JMT/gear/aaron

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Gear

  • packs
    • Zpacks ArcBlast
      • 30 lb weight limit
      • $295 + extras
      • Krystle ordered 5/15/15 (expected to arrive mid/late June):
        • Volume: 52 Liters - it was this or 60, close call, both will fit a standard bear can, I thought 60 might be a bit too bulky for me
        • Color: All Army Green w/ Black accents - was tempted by orange and indigo but was swayed by green being a good stashing color
        • Torso Height: Shortest (18 inches) - as per measurements & email to Zpacks
        • Belt Length: Small (26 inches and up) - current pack measures 22", get lumbar pad if too big
        • Shoulder Pouch
        • Key Pocket (.2 oz)
        • Ice Axe Loops (Both Sides) (.1 oz) - for future mountaineering adventures
        • Trekking Pole Holders, One Side (.2 oz)
        • Shock Cord Lashing (.5 oz) - to compress for use as day pack
      • Aaron got a 60L, grey, 19" with two side pockets, shock cord lashing, and a key pocket.
    • Skurka recommended ULA Circuit
      • 30 lb weight limit
      • $225 including extras
  • bear cans (rent?)
  • shoes
    • main shoes (vivos? minimalist?)
      • Krystle ordered Altra Superior 1.5 on 5/14
        • Joe recommended - many people used them on JMT & PCT, zero drop but thicker sole than Vivos, better for rocky Sierras terrain
        • Someone somewhere on the Internet said Superior dries more quickly than Lone Peak, but I did not confirm; these seem meshy and quick drying though.
        • Superior 2.0 is more expensive and looks so blocky and I have skinny feet so
        • I love the velcro in the back for gaiters
    • camp shoes (flip flops? xeros?)
      • also for stream crossings
  • tent (note: apply additional waterproofing)
    • Big Agnes Jack Rabbit SL2
      • Weight: 4 lbs 2.7 oz / 66.7 oz (source)
        • Could save a little weight by using my titanium stakes, how many stakes does this tent actually need? Come with 10 that weigh 5.1 oz total, my 6 weigh 1.3 oz
      • removable rain fly for stargazing (though this can easily be arranged outside of the tent as well)
      • freestanding
    • Six Moon Designs Lunar Duo Outfitter
      • Weight: 3 lbs 10.3 oz / 57 oz
      • more spacious (floor space 34 ft^2)
  • tarp/groundcloth/footprint
  • trekking poles
  • sunblock
  • sunglasses
  • gaiters
  • camera
  • maps/navigation
  • biodegradable soap (bronner's?)
  • hand sanitizer
  • wipes
  • stove & fuel
  • cooking kit
  • knife/multitool/utensils
  • udigit
  • first aid/emergency kit
    • bandaids
    • secondskin
    • moleskin
    • bodyglide
    • pepto
    • immodium AD
    • painkillers
    • aspirin
    • epipen
    • duct tape
    • superglue
    • needle + thread
    • waterproof matches
    • water treatment tablets
    • bug bite treatment
    • lighter
  • compass
  • emergency whistle
  • medication
    • inhalers
    • pill
  • clothing
    • base layers
    • swimming stuff
    • Mid-weight insulation
      • North Face Thermo Ball
    • rain shell
      • Aaron's going w the OR Helium II
      • Krystle - Sierra Designs cagoule
    • socks
    • underwear
    • shorts
    • gloves
  • microtowel(s)
  • sleeping pads
    • Therm-a-rest NeoAir XLite (womens — smaller, lighter, warmer)
  • sleeping bags/quilts (Jesse recommends rated down to 20 deg)
    • liner?
    • K to buy...some options:
      • prodigy 26 oz / $170
      • spirit quilt 21 oz / $215
      • DIY 24 oz / way cheaper (primaloft available here)
        • alternative: 2 layers of climashield apex. Primaloft sport wears faster, isn't as effective of an insulator (warmth to weight ratio). Primaloft Gold is great but really hard to find.
  • hat/cap/beanie
  • bug repellant
  • itty bitty foam roller
  • water filter
  • water bottles/containers
  • glasses/contacts stuff
  • toothbrush
  • paper towels
  • zip lock bags
  • headlamps, flashlights
  • batteries
  • watch
  • ID, health insurance card, cash, debit card
  • emergency contact info
  • lip balm
  • paper and pen
  • nail clippers