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Question What's in your pack?

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by Ricardo64, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Or take the missus.
     
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  2. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Mine would have been about 10 kg packed for 3 nights, including Laphroaig, earlier this week.
    Granite Gear pack 1.2 kg
    Western Mountaineering Versalite Sleeping Bag 0.9 kg
    Thermarest NeoAir ThermX sleeping mat 0.43 kg
    MLD Solomid and MacPac Alpine cocoon bivvy bag 0.9 kg
    Approx 3.5 kg for the big 4
     
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  3. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nice program btw.
     
  4. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    W M bag. Nice. As good as they say ?
     
  5. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I know I can get my pack down another few kg’s going a light weight pack but I’m still unsure because of my back and the harness worry me.
     
  6. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Better
     
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  7. Ricardo64

    Ricardo64 Hard Yards

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    You..Mightn't have noticed that there is no quantity value to these items. The list has been developed under the guise that I can tailor it a calculator for specific trips. As this trip is to Mt Sterling either of those items you mentioned are not required.

    Ultimately I believe carry out what you carry in..
     
  8. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Granite Gear have great harnesses
    Check out their website, not ultralight but light.
     
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  9. Ricardo64

    Ricardo64 Hard Yards

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  10. ecowain

    ecowain One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Looks cold. Does it come in a warm version?
     
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    Bloke One of Us

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    +1. Love my WM bag
     
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    pegasusSki Hard Yards

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    Weighed my pack last weekend when I got back to the car and it was about 10kg (base weight?) so with food and water my winter starting out weight is about 12kg.
     
  13. Ricardo64

    Ricardo64 Hard Yards

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    I could not get anywhere near that, what do you have in it so I can make a comparison to mine
     
  14. ecowain

    ecowain One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    My winter three day bushwalk pack weight this week (non snow, but below zero at night) was 15kg, including 6L water, helmet, harness, slings and biners, waterproofing to pack swim, and 20m rope.

    No machete or hatchet though.
     
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  15. GS

    GS A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    that's about 2kg less compared with my sleeping bag, mat and tent. Wow.
    Problem is I still really like sleeping in just jocks and t-shirt in the 30 year old J&H Winterlite, but if you're doing the same in a bag half the weight then maybe it's time I brought out the credit card.
     
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    ecowain One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    @Untele-whippet is just hardcore. He sleeps in jocks and t shirt, and just uses the sleeping bag in stuff sack as a pillow ;-)
     
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    GS A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    hmmm, must be the choice of whisky, what is he drinking?
     
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    ecowain One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Home proofed, in his old tele boots.
     
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  19. pegasusSki

    pegasusSki Hard Yards

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    *Marmot Helium bag 1kg
    *tent 2.2kg plus snowstakes
    *50l pack 1.5kg
    *Furno stove + 650ml titanium mug + 100g fuel canister
    *exped downmat
    *thermarest z mat (foam backup to exped) which I could cut down to hip to shoulders)
    *small first aid kit
    *tshirt, leggings, jocks and socks
    *loo roll, toothbrush, cig lighter, roll of gaffer tape, suncream, rubber gloves, sponge.
    *600g-750g down jacket in small drybag
    *beanie and baseball cap

    NB the following will effect the weight totals:
    a penknife on belt
    i wear a torch around neck or in pocket
    +plus a 600g tech wproof which I was wearing .. (I could take a lighter 400g jacket)
    + a 500g rigger jacket for middle layer I was wearing : (both could be added to pack: I can't remember whether the rigger was on pack when I weighed it).
    + 1l water used up
    + 1kg food and snacks if that. I don't eat much over 2 nights and subsist on snacks for breakfast and lunch plus salami and couscous evening meal plus a banana. More than 2 nights, and I would rapidly degrade on that daily intake so would need the additional 'scaled' daily food, plus a bit more to keep me going (and happy). I can get by on not even 1l water a day consumed even in full on exercise over 5hrs plus. Again, for shorter trips, I am a camel.

    I didn't carry crampons or axe.
    Missing:I borrowed a shovel

    For rather more hardcore trips I would have added snowshoes as well but prefer crampons.