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Hog On Ice
2013-09-11, 11:08
After my AT hike yoyoing Maryland I thought to weigh my pack - to my surprise it came in under 15 lbs without water or food. I will be breaking down my gear list in the near future for y'alls entertainment and heckling after I finish weighing all the stuff.

D'Artagnan
2013-09-11, 13:11
Is that with or without your A.S.S. chair?

Hog On Ice
2013-09-11, 13:35
with a ASS - its what I sleep on

Hog On Ice
2013-09-11, 18:33
OK here is my gear list for your amusement and abuse:

gear list 9/7/13 - weight in grams

pack - 1582.0
sit pad - 114.2
dipping cup (to get water) - 24.0
bottles (no water in them) - 133.9
. ready access - 39.7
. 1L bottle - 47.1 x 2
camp hat - 107.8
toiletry bag etc. - 795.4
. TP bag - 68.1
. . TP dispenser 1 - 25.4
. . TP dispenser 2 - 25.1
. . Tucks - 15.5
. . bag - 6.3
. lighting etc. - 85.6
. . Petzl eLite+ - 30.6
. . PT Scout no strap backup - 28.4
. . spare batteries - 16.5
. . cord, elastics - 3.9
. . bag - 6.0
. pills - 70.6
. . daily pills - 6.1 x 8
. . extra antihist. - 7.4
. . extra Aleve - 7.9
. . bag - 5.6
. cell phone etc. - 171.2
. . cell phone - 97.3
. . spare battery - 17.3
. . case 56.5
. med bag #1 - 76.5
. . Neosporin - 12.4
. . chap stick - 11.1
. . extra sunscreen - 9.7
. . 10 potable aqua tabs - 6.6
. . A&D ointment - 31.1
. . bag - 5.6
. med bag #2 - 57.8
. . 8 Immodium - 5.5
. . 5 Tegaderm 6x7 cm wound covers - 13.3
. . 4 Bayer Extra asprin - 3.5
. . iodine prep pad - 1.0
. . alcohol prep pad - 1.0
. . 5 bandaids - 5.2
. . gear repair needle - 0.4
. . 1 roll Tums - 16.0
. . blister kit (needle, cotton thread, coffee stirrer) - 0.3
. . bag 6.7
. tooth care stuff - 49.6
. . floss - 5.2
. . tooth paste - 28.2
. . tooth brush - 7.6
. . tooth picks - 1.6
. . bag - 6.5
. athletic tape - 64.6
. Epipen - 75.6
. compass - 29.2
. duct tape - 25.0
. photon II light - 9.1
. spare filter sock - 5.2
. overall bag - 7.0
tarp bag etc. - 779.9
. chair suspension - 83.5
. . pull up line - 15.1
. . safety lines - 5.2
. . adjustable loops for front stick - 5.8
. . adjustable cross ties - 17.9
. . strap and UCR - 37.0
. . . strap - 30.8
. . . UCR - 6.3
. . bag - 2.1
. tarp and chair stakes - 145.0
. . short stakes - 13.1 x 8
. . long stakes - 17.1 x 2
. . bag - 5.5
. Tyvek sheet - 74.7
. tarp - 326.3
. bag (dry bag for wet stuff) - 123.7
packa (rain gear) - 389.1
food bag etc. (no food) - 195.5
. canister etc. - 92.6
. . cansiter bottom - 59.9
. . canister top - 24.2
. . sleeve to keep top on bottom - 8.5
. spoon - 16.0
. assorted zip lock bags used to sort food / trash - 45.8
. bag - 41.2
1" x 24" PVC pipe (part of chair/sleep system) - 286.9
down insulated chair/sleep system - 220.1
Nunatak Raku (sleeping bag + camp jacket) - 1260.3
spare clothes - 243.4
. 1 pair socks - 52.5
. 1 pair glove liners - 38.6
. hat liner - 43.3
. underwear - 104.5
. stuff sack - 4.5
pack liner (construction trash bag) - 142.1

