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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MR6LBE7/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1Just hook it into the hanging loop on the top of your pack...
Gotcha. Here is some equipment that I purchased for lowering my own pack weight.-ULA Circuit- 2.3 lbs compared to my Gregory Baltoro 75 - 4.83lbs-Yama Gear 1P Cirriform Tarp - 12oz paired with MLD Bug Bivy 2 - 7oz compared to BA Copper Spur UV 2 -50oz-Removed my 15 oz Nemo Fillo pillow and used my heavyweight fleece jacket instead- Zpacks food bag -1.5oz compared to Urasack Minor - 5oz- Removed my 12oz Platypus Gravity Filter for Aquamira tabsNorth Face's Guide or Cats Meow 20 degree sleeping bag is a good choice. I prefer Enlightened Equipments Convert though, as the insulation is fully supportive, instead of just on the top and sides. It can be opened up as well, so that sweating doesn't occur during the early night temperatures. Thermarest Xtherm is a solid choice for reducing weight as well.BTW I buy 90% of my gear used on Backpackinglight.co m "gear swap". A lot of people use stuff once and then realize backpacking isn't their thing.
You won't need rain pants period. You don't need both a jacket and a rain jacket. Probably neither. You almost surely won't need a water filter.You don't need a quad map. You don't need both a head lamp and a flashlight. You won't need a solar blanket. I agree on going with instant coffee packets.
Looking Good!I would get a Titanium cup with a lid for ALL cooking and hot drink needs.https://www.amazon.com/TOAKS-LIGHT-Titanium-Ultralight-Version/dp/B00CYA26BU/ref=pd_cp_468_4?pd_rd_w=uIKrp&pf_rd_p=ef4dc990-a9ca-4945-ae0b-f8d549198ed6&pf_rd_r=K42FXPD1AT356PE1FXYG&pd_rd_r=4ec21bb6-ab13-49bf-9612-200e0fc56d6d&pd_rd_wg=9y2b5&pd_rd_i=B00CYA26BU&psc=1&refRID=K42FXPD1AT356PE1FXYGI too would only bring rain pants if the weather forecast says it may rain. One headlamp is good with no extra batteries if you start with new ones. Just be sure the headlamp has the locking feature, and you know how to use it so that it doesn't accidently get left on. Either way, most headlamps can stay on for 60+ hours on new batteries.Base layer shirt and wool shirt are too much. Wool shirt would be my only choice. If it gets cold, you can put on your wool shirt, hiking shirt, jacket AND your rain coat. 4 Layers! Base layer pants may be too much. Only bring them if you know it will be very cold. You most likely won't stay up long enough at night to need them. 2nd pair of socks can act as your gloves if you need any.Water filter AND tablets are a good choice just in case the filter craps out on you. Emory quad is nice becaue it really helps a person figure out where they are on the Dodson trail. Also, if you climb a hill to watch the sunset, you can pick out features labeled on the map. There are plenty of "stake hammers" laying around on the ground in the form of rocks. Tooth paste is a luxury, but I always bring a brush. Does the pocket rocket come with a Pizzo lighter? If so, just get a small backup lighter and leave the matches at home. My small lighter fits inside the MSR plastic container with the pizzo and stove.You didn't mention anything for trash, used TP, used baby wipers, or shovel for a poop hole?? Also, have you looked at a neck warmer before? Doesn't weigh much. It's good to keep you much warmer in the wind, and you can pull it over your eyes in the morning to get a little extra sleep. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Zan-Headgear-Microfleece-Neck-Warmer-Black-OSFM/442656531What's your water plan? How much are you going to carry and where will you resupply?
+1 on Catz list. I, personally, would include dropping the Mirror, Compass, Sunblock (assuming you have a wide brim hat and long sleeve 150wt wool shirt), OFF (or just spray your clothes down with permethrin), Stake hammer, extra batteries, Knife (depending on size)For a rain jacket I'd use the link below. You will not need rain pants, unless you are wearing cotton pants while hiking https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007X5XDU4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1BTW, I plan on doing the OML a day or two before you. Let me know when it gets closer if you need me to cache you some water at Juniper.
I'm taking a large ziplock to put the toilet paper/trash in. I'm hoping to find one that is some shade of color and not clear so I can easily distinguish it from my other baggied items. For a trowel i was planning on using the heel of my boot. Water plan: Leave the trailhead with 4 liters, reup at Fresno, Juniper springs, and boot spring.
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