I consider myself a lightweight hiker. Not going for ultralight. My goal is somewhere in the middle of ultralight and too damn heavy. Whenever I get too caught up in counting ounces, I remind myself that people used to hike long trails with like 80 pound packs.

As of the time of this writing, my base weight is roughly 17 pounds, give or take a little.

This page is still a work in progress, both in formatting and content.

The Big 3

Backpack – Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60

Tent – Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 1

Sleeping Quilt – Enlightened Equipment Revelation 20 Degree 950 Fill Long/Regular (black/orange)

Gossamer Gear Mariposa 6033pack
Trash Compactor Bag1pack liner
Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL1 28.4Does not include footprint, poles, or stakes
Footprint4.8quick tent set up for rain
GG Titanium Stakes3.4 6 stakes + 3 regular + GG Cuben stuff sack
Tent poles10.2
Thermarest XLite18.2sleeping pad
Thermarest ZLite SOL14sleeping pad
EE Revelation 20 Degree 950 Fill29sleeping quilt
Hyperlite stuffsack/pillow 1.69pillow
MSR PocketRocket?
Mini bic lighter.4to light stove
GSI Outdoors compact scraper.4clean up
Snow Peak Titanium Spork .5
GSI Outdoors Infinity Backpacker Mug3.5coffee/cold soaking cup
GG Liteflex Hiking Umbrella8.4sun and rain protection
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork Trekking Poles 18trekking poles
Biolite Headlamp 2.5rechargeable
iPhone 14 ?includes Lifeproof case
Anker Battery Pack and iPhone cord 5.7to recharge electronics
ZPacks Cuben Fiber Food Bag 1.3to keep critters out
OP LokSak Food Bag 1to mask scents
1L Smart Water Bottles (3)4.35empty weight
Compass 1
Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter in Ziploc 5includes backflush syringe – may replace w katadyn befree
2L CNOC Water bladder with zip top?for long desert stretches – may use CNOC 2L bladder
extra velcro for gaiters and gear.3may put in bounce box
REI Snow Stake .9for digging catholes
GG Swiss Army Knife .8knife/scissors
Sea 2 Summit Headnet 1bug protection
Suntactics sCharger 5 7to charge battery/electronics
Ben’s DEET wipes 1.2for hardcore bugs
Zpacks Cuben Fiber Wallet .22cash, cards, ID
Sharpie.3can come in handy
REI small towel .75dry feet, dishes, etc
1 Gallon Ziploc.4garbage bag