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Old 06-10-2019, 08:32 PM   #3790
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Join Date: Aug 2004
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: The state of being
1988 GMC Sonoma


I am going to do a lot more 1-2 night trips this summer. I have a friend I do trail maintenance with that is writing a trail guide of the area, and she and I just figured out we really like each other. One of the things that got it going was a conversation about ultralight solo trips, and how we both wished we had a partner to do that with (not even talking about dating)

I am working on a 5-minutes to go 1-2 night setup. I have a a large Osprey Exos 48. Yesterday I set up my Tartpent StratoSpire 2 with no fly and trekking pole support (carry no tent poles.) I am just putting it together.

Here it is packed. Tent, stakes and guylines. I didn't weight it, but I it's close to a lb, if not under. I have a 4-season version, so the top is not mesh and will withstand some rain. I can pack the fly in the tent bag such that I can just shove this bag in the top. It's abut 1/4 the size of the whole thing.

I can sleep fine with a tech blanket, although I wish mine was a long.

I have a storage box with boots, and clothes to wear to leave. And an Adventure Medical Kits first aid kit that. So besides fine tuning the contents, (like which filtration system - light gravity fed, or will I have to get water from a mudhole) food is the only thing I need, and water for convenience. I always have food bars, so in a real hurry, I can just get out.

I have an ultralight vest and coat that I wear, but rather that keep them with coats, I'll just keep them in the pack out of their stuff sacks.

I know it's been covered about what to take, but a lot of that is NOT ultralight talk.

I need to do something other than my 19 oz Kershaw Camp 10 machette. I think a saw it the way to go, and fixed-blade knife that I can set up very reachable, I saw a sheath attached a shoulder strap that you can reach easily, and your elbow in in front of your head as you get it. You can get it in a spot so you can reach with either hand.
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