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  1. #21
    Senior Member Just Jeff's Avatar
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    Haha - I think I'm gonna clean out my gear closet soon, so I'll be posting some stuff there. Might be enough to lighten up someone's kit. My problem, though, is actually parting with it! Seem like I can ALWAYS find a reason to hang on to something.

    Another way I'm going lighter this year is leaving my spare tire at home. Already lost 15+ lbs from my gut!
    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story

    - My site: http://www.tothewoods.net/
    - Designer, Jeff's Gear Hammock / Pack Cover by JRB

    IMPOSSIBLE JUST TAKES LONGER

  2. #22
    Senior Member SGT Rock's Avatar
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    Maryville, TN
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    Argon 90 test hammock
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    7'x9' cuben tarp
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    I have kids, they get lots of my old stuff.
    NO SNIVELING!
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  3. #23
    Senior Member Just Jeff's Avatar
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    I can outfit my kids, but I still have stuff left over. And it looks like they're not going to go winter camping with me as a group so I can get rid of some of that stuff...probably just keep two winter kits. Maybe.
    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story

    - My site: http://www.tothewoods.net/
    - Designer, Jeff's Gear Hammock / Pack Cover by JRB

    IMPOSSIBLE JUST TAKES LONGER

  4. #24
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    WBBB 1.1 dbl & TTTR Switchback
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    Well. I might not have saved a lot, but my total weight with 4 days of food and a setup for mild winter camping (25* to 30*) is at 29 lbs 6 ozs. Down from about 33 pounds last year. I think I can get another pound or 2 out of this load as time goes by. However, old bones require a certain amount of comfort - I REFUSE TO BE A GRAM WEENIE!!!!!!

    EDit: I changed out my Mountainsmith Boundary for a ULA Catalyst (8 ozs) and my HULBA for a BB 1.1 double (3 ozs), plus Whoopies on BB and tarp (2 ozs) , dropped my 20* bag for 2 JRB quilts(3 ozs),
    plus other miscellaneous items out of the pack.
    Rockdawg69

    Professional Prevaricator: Part-time dealer in Yarns, Tales, Half-Truths, & Outright Lies -1st half-hour session at no cost (Lawyers and Doctors excepted).

  5. #25
    Senior Member WrongTurn's Avatar
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    Going to Ground

    MLD Monk Tarp in Cuben
    Ti Stake Set
    Custom Profiled Tyvek Ground Sheet
    Stormcrow Custom Burrow/Montbell #5
    ULA Conduit
    Packa in Sil
    Montrail AT Plus Trail Runners with laces replaced with shockcord and cordlocks.
    BPL 475 Trapper Mug with a Zelph SS Starlyte Stove.

    This is my high mileage loadout

    For short weekends or overnights on the AT

    WBBB 1.7 Single
    OES Deluxe
    Stormcrow Custom Burrow
    Warbonnet Yeti 3 Season
    ULA Circuit.
    Not the guy to ask for Directions.

  6. #26
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    -got rid of stainless steel cup that all i use for is to drink coffee out of (FBC) and replaced with 12oz gsi poly cup

    -got rid of 2 stuff sacks that were pretty much unnecessary

    -thinned 1st aid kit

  7. #27
    Senior Member chiefams's Avatar
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    AHE Lost river, with light fleece topquilt- instead of 3 pound 25 degree bag around me plus the fleece. Also got a "Deuter" futura 50 (I got it while in Thailand, so its probably fake, but it looks genuine and is super light) instead of my Jansport Klamath 75. Etowah tarp instead of Poly tarp. Whoopies and straps for my ENO single. Swtiched to trangia stove with GSI soloist. Altogether probably around 5 pound savings!
    Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2)

  8. #28
    Senior Member drewboy's Avatar
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    Here are some key areas where I really shaved down my pack weight.

    MLD cuben hammock tarp, 6.4oz
    MLD Prophet pack, 14.5oz
    Grand Trunk UL w/whoopies & straps, 12oz (nano 7 at 8oz, but compromise a bit on comfort)
    Te-wa 2/3 underquilt, 12.45oz
    Snow Peak ultralight umbrella, 4.7oz
    Houdini windshirt, 4.2oz
    Gossamer Gear trekking poles, 5oz/pair
    Montbell down inner jacket, ~7oz
    Micropur ClO2 tablets, <1oz
    Caldera cone with BPL 550 mug incl fuel bottle, 5.35oz
    Golite ultra 20 quilt (2009 version), 19oz
    Last edited by drewboy; 03-20-2010 at 07:49.

  9. #29
    Senior Member Tedinski's Avatar
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    I have two HH's, 1 Scout, 1 ExpAsym
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    For us "newbies", the lists above are quite helpful, if only to force a "stop and think" attitude. For years I carried a 2-wall stainless coffee cup when I camped. You can't cook in it... it's ONLY use was for coffee in the morning & hot cocoa at night! It's good to see multi-use items on other people's lists, and think about what we can lighten up (easily!) in our own packs as well.

    The biggest thing I'm doing this season is switching to Hammock Camping.

    That alone saves me half the weight of a tent! (yes... I always carried a tent too big for myself!)

  10. #30
    Senior Member Coldspring's Avatar
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    I know my camera, underquilt, and rain jacket are about 7 oz heavier than last year, but better!

    I made a new topquilt that will save 10 oz from my old WM Mitylite. I switched to a SpinnUL MacCat Ultra that saved over 3 oz, plus the weight of the self tensioning lines that were dropped. Switched to Amsteel lines on Blackbird instead of strap suspension, 3 oz. I also am using ONE TiGoat trekking pole (3.4 oz), instead of 2 poles that weighed 9 oz each.

    Here's my basic gear list.
    http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?k...LVEVKZnc&hl=en

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