Re: Need for Lightweight Backpacking Suggestions
- Oh! I was hoping you would post a summary of what you chose so I would not have to do
any research for my shopping list! I just want to know exactly what to buy.... so Hank
does not end up carrying all my stuff rim to rim. ~innocent smile~
Dang! I need to start running those hills!
--- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, "Jan Taylor" <jhntaylor@a...> wrote:
> Wow! I can't believe all of the great suggestions I've been getting.
> I'm saving every
> message in my e-mail file for reference. Being a gear junkie,
> I've been checking out all
> kinds of equipment from the recommendations I've gotten and have
> already ordered a few
> items. Here's what I've ordered:
> Tarptent Cloudburst w/ sewn in floor (slightly over 2 pounds)
> AntiGravity 3-cup non-stick aluminum pot (3.8 ozs.)
> MSR LiteLifter (1 oz. pot grabber)
> I had already ordered the Cat's Meow sleeping bag (2 lbs., 12 ozs.)
> on sale from Campmor
> for about $109 (such a deal!)
> I've got all the clothing layers I need from several years of GC
> rafting trips and just need to
> learn to pare down. I have both a closed cell pad and a 3/4
> inflatable Thermarest pad. I'll
> be saving the backpack for last. My preference is a pack with
> various compartments since
> I'm a compulsive organizer. I know this may not be the lightest
> option, but it will keep me
> sane. I've got lightweight titanium trekking poles already. I'll be
> the most prepared
> camper for my upcoming WTC class. I can't wait.
> You all are the greatest.
--- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, luvs_to_hike
> Hello Bookworm<hedtred@y...> wrote:
> Welcome to the Group :)
> --- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, "hedtred"
> > Three bigges to consider:the
> > A light weight pack can really cut off a few pounds. Check out
> > one pound packs at http://www.lwgear.com/lwg.htmlStoves
> > Cook systems can also save a lot of weight. Look at the Zen
> > at http://home.comcast.net/~agmann/stove/index.htm
> > And a down bag, depending on where you hike, can make a huge
> > difference.
> > -bookworm-