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#98463 - 06/21/08 09:11 AM my gear list for edit
yosefi Offline
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Registered: 06/21/08
Posts: 1
hey everybody,

i'm going to north manitou island in a few days and it's the first trip i've planned myself (more or less), so I was wondering if anyone could help me out by reviewing my list of materials and seeing if there's anything obviously missing...

backpack with rain cover

2 nalgenes

rain fly

water filter

mess kit

sleeping bag/sleeping pad

tent

stove

cooking utensils

food for as many days plus one extra

first aid

rope to hang packs

bathing clothes/towel

clothes (1 pair zip off pants, 1 long, 1 short sleeve shirt; rain suit; wool sweater

hiking boots/crocs

flashlight

knife

roll of t.p. and "bowel trowel"

stuff bags/garbage bags to organize/carry waste

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this is just a general list, there are other smaller items i plan to bring but didn't mention here. just wanted to make sure i've got the bigger items...thanks

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#98464 - 06/22/08 05:46 PM Re: my gear list for edit [Re: yosefi]
Tango61 Offline
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Registered: 12/27/05
Posts: 931
Loc: East Texas Piney Woods

Yosefi,
This looks like a pretty good basic list. You can look at the non-forum part of this web site and there are some really good list.
Be sure and give us a trip report.

Tango61

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#98465 - 06/22/08 06:03 PM Re: my gear list for edit [Re: yosefi]
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Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 6760
Loc: Gateway to Columbia Gorge
You could compare yours with the gear lists on the home page of this forum (in the left-hand column--there's a 7-day list and a 3-day list). That will give you an idea of whether you've left out something important. I hope you're weighing this stuff! I have everything listed on a spreadsheet, with weights. While this was a big help in getting my pack weight down, its main purpose now is as a checklist which I print out before every trip.

Is the "rainfly" part of your tent or a separate tarp? If it's part of your tent, just include it with the tent. If it's a separate tarp, do you really need it?
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#98466 - 06/22/08 09:00 PM Re: my gear list for edit [Re: yosefi]
Jimshaw Offline
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Registered: 10/22/03
Posts: 3973
Loc: Bend, Oregon
Yosefi
Welcome
Generally we like for people to fill in some of their profile if they are gonna ask questions. I had to look up Manitou islad (Lake Michigan). We know nothing about you. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" /> Do you live in Wisconsin? ARe you prepared for the weather out there? You didn't list any leg insulation, will it be that warm that you don't need a jacket at night? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />


This is a very generic list for someone leaving "in a few days". It is very hard to critique, but somehow a list with "mess kit" in it just doesn't sound like you have assembled this stuff yet nor do you have specific plans about what to get. I think you need a lot more help than you think.
Jim <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />
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#98467 - 06/22/08 09:42 PM Re: my gear list for edit [Re: yosefi]
lori Offline
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Registered: 01/22/08
Posts: 2801
It's hard when you're being generic - bathing clothes/towel could weigh 5 lbs or less than 1, depending on what they're made of. Mess kit could be a pot and cup, or a complete kit of nonstick cookware with spatula, BBQ fork, and two burner kerosene stove.

Also hard for those of us unfamiliar with the area - what are the temps where you're going at this time of year? Are you taking enough clothes, or too many?
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