PACK EQUIPMENT LIST Ounces Pounds
Pack
GVP G4C (www.gvpgear.com) (incl. foam pads) 15.50 0.97
Bedroom
Tent Wanderlust Nomad, with stakes and stuffsack (www.wanderlustgear.com) 27.00
Groundcloth Tyvek 5.00
Sleeping bag Marmot Arroyo Long 27.50
Pad Cascade Designs Z-rest 3/4 10.50
4.38
Kitchen
Stove Pepsi can stove (www.pcthiker.com) 0.50
Stove support (www.trailquest.net) 1.00
Pot MSR Titan Kettle 4.00
Plastic cup 0.75
Lexan spoon 0.25
Lighter (Bic - NOT Scripto) 0.75
Dish cloth () 0.50
Stuff sack 0.50
Fuel bottle Plastic bottle, for alcohol 0.75
0.56
Closet
Rain parka Red Ledge Thunderlight Parka 14.00
Rain pants Red Ledge Thunderlight Full-zip pants 12.00
Jacket REI Polartec 200 fleece 17.00
Thermal shirt REI MTS Polypro crew shirt, lightwt. 7.50
Thermal pants REI MTS Polypro pants, lightweight 7.00
Balaclava REI Polypro 2.00
Gloves REI Polypro 1.00
Socks, outer Thorlo Light Hiker 3.50
Socks, liner Wigwam polypro 1.00
Underwear 2.00
4.19
Water
Bottle Empty Gatorade bottle, 1 quart 1.50
Bladder Platypus 2 liter 1.50
Hose Platypus hoser 1.50
Filter Safe Water Anywhere 4.00
0.53
Bathroom
Stuff sack 0.50
Contact lens case and cleaner 1 oz. cleaner 1.25
Eyeglasses, in case 3.00
Toothbrush 0.50
Tooth powder Baking soda/salt mix - also for mouthrinse 1.00
Sanitizer Purell, 1 oz. 1.50
Shampoo No-Rinse, 1 oz. 1.25
Cornstarch For foot powder & deodorant 1.25
Antihistimine 12 0.50
Vitamin I 12 (Ibuprofen) 0.50
Vicodin 3 0.25
Imodium 6 0.25
Toilet paper & ziplock bag 1.00
Lighter Spare 0.75
Pack towel 1.00
Insect repellent 1 oz. 1.25
Sunscreen 1 oz. 1.25
1.06
Emergency
Stuff sack 0.50
Spare trash bag 2.50
Storm matches 1.00
Bandages 12 bandaids, 6 butterflies, 4 4x4s 0.50
Kling 2" 0.25
Ace bandage 2" 0.75
CPR mask 0.50
Latex gloves 2 0.50
Rope 50' Triptease 1/8" 1.00
Sewing kit 0.25
Water tablets 1.00
Bug head net 0.50
0.58
TOTAL BASE WEIGHT 12.27
Extras:
Ham radio
Radio Yaesu VX5R, with battery 8.00
Antenna Smilie 1/4-wave telescoping 2.50
Battery Spare battery 2.75
0.83
Camera With film & battery 10.00 0.63
TOTAL PACK WEIGHT, DRY 13.72
Worn or carried
Shoes New Balance 803 trail runners (13EE) 37.00
Pants REI Nylon convertible 13.75
Shirt REI Nylon 10.75
Underwear 2.00
Socks 2-pair set, as above 4.50
Hat Columbia nylon & mesh 3.50
Sunglasses Block 100% UV, 95% light 2.00
Trekking poles 2, with 2 yds. duct tape 21.00
Car keys & photon light 1.50
Eye drops 1.25
Chapstick 0.25
Blistix 0.25
Necklace: Whistle 0.50
Photon light 0.50
Knife, Gerber Ultralite 0.50
Compass/thermometer 0.25
6.22
TOTAL SKIN OUT WEIGHT, DRY 19.94
Fuel 2 oz. alcohol per day 0.25
Water 3 quarts 6.00
Food 1.5 pounds per day 3.00
TOTAL SKIN OUT WEIGHT FOR WEEKEND 29.19
TOTAL PACK WEIGHT FOR WEEKEND 22.97

Some Email lists for ultralight backpacking:

groups.yahoo.com/group/BackpackingLight A mailing list devoted to discussing lightweight backpacking techniques and gear. Highly recommended with over 1,800 members. (This one requires a free Yahoo! ID.)

mailman.backcountry.net/mailman/listinfo/pct-l To subscribe to the Pacific Crest Trail PCT-L mailing list.

Internet links:

www/BackpackGearTest.org the most comprehensive interactive gear reviews and tests on the planet.

www.backpackinglight.com/ E-zine.

www.qsl.net/aa6j home of Radio Merit Badge Notes and the Pacific Crest Trail Repeater Guide.

Disclaimer: This is my list. To go this light requires knowledge, experience, and comfort in the outdoors. I'm not responsible if you get hurt or die!