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    Post Underscore's final NOBO gear list

    Keep in mind (other threads have touched on this more than enough). Making do with what I had (for the most part). NOT planning on towns/repair stops/motels/hostels/civilization. This is what I will survive off of. Something breaks - I'd better fix it - I break - I'd better press on. I need juice for camera/phone - wait until food resupply day. Only time civilization will see me is when I'm resupplying food, pickup up a mail drop, or hanging with others in the woods!

    Here's the official final gear list (with weights - every ounce weighed and accounted for). Non-flyable items were shipped ahead today to friends picking me up from Atlanta.

    Accurate as of 3/29/12

    BIG4, pack - Kelty Redwing Internal Frame (lined for waterproofing) ((( 51.0 )))
    BIG4, shelter - Eureka Solitaire Solo Tent ((( 51.3 )))
    BIG4, sleep - REI Kilo Plus 0 Sleeping Bag ((( 47.2 )))
    BIG4, sleep- Ύ” Thermarest Closed Cell Pad ((( 13.5 )))
    BIG4 section weight ((( 163 )))

    MISC, tool - Black Minimag LED flashlight ((( 4.8 )))
    MISC, tool – 2xAA batteries ((( 1.7 )))
    MISC, tool – Firestarting kit (Mag striker, matches*, lighter*, firetinder) ((( 2.5 )))
    MISC, tool – Duct tape (wrapped around Nalgene) ((( - )))
    MISC, tool – 60ft 550 para cord (1x S-Biner, 2x Carbiner) ((( 6.8 )))
    MISC, tool – Compass ((( .9 )))
    MISC, tool – pocket/survival knife ((( 2.2 )))
    MISC, extra – Custom designed pack rain cover ((( 1.0 )))
    MISC, extra - Asst ziplock baggies for storage ((( 3.0 )))
    MISC, repair - Gear/clothing/”oh sh--” repair bag ((( 12.5 )))
    MISC section weight ((( 35.4 )))

    COOK, stove – MSR Whisperlite International ((( 12.9 )))
    COOK, stove – 20oz MSR Fuel Bottle ((( 5.7 )))
    COOK, fuel - Fuel bottle weight when full ((( 19 )))

    COOK, container – MSR 750ml stainless pot w/ snap lid ((( 12.2 )))
    COOK, tool – Titanium spork ((( .7 )))
    COOK, h20 – MSR Auto Gravity Filter ((( 14.1 )))
    COOK, h20 – Camelblack bladder (70oz) ((( 6.0 )))
    COOK, h20 – Nalgene bottle (40oz) ((( 6.3 )))
    COOK section weight ((( 76.2 )))

    CLOTHING, base – Dark grey board shorts ((( 8.7 - WORN )))
    CLOTHING, base – Patagonia long sleeve top ((( 8.6 )))
    CLOTHING, base – Patagonia long sleeve top ((( 7.5 )))
    CLOTHING, extra – 2x tshirts ((( 4.7 / 2.3 of which - WORN )))
    CLOTHING, extra – Extra pair of board shorts ((( 6.5 )))
    CLOTHING, extra - Gym shorts for camp lounge/sleep ((( 7.0 )))
    CLOTHING, sack - Clothing ditty bag ((( 1.2 )))
    CLOTHING, feet – Reef camp sandals ((( 16.3 )))
    CLOTHING, feet – Boots (waterproofed) ((( 43.9 - WORN )))
    CLOTHING, feet – Smartwool hiking socks ((( 1.8 - WORN )))
    CLOTHING, feet – Extra pair of socks ((( 1.3 )))
    CLOTHING, protection – Rain poncho ((( 1.0 )))
    CLOTHING, eyes – Sunglasses ((( 1.2 - WORN )))
    CLOTHING, head - Bandanna ((( 1.2 )))
    CLOTHING, iden - AF Dog tags ((( .5 - WORN )))
    CLOTHING, layer – Northface lightweight coat ((( 24.2 ))) (Mailed back at some point)
    CLOTHING section weight (pack )((( 77.1 )))
    CLOTHING section weight (worn)((( 58.4 )))
    CLOTHING section weight (total) ((( 135.5 )))


    HEALTH, standard – Toothbrush, toothpaste, deoderant ((( 6.9 )))
    HEALTH, medicine – Motrin, Doxycycline, Allegra, Singulair, Visine ((( 6.3 )))
    HEALTH, sanitary – TP, baby wipes, hand sanitizer ((( 14.0 )))
    HEALTH section weight ((( 27.2 )))

    EXTRA, info – 2012 AT data book ((( 3.9 )))
    EXTRA, info – 2012 NOBO Guide ((( 8.6 )))
    EXTRA, writing – Moleskins grid/blank, uniball pens ((( 11.4 )))
    EXTRA, read – Machine Man, Max Barry ((( 10.3 )))
    EXTRA, personal – ID, Insurance, Bank card, Cash+small change ((( 1.5 )))
    EXTRA section weight ((( 35.7 )))

