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Adventure Alan's Ultralight Checklist
   
Lbs Cost Summary
1.4 $150 Sleeping
1.2 $80 Shelter
1.9 $106 Clothes packed
1.0 $144 Pack & stuff sacks
1.2 $31 Essentials
0.9 $47 Cooking, water, food storage
7.6 $511 Basic Pack Weight
     
3.7 $177 Items worn or carried
11.3 $688 Total FSO
                 
Qty Oz Lbs Cost Sleeping Qty Oz Lbs Cost Essentials
1 17.0 1.06 $140 RAB Top Bag 1 2.0 0.13   Maps & stuff in zip loc
0 4.1 0.00   Silk bag liner $70 1 1.2 0.08 $6 Compass, basic
1 4.8 0.30 $10 Foam pad 20x45 1 1.0 0.06   Prescription glasses
    1.36   Total 1 0.6 0.04 $20 Pockt Bright blue LED light
1 0.2 0.01   Whistle
Qty Oz Lbs Cost Shelter 1 4.0 0.25   Boo boo (1st aid) kit
1 9.0 0.56 $55 6x8 Campmor Tarp 1 1.5 0.09   Sunscreen & chap stick
1 2.3 0.14   6 aluminum stakes 1 1.0 0.06   Lighter, b'candle, matches
0 15.3 0.00   Sil Shelter $150 1 1.1 0.07 $5 H2O purify tablets
0 2.0 0.00   2 tent poles for Sil Shelter $7 1 2.0 0.13   Jungle juice & Bio Soap
1 1.5 0.09 $15 50' Triptease shelter cord 1 2.0 0.13   TP, toothbrush, toothpaste
1 1.7 0.11 $10 OR bug headnet 1 1.9 0.12   Duct Tape 1oz, Bandana 0.9oz
1 4.5 0.28   Tyvek Ground Sheet 1 1.4 0.09   Cred card, $$, permit, pen, paper
    1.19   Total     1.24   Total
Qty Oz Lbs Cost Clothes packed Qty Oz Lbs Cost Cooking, water, food storage
1 7.2 0.45 $35 Sil nylon rain poncho 1 0.5 0.03 $3 Mesh food stuff sack
1 8.2 0.51 $25 Cirrus vest 1 4.0 0.25   50' food rope
1 6.0 0.38 $20 Ltwt MTS zip-T 1 1.2 0.08 $6 2 liter platypus
1 4.8 0.30 $6 Light Poly bottoms 1 4.0 0.25 $20 Platy 2 L zip hoser
1 1.0 0.06 $6 Light Poly balaclava 1 4.5 0.28 $18 Seychelle inline filter
1 1.3 0.08 $4 Lt. poly gloves     0.89   Total
1 2.5 0.16 $10 Trail running socks (spare)
    1.94   Total Qty Oz Lbs Cost Items worn or carried
1 30.5 1.91 $35 Solomon Wind Raid Shoes
1 2.5 0.16 $10 Trail running socks
1 12.8 0.80 $40 REI convert. pants w belt
Qty Oz Lbs Cost Pack & stuff sacks 1 6.0 0.38 $40 Railriders ecomesh shirt L
1 14.0 0.88 $110 Golite Breeze 1 2.0 0.13 $20 Sun Hat
0 2.0 0.00   Sil Nylon Pack Liner 1 1.0 0.06   Prescription Raybans
1 1.0 0.06 $14 Grn Sil Nylon clothes stuff 1 2.4 0.15   Watch
1 1.4 0.09 $20 Golite sleep bag stuff sack 1 1.3 0.08 $32 SA Classic knife, Photon, Lanyard
    1.03   Total     3.66   Total
                     
Potential List Changes
For +20 low temperatures add:
1 15.3 0.96 Sil Shelter $150
1 2.0 0.13 2 tent poles for Sil Shelter $7
1 13.4 0.84 PreCip rain jacket M $99
1 2.8 0.18 Heavy Poly Balaclava
1 8.1 0.51 Mid wt zip T MTS (REI)
1 2.3 0.14 Fingerless fleece gloves
1 12.0 0.75 Marmot DriClime Omni Jacket
1 4.1 0.26 Silk Bag Liner: 4.5 w sack
Remove:    
-1 6.0 -0.38 Ltwt MTS zip-T
-1 6.0 -0.38 Railriders ecomesh shirt L
-1 1.0 -0.06 Light poly balacalva
-1 7.2 -0.45 Sil nylon rain poncho
-1 9.0 -0.56 6x8 Campmor Tarp
       
    9.6 Basic Pack Weight
    12.4 FSO
For unexpected snow add:
1 3.7 0.23 Seal Skins socks M
1 2.5 0.16 Minigaiters Trail Racer II
       
    8.0 Basic Pack Weight
    11.69 FSO
For +20 & Possible Snow (above 2 additions combined):
    9.8 Basic Pack Weight
    12.6 FSO
For rainier trips. E.g. East Coast. Add:
1 2.0 0.13 Sil Nylon Pack Liner
1 3.0 0.19 Sil nylon rain chaps (custom)
       
    7.96 Basic Pack Weight
    11.61 FSO
If fishing add:  
1 6.0 0.38 GL3 Fly rod w/o case
1 5.2 0.33 Fly reel, sci. anglers
1 8.5 0.53 All other flyfishing stuff
       
    8.88 Basic Pack Weight
    12.53 FSO
If cooking with partner add:
1 3.5 0.22 Snowpeak Giga stove
1 6.5 0.41 4 oz Snow peak fuel (est wt)
1 0.5 0.03 Foil Windscreen
1 4.3 0.27 MSR Ti Kettle with lid
1 1.9 0.12 Evernew Ti Mug
0 1.9 0.00 MSR Titan Mug
1 0.35 0.02 plastic spoons
     
    1.07 Additional weight