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Re: [John Muir Trail] Gear & Food for JMT Hike from July 24 to August 15 -- Please comment

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  • manfred_kopisch
    Yes, we are both carrying a bear canister (Bearikade Expedition), which we rent. His twin brother will carry a BV 500 for the time he hikes along (to Red s
    Message 1 of 25 , Jun 30, 2010
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      Yes, we are both carrying a bear canister (Bearikade Expedition), which we rent. His twin brother will carry a BV 500 for the time he hikes along (to Red's Meadow).

      Manfred

      --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, ed_rodriguez52@... wrote:
      >
      > Manfred I think you are in the ball park with the weight here is my gear list http://postholer.com/journal/viewGearlist.php?sid=e4aed5d5a3c9cd4726219a8110319728&event_id=714. For your son I think you may want to look at something different than a baseball cap. My concern is the sun is going to kill your son ears and neck. Also are the both of you going to carry a bear canister if so will it be for the hold JMT. We are going sobo and will taken 2 bear Vault 500 , but we send 1 bear canister in our resupply bucket to MTR
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      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: "manfred_kopisch" <manfred@...>
      > Sender: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 23:36:35
      > To: <johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com>
      > Reply-To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [John Muir Trail] Gear & Food for JMT Hike from July 24 to August 15 -- Please comment
      >
      >
      > Hi Ed,
      >
      > My son has his gear list on his website at his link Daniel's gear list.
      > <http://daniels-eagle-scout-project.webs.com/gearlist.htm> He is right
      > now at 20 lbs on his back (pack + gear) + 22.5 lbs in consumables. I
      > should clearly give him our tent and then we would both be at 23 lbs
      > [:>]
      >
      > Enjoy your hike this year!
      >
      > Manfred
      >
      >
      > --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, ed_rodriguez52@ wrote:
      > >
      > > Say Manfred, I was wondering what is your son carrying. Like what
      > Barbara said I don't count what am wearing or my trekking poles or
      > shoes. With your tent I will have your son carry the poles and rain fly
      > that goes to your tent. I will be carrying 40 to 45lb that with about
      > 20lb of food. One of the problem that I ran into this year planning is
      > money. I could have cut about 5lbs (tent, sleeping bag). Good luck and
      > have a safe journey
      > > Sent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry®
      > >
      > > -----Original Message-----
      > > From: "manfred_kopisch" manfred@
      > > Sender: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
      > > Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 20:38:56
      > > To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
      > > Reply-To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
      > > Subject: [John Muir Trail] Gear & Food for JMT Hike from July 24 to
      > August 15 -- Please comment
      > >
      > >
      > > All,
      > >
      > > I'm a brandnew member to this group. My son (15) and I (46) are going
      > > together on the JMT (N->S). He is taking me along on his fundraising
      > > walk for his Eagle Scout Project. You can read about our day to day
      > hike
      > > plan, our preparation hikes, his gear list, etc. on his website
      > > Daniel's Eagle Scout Project.
      > > <http://daniels-eagle-scout-project.webs.com/>
      > >
      > > I put together a gear list and a food plan for myself and uploaded
      > both
      > > to this site. I would appreciate if you could comment on both. My gear
      > > list
      > >
      > <http://f1.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/QKIrTPHekaK26g8YPWFGnMLgF1bPTWPQmeYfmNF0G_\
      > \
      > >
      > PEdQC3_ZlRU69CCmYkDAOe-h_SPU_Y4xIQ3bk2cs8si0rbxbPbZCc5D06s7gc/Gear%20lis\
      > \
      > > ts/Gear%20List%20for%20JMT.pdf> shows right now a maximum weight of 55
      > > lbs right after resupply at Muir Trail Ranch. That is a lot to carry.
      > So
      > > I'm open to suggestions. Hiking faster and saving weight by carrying
      > > less food is not an option, because my son wants to enjoy the whole
      > > trail and go fishing every day.
      > >
      > > I'm planning to live with 3,000 calories per day and supplement the
      > food
      > > with any trout we might catch. Here is my food plan
      > >
      > <http://f1.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/QKIrTLb_r4e26g8Y5UMpf7iF9dv8ZrQwqcMeWxxeQg\
      > \
      > >
      > 6mC_dhe-HuYflSlCdH9hMYS4kJM_M_49HY3ye5ksBp0e_ABzttcvobn13V-CU/Food%20and\
      > \
      > > %20trail%20cooking/Food%20Plan%20for%20JMT.pdf> that requires roughly
      > > 1.7 lbs per day. Any feedback on this is also welcome.
      > >
      > > Thanks for all your input and good luck with your JMT hikes this year.
      > >
      > > Manfred
      > >
      >
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