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    Default 12 days out, Gear Check

    Hey all! I fly out the 12th, will summit on the thirteenth! Just working on the few things I am missing, wanting to get some input. Also, I'm just planning on a mail drop to monson, and winging it from there. That sound ok? Maybe one or two maildrops after that?

    anyways, heres the list:

    Kelty Shadow 4500 with pack cover
    15 degree synth sleeping bag
    Kelty crestone solo tent
    6ft foam sleeping pad (walmart variety)

    Pocket Rocket
    1lg 1 small titanium pot with grabby grabbers
    spork
    lighter


    Headlamp, extra batts
    50' paracord
    Hiking poles (these might be to heavy to bring..got them from a liquidation store)
    10 liter dry bag
    2liter bladder
    2x nalgene or gatorade bottles
    aqua mira x2
    trowel
    small waterproof box
    magnesium firestarter
    knife

    2 pair mid,1 pair heavy smartwool socks
    1 pair of convertible pants
    2 lightweight synth athletic T's
    1 long sleeve synth shirt
    1 fleece
    1x Rain jacket and rain pants
    gloves
    1x generic base layer (top and bottom)
    2 pair give n go boxers
    2 bandanas
    sunglasses

    Ace Bandage
    curlex roll bandage gauze x2
    4x4's
    small roll med tape
    Ibuprofen

    Hand sanitizer
    tooth brush
    toothpaste


    companion guide book

    phone, charger charger
    camera, charger

    might have missed a thing or two...but what do you think!

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    Looks a lot like my list.
    Of course you have toilet paper.
    I would bring the poles or use a couple sticks or one solid staff.
    Looks pretty good.
    Duct Tape.
    Last edited by Mountain Wildman; 06-30-2010 at 17:59. Reason: addition

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    Have you practiced with the mag fire starter?
    May be weight that you never use. Mine stays home because in a survival situation, it is HARD work to use. My thoughts are that in a survival situation, I may not be able to use it.
    Curse you Perry the Platypus!

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    I used to carry the Magnesium Fire Starter, I switched it out for a Misch Fire Steel.

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    Just an FYI... you can easily get all you need in Monson to get to Stratton (70 miles away) which has a decent grocery store.

    Or you could get a little in Monson and send a small drop to the PO in Caratunk which is halfway between Monson and Stratton if you wanted to travel light.

    List looks good 'cept I'd leave the trowel and fire starter thingy and add maps.

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    I have not used or practiced with the firestarter, it was actually a gift, so it got thrown in the mix. Duct tape had slipped my mind, need to go pick some up. I actually like the trowel, its pretty sturdy, I can brandish it at someone and then run away

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    By all means, bring the poles!
    If nothing else, the heavy ones will explain why the good ones are worth the money.
    Have a great hike!

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    Some observations:

    camp shoes (also useful for stream crossings)
    does water bladder have hydration tube for drinking on the go?
    2 pots?!?
    2 sets aqua mira?!? - consider bouncing one
    consider bouncing Companion parts
    pencil
    sm notebook
    needle for draining blisters
    insect repellent
    head net
    ear plugs
    whistle

    Concur:
    hiking poles
    maps
    duct tape

    Good Luck and Have Fun! Have you already made reservations for Katahdin Strm CG?

    See you on the trail,
    mt squid

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain squid View Post
    Some observations:

    camp shoes (also useful for stream crossings)
    does water bladder have hydration tube for drinking on the go?
    2 pots?!?
    2 sets aqua mira?!? - consider bouncing one
    consider bouncing Companion parts
    pencil
    sm notebook
    needle for draining blisters
    insect repellent
    head net
    ear plugs
    whistle

    Concur:
    hiking poles
    maps
    duct tape

    Good Luck and Have Fun! Have you already made reservations for Katahdin Strm CG?

    See you on the trail,
    mt squid
    I might pick up some camp shoes, something like crocs? The bladder does indeed have a bite tube thingy at the end. I'm bringing the 2 (4 bottles) of aquamira because I just dont like having to plan ahead, same goes for the companion guide . I probably will pick up a small journal. I might pass out if I stab myself with a needle, lol. I'm passing on the headnet, I can pick something up at somepoint if I think I'll need one, I hear mixed reviews on necessity after June. Earplugs I'll need to snag.

    Registration at TS 14 for the 13th!

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