    ELECTRONIC, photo – Nikon 1 J1 w/ lenses, 2x batteries, charger ((( 32.4 )))
    ELECTRONIC, photo – Joby Gorilla pod ((( 6.7 )))
    ELECTRONIC, phone – Samsung Charge, charger ((( 8.3 )))
    ELECTRONIC, music – iPod shuffle, headphones, charger ((( 1.1 )))
    ELECTRONIC section weight ((( 48.5 )))


    Total Gear Weight (packed) : 460.1 (28.75 lbs)
    Total Gear Weight (worn) : 58.4 (3.65 lbs)

    Est water weight (when full) : 72.9 (4.56 lbs)
    Est food weight (at restock) : ~~ 128 (8 lbs)
    Total max weight (everything combined) : 719.4 (44.96 lbs)
    My starting body weight (28 - Male - 5’ 7”) : 2800-ish (175 lbs)
    …and he lost himself in those woods, as one would in the desert, till he thought himself bewitched and cut off forever from everything he had known.

    2012-AT Blog - http://underscore-at2012.tumblr.com

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    Good luck. Just did an overnighter with 35lbs on my back, preparing for a week long trek in May. 30 minutes in I'm saying to my self, how can I get rid if some weight? No way am I going to have more then 27lbs (including water) strapped on me. I'm a little older then you, but 6'2" 210lbs. I suggest losing some items. Others are going to tell you what to lose.

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    Thanks! I've done some pretty grueling "hikes" or marches or crawls with heavier packs for some pretty wild distances. My body is going to feel it the first month for sure, my lower back and right knee (MCL) are two huge points of concern, but nothing that'll keep me from trudging through.

    There are obvious "lose this" items on the list (book and photography equip being the main two for almost 42.7 (2.66 lbs). - gym shorts - maybe 1 less long sleeve shirt - switch to gatorade bottles instead. The coat is the one thing I've gone back and forth on - but I expect some chilly nights - and it was either that or a hoodie to hang out around camp in, and the coat was lighter. When the weather stays stable and warm, it'll get mailed back.

    Even sitting here I'm thinking I may shed a single lens and the book. I'm trying to determine if I'll really need my telephoto out there. I know I want my 10mm and then a "normal" lens.

    My goal is to stay as light as I can - while still being able to accomplish things I want to do (reading/writing/photography) while not spending a day hiking. All that while still balancing the larger goal of being in the 10% or whatever that finishes. I'd be nice to see at some of their starting and then ending pack weights.
    …and he lost himself in those woods, as one would in the desert, till he thought himself bewitched and cut off forever from everything he had known.

    2012-AT Blog - http://underscore-at2012.tumblr.com

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    Ok. Final clearly means not final. Even looking it over/thinking about it now that the task is done has helped.

    I'm shaving the 2012 NOBO Guide, Machine Man (loading some digital books onto the phone and using sparingly), a telephoto lens, and cut some duplication out of my oh shi- repair bag.

    That saved me 34.4 (2.15lbs).

    Thinking/adding to this thread out loud.... the gym shorts and extra long sleeve (but man they get stinky, was going to be nice to have a backup) is 14.5 (.9 lbs) that I can shave. Bringing the total loss for 48.9 (3.05 lbs). Ok. Yeah, consider those things removed.
    …and he lost himself in those woods, as one would in the desert, till he thought himself bewitched and cut off forever from everything he had known.

    2012-AT Blog - http://underscore-at2012.tumblr.com

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    List looks good,I like the triple parenthesis....really makes em pop.But let me ask you this,Did you pack an American Flag?

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    Thinking of changing my outfit to red shorts, white shirt, blue hat...

    Or maybe just going super commando and wrapping myself in an American flag. That'll shave all sorts of weight.
    …and he lost himself in those woods, as one would in the desert, till he thought himself bewitched and cut off forever from everything he had known.

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    Don't need the sunglasses. The tree cover will do that for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by underscored View Post
    Thinking of changing my outfit to red shorts, white shirt, blue hat...

    Or maybe just going super commando and wrapping myself in an American flag. That'll shave all sorts of weight.
    Alright ,if you do any night hiking "put a light on it".

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    Quote Originally Posted by RWheeler View Post
    Don't need the sunglasses. The tree cover will do that for you.
    "I wear my sunglasses at night...."

    but really I do feel nakey without them when outside. Not sure why.
    …and he lost himself in those woods, as one would in the desert, till he thought himself bewitched and cut off forever from everything he had known.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheeler View Post
    Don't need the sunglasses. The tree cover will do that for you.
    Sunglasses,Not just for the sun!Wind,Rain,fire,Earth?pretty girl watching but don't want to break the 7 second rule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketsocks View Post
    Sunglasses,Not just for the sun!Wind,Rain,fire,Earth?pretty girl watching but don't want to break the 7 second rule.
    Oh, true. Gotta be able to ogle. Keep the shades in the pack, man. Keep the shades...

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