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A Day Hiking Gear Checklist

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This is, essentially, a 3-season day hiking gear list, for a day hike pack, configured for the Cascade Mountains.

Depending on weather conditions and traveling conditions & situations, this day hike equipment list will change. The day hike pack weight will be more or less, accordingly (e.g., ice axe and crampons for Spring snow scrambles will add volume and weight).



The Day Hike Gear Checklist

CLOTHES  				          WEIGHT in OUNCES
___  extra socks(1)smartwool l.h. & (1)wigwam liners  	3.77
___  marmot lightweight DriClime thermal bottom         5.11  
___  patagonia expedition fleece gloves			1.62       
___  OR gore-tex "lobster claw" rain mitts		1.31    
___  rei windstop fleece cap (covers ears & neck)	1.62       
___  mec northern lite primaloft vest                   7.94
___  mec northern lite primaloft pullover   	       11.70
___  marmot precip rain/wind jacket w/stuff sack       12.88		     
___  marmot precip rain/wind pants w/stuff sack         7.80 		
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                            Subtotal for Clothes:      53.75

PACKING
___  arc' teryx miura day pack
    (approx 2100 cu in)                                42.26
___  equinox pack rain cover				3.67
                                                      _______
                            Subtotal for Packing:      45.93

NAVIGATION
___  zeiss monocular (in fleece pouch)                  2.25
___  suunto a1000 compass          			0.78
___  maps (2 @ .2 oz per map)				0.40
___  paper, pencil, reading specs  			0.49
___  petzl tikka plus headlamp w/ 6 AAA
     batteries (3 are xtra)                             3.42			
___  (2) white photon micro lights		        0.42 
						     _______  
                         Subtotal for Navigation:       7.55          

ESSENTIALS & OTHER ITEMS
___  first aid kit		                    	6.00				 
___  (*) swiss army classic knife	                 ~
___  (*) waterproof matches				 ~
___  (*) firestarter					 ~ 
___  (*) duct tape					 ~ 
___  (*) fox plastic whistle				 ~ 
___  all (*) items in small freezer bag			3.30				
___  sun glasses in hard case		        	2.61				
___  skin-so-soft bug guard/sun block			3.00
___  sting-eze bug-bite/bee-sting relief		0.78
___  space bag (emergency overnight bivy)  		2.68
___  spf-30 lip balm		     	                0.35			
___  pack towel						1.52 
___  toilet paper					1.50
						     _______  
                   Subtotal for Essentials & Other:    21.95         

WATER
___  katadyn hiker water filter w/stuff sack           11.00			
___  2 platypus 1-liter water bottles			2.00
___  Water (average amount carried)     	       32.00
						     _______  
                            Subtotal for Water:        45.00

FOOD
___  Food (enough for dayhike plus emergency  				               
     rations for at least one good meal)     	       32.00
						     _______  
                            Subtotal for Food:         32.00
        
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                          Total Weight in Ounces:     206.18

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  TOTAL PACK WEIGHT for DAY HIKE:		12 lbs 14.18 oz 
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THE GEAR I WOULD BE WEARING This is typically what I would be wearing while carrying the day pack. Weight in Ounces ___ cotton or wool baseball cap 2.00 ___ marmot lightweight DriClime thermal top 4.85 ___ patagonia activent vest 5.00 ___ altimeter with neck lanyard 2.00 ___ hiking shorts 6.25 ___ smartwool light hiker socks & liners 3.77 ___ montrail hurricane ridge gtx shoes 30.00 ___ msr pure carbon trekking poles 17.00 ----------------------------------------------------
OPTIONS THAT ADD WEIGHT Weight in Ounces ___ OR mini gaitors 3.70 ___ large first aid kit 10.00 (instead of optimist first-aid kit) ___ bug mesh pants 3.00 ___ therm-a-rest open-cell sit pad 5.70 ___ streamline fishing hand-line & tackle 4.00 ___ telescopic fishing rod & daiwa UL7 reel 9.65 ___ olympus epic camera w/xtra film & mini-tripod 7.85 ___ zeiss monocular (in its fleece pouch) 2.25 ___ leica 8x20 binocular (in its fleece pouch) 8.70 (instead of zeiss monocular) ___ camp 6-point light crampons 8.00 ___ kahtoola KTS ultralight 10-point crampons 19.20 ___ camp corsa ultralight ice axe 7.23 ___ voile ultralight snow shovel 23.00 ___ northernlites elite snowshoes 37.75

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  • Day Hike Food

    FOOD: (Take enough for the day & extra for one meal)

    ___ Gorp (nuts, seeds, dried fruit, m&ms)
    ___ Hard Cheese (lasts longer)
    ___ Jerky (beef/turkey) or salami
    ___ Cookies
    ___ Crackers
    ___ Tiger's Milk Bars
    ___ Licorice Sticks
    ___ Kudos
    ___ Bear Valley MealPacks
    ___ PowerBars (Berry)
    ___ Chewing Gum
    ___ Gatorade
    ___ Bagels, English muffins
    ___ String cheese (individually wrapped)
    ___ Chocolate & candy
    ___ Dried fruit (raisins, apples, pears, peaches, bananas)
    ___ Dried meat and fish
    ___ Giant pretzels
    ___ Raw fruit / vegetables
    ___ Nuts
    ___ Pop Tarts
    ___ Fig/Peach/Apple Newtons
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    BACKPACKING:

    Black DiamondBlack Diamond Ultralight Backpacks, Tents, Wings n' Things

    Evernew CookwareEvernew Titanium Cookware

    Hilleberg Ultralight TentsHilleberg The Tentmaker Ultralight Tents

    Integral Designs TentsIntegral Designs Ultralight Shelters, Bivies

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    Ultralight Synthetic BagsUltralight Synthetic Bags

    Ultralight KitchenUltralight Kitchen

    Ultralight RaingearUltralight Raingear

    Ultralight ApparelUltralight Apparel

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  • Other Useful Gear Lists

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    The Day Hiking PackThe Day Hiking Pack


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