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Equipment Checklist: Cordillera Blanca Traverse (2022)

ITEM WT. (OZ) SUB (ounces) SUB (kg) COMMENTS           BACKPACK         MLD Burn DCF        16     Ultralight, frameless, slender profile – I’ve been the use of other incarnations of the Burn because the mid-2000s / I’ve had the DCF type since 2018. Pack Liner (Trash Compactor Bag)         2     Reasonable & efficient           18       0.51   SHELTER         Tarptent Aeon Li      16.8     Uber-lite, holds up lovely neatly in stormy prerequisites when pitched low (108cm)/ Very roomy for one thing which weighs round a pound. Mix of fashions (6) – Most commonly MSR Groundhogs with a few shepherd’s hooks.       1.7               18.5       0.52   SLEEPING SYSTEM         Pad – Thermarest NeoAir XLite (Common Broad/Changed)        12     Very comfortable / Doubles as makeshift framesheet for pack/  (See 20,000 + mile overview). Duvet – Katabatic Alsek 22 (Lengthy / 900fp)      22.2     Conservatively rated 22°F / Greater than 900 nights the use of Katabatic quilts since 2011.           34.2       0.97   KITCHEN         LokSak 20×12 (Meals Bag)       1.2     Meals garage bag of selection because the mid 2000s. I continuously listen folks whinge in regards to the seals breaking briefly, however I’ve at all times discovered them to be rather sturdy (4 to six weeks of day by day use) when you 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)       Aquamira (repackaged in dropper bottles)       Purification manner of selection since 2007. Toothbrush         Toothpaste (mini tube)         Dental Floss       Doubles as stitching thread Antiseptic Wipes (2)       Blank cuts/wounds Gauze         Triple Antibiotic Cream (tiny tube)         3M Micropore Scientific Tape       Breathable, paper tape / Adheres neatly. Ibuprofen (6)       Stitching Needle       Tenacious Tape/Duct Tape, Mini Tube Tremendous Glue (upkeep)                   4       0.11   CLOTHES         Rain Pants – Montbell Versalite       3.2     Very mild and waterproof. Positive for on-trail mountaineering, care must be taken when heading off-trail/bushwhacking. Thermal Lingerie – Montbell Tremendous Merino Center Weight Tights        6       Rain Jacket – Montbell Top Dry Shell       7.5     Double thumbs up. Rain jacket of selection the previous couple of years. I’ve discovered it to be harder than the spiel at the Montbell web page would point out. Insulation – Insulation – Montane Allez Hoodie       6.7     Large fan of this sturdy fleece, which I’ve owned for the previous couple of years / Just right energetic layer – now not too heavy, now not too mild/ Great becoming hood. Insulation – Montbell 1000 Alpine Down Parka       9.1     Nice warmth-to-weight ratio. Improve over long-time favourite 3-season puffy, the Awesome Down Parka. Additional Socks – Darn Difficult Hiker Micro Workforce        2.6     Stored dry for dozing/ Doubled as mittens when temps dipped neatly underneath freezing. Buff (Unique Polyester)       1.4   Beanie, neck/face coverage, condensation wipe, comfort retailer holdups if low on money. Montbell Chameece Liner gloves       0.9     Nearly 4 years of normal use and nonetheless going sturdy / Simply the most efficient liner gloves I’ve used. Montbell Dry Tec Over Mittens  3.2                 40.6       1.15   MISCELLANEOUS         Telephone – iPhone 11       7.1     Otter Symmetry case for iPhone 11 (orange)       1.3     Digital camera – Sony A6400  27     Upgraded to the A6400 with an 18-135mm lens in 2020. Proud of the effects thus far. Stuff sacks – HMG Cuben Fiber (2)       2.4       Headlamp – Nitecore NU25       1.8     Superb rechargeable headlamp. As a rule I generally tend to make use of the low pink surroundings to maintain night time imaginative and prescient.  Montbell Path Pockets (orange type)       0.5     Love this little pockets. Use it each on path and stale. Orange colour makes it tougher to lose. Swiss Military Vintage       0.7     For a very long time, I actually most effective 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 World Professional      1.6     Adjustable declination and globally balanced needle (extra responsive than my outdated Suunto M-2).  Small pen      0.3       Deuce of Spades potty trowel      0.6       Map Bag – Quart Dimension Ziploc      0.2 Helps to keep maps blank, dry & arranged. Montbell Alpine Carbon Pole Cam Lock        7.1 Upgraded after a few years of the use of the Fizans, because of the truth that I’ve had the twist-lock mechanism fail on me a few occasions in excessive prerequisites / Cam (turn) lock is more straightforward to take care of, extra protected, and price the additional ounce and a part. (Notice: The 2022 type is lighter, tipping the scales at 6.7 ounces).           50.7       1.44              BASE WEIGHT TOTAL     11 lb       5 kg             ITEMS WORN         Shorts – Patagonia Baggies 7″       6.7     Climbing shorts of selection since 2014/15. The 7″ are lengthy sufficient that they are able to be used on path however nonetheless glance decent round the town. See Evaluate. Base layer – Patagonia Tropic Convenience 2 Hoody       6.6     Mild, ethereal, dries briefly, and excellent solar coverage when mixed with the baseball cap. Hat – CDT Baseball Cap       3.2     Sneakers – L. a. Sportiva Extremely Raptors (measurement 46.5)       26.4     Transformed to the Extremely Raptors for prolonged stretches in rugged terrain a few years in the past. Double thumbs up. Amazingly sturdy. 600 miles plus in line with pair. 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. Grimy Woman Gaiters       1.2 At hand for conserving out filth and dirt. I’ve been the use of DG’s since 2007.  GPS Watch – Suunto Ambit3 Top       3     Just right battery existence and GPS accuracy. Sun shades       0.8     Polarized lenses, 100% UV coverage, wrap-around.        49.6    1.41             TOTAL WEIGHT       14 lb     6.4 kg  

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