Gear Checklist: Berlin Excessive Path (Austria)

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ITEM WT. (OZ) SUB (oz) SUB (kg) COMMENTS           BACKPACK         MLD Burn DCF        16     Ultralight, frameless, slim profile – I’ve been utilizing completely different incarnations of the Burn for the reason that mid-2000s / I’ve had the DCF mannequin since 2018. Pack Liner (Trash Compactor Bag)         2     Low-cost & efficient           18       0.51   SHELTER         Tarptent Aeon Li      16.8     Uber-lite, holds up OK in a storm when pitched low (108cm), and really roomy for one thing which weighs round a pound / Observe: I didn’t find yourself utilizing it as I stayed within the winter rooms. Stakes – Easton “Nail” fashions (6)       1.7               18.5       0.52   SLEEPING SYSTEM         Pad – Thermarest NeoAir XLite (Sm)        8     Very comfortable / Doubles as makeshift framesheet for pack (See 20,000 + mile evaluate) (Observe: As with the tent, I didn’t find yourself utilizing it on the BHT). Quilt – Katabatic Alsek 22 (Lengthy / 900fp)      22.2     Conservatively rated 22°F / Greater than 900 nights utilizing Katabatic quilts since 2011.           30.2       0.86   KITCHEN         LokSak 20×12 (Meals Bag)       1.2     Meals storage bag of alternative for the reason that mid 2000s. I typically hear folks complain concerning the seals breaking rapidly, however I’ve at all times discovered them to be pretty sturdy (4 to six weeks of day by day use) if you happen to don’t overfill them.  Toaks 700ml Titanium Pot 3.1     Toaks Titanium Siphon Alcohol Range 
0.7     Toaks Titanium Alcohol Range Pot Stand 1.2     Titanium Lengthy-handled spoon       0.7     SmartWater Bottles 1 LT (2)       2.6                 9.5       0.27   FIRST AID / HYGIENE         Sunscreen (repackaged in tiny bottle)         Hand Sanitizer (repackaged in dropper bottle)       It’s been greater than 20 years since I’ve had a case of the runs within the backcountry. I feel a giant purpose is my diligent use of hand sanitizer. Aquamira (repackaged in dropper bottles)       Purification technique of alternative since 2007. Toothbrush         Toothpaste (mini tube)         Dental Floss       Doubles as stitching thread Antiseptic Wipes (2)       Clear cuts/wounds Gauze         Triple Antibiotic Cream (tiny tube)         3M Micropore Medical Tape       Breathable, paper tape / Adheres properly. Ibuprofen (6)       Stitching Needle       One-armed blind folks can sew higher than I can. Tenacious Tape, Duct Tape, Mini Tube Tremendous Glue (repairs)       To compensate for lack of stitching abilities.             4       0.11   CLOTHES         Rain Pants – Montbell Versalite       3.2     Very mild and water resistant. Tremendous for on-trail climbing, care must be taken when heading off-trail/bushwhacking. Thermal Underwear – Montbell Tremendous Merino Center Weight Tights        6       Rain Jacket – Montbell Torrent Flier        6.5     The latest incarnation of the Torrent Flier. A few ounces lighter than the older mannequin. For off-trail, I desire the heavier 3-Layer Montbell Storm Cruiser. Insulation – Insulation – Montbell Chameece Inside Jacket (Now not made/Changed by Montbell Chameece Jacket)      8.8     I’ve owned this fleece for the final 4 years / Ultimate summer season insulation layer for the Alps– not too heavy, performs properly when damp, takes the sting off chilly mornings. Insulation – Montbell 1000 Alpine Down Parka       9.1     Nice warmth-to-weight ratio. Improve over long-time favourite 3-season puffy, the Superior Down Parka. Further Socks – Darn Robust Hiker Micro Crew        2.6     Stored dry for sleeping/ Doubled as mittens when temps dipped properly beneath freezing. Buff (Authentic Polyester)       1.4   Beanie, neck/face safety, condensation wipe, comfort retailer holdups if low on money. Montbell Chameece Liner gloves       0.9     Nearly 4 years of normal use and nonetheless going robust / Simply one of the best liner gloves I’ve used, and it’s not even shut. Montbell Dry Tec Over Mittens  3.2                 42.7       1.2   MISCELLANEOUS         Cellphone – iPhone 11       7.1     Otter Symmetry case for iPhone 11 (orange)       1.3     Digital camera – Sony RX100 3 + Neoprene digital camera case 11.3     After a number of years of utilizing solely my telephone, I bit the pictures bullet in 2018 and upgraded for the Scotland/Norway journey. Proud of the outcomes to this point (Observe: In 2021, I went a bit additional down the pictures rabbit gap and picked up a Sony a6400 / 18-135 mm lens). Stuff sacks – HMG Cuben Fiber (2)       2.4       Headlamp – Nitecore NU25       1.8     Wonderful rechargeable headlamp. More often than not I have a tendency to make use of the low pink setting to protect evening imaginative and prescient.  Montbell Path Pockets (orange mannequin)       0.5     Love this little pockets. Use it each on path and off. Improve from the plastic cardholder. Swiss Military Traditional       0.7     For a very long time, I actually solely used the tweezers and scissors, however lately I’ve carried extra cheese and veggies on shorter hikes, that means that I now use the knife as a lot, or greater than the opposite two options.  Compass – Suunto M-3G International Professional      1.6     Adjustable declination and globally balanced needle (extra responsive than my previous Suunto M-2).  Small pen      0.3       Deuce of Spades potty trowel      0.6       Map Bag – Quart Measurement Ziploc      0.2 Retains maps clear, dry & organized. Salewa Mountain Spikes 11 Much like Kathoola Microspikes Montbell Alpine Carbon Pole Cam Lock        7.1 Upgraded after a few years of utilizing the Fizans, as a consequence of the truth that I’ve had the twist-lock mechanism fail on me a few instances in excessive situations / Cam (flip) lock simpler to deal with, safer, and price the additional ounce and a half. (Observe: The 2022 mannequin is lighter, tipping the scales at 6.7 oz).           46.5        1.3             BASE WEIGHT TOTAL     10.6 lb       4.8 kg             ITEMS WORN         Shorts – Patagonia Baggies 7″       6.7     Mountaineering shorts of alternative since 2014/15. The 7″ are lengthy sufficient that they can be utilized on path however nonetheless look respectable round city. See Assessment. Base layer – Montbell Cool Hoodie       6.6     This was the primary solar hoodie I’ve ever tried and I’ve to say I used to be impressed. Gentle, ethereal, dries rapidly, the kangaroo pouch was helpful for snacks/telephone/map, and when mixed with the baseball cap, it supplied nice solar safety. Hat – CDT Baseball Cap       3.2     Footwear – Brooks Cascadia 13      23.6     I’ve worn each mannequin of the Cascadias for the reason that 3’s, which got here out greater than a decade in the past. Since that point I’ve tried Altras, La Sportivas, and a few different completely different manufacturers, however I at all times come again to the Cascadias. Socks – REI Merino Wool liners       1.6 Nonetheless my favorite liner socks, although the present fashions aren’t as sturdy because the pre-2013 variations. Soiled Lady Gaiters       1.2 Useful for conserving out filth and dirt. I’ve been utilizing DG’s since 2007.  Montbell Gore-tex All Spherical socks 2.2    Timex Ironman Watch       1.4     Low-cost, sturdy, mild, a number of alarms Sun shades       0.8     Polarized lenses, 100% UV safety, wrap-around.        58.3    1.7             TOTAL WEIGHT       13.7 lb     6.2 kg  


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