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Re: Gear List

Postby Bluewater » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:41 pm

I am a little late joining this post but I've enjoyed reading everyones gear lists and comments. I 'm inspired by the multi-month long trips you have taken Rogue (cool!!) and I wish I could do the same, but for this summer I can only do three 9 day trips (each separated by a month). This list is for a 9 day SHR section next September.

The only thing I'm still thinking about changing is using DriDucks for rain gear. This would add about a 1/2 lb vs the cuben parcho/pack cover/ground sheet and chaps/pants.

Although I would bring a charger if on a month long trip, I usually just bring two extra batteries to save weight on these shorter trips.

Some of my stuff is homemade. If anyone's interested there are links next to some of the MYOG gear w/ pictures and info.

I used most of this gear on the JMT last summer and was comfortable down to 31 degrees. I like to just sleep under the stars and although there was frost on the outside of my bivy one night, I was still warm and toasty. The tarp was good during the four nights of rain last summer, although I might change to a shaped tarp with 360 degree protection (Zpacks Hexamid Solo Tent). Using a Hexamid Solo Tent would add about a 1/2 oz versus the bivy/tarp combo.

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Re: Gear List

Postby RoguePhotonic » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:30 pm

I was going to use a bivy last year but then I came out of my insanity. :retard:

I think the Hexamid Solo Plus I got this year will suit all my needs. Lighter and just as big as my Rainbow.
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Re: Gear List

Postby Bluewater » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:23 am

Those solo plus Hexamids look nice. Have you been out in the rain with it? I'm wondering if the extended beak makes a big difference.
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Re: Gear List

Postby RoguePhotonic » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:18 pm

I actually haven't even set the thing up yet. Back in 2010 I used the standard Hexamid for my 71 day hike and it worked out nicely. I did not even use a ground sheet with it but the only rain I had on that trip while I was in the tent it sprinkled a bit for about 30 minutes so not much of a test.

My requirements this year after the sort of rain I experienced last year is to have that bathtub ground sheet in case water runs under the thing or I have to set up on wet ground. I also need enough room to get all my gear inside the tent in heavy storms and I think the solo plus will do these things nicely. I did get the extended beak also.

The total setup comes in at 18.91 ounces.

Not being able to do free standing is a set back as I used that several times last year.

We'll see how long the zippers last on it. I seem to average about 2 and a half months on the trail before they fail me completely.
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Re: Gear List

Postby Bluewater » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:39 pm

Thanks for the info on your 2010 Hexamid. I have one from the same era, but I've used the tarp/bivy more. I will be using it more as the bugs get bad early season.

It will be good to hear how the new Solo Plus works for you this year. I checked out your list, the 18.91 is amazing for that much shelter! Have a good trip.
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Re: Gear List

Postby RoguePhotonic » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:33 pm

The thing could weigh slightly less also because I went with the orange shepherd stakes that weigh 0.28 ounces each rather the the 0.2 ounce ones.

I figured being out there that long I should have something a bit more sturdy.
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