Dee’s Backpack Gear List

There are those really hardy backpackers who can have a baseweight of 5 lbs or less! My hat is off to them! Until you have shed the pounds on a hike you don’t have any idea how liberating it is! However, I still cling to a few creature comforts like a warm down bag. Here is one of my slightly older lightweight backpack lists that you can see is a decent baseweight. I believe my current weight is now under 12 lbs including a Bearikade bear can! I will amend this list to reflect my current weights at some point, but this will give you something to shoot for if you still carry pack weights that are slowing you down and making you more tired at the end of a hiking day than need be…

Pack + Sleeping Gear + Shelter

ULA P-2 Pack + Pack Rainfly 2 lb 9 oz (41oz)
Western Mountaineering Versalite sleeping bag , silnylon stuff sack 2 lb 2 oz (34 oz)
Thermarest prolite 3/4 ultralight pad , silnylon stuff sack  (13 oz)
Bibler Bivy 9 oz (or if hiking with hubbie then Big Agnes rainfly probably also about 9 oz, hubbie then carries the tent body and stakes)

Total 6 lb 1 oz 

Clothes

DriDucks Rain Jacket and Pants 8 oz
Butterfleece pullover fleece sweater  7 oz
Patagonia capilene long sleeve shirt 6.5oz
Mtn Hardware Fleece Hat/gloves 3 oz
1 extra pair socks/undies 3.5 oz

Total 1 lb 12oz 

Ditty Bag

baggiesss
matches
compass
map/wilderness permit
bandana
toothbrush/paste/floss
sunscreen
chapstick
lotion/razor
shampoo
camera/battery
bug repellant
arch support
iodine
led lights
needle/thread
minerals etc
Water Bottle 6 oz
Ursack  6 oz (or often my bearikade 1 lb 14 oz )
Titanium Cup/lid 3 oz
Reading Glasses 3 oz
Silnylon daypack 3 oz
Kindle 8.5 oz

Total 3 lb 10 oz

Optional

stove/fuel tabs
sunglasses
whistle
walking stick
binoculars
altimeter
sandals
bathing suit
nature guides
tripod
mosquito headnet
crampons
pillowcase
groundsheet
radio/batteries

Grand Total (with 0 optional items) 11lb 7 oz

Wearing (not included in weights)

Ball cap w/flaps
Nylon Tee
gramicci quick dry nylon long leg pants
nylon long sleeve button down shirt for mosquitos and sun
gaitors
socks/undies
Running shoes

 

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