Google Docs Kit List

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

  1. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    I've been working on a spreadsheet on Google Docs recently, I borrowed the format from Chad Poindexter of SticksBlog.com, entering each item of kit along with their weights and then categorising them in to the right pack areas. I find it's a good way of getting the weight down on your pack and helps to lose those unnecessary items, having the numbers there in front of you in black and white helps you work on certain areas, ultimately getting that base weight down.

    Here's how to create your own Kit List quickly, once you've copied it you're welcome to edit categories to whatever you like.

    1. Log into your own Google Doc’s account, if you don't have one create one
    2. Open my gear list (Click HERE)
    3. In the top left hand corner click “File”
    4. Next, click “Make a copy…” from the drop-down
    5. In the dialogue box rename it to whatever you want, click “OK”
    You can edit the settings so it's only visible to invitees, or you can make it public but uneditable (sp)
    The current list I have is for a 3 day gentle hiking trip to the Lake District, I packed for 3 season
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  2. Jacko1066

    Jacko1066 Ultralighter

    So if your using this to pack for a trip, can you just drag and drop all the stuff you want to take? I'm assuming you don't take everything on that list for 1 trip?
  3. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Oops, that was my master sheet Steve, it's supposed to be hidden but I must have left it open :)

    I've hidden it again now so it should take you to a 3 season loadout
  4. shaggystu

    shaggystu Summit Camper

    I like it Rich, very similar to the one that I use but with a couple of differences. I like the "location" column, that's a good idea that I'm going to steal.

    One thing that I do differently that works well is to do the checklist on a separate sheet, that way you can make a nice clear hard copy with all the info you need to actually pack the kit.

    Interesting to read through your generic kit list too dude, I didn't know about zpacks, I may sell a kidney.

    Cheers,

    Stuart.
  5. rorymax

    rorymax Section Hiker

    Kit lists are always useful, and thanks for sharing an updated kit-list, some times we forget the new "essential" items that need to be included, it's an ever changing survival pack, thanks fella. :)
  6. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

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  7. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

    lol, bet you though "doh!" then "yay!" :D
  8. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

    Just noticed somewhere else you may have made a mistake Rich. On the assorted stakes part you have set quantity as 6 and weight as 69g which would calculate to 414g? Shouldn't the quantity be 1 since it's an assortment and the weight should be the total weight of the stakes?

    [edit] Ah my bad, I assumed the quantity field was taken into account in formula but it doesn't appear to be. Is that still right though, 69g for those stakes?
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2015
  9. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Yeah 4x 12g Eastons 2x 8g Vargo shepherd hooks & 5x 1g TN pins for groundsheet
  10. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

    Ah sorry bud, misread ;)
  11. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

    Do you have a Winter list Rich?
  12. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member


    Not yet, it's work in progress but I did make a start last night.

    It most likely going to be hammock kit, with my 0*F HG quilts and a few extra layers of clothing
  13. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Shewie - I'm not sure the base weight totals are totalling up right?..on 3season ground and hammock winter tabs..
  14. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member


    You could be right, I binned a few lines so the formulas might have gone to pot, I'll take a look
  15. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    The base weights seem to be correct on both as far as I can see, one of the food formulas was wrong but it was actually lighter anyway so a few more grams saved :) The base weights are a total of all the sections apart from food, brew kit, fuel and anything worn or carried in hand.
  16. racer66

    racer66 Trail Blazer

    Hi, joined after seeing this. Although I am over on OM. Can I ask what the master sheet set up looks like, so I can start my list from their and then add it into a chart?
  17. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Welcome to the forum :)

    My master sheet is just a page of categories in columns, i.e Shelters, I just list all my shelters underneath and put the weights next to them in another column. It gets populated by adding as you go along, usually when you make a new kit list, I just copy and paste between the sheets.

    I've just enabled my master sheet for viewing if you want to take a look, it's not particularly interesting but I'm slowly filling it out.
  18. racer66

    racer66 Trail Blazer

    Thanks Shewie and for the welcome, always nice to have another camping forum to get obsessed with gear on! I will take a look and fill it out for my current paper version I have of kit. And as you say add when you get things :)
  19. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    Its crying out for a dropdown populated via VLOOKUP on the master sheet. :)
  20. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    You lost me after the dropdown :)
  21. racer66

    racer66 Trail Blazer

    glad I wasnt the only one, I am happy when i get a wizard to work on excel!
  22. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    Ill put it on the list of things to never get done :D
  23. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Shhh, don't mention the list :cool:
  24. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

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  25. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

    Still not got round to completing a list properley. Still need to check/add a lot of weights etc. Here is my current Spring/Summer list. Probably add/change some things yet.

    http://lighterpack.com/r/g3nqo
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2015

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