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Mark's 3-Season Sierras, 4-season Coastal Backpacking List
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Light but comfortable for conditions expected to be >25F, no snow, <=10 days without resupply. Ok pushing to 15F and several inches of snow
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See https://verber.com/outdoor-gear/ for more detailed explanation of selections
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Number of Days41Cooking
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bad bugs00Bear Canister
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11Average Age of gear
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LbsOzTot Ozkg
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"Base" Weight93147.24.17
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Food&Water811139.53.95
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Total Pack1714286.78.13
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Skin Out Weight201321.89.12
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Items# ofOzsTotalSelectedDescription / Explanation
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Pack28.0
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Gossamer Gear Gorilla Pack12828.02009Configured with stays and sit pad or AirFlow pad for warm weather. On my 2nd Gorilla
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Home: Shelter20.0
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Zpacks Hexamid + Door + Stakes110.110.12010solo shelter with full netting sidewalls and floor... stays in my pack if weather is good, bugs light
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MLD Superlite Bivy166.02011DWR bivy with eVENT foot for protection. Keeps my quilt protected.. under tarp or coyboy camp
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Gossamer Gear Lightrek 413.93.92012Pole for tarp. Carried on outside pack. Used for stream cross or difficult traverse.
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Home: Sleeping Gear26.6
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NunatakUSA Ghost Quilt11616.02003good to 30F (w/ cap4 hoodie, pants), lower with insulating clothing
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Fleece/SilNylon Pillow/Stuff Sack11.61.62006Holds quilt. Fleece nice against face. extra clothing "stuffing" as pillow
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NeoAir UberLite Air Mattress199.02020Has been good for me to 25F. If colder I borrow my daughter's XTherm which used to be mine :)
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Small & Essential Items14.0
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1Gal ziplock bag10.20.22001keeps all my small items together so they are easy to find (on my Nth... wears out)
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First Aid Kit+Repairs133.02002Adventure Medical Ultralight .3 + aleve, pro-tick remover, kinesio tape, super glue
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Repair Kit1222002Matches, Sparkie, Firestarter, Needle&Thread, MP Tablets, Patches, Fabric Tape, SuperGlue
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NiteCore NU251112020Light, good regulation, enough light for route finding in most cases. ZebraLight if lots of nighttime offtrail
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Bathroom12.52.52002.5 UL small packtowel, soap, toothbrush, floss, baking soda
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Wipes50.42.02003One / day + 1 extra [Use a V stake with plumbing T connector as a shovel]
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GG EZC Spectra Line10.30.32006You can always find uses for rope
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uWallet, ID, Money, & Keys133.02008to get back into my car, id for people to know who I am, etc
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Sawyer Picaridin Insect Repellent010.02008Has been as effective as DEET for me, doesn't feel slimy, and doesn't destroy synthetic materials
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LittleFly Designs Headnet010.02004Bring if expecting lots of bugs
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Essentials on Person3.9
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Flexon Eyeglasses10.70.71995current pair is from 2020
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Garmin 935 Watch122.02018do everything sport watch. Runs 1 week without GPS, 20 hours of GPS
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Victorinox Rambler Pocket Knife10.80.81999my everyday carry knife. When in group sometimes swich to larger knife for food prep
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Hand Cleaner & Blistex10.40.42005refreshed when used up
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Cooking16.5
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Trail Designs UL Caldera & Ebiits Stove111.02009If going to be warm, I don't bother cooking and leave the stove at home
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MLD 850ml Pot/Mug13.53.52009perfect size solo cook pot / mug, with snowpeak hotlips
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MiniBic Lighter10.40.42004esbits slow starting… spark not enough. Replace when out of fuel
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MSR Folding Foon10.40.42010Collapsed small enough to fit in pot with rest of cooking gear
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Food Bag11.21.22002sil-nylon stuff sack for hanging. on the 3rd? bag
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Bear Boxer 1010250.02010Smaller bear canister that fits more easily in backpack. Good for up to 4 days if carefully packed
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Bearikade Weekender0290.02003Bear canister with can hold up to 11 days of carefully packed food, 6 days if not so careful
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Geigerrig Inline Water Filter122.02012With pressurized water bladder usable on the go. on second
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Geigerrig Hydration System188.02012easy to fill hydration system.. often carry just 1L, but on some trips the 3L is very useful
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Clothing Carry32.1
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Injinji Tetratsok11.51.52005Extra socks. On Nth pair.
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BPL Thorofare Pants04.50.02009ultralight wind and water resistant pants. Typically only worn only in camp or against bugs. On 3rd pair
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ZPacks Rain Pants14.54.52018light rain pants which can also be worn for warmth, protection against wind.
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ArcTeryx Squarmish15.15.12012wind, bugs, etc
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Patagonia Cap4 Hoody188.02009Sleep shirt, worn during day if cold. Great versitility. Now called Capilene Thermal Weight. On second
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Gore Wear H7 Trail Running Rain Jacket144.02020Fragile but highly breathable rain shell
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Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody199.02020Perfect warmth for my 3 season trips. Replaced WM Flash which was just too warm
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Uniqli Down Vest0502012Extra warmth on trips I expect the Micro Puff won't be warm enough
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Macpac Nitro Pullover0502021Extra warmth / active insulation
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Mountain Hardware Grub Gloves02.302015good dexterity with just the base, deploy mitts when colder. 2nd pair
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Clothing Wear31.2
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Alta Trail Runnig Shoes11818.02014Light weight trail running shoes which combined with toe socks means no blisters for me. on 11th? pair
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Keen Sandals0180.02015When going in and out of water. Heavier than I like but toe guard essential for me. On 2nd pair
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Injinji Tetratsok11.51.52005toe socks which prevent blisters between my toes... on Nth pair
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Rocky Gore-Tex Socks12.12.12009Used when expecting wet and dirty conditions.
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De Soto Mobius Tri Shorts14.14.12012do everything compression shorts. Used both Zoot and De Soto. On 4th pair?
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Voormi River Run Hoodie15.55.52020low stink, good sun protection, high breathability, moderate drying speed, durable enough?
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Outlier Supplex LS Shirt06.80.02014dries quickly, bugs can't bite through, gets sticky/stinky in hot weather from sweat
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Tilley LT6M Hat03.40.02014Good sun protection.. replaced a cavas Tilley that was lost after 20+ years of use
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Consume139.5
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Daily Food41872.0solo: breakfast bars, oatmeal, lunch meats & pita, couscous&meat, chocolate bar
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esbits fuel30.51.5one cube boils water for dinner and a small cup of tea
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xLitters of Water23366.0
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Misc/Options10.0
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Brunton ADC Pro WeatherStation11.71.72004I am always interesting in the conditions. shell is breaking down but still works
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Garmin InReach Mini13.53.52020Gives family piece of mind on solo trips
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iPhone 12mini14.754.82020gps + full quad maps, note pad, voice recorder, bible
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RAVpower 10k USB charger06.50.02019Trips using Gaia to record a new offtrail route, or extended trips to recharge headlamp & watch
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Pack Towel Ultralight, Medium01.20.02011Take if going to be doing a lot of swimming, etc. Otherwise use hand towel in "bathroom" kit