Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Ultralight Backpacking List 3 days 10 pounds
Ultralight Backpacking List 3 days 10 pounds Here's an ultralight backpacking list, an example of what I usually on a weekend excursion. We are all in our needs and capabilities, however, please do not take as a recommendation. My list, with weights (not including what I wear to start): * GoLite Breeze Backpack: 12 oz * Weste Mountaineering Bag: 17 oz * Nylon tarp: 17 oz * Frogger Toggs Rain Jacket: 7 oz * Ground Sheet: 2 ounces materasso *: * 4 ounces bathroom accessories: 3 ounces * First Aid Kit: 3 ounces * knife, lighter, Etc: 3 ounces * Hat: 1 ounces * Gloves: 1 ounces * Poly Vest: 4 ounces * Socks, 2 Pair: 2 oz * T-shirt long sleeve 6 oz * Camera: 5 ounces * Light: 1 ounces * Water: * 16 oz raw sunflower seeds: 16 oz * Fudge-dipped granola bars (8): 16 oz * Tortilla Chips: 16 ounces Total Weight: 9 pounds, 8 ounces, this is a summer backpacking list, but it is surprising that my sleeping bag 17 ounces has kept me warm below freezing. The food adds more than 6700 calories, and tend to eat lots of berries. The iodine tablets to purify water in my first aid kit and, often, to keep refilling the plastic bottle of water. This is not an exercise in disadvantaged areas. I did go with a plastic bag for sleeping and a few granola bars. This list is what I need for comfort, warmth and security. It is actually very easy to walk twenty miles through the mountains, with less than ten pounds on my back. With the right skills, equipment and preparation, is never to suffer ultralight backpacking.