Google Docs Kit List

Discussion in 'Kit Lists' started by Shewie, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    :shifty: I do... 8kg, 7kg, 6kg...all noticeably different, not a huge big deal, but I prefer 5kg any day. Ever stashed your pack to nip up to a summit, how liberating taking 7kg off feels?...
    Time to spend more money...:greedy:
    Or maybe not...:banghead:
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  2. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Like me, time to lose 10kgs :eek:
  3. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    No idea how "bonny" you are mate, me personally i'm around 90kg and 5'8', so 1kg less (at around 7kg) is like peeing in the sea to raise water levels :biggrin:

    Just weighed my pack from the day hike earlier in the week, 6.6kg
    That's without water and the couple of snacks i ate, so i'd say i was easily at 8kg, i can't honestly say as i really noticed the pack at all.

    If i was doing over 25km a day then fair enough every kg i can save is going to help, but generally anything under 8kg i tend not to notice on the bimbles i do.
  4. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    El's pretty pleasing to the eye Gix :angelic:

    My weight reduction on ZPacks wide, Prophet, and Solomid comes in at about 950g - at a cost of £944ish....gulp, looks bad when added up! Mmm 99p a gram.

    Contrasted with me losing 3.6Kgs and saving probably £150 in wine and ice-cream over the last three weeks.... I believe that makes me a credulous muppet :banghead:
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  5. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Well done on the weight loss Ed :thumbsup:
  6. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    I'm just a rucksack weight wimp....:cry:
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  7. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    If you start a club can i be the next member :thumbsup:
  8. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Many consider you a 'member' already Gix :angelic:
  9. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    :roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:

    I set meself up for that one didn't i :biggrin::biggrin:

    Tis true, i've been called worse though, in fact the Mrs has just called me worse when she realised i'd just eaten her pita breads :bag: :whistling: but also kinda :happy:
  10. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

  11. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Nice list...what's the easiest way to cut a crystal deo?...and what do you keep it in?
  12. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I used a hack saw, and keep it in a 'Kinder Egg' plastic toy container.
  13. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Hacksaw as said, I'll dig out a pic. I superglue a dental floss finger loop to mine.
  14. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

  15. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    PCT is off. Next year pencilled in.

    I'm going to do the Tahoe Rim Trail to acclimatise, try an off trail route in the Sierra (few weeks with resupplies) - then meet friends in Wyoming to try an off trail route in the Wind Rivers.

    I think the most I'll have to carry is 8 days.. more than enough as age augments!
  16. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Nice, just watched a vid of the route, stunning scenery
  17. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    It looks good and pretty easy to get to using public transport (a rarity in the US).
  18. LighterHiker

    LighterHiker Day Walker

    Great to see these kit lists. Reassuring that I'm not the only gram weenie out there! Mine - evolved over a couple of years - is in Excel. Each item of kit has been painstakingly added to a drop-down menu in each cell within each list category. I create a new tab, give it a title and adjust the gear list accordingly. Where an item is not needed, I select 'none' and it disappears. There is a 'check' box in the first column, so when it is printed out, I can tick off each item before packing. Lists include Wild Summer, Wild Winter, Backpacking 2-5-day, TGO Challenge (updating now for 2019). Kayak Journey 3-day, Cycle Tour - you get the idea. Happy to post if I can get it into Google Docs. However, not sure if the formatting will work.
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