A Backpacking List: 3 Days Under 10 Pounds
By Steve Gillman
This is a backpacking list for those who go really light.
It is just an example of what I typically take on a weekend hike.
We are all different in our needs, though, so don't take it as
a recommendation. The individual items on the list are discussed
on other pages of this site.
The list, with weights:
*GoLite Breeze Backpack: 12 ounces
*Western Mountaineering Bag: 17 ounces
*Integral Designs Tarp: 7 ounces
*GoLite Rain Jacket: 12 ounces
*Groundsheet: 2 ounces
*Sleeping Pad: 4 ounces
*Bathroom Supplies: 3 ounces
*First Aid Kit: 3 ounces
*Knife, Lighter, Etc: 3 ounces
*Hat: 1 ounce
*Gloves: 1 ounce *Poly Vest: 4 ounces
*Socks, 2 pair: 2 ounces
*T-shirt, long sleeve: 6 ounces
*Camera: 5 ounces
*Light: 1 ounce
*Water: 16 ounces
*Raw Sunflower Seeds: 16 ounces
*Fudge-dipped granola bars (8): 16 ounces
*Tortilla Chips: 16 ounces
*Vodka: 2 ounces
*Mental packing list: 0 ounces
TOTAL WEIGHT : 9 pounds, 5 ounces .
All of the items on this three-day backpacking list
are discussed elsewhere in the site. You can also review all
the ultralight equipment options on the page that covers the
lightest backpacking gear.