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    Default Lightweight backpacking gear: The survey

    I created a Google Form asking what lightweight gear you carry. My hope in putting it together is to help hikers (such as myself) find lightweight equipment easier. Hopefully it'll take some of the sting and sticker shock out of gearing up, and give everyone a snapshot of what others are carrying. Before getting to the trail.

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QNi...zuGiU/viewform

    Anyone who fills out the "survey" will have access to the results. On top of that, I'll set the spreadsheet that the form creates to public and post it below in this thread once someone responds. Google doesn't create the spreadsheet until someone responds.
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    I did it, but I don't think I did it right. I was waiting for a place to type in weights, separately from my gear list.

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    Just filled it out. Thanks intreasted in seeing others responses
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    This link should work if you want to view all responses. Thanks for those who have input data so far. I think this may be able to help a lot of people.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing
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    I think I set it so you can edit your responses. Yeah, Google Forms doesn't let you do multiple entries under one heading, so I chose "paragraph" mode so you can just type in all the details conversationally under each piece of gear. Weight, price, commentary if you want to ... or not.

    Quote Originally Posted by DuneElliot View Post
    I did it, but I don't think I did it right. I was waiting for a place to type in weights, separately from my gear list.
    Hiking is the best teacher, it grades on a curve.
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    It will be interesting to see it all combined and see what items crop up time and again. I think the one thing you missed was cook pot. I carry a plastic cup for coffee, but also have a cooking pot but didn't see a place to list it.

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    I will put it in there

    Quote Originally Posted by DuneElliot View Post
    It will be interesting to see it all combined and see what items crop up time and again. I think the one thing you missed was cook pot. I carry a plastic cup for coffee, but also have a cooking pot but didn't see a place to list it.
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    It would be nice to be able to edit after posting it. I'm line 7

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    You should be able to, pretty sure that I allowed user edits...let me check.

    Quote Originally Posted by show me the monkey View Post
    It would be nice to be able to edit after posting it. I'm line 7
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    I checked the box that said "show respondents a link to edit their responses" which is the only control Google Forms gives you to control that. Hope that helps. I'll continue to play around with it to see if I can find a solution.
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    This is pretty cool to see others responses. Sorry I read about the paragraph feature so I elaborated to much! I do have weights and cost for everything because I am a Weanie!
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    gbolt,

    I think the level of detail that responders give really helps those wondering what their options are, based on what people are actually using (as opposed to advertising hype) so thank you. For everyone who wants to go back multiple times to see more responses, just click on the original link.
    Once you get to the page, click on the "responses" tab up at the top. The format is really much easier to read than trying to access the spreadsheet.

    Quote Originally Posted by gbolt View Post
    This is pretty cool to see others responses. Sorry I read about the paragraph feature so I elaborated to much! I do have weights and cost for everything because I am a Weanie!
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    Filled it out...I keep my whole gear list in Google Sheets with weights

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    So far there have been 18 responses and there is a lot of great gear listed. If you missed it the first time around, what I've posted is a survey with all paragraph type answers. Once you complete the survey adding your own gear, you'll have access to the other answers.

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QNi...zuGiU/viewform
    Hiking is the best teacher, it grades on a curve.
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    I did it, the layering form was a little too in depth for me. I don't bring a lot of extra clothes
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