Odyssey 2011 Gear List

GEAR LIST (pounds-ounces.tenth ounces)
0-07.5 Gossamer Gear® Murmur™ Hyperlight Backpack
0-12.6 Eck/Nomad tent w/four Titanium Goat CF Stakes in stuff sack
1-01.0 Mountain Hardwear® Phantom™ 45° summer sleeping bag
0-13.0 Therm-a-Rest ProLite 3™ short sleeping pad
0-04.0 Western Mountaineering® Down Vest
0-04.1 GoLite® Ether Jacket
0-02.1 Dollar General® emergency poncho
0-00.5 Homemade water bottle belt pouch
0-03.4 Mountain Dew® 1-liter bottle (2)
0-00.5 Photon Freedom Micro Light™ w/cap-bill clip
0-00.3 Silnylon ditty bag
0-00.4 Cord
0-00.9 First Aid in Ziploc® (iodine preps, triple antibiotic ointment, adhesive bandages, surgical blade)
0-07.9 Meal Prep: Lighter .4, Kmart grease pot 04, Titanium spoon .5, Esbit Wing stove and fuel 03
0-07.0 Garmin® eTrex™ GPS
0-00.4 Silva® Companion compass
0-10.5 Canon® PowerShot SD960 IS Digital Elph™ camera w/case/tripod/extra battery/charger
0-04.1 Sony® M-470 Microcassette Voice Recorder
0.09.0 Apple® iTouch™ w/charger
0-03.8 Cell phone w/charger
6-03.0 Total Pack and hip belt
On my person (other than pack or hip belt):
0-08.0 Patagonia® Nomader Shorts
0.07.3 60/40 white l/s shirt
0-02.3 Bridgedale® Endurance Trekker socks
1-09.4 New Balance® MT814 trail running shoes
0-02.8 Outdoor Research® Flex-Tex Gaiters (old style)
0-01.8 Headsweats Protech hat
0-00.8 Rx glasses with Transitions® photochromic lenses
1-01.0 Leki® Corklite AERGON Speedlock trekking poles
0-02.0 Wallet and contents
0-02.2 Maps and data in Ziploc®
4-05.6    Total (other than pack weight)
10-08.6  Total gear weight
*All gear has been weighed to the nearest pounds, ounces, tenth-ounces (00-00.0) on certified postal scales.  Please keep in mind that totals represent dry pack weight (food and water not included).  Food and water can add considerable weight, and that added weight will vary according to water availability and the number of days between re-supply.  Customarily, I carry no more than two liters of water (a tad under four pounds) at any given time, even across barren stretches, because I travel light and travel fast.  My food bag (plastic shopping bag), on average, contains no more than two pounds/day.  So, out of town and fully loaded for two days between re-supply, the average for this trek, my total pack weight (water to the next source, plus food) would likely come in well below 20 pounds.

It should be noted that ultra-light backpacks are not designed to carry heavy loads, nor should one be trekking in lightweight trail runners when lugging a heavy pack.

Missouri Waltz

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