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KgsLbsLight weight rating% of body weight
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My weight:87.0191.80
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Days of hike:5
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Base pack weight w/o food & water11.725.7DNQ13%
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Pack weight17.739.1DNQ20%
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Skin-out weight22.750.026%
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ItemMaximum (gms)In pack (gms)Carried (gms)Comments
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SHELTER
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MYOG Silnylon Pyramid tent655655Struggled in strong winds on Bogong. Lost some tie-outs.
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MYOG Snow pegs (9)575575Held well.
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3-season aluminium V-stake pegs & bag180180Held well.
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SLEEPING SYSTEM
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MYOG Synthetic Quilt640640Warm down to -4C (with thermals, fleece top, down vest)
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Thermarest 3/4 airmat720720A bit thin for comfort. Warm with the foam mat.
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Full length foam pad345345Used on top of the Thermarest pad. Made it warm underneath and with decent cushioning.
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Wine cask pillow100100Lost it on the first night
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MYOG Tyvek bivy/bag cover290290Excellent for stopping wind and adding to insultation. Neck cord ripped out on the first night
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Tyvek ground sheet200200Handy for other gear in the tent
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CLOTHES
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Socks (Wool/synthetic blend)505050Comfortable. Warm. Never changed them.
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Boots - Wolverine Ics16001600Very comfortable until I got blisters running down the mountain. A little heavy.
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Gaiters - WE Canvas300300Not used
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Buff4040Worn as scarf to block wind and on head as sun shield when the day warmed up. Indispensible
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Beanie (Thinsulate)4040Great for walking and sleeping
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Polyprop thermal top190190Did not come off the entire trip. Not as smelly as expected (at least to me, anyway :) )
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ACG Polartec Fleece zip up top370370Wore this constantly, only coming off when the days warmed up.
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Down vest - North Face 700loft450450Excellent as part of sleeping system. Got a bit damp when used when walking
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Chute lined outer shell jacket930930Excellent protection from wind and snow flurries. Hood doesn’t cover head.
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Polyprop thermal pants150150Wore them at night and for early walking. Great.
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North Face summer weight zip off trousers330330Light, comfortable. Perfect for the conditions.
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Waterproof pants110110Lost them on the first night. Just as well they were a cheap pair
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Polyprop thermal gloves5050Wore them all the time. Cut a hole at the end of the thumb so I could use the iphone
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Manzella Shell mitts225225 Good protection in wind and when really cold.
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Rubber gloves120120Good insulation from snow around the camp
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COOKING SYSTEM
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Stove - MSR Pocket Rocket120120Struggled on the snow. Need a stove that allows the can to be inverted
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Butane Gas canisters (2)370450Comment as for stove - butune/propane mix failed in -0C temps.
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Tin foil windshield1010Not used
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Bowl175175Lost on the first night
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Bowl lid/Fry pan180180Handy
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Pot grip6060
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MYOG Pot cosy6060Lost on the first night
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Paper coffee mug & top55Lost on the first night
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Spork1515Lost on the first night
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Sponge2020Handy
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ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT
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Sony Cybershot camera185185Worked well. Battery lasted until late on the 5th (last) day
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iPhone  3GS150150Mostly used for evening entertainment, note taking
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iPhone chargers (60gm ea, 1.5 per day)450450Worked ok, but insufficient to allow use of iPhone as tracker. Need bigger battery charger.
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iphone headphone1515Not used
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Small lamp110110Handy to have in the tent at night. Nice to have
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Headtorch110110Worked well
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Altimeter/Barometer/Compass6060Used it frequently for altitude and compass checks. Very useful
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MISCELLANEOUS
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Pack - Osprey Aether 55Lt20002000Comfortable
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Aquatabs1010Not used
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600ml Water bottle2525Worked well. Good for mixing Endura (electrolytes)
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Platypus Bladder250250Tube and cap froze overnight; inconvenient as general water carriers - get a large plastic bottle eg. Softdrink bottle
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Gerber Big camp 7" fixed blade knife235235Used for food prep and tent cord repairs.
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Plastic seal bags (10)5050
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Garbage bags 2020Not used
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Trail guide (photocopy from book)55Useful, but need a map bag
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Hiking map4040Annoying getting it from the pack. Get a map bag to hang around the neck
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B1 tabs555Not used
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Insect Repellant stick4545Not used
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Sunscreen tube4040Good
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First aid kit195195Could use a few more bandages
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Toilet trowel (plastic)6060Ok. Consider a steel one for hard ground.
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Wipes (Wet-ones)7575I could never go back to toilet paper
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towel (small)210210Not used
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Sunglasses2525Std issue sunnies for outdoor workers. No issues.
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Denali snow goggles115115Def. needed during snow flurries.
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Reading glasses & case145145Didn't use them
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Look ski poles (2)640640No issues
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Yowie snow shoes (2)10501050Worked well for the conditions. Slipped a little on a steep, icy section. Otherwise performed well.
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Snowclaw shovel175175Light and easy to carry, but a bit impractical for actual snow platform work. Get a shovel with a handle.
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SURVIVAL KIT
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Pad & pencil 4040Not used
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Compass4540Not used
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Whistle1010Not used
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Sharpener & flint5045Not used
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cord (tent & other)3045Not used
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Survival bag1515Not used
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Spare batteries AAA (3)3535Not used
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ine, hook & sinker & tape8545Not used
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Tinder/vaseline & cotton wool1010Not used
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Gaiter cord1515Not used
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bic lighter2020Not used
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CONSUMMABLESPer day
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Water (2.6 ltr)26002600
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Carmen bars (52 gm ea)104520416104
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