gear carried in pants
left front pocket
. 91% rubbing alcohol (hand sanitizer) - 66.3
left slash pocket
. wallet - 107.0 (includes NOK contact info)
. ready pillls - 32.3 (antihist., aleve)
left cargo pocket
. Epipen - 75.9
. small amount of flagging tape - 3.2
. deet - 20.6
. sunscreen - 8.8
. albuterol inhaler - 21.7
left rear pocket
. bandana / sweat band / eye glass holder - 26.1
right front - empty
right slash
. keys - 117.0
. knife - 46.0 (also functions as pen and backup light)
. lighter - 10.8
right cargo
. map - 75.5 (varies)
. sheets from guide book - 11.2
. electrolyte tabs - 69.9
. eye glasses cleaner - 11.7
. cleaning bandana - 25.3
. head bug net - 15.1
. Cortizone 10 (anti itch) - 34.0
. jock itch ointment - 18.5
. 2 filter socks - 5.5
right rear
. bandana 33.7

trekking poles (also used as part of chair/sleep system)
. trekking pole - 278.0 x 2

sheepdog
2013-09-11, 18:45
http://youtu.be/ov-1S8Xxd94
ov-1S8Xxd94

john pickett
2013-09-12, 11:40
Oh! Those were the days!

MedicineMan4040
2013-09-17, 02:39
I'd like to see a pic of the 46 gram knife.

Hog On Ice
2013-09-17, 16:28
I'd like to see a pic of the 46 gram knife.

http://images.amazon.com/images/G/01/stores/sport-goods/detail-pages/B001Y82ZKK-1.jpg

its a Victorinox Midnite Minichamp

Skidsteer
2013-09-17, 16:31
Looks great, but I've sworn off non-locking blades forever.

I decided I have enough scars.

Sargevining
2013-09-17, 16:50
Looks great, but I've sworn off non-locking blades forever.

I decided I have enough scars.

But the chicks dig scars.

I often get compliments on the one from my circumcision.

Superman
2013-09-17, 17:06
Looks great, but I've sworn off non-locking blades forever.

I decided I have enough scars.

In 99 I shared a shelter on the Long Trail with a thru hiker named "Rabbit." Winter and I were in training for our thru hike in 2000. Rabbit went to Manchester to resupply. While he was there he bought a new Swiss army knife. He was using it to try to get the tip of his hiking stick back out when it slipped and cut his hand to the bone. They gave him emergency surgery to reattach nerve and stuff. He was way ahead of most folks when that happened. After a couple months to recover he went back to finish the AT but couldn't hike the whites with one hand. He came back the next year to finish his hike.

Roche
2013-09-17, 17:17
Here is a gram weenie idea http://briangreen.net/2011/07/diy-single-use-antibiotic-packs.html

MedicineMan4040
2013-09-18, 00:30
HOI, even got scissors, huge plus if you ask me. Lot of tools for the weight. Thanks for the tip.

spyros
2013-09-29, 20:22
Ultra light backpacking is great. I have a friend who prefers to go cycling with his Crocs because he is obsessed with carrying as little as possible on his bike. I think he likes more the whole preparation thing than the actual activity.
That's stupid IMO and it misses all the fun. My advice is not to let the objective for minimum weight become an obsession that could decrease your fun experience.

Kanga
2013-09-30, 16:19
i agree. but with some people, i guess their idea of fun is actually the obsession, not the hiking. i don't get it, but whatever.

Hog On Ice
2013-09-30, 16:32
Well most of the changes I have made are only done after long consideration - I tend think about sh.. errr .. gear for a long time before making any significant changes but once I make the change and the pack gets a bit lighter I notice that I am now enjoying the hiking more than I did with the heavier pack - this is the big thing for me - the hiking. I do admit however that changing to sleeping in the chair and using the Raku were fairly quick changes brought on by problems sleeping in the hammock due to shoulder tendonitis - that said however I had been thinking about the Raku for a few years now and now that I have one I wish I had made the change a long time ago.

Rosaleen
2013-10-01, 10:50
HOI-

I hope sleeping in your chair works for you over time. Beside the fact that I just can't sleep sitting up, I'd be concerned about leg clots. Sleeping in a hammock allows me to sleep with my feet a little higher than my torso to aid blood and lymph to drain better. I picked up on a tip from Gardenville a few years ago. A section of folded Z-rest holds the hammock sides away from my shoulders enough to to take care of "shoulder squeeze." I am having tendonitis/bursitis problems, as well.

HYOH, of course.

Rosaleen