Project: 2 day pack - rslt

rslt

Lofty Wiseman
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Completed 22/02/15

Contents
Pack Lowe pro Crag attack 40
Exped Synmat 7.0 inflating mattress with stuff sack as pump
Cocoon pillow
S2S tarp/poncho (wet weather gear)
SPOT messenger (eprb)
One person tent (Tarp tent DW Moment)
Thermarest quilt
Ti cup/pot .9 Lt
Gloves
Toothbrush
Gecko GPS
First aid kit (neurophen and bandage)
Toilet paper
Head torch
Gas stove with lighter and fuel
Spoon
Silk sleeping bag liner

This is for warm weather camping, I would put some clothes in for cooler weather but thats about it.
All up weight: 4.95 Kg
I could lose about 1.2Kg by getting a lighter pack and tarping it instead of a tent.
Food for 2 days: 2kg
Water: 2kg (depending on availability)

Walking weight: 9Kg (variable being water)







All packed, I put the sleeping bag in loosely but it all packs down to about half the size of the pack so plenty of room for food and water.

 

Tezza

Lofty Wiseman
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Nice and small but uncompromising load out mate. Nice kit.
 

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Nice setup rslt. Do you use a garbage bag or drybag to line the pack?
 

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Thats really cool mate. Three additions I would consider are:

- a firesteel (I really like the light my fire scout 2.0). Bics are great but a fire steel is waterproof and won't run out of gas..
- Water filtration system sawyer mini or lifestraw
- Water bottle

Great work mate and thanks for the pics..
 

rslt

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Thanks guys.
I carry a fire steel in my pocket, exactly as I described in my WIP, I never go bush without one it's not in my pack so I didn't include it in the pics, always a knife in my pocket too.
I actually have a life straw somewhere, I usually boil water.
Yep water bottle, usually a 3lt bladder, missed that.

Usually a garbage bag to keep things dry, missed that too.

It's quite minimal but over the years I have just gotten rid of stuff I never use, eg, used to carry a large 1st aid kit, ONLY time I have ever needed it was another walker sprained her ankle, so we bandaged it, 20 years and that's all I have ever used so I just got rid of the rest. O, and paradox/neurophen, helps me sleep. I'll also carry tweezers if down the south coast, for ticks.
 

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Suppose it depends on the terrain you frequent and where you live e.g. some people talk about a two day bushwalk and stick to tracks and cover only a few km's. (I've been in Bushwalking Clubs for 30 years and a weekend trip for us is something completely different e.g. 20-30 km's with few if any tracks).

I wouldn't skimp on a First Aid kit (triangular bandage, etc) - using PLB's should be a LAST resort.

Regardless, you have a nice set up that suits you.
 

rslt

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I would class a decent weekend trip between 15-30 Kay's depending on terrain.
Or a 24 hr period caving.
 
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