Ok, heading out in just a few hours, gear is reviewed and packed. Have two carb-laden meals between me and a few (hopefully) serene days hiking. I’m going gadget light which will almost certainly shock and repel Cyberduck but trust me, the pack is heavy enough as it is (though will get lighter as I go, munch, munch, munch, grin). For the curious, here is the “load” at them moment:

Cookware:

  • Three piece cookset, coated
  • Lexan Personal Cutlery
  • Mult-spice cannister
  • Waterproof matches, 2 lighters
  • Optimus Hunter Stove
  • 11oz Liquid Fuel

Shelter:

  • Ridgerest pad
  • Eureka Solo Tent
  • Ground cloth
  • -20 Sleeping bag
  • Thermal liner

Clothing:

  • Thermal undergarments
  • Convertable hiking pants
  • Wicking Socks, 3 pairs
  • Underwear, 3 pairs
  • Shirts, 2
  • Gloves, wind/water proof
  • Knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking Boots
  • Fleece pull over
  • Triple layer jacket
  • Rain poncho
  • Bandanna

Other Gear:

  • Kelty Red Cloud 5400 Backpack
  • Canon Digital Elph, extra memory cards, extra batteries, padded case
  • Timex Expedition Chronograph & Digital Compass
  • Small journal, 1 pen, 1 pencil
  • Pack out bag
  • Trail Wallet: Credit/Debit Card, little cash, ID, medical card, Travelers Checks
  • Local/trail map
  • Reading material
  • Cell phone
  • Katadyn Hiker water filter
  • Flat roll Duct Tape
  • Swiss army knife
  • Black Diamond LED headlamp/flashlight
  • Parachute Cord, 50′
  • Camp trowel

Food:

  • Food bag & hanging line
  • 2, 2 liter camel bags
  • 1, 1 liter nalgene bottle
  • Moose Goo, 1 tube
  • Balance Energy Bars, 2
  • Custom Trail Mix, 1 large bag
  • Cinnamon Raisin Bagels, 3
  • Egg Beater, 2 servings
  • Diced Ham, 1 packet
  • Diced Chicken, 1 packet
  • Coffee & fixings
  • Hot Cocoa Mix
  • Tea, 3 packs
  • Pita Bread
  • Cheese (shelf stable)
  • Hard Salame
  • Minestrone Soup, freeze dried
  • Chicken Noodle Soup, freeze dried
  • Vegetarian Chili, freeze dried

Toiletries:

  • Flatpack Biodegradable Toilet Paper
  • Moist Wipes
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Deoderant
  • Brush & Hair product
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Liquid Soap (Dr. Bronners)
  • Razor & Shaving Cream
  • Sunscreen
  • Deet Insect Repellant
  • Mirror
  • Vitamins
  • Camp Towel & Wash cloth

First Aid:

  • Assorted Bandages
  • Adhesive Tape
  • Gauze, 2 Rolls
  • Antiseptic Wipes
  • Iodine
  • Neosporin
  • Tweezers
  • Nitrile Examination Gloves
  • Ibuprofren
  • Aspirin
  • Anti-acid
  • Benadryl
  • Claritin
  • Burn Creme
  • Emergency Thermal Blanket
  • Blistex Lip Ointment
  • Butterfly Bandages
  • Trifold Sling
  • Moleskin
  • Gold Bond Powder
  • Safety Pins
  • Water treament tablets
  • Artificial tears / eye rinse

I suspect that after this trip I will find more things I can do without or otherwise reduce in volume and/or weight.