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! His extra clothes 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...
A 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: TOTAL WEIGHT FOR CLOTHES: 50-60 oz. each.
M carries 2 extra pairs hiking socks, 2 extra pairs thin socks, 2 extra pairs undies, rain jacket, fleece, puffy jacket. water shoes, woolly hat. pjs..
P carries 1 extra pair hiking socks, 1 extra pair thin socks, 1 extra pair undies, rain jacket, fleece, Crocs, woolly hat, pjs.
SHELTER & SLEEPING SYSTEM: P CARRIES 100 OZ. M CARRIES 60 OZ. P HAS THE TENT)
Tarptent 3-man tent, Tyvek Groundsheet, Sub-Kilo 20 degree sleeping bags, Neo_air mattresses.
BACKPACKS: GoLite Pinnacle pack 50L. 48 OZ EACH
COOKING & WATER: 30-40 OZ EACH
Sawyer Squeeze water filter, 4-5 plastic water bottles, “kitchen” bag (includes sponge, 2 bowls, two cups, 3 spoons, lighters), cook pot with lid, MSR Pocket Rocket gas stove. fuel, soap, and bear canister
NAVIGATION: 8 OZ TOTAL
Compass, Maps, paper, pencil, reading glasses, headlamps
ESSENTIALS & OTHER ITEMS: 24 OZ TOTAL
First Aid Kit, knife, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug juice, lotions and creams. nail clippers, toilet trowel and paper. sewing kit.
TOTAL PACK WEIGHT NOT INCLUDING FOOD & WATER
M carries 200 OZ, P Carries 245 OZ.
OPTIONS THAT ADD WEIGHT: 40 OZ
fishing tackle, camera, binoculars, books...we don't always take this stuff.
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 2-NIGHT BACKPACKING FOOD SUPPLY: 48 Oz per person.
Two breakfasts, three lunches, two dinners
Breakfast: Instant oatmeal, Swiss Miss Cocoa, Dried Fruit
Lunches/Snacks: Salami, Cheese, Crackers, Dried Fruit, Energy Bars.
Dinner: Instant miso soups, freeze-dried dinners, Dried Fruit, M&M s...etc.
*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.