Gear List: Berlin High Trail (Austria)


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 because the mid-2000s / I’ve had the DCF mannequin since 2018. Pack Liner (Trash Compactor Bag)         2     Cheap & efficient           18       0.51   SHELTER         Tarptent Aeon Li      16.8     Uber-lite, holds up OK in a storm when pitched low (108cm), and really roomy for one thing which weighs round a pound / Note: I didn’t find yourself utilizing it as I stayed within the winter rooms. Stakes – Easton “Nail” fashions (6)       1.7               18.5       0.52   SLEEPING SYSTEM         Pad – Thermarest NeoAir XLite (Sm)        8     Very comfortable / Doubles as makeshift framesheet for pack (See 20,000 + mile overview) (Note: As with the tent, I didn’t find yourself utilizing it on the BHT). Quilt – Katabatic Alsek 22 (Long / 900fp)      22.2     Conservatively rated 22°F / More than 900 nights utilizing Katabatic quilts since 2011.           30.2       0.86   KITCHEN         LokSak 20×12 (Food Bag)       1.2     Food storage bag of selection because the mid 2000s. I typically hear folks complain concerning the seals breaking rapidly, however I’ve all the time discovered them to be pretty sturdy (4 to six weeks of every day use) in the event you don’t overfill them.  Toaks 700ml Titanium Pot 3.1     Toaks Titanium Siphon Alcohol Stove 
0.7     Toaks Titanium Alcohol Stove Pot Stand 1.2     Titanium Long-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)       It’s been greater than 20 years since I’ve had a case of the runs within the backcountry. I feel an enormous purpose is my diligent use of hand sanitizer. Aquamira (repackaged in dropper bottles)       Purification technique of selection since 2007. Toothbrush         Toothpaste (mini tube)         Dental Floss       Doubles as stitching thread Antiseptic Wipes (2)       Clean cuts/wounds Gauze         Triple Antibiotic Cream (tiny tube)         3M Micropore Medical Tape       Breathable, paper tape / Adheres nicely. Ibuprofen (6)       Sewing Needle       One-armed blind folks can sew higher than I can. Tenacious Tape, Duct Tape, Mini Tube Super Glue (repairs)       To compensate for lack of stitching expertise.             4       0.11   CLOTHES         Rain Pants – Montbell Versalite       3.2     Very gentle and waterproof. Fine for on-trail mountain climbing, care must be taken when heading off-trail/bushwhacking. Thermal Underwear – Montbell Super Merino Middle Weight Tights        6       Rain Jacket – Montbell Torrent Flier        6.5     The latest incarnation of the Torrent Flier. A few ounces lighter than the older mannequin. For off-trail, I favor the heavier 3-Layer Montbell Storm Cruiser. Insulation – Insulation – Montbell Chameece Inner Jacket (No longer made/Replaced by Montbell Chameece Jacket)      8.8     I’ve owned this fleece for the final 4 years / Ideal summer season insulation layer for the Alps– not too heavy, performs nicely when damp, takes the sting off chilly mornings. Insulation – Montbell 1000 Alpine Down Parka       9.1     Great warmth-to-weight ratio. Upgrade over long-time favourite 3-season puffy, the Superior Down Parka. Extra Socks – Darn Tough Hiker Micro Crew        2.6     Kept dry for sleeping/ Doubled as mittens when temps dipped nicely under freezing. Buff (Original Polyester)       1.4   Beanie, neck/face safety, condensation wipe, comfort retailer holdups if low on money. Montbell Chameece Liner gloves       0.9     Almost 4 years of normal use and nonetheless going robust / Easily the very best liner gloves I’ve used, and it’s not even shut. Montbell Dry Tec Over Mittens  3.2                 42.7       1.2   MISCELLANEOUS         Phone – iPhone 11       7.1     Otter Symmetry case for iPhone 11 (orange)       1.3     Camera – Sony RX100 3 + Neoprene digital camera case 11.3     After a couple of years of utilizing solely my cellphone, I bit the images bullet in 2018 and upgraded for the Scotland/Norway journey. Happy with the outcomes to date (Note: In 2021, I went just a little additional down the images rabbit gap and picked up a Sony a6400 / 18-135 mm lens). Stuff sacks – HMG Cuben Fiber (2)       2.4       Headlamp – Nitecore NU25       1.8     Excellent rechargeable headlamp. Most of the time I have a tendency to make use of the low pink setting to protect evening imaginative and prescient.  Montbell Trail Wallet (orange mannequin)       0.5     Love this little pockets. Use it each on path and off. Upgrade from the plastic cardholder. Swiss Army Classic       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, that means that I now use the knife as a lot, or greater than the opposite two options.  Compass – Suunto M-3G Global Pro      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 Size Ziploc      0.2 Keeps maps clear, dry & organized. Salewa Mountain Spikes 11 Similar to Kathoola Microspikes Montbell Alpine Carbon Pole Cam Lock        7.1 Upgraded after a few years of utilizing the Fizans, on account of the truth that I’ve had the twist-lock mechanism fail on me a few occasions in excessive situations / Cam (flip) lock simpler to deal with, safer, and price the additional ounce and a half. (Note: The 2022 mannequin is lighter, tipping the scales at 6.7 oz).           46.5        1.3             BASE WEIGHT TOTAL     10.6 lb       4.8 kg             ITEMS WORN         Shorts – Patagonia Baggies 7″       6.7     Hiking 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 Review. Base layer – Montbell Cool Hoodie       6.6     This was the primary solar hoodie I’ve ever tried and I’ve to say I used to be impressed. Light, ethereal, dries rapidly, the kangaroo pouch was useful for snacks/cellphone/map, and when mixed with the baseball cap, it supplied nice solar safety. Hat – CDT Baseball Cap       3.2     Shoes – Brooks Cascadia 13      23.6     I’ve worn each mannequin of the Cascadias because the 3’s, which got here out greater than a decade in the past. Since that point I’ve tried Altras, La Sportivas, and a few different totally different manufacturers, however I all the time come again to the Cascadias. Socks – REI Merino Wool liners       1.6 Still my favorite liner socks, although the present fashions aren’t as sturdy because the pre-2013 variations. Dirty Girl Gaiters       1.2 Handy for holding out dust and dirt. I’ve been utilizing DG’s since 2007.  Montbell Gore-tex All Round socks 2.2    Timex Ironman Watch       1.4     Cheap, sturdy, gentle, a number of alarms Sunglasses       0.8     Polarized lenses, 100% UV safety, wrap-around.        58.3    1.7             TOTAL WEIGHT       13.7 lb     6.2 kg  


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