Archive for October, 2009

Gear list

Author: Stephen

Next trip, I’m hiring a Sherpa …

Clothes:

3 pairs pants: 2 long/short convertible (Ex-officio; Patagonia); 1 long (RailRider Weatherpant)

4 long-sleeved shirts  (2 Patagonia and 2 Ex-Officio)

3 underwear; 2 synthetic (Patagonia, Ex-Officio), 1 silk (for sleeping)

1 merino wool long underwear pant

1 merino wool medium baselayer shirt

4 pairs of socks (1 nylon liner; 2 medium-weight wool; 1 heavy-weight wool)

1 windshirt (Patagonia Dragonfly)

1 Gore-Tex anorak (Kokatat)

1 nylon parka (Woolrich)

1 Gore-Tex rainpant (G.I.)

1 pr. watershoe (Teva)

1 pr. sandal (Keen)

1 pr. overbook (Neos)

2 boonie caps (G.I.)

1 polypropylene knit hat

Gloves (1 pr. neoprene, 2 pr. ¾ finger paddling, 1 pr. leather)

Shelter:

Tent (Moss Starlet, w/Tyvek groundcloth; used first half of trip)

Tent hammock (Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker; used second half of trip)

Tarp (Moss Heptawing)

Bivy sack (Austrian G.I.)

Food storage:

2 bear bags (Ursack, with Aloksak liners)

2 bear cannisters (Garcia Cans)

Packs/Bags:

A.L.I.C.E. (All-Purpose Lightweight Individual Carry Equipment) rucksack (G.I.)

Internal frame backpack (McHale), w/liner (lightweight Seal-Line, and plastic bag)

2 haul bags (Patagonia)

Toolbox (LL Bean drybox):

multi-tool (Leatherperson)

vinyl patches and adhesive

Snaps (for spray cover)

Duct tape

Lighter

Sleeping pad patch

Parachute cord

Bungee cord

Kevlar repair kit

Tent repair patches

Needles, thread

Sleeping bag: 30 degree, down (Marmot Arroyo)

¾ sleeping pad (Thermarest ProLite)

Canoe:

Kruger Sea Wind

Spray cover (Cooke Custom Sewing)

Paddles:

1 carbon fiber, 8” blade, bent shaft (Zaveral)

1 cedar, 7” blade, bent shaft (Whiskey Jack)

Kitchen:

Wood stove (Bush Buddy)

Alcohol stove (Trangia)

Windscreen (MSR)

Titanium fuel bottle (1 liter)

Titanium cook pot w/lid

Spoon (titanium)

Stainless steel cup (2 cup capacity)

Stainless steel insulated tea cup (Nissan)

Plastic measuring spoon (MSR, folding, 1/3 cup)

Chop sticks (2 pair, cut to 6 inches)

Pocket knife (Victorinox “Waiter”)

Fixed blade knife (Grohmann R1S)

Knife sharpener

Lighter (Windmill Delta)

Folding plate (Orikaso)

Plastic cutting board (homemade, 3 in. x 4 in.)

Tyvek picnic blanket (homemade, 6 in. x 10 in.)

Sponge (2 in. x 2 in.)

2 towels (Pac Towel)

Soap (Real Suds)

4 liter water bladder (MSR)

Water filter (MSR MiniWorks)

Toiletries:

Soap (Real Suds)

Toothpaste

Toothbrush

Razor

Fingernail clipper

Tweezers

Fingernail file

Fingernail brush

Sunscreen

Hand lotion (Bert’s Bees)

Alcohol hand sanitizer

PFD (Kokatat SeaO2), related safety gear:

Whistle

Signal Mirror (G.I.)

Emergency locator/tracker  (SPOT)

Rescue knife (CRKT Bearclaw)

Signal mirror (G.I.)

VHF radio (Icom M-34)

Photo equipment:

1 body (Nikon d-300)

1 lens (Nikon 18-200mm VR)

1 circular polarizer (Cokin)

1 neutral density filter (Cokin)

Flash (Nikon SB-400)

Waterproof case (Pelican)

Brush (cut-down 3/4 inch paint brush)

Blower bulb (Gittos Rocket Air Blaster)

4 compact flash (total of 6 MB)

3 camera batteries

Electronics:

Cell phone (Apple iPhone,  in Aquapac)

GPS (Garmin 60csx, in Aquapac)

Solar charger (Brunton Solar Roll 9)

Battery (Brunton Solo 7.5)

2 headlamps (Princeton-Tec)

2 waterproof clip-on LED lights

Red/green navigation light

Misc:

First aid kit

Folding saw (Silky Super Accel 21)

Camp chair (Crazy Creek Original)

Bailer (48 oz. plastic pitcher)

Bilge sponge

Binoculars (Brunton)

Pee bottle (Nalgene)

Maps

30 feet ¼ inch rope

Books (variable)

3 large carabiners

Peace pin