Sunday, October 1, 2023

Gear Record: Cordillera Blanca Traverse (2022)

ITEM WT. (OZ) SUB (oz) SUB (kg) COMMENTS           BACKPACK         MLD Burn DCF        16     Ultralight, frameless, slim profile – I’ve been utilizing totally different incarnations of the Burn for the reason that mid-2000s / I’ve had the DCF mannequin since 2018. Pack Liner (Trash Compactor Bag)         2     Low cost & efficient           18       0.51   SHELTER         Tarptent Aeon Li      16.8     Uber-lite, holds up fairly properly in stormy circumstances when pitched low (108cm)/ Very roomy for one thing which weighs round a pound. Combination of fashions (6) – Principally MSR Groundhogs with a few shepherd’s hooks.       1.7               18.5       0.52   SLEEPING SYSTEM         Pad – Thermarest NeoAir XLite (Common Broad/Modified)        12     Very cozy / Doubles as makeshift framesheet for pack/  (See 20,000 + mile overview). Quilt – Katabatic Alsek 22 (Lengthy / 900fp)      22.2     Conservatively rated 22°F / Greater than 900 nights utilizing Katabatic quilts since 2011.           34.2       0.97   KITCHEN         LokSak 20×12 (Meals Bag)       1.2     Meals storage bag of alternative for the reason that mid 2000s. I usually hear individuals complain in regards to the seals breaking rapidly, however I’ve at all times discovered them to be pretty 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 methodology of alternative since 2007. Toothbrush         Toothpaste (mini tube)         Dental Floss       Doubles as stitching thread Antiseptic Wipes (2)       Clear cuts/wounds Gauze         Triple Antibiotic Cream (tiny tube)         3M Micropore Medical Tape       Breathable, paper tape / Adheres properly. Ibuprofen (6)       Stitching Needle       Tenacious Tape/Duct Tape, Mini Tube Tremendous Glue (repairs)                   4       0.11   CLOTHES         Rain Pants – Montbell Versalite       3.2     Very gentle and waterproof. Effective for on-trail mountain climbing, care must be taken when heading off-trail/bushwhacking. Thermal Underwear – Montbell Tremendous Merino Center Weight Tights        6       Rain Jacket – Montbell Peak Dry Shell       7.5     Double thumbs up. Rain jacket of alternative the previous couple of years. I’ve discovered it to be extra sturdy than the spiel on the Montbell web site would point out. Insulation – Insulation – Montane Allez Hoodie       6.7     Enormous fan of this sturdy fleece, which I’ve owned for the previous couple of years / Good energetic layer – not too heavy, not too gentle/ Good becoming hood. Insulation – Montbell 1000 Alpine Down Parka       9.1     Nice warmth-to-weight ratio. Improve over long-time favourite 3-season puffy, the Superior Down Parka. Additional Socks – Darn Robust Hiker Micro Crew        2.6     Stored dry for sleeping/ Doubled as mittens when temps dipped properly beneath freezing. Buff (Authentic Polyester)       1.4   Beanie, neck/face safety, condensation wipe, comfort retailer holdups if low on money. Montbell Chameece Liner gloves       0.9     Nearly 4 years of standard use and nonetheless going sturdy / Simply the perfect 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. Pleased with the outcomes thus far. Stuff sacks – HMG Cuben Fiber (2)       2.4       Headlamp – Nitecore NU25       1.8     Wonderful rechargeable headlamp. More often than not I have a tendency to make use of the low crimson setting to protect evening imaginative and prescient.  Montbell Path Pockets (orange mannequin)       0.5     Love this little pockets. Use it each on path and off. Orange coloration makes it more durable to lose. Swiss Military Traditional       0.7     For a very long time, I actually solely used the tweezers and scissors, however lately I’ve carried extra cheese and veggies on shorter hikes, which means that I now use the knife as a lot or greater than the opposite two options.  Compass – Suunto M-3G International 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 Measurement Ziploc      0.2 Retains maps clear, dry & organized. Montbell Alpine Carbon Pole Cam Lock        7.1 Upgraded after a few years of utilizing the Fizans, attributable to the truth that I’ve had the twist-lock mechanism fail on me a few instances in excessive circumstances / Cam (flip) lock is simpler to deal with, safer, and price the additional ounce and a half. (Word: The 2022 mannequin is lighter, tipping the scales at 6.7 oz).           50.7       1.44              BASE WEIGHT TOTAL     11 lb       5 kg             ITEMS WORN         Shorts – Patagonia Baggies 7″       6.7     Climbing shorts of alternative since 2014/15. The 7″ are lengthy sufficient that they can be utilized on path however nonetheless look respectable round city. See Evaluation. Base layer – Patagonia Tropic Consolation 2 Hoody       6.6     Mild, ethereal, dries rapidly, and good solar safety when mixed with the baseball cap. Hat – CDT Baseball Cap       3.2     Sneakers – La 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 per 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. Soiled Lady Gaiters       1.2 Useful for protecting out grime and dust. I’ve been utilizing DG’s since 2007.  GPS Watch – Suunto Ambit3 Peak       3     Good battery life and GPS accuracy. Sun shades       0.8     Polarized lenses, 100% UV safety, wrap-around.        49.6    1.41             TOTAL WEIGHT       14 lb     6.4 kg  

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