An ultralightweight gear video

Discussion in 'Kit Lists' started by Jmws, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. Jmws

    Jmws Ultralighter

    Came across this in my continual search to lighten my load as I get older:

    ... and because I'm a sucker for drooling over other people's kit wishing I could afford similar.
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  2. Bopdude

    Bopdude Section Hiker

    Wow, some very nice gear there, great video with more than just a few tips, I liked the first aid / repair section, the tools wrapped in Duct tape, brilliant.
  3. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Really only suitable for more clement climes than northern UK - fair enough.

    My electronics and camera and wash kit are a good bit less than his - choices.
    However, I'll never match his sleep kit and clothing as I'd get very cold and wet in Scotland with what he uses.

    HYOH………. not to say there isn't always something to be learnt ;):)
  4. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    I wonder why he doesn't include all the electricals in his base weight?
  5. Charles42

    Charles42 Trail Blazer

    Interesting , but not over impressed. My cookset and wash kit weigh much less. As quite an old timer now have worked
    on getting weight down. Base weight incl my Strat 1 comes in at around 5kg , with 7 days meths fuel. Am quite Spartan though.
    If Scotland would take more.(includes limited electricals )
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  6. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    He's spent a fair wad if cash, and the vid was well put together. Not my idea of a particularly exciting setup though so I didn't watch it all the way through. Seems a good setup for camping without an awful lot of hiking.

    @Shewie because he wouldn't be UL if he included electronics and wouldn't get as many views.
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  7. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    and I thought not including my poles was naughty :angelic:
  8. Dave5791

    Dave5791 Trail Blazer

    I reckon he needs to spend a few more quid to get a more all inclusive setup myself...
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  9. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

    40* F quilt = me being cold a little to often.
  10. edh

    edh Thru Hiker


    My US and summer Europe base is lower than that including electricals.....but rises rapidly with food and so forth added..
  11. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Nice set up, a bit spendy.
  12. murpharoo

    murpharoo Section Hiker

    I liked the format of the video. It was different to all the usual gear list vids.
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  13. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    He's not alone. There seems to be a growing trend in practicing extreme gram-shaving with all the vital equipment, only to squander it in an orgy of extravagance on the 'electricals'. The 'base weight' then omits the 'electricals' so that the hiker in question can still boast ultralight credentials.

    Silly, I call it. We never used to feel the need to carry a sub-branch of Dixon's on our backs.

    I'm loving his Poo Shovel though...
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  14. tallest of pauls

    tallest of pauls Section Hiker

    Seem's inexperienced to me. For a start he did't pull out the cardboard tube from the toilet roll ....:eek:

    Or maybe, just maybe it can be used as leg splint as part of his first aid kit.. Yeah. Clever. I take it all back. :rolleyes:
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  15. Dave5791

    Dave5791 Trail Blazer

    I was jesting btw
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  16. JimH

    JimH Ultralighter

    I have one of those too, it's a lovely bit of anodised aluminium, but it's pretty bloody flimsy and I do sometimes wonder if a generic 300-400g garden trowel (I'm guessing at the weight) would be far less grief.
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  17. Ken T.

    Ken T. Section Hiker

    Full skin out is the truth.

    Agree that it is an interesting format. Like to see it tightened up to half the time.
  18. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Each to their own, but his camera does weigh more than his tent, and he has at least two of all his gadgets as he has a smart phone with it all on board. As someone said comes across more a camper than mile crusher, which is his perogative.
  19. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Nice production and format.

    Obviously a low-wind/warm weather setup.
    - 40degree quilt, minimal balance stove , only carbon core pegs....
    Minimal clothing.

    IMO This looks like a kit for someone who knows they will have sheltered camping with no nasty surprises cold weatherwise. If I was expecting bad weather and camping on hard ground, I think I'd have more clothing, a more stable stove setup, and some all metal pegs I'd be happy to bash.

    Could be mile bashing between campgrounds - dunno how you can tell?
    The gear - especially stove, food and clothing doesn't suggest someone who is just lounging around a campground?
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  20. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    Good to know Jim - they're not exactly cheap and although 17g is great, it's 17g too much if it's not equal to the task. Persevere with the 32g Blizzard Stake then - at least it's multi purpose.
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  21. Charles42

    Charles42 Trail Blazer

    agree. The Blizzard peg is the best.
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  22. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I've got one of those Poo trowels (Deuce of Spades). I got mine in the Kickstarter Promo.
    It's only good for easy ground = open earth. IMHO. I'm happy to carry it for those occasional situations.

    But as most of my outdoors 'loo holes' (Scottish Highlands) are in ground where the only implement that is going to cut thru' the vegetation is a full on garden spade.
    At which point :-
    a) I'm not carrying one of those :laugh:
    b) a garden trowel at XXXgms isn't going to "do the job" either …. so not worth carrying.

    - Have to find other ways to dispose/bury 'waste'.
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  23. Ken T.

    Ken T. Section Hiker

  24. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Could be mile bashing between campgrounds - dunno how you can tell?
    In the context of 3 season US hikers, clearly wearing shorts shorts is the give away :) he isn't, also by the time he's filtered that water by gravity he could have got a mile or two behind him. A full length neoair instead of a gg 1/8" pad? What next? A slave to feed him grapes? Also needing that large a capacity pack when using a 40 degree quilt suggests he needs to carry lots of food between resupplys indicating few miles per day. I'm scraping the barrel now :)
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  25. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

    He certainly could use a smaller pack... :angelic: :dead:

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