|Weight in Ounces
||Duct Tape, 8 wraps = 1oz.
|Repairs anything, use as medical tape, fix leaks in nylon stuff,
prevents blisters. Modifications: Remove from heavy roll and stored in various places. Best
place is around bottles or hiking poles.
||1 med Binder Clip
||Uses: Clothing pins, pot holders, improvised headlight when used with LED,
fasten garbage bags to tarp to make a door.
||Small tripod for a camera.
KE60 35mm Camera
Picture from Kodak Web Site
|Small camera and extra film.
||Trash Compactor Bags
||Uses: Backpack liner. Open completely for
ground cover. Cut holes for poncho or vapor barrier vest, cut slits for
||Leatherman Micra because it has scissors, tweezers, knife,
screwdriver, etc. It is the perfect hiker tool IMHO.
||Why carry a whole wallet? I just use one
of the plastic window inserts for photos. I carry 1 ID, 1 credit card, and a
little cash. Weight: 2.5oz for keys, wallet, I.D., credit card, and some cash.
||1 Gallon Zip Lock Bag
||For those loose items to keep
||I always carry an extra
lighter in my pocket.
||Glasses and Case
||.9oz Army Glasses and a soft
||Cord and Stake Bag/Rock Throw Bag
||I carry my stakes and about 6' of
extra cord in a small sack. Recently I was trying to get a line over a tree
and was looking for a better way. I added my 50' of line as the pull cord
for this bag - 50' for a little bag?. Voila! I now have a combination stake
bag and throw bag/cord for my food bag. For cord I use 550 cord with inner
||Iron Mountain Trekking poles
||Collapsible trekking poles
with a built in shock. Saves the knees, makes up hills and down hills
easier, and works well for making a bivy with the hammock.
||Contains things needed for
repairing and maintaining equipment and the body.
||Keep track of time and date,
very important when you have to link up with a ride or mail or drop.