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Gear Record: Cordillera Blanca Traverse (2022)



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ITEMWT. (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 because the 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 nicely 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 Extensive/Modified)       12  Very comfortable / Doubles as makeshift framesheet for pack/  (See 20,000 + mile evaluate).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 selection because the mid 2000s. I typically hear individuals complain in regards to the seals breaking shortly, however I’ve all the time discovered them to be pretty sturdy (4 to six weeks of each day use) when you don’t overfill them. Toaks 700ml Titanium Pot3.1  Toaks Titanium Siphon Alcohol Range 
0.7  Toaks Titanium Alcohol Range Pot Stand1.2  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 selection since 2007.Toothbrush    Toothpaste (mini tube)    Dental Floss   Doubles as stitching threadAntiseptic Wipes (2)   Clear cuts/woundsGauze    Triple Antibiotic Cream (tiny tube)    3M Micropore Medical Tape   Breathable, paper tape / Adheres nicely.Ibuprofen (6)   Stitching Needle   Tenacious Tape/Duct Tape, Mini Tube Tremendous Glue (repairs)             4      0.11 CLOTHES    Rain Pants – Montbell Versalite      3.2  Very mild and water resistant. 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 selection 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  Big fan of this sturdy fleece, which I’ve owned for the previous couple of years / Good lively layer – not too heavy, not too mild/ 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 Powerful Hiker Micro Crew       2.6  Stored dry for sleeping/ Doubled as mittens when temps dipped nicely beneath freezing.Buff (Unique Polyester)      1.4 Beanie, neck/face safety, condensation wipe, comfort retailer holdups if low on money.Montbell Chameece Liner gloves      0.9  Virtually 4 years of standard use and nonetheless going robust / Simply one of the best liner gloves I’ve used.Montbell Dry Tec Over Mittens 3.2           40.6      1.15 MISCELLANEOUS    Cellphone – 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 outcomes to date.Stuff sacks – HMG Cuben Fiber (2)      2.4   Headlamp – Nitecore NU25      1.8  Glorious rechargeable headlamp. More often than not I have a tendency to make use of the low purple setting to protect night time imaginative and prescient. Montbell Path Pockets (orange mannequin)      0.5  Love this little pockets. Use it each on path and off. Orange shade makes it tougher to lose.Swiss Military Traditional      0.7  For a very long time, I actually solely used the tweezers and scissors, however in recent times 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 previous Suunto M-2).  Small pen     0.3   Deuce of Spades potty trowel     0.6   Map Bag – Quart Dimension Ziploc     0.2Retains maps clear, dry & organized.Montbell Alpine Carbon Pole Cam Lock       7.1Upgraded after a few years of utilizing the Fizans, as a result of the truth that I’ve had the twist-lock mechanism fail on me a few occasions in excessive circumstances / Cam (flip) lock is simpler to deal with, safer, and price the additional ounce and a half. (Notice: The 2022 mannequin is lighter, tipping the scales at 6.7 oz).        50.7      1.44       BASE WEIGHTTOTAL    11 lb      5 kg      ITEMS WORN    Shorts – Patagonia Baggies 7″      6.7  Mountaineering shorts of selection since 2014/15. The 7″ are lengthy sufficient that they can be utilized on path however nonetheless look respectable round city. See Assessment.Base layer – Patagonia Tropic Consolation 2 Hoody      6.6  Mild, ethereal, dries shortly, and good solar safety when mixed with the baseball cap.Hat – CDT Baseball Cap      3.2  Footwear – 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      1.6Nonetheless my favorite liner socks, although the present fashions aren’t as sturdy because the pre-2013 variations.Soiled Lady Gaiters      1.2Useful for protecting out dust 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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