Gear list (return)


Core:

Potential to save 1,200g if current sleeping bag and bivy sac are replaced by Macpac Epic 450 SF waterproof sleeping bag, and current pack is replaced by GoLite JAM2 pack.

  • Macpac Amp Light 45 – 45 litre backpack (1300g) – potential to lighten up here (GoLite JAM2 (600g / 51 litres) perhaps)
  • Salewa Powertex Bivi Bag 1-person (450g)
  • Fairydown Superlight sleeping bag, rated to -6 degrees celcius, GoreTex DryLoft outer (900g)
  • Silk sleeping bag liner (145g)
  • Thermarest RidgeRest (small) (230g)
  • Could save 500g by getting a Macpac Epic 450 SF sleeping bag (850g). Don’t need a bivy bag.

Core total: 3025g

Skateboard spares:

  • One Rollsrolls wheel
  • One set of bearings
  • One axle nut

Skateboard spares total: 150g

Skateboard tools:

  • Three-in-one tool

Skateboard tools total: 150g


Extra clothes:

  • Precip Jacket by Marmot (283g)
  • Golite Reed Pants waterproof rain pants (170g)
  • MEC Inertia Down Jacket (585g) – currently own The North Face Nuptse down jacket (740g)
  • Icebreaker EXP midlayer zip up top (632g)
  • Icebreaker Bodyfit 260 long sleeve merino thermal underwear top (305g) – change to the 200 weight?
  • Icebreaker Bodyfit 260 long john underwear bottoms (260g) – change to the 200 weight?
  • Wool beanie (75g) – potential to drop some grams
  • Gloves (100g)
  • Neck gator (100g) – potential to drop some grams
  • Cotton sunhat (85g) – potential to drop some grams
  • Smartwool thick socks (100g)

Extra clothes total: 2695g

Survival:

  • First Aid Kit (100g)
    – 2 adhesive pads
    – Antibiotic Ointment
    – Antiseptic towelettes
    – Few feet of medical tape
    – Two gauze pads
    – 12 Asprin
    – Bandaids
    – Gut fixer (imodium)
    (ref: http://www.ultralightbackpacker.com/)
  • Petzel Tikka LED head light with 3xAAA batteries (78g)
  • Steripen Adventurer handheld water purifier (110g) – problem: uses CR1232A batteries. These batteries will be tough to find in central Asia. Need charger that can charge AA, AAA, and CR123A batteries.
  • Sewing needle (0.5g)
  • Pen (10g)
  • Lighter (20g)
  • Pen knife (30g) (ref: http://www.gpknives.com/item/al-mar-ultralight-hawk.html)
  • Maps (200g)
  • Survival blanket (58g)
  • Whistle (6g)
  • Knee brace (44g)
  • Digital thermometer (14g)
  • Sunblock (39g)
  • Lipbalm (10g)
  • Multivitamins – 100 tabs (150g)

Survival total: 719.5g

Cooking:

  • Hobo stove made from 100mm x 130mm coffee can (80g)
  • Evernew titanium 1.3 litre pot with lid (124g)
  • Pot stuff sack (20g)
  • 1.5 PET mineral water bottles x2 (60g)
  • Snowpeak titanium spork (19g)
  • Measuring cup made from PET bottle (20g)

Cooking total: 323g


Electronics:

  • Canon Powershot SD700 IS Digital ELPH (165g)
  • Spare batteries for camera x2 (50g)
  • USB SD card reader (20g)
  • Holder for batteries – old puncture repair kit box (20g)
  • Ultrapod mini tripod (50g)
  • Battery charger for AAA and AA batteries (Panasonic) (80g)
  • Plug adapter – Road Warrior (43g)
  • Fisheye lens (40g)
  • 1Gb USB flash memory stick (10g)

Electronics total: 478g

Miscellaneous:

  • Stuff sack 5L x3 – Gregory (60g)
  • Dental floss (20g)
  • Toothbrush and paste (50g)
  • Ear plugs and case (5g)
  • Documents and case (up to 300g)
  • Microfibre towel – 1500mm x 200mm (80g)

Miscellaneous total: 515g

PACK TOTAL: 8,055.5g (8kg 55.5g)

PACK TOTAL WITH CORE CHANGES: 6855.6g (6kg 855.5g)

Stuff held on body:

  • Picture talk communication book (60g)
  • Security pouch plus passport, cash, credit card (100g)
  • Helmet
  • Shoes
  • Thin socks
  • Long sleeve polyester shirt
  • Trousers (North Face travel trou)
  • Undies
  • Wrist watch / GPS

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