ITEMS

 

 

 

 

 

first aid kit

                    

1

5

5

5

 

knife

 

 

1

3.5

3.5

 

3.5

sunglasses

 

 

 

0

 

 

nail clippers

 

1

0.5

0.5

 

0.5

bug juice

 

 

1

1

1

 

 

spf-30 lip balm

    

1

1

1

1

 

sewing kit           

 

 

1

1

1

1

 

trowel and toilet paper

1

4

4

4

 

Subtotal for Essentials & Other     

 

     _______ 

11

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

M

P

PACK WEIGHT NOT INCLUDING FOOD & WATER

 

201.5

243.5

In pounds

 

 

 

 

12.6

15.2

           

 

OPTIONS THAT ADD WEIGHT:

 

fishing tackle            

 

1

20

20

 

20

camera w/xtra batteries

1

10

10

 

10

11x25 binoculars

 

1

7

7

 

11

Book

 

 

1

12

 

12

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

12

41

 

And then you can add in the food.  Here is a quick checklist for a four-day trip.  We might cover something between 20 and 35 miles on this kind of a trip:

 

3-DAY BACKPACKING FOOD SUPPLY:  three breakfasts, three lunches, three dinners                     

                                                  Weight in Ounces

 

 

 

Breakfast:

 

number

wt

 

 

 

instant oatmeal

 

9

1.75

15.75

 

15.75

Swiss Miss

 

6

1

6

 

6

Lunch/Snacks:

 

 

 

 

 

0

Luna bars                      

10

1.7

17

 

17

dried berries, apricots, or prunes                          

6

2

12

 

12

salami

 

 

1

10

10

 

10

cheese

 

 

1

6

6

 

6

Bread

 

 

1

9

9

 

9

Dinner:

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

Instant miso soups                      

6

0.5

3

 

3

freeze-dried dinners

3

6

18

 

18

M&Ms

 

 

1

6

6

 

6

Subtotal for Food

 

 

 

102.75

0

102.75

TOTAL FOOD

51.375

per person

 

 

 

 

Footnotes: 

 

*1.  Our three-man tent weighs seven pounds, so we only take it when we know it is going to be cold and/or possibly really rainy.  And then it is nice to have the extra room and extra heat that this double-walled tent provides

 

*2.  M takes a second mattress, so that she doesn’t feel the pea that P always places under her bag.  The extra comfort is well worth the weight, in her mind.

 

*3.  We usually take a tiny little day pack with us, so that when we explore around camp, we can take a lunch, water bottle or even the fishing tackle along.  It doesn’t weigh much, and we have used it a lot

 

*4.  The bigger bear box weighs 30 ounces.  The smaller one is 24 ounces.

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