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Gear List
1981 working as a wilderness ranger in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.

Note the Forest Service Shovel and Litter bag.  A radio the size and weight of a large brick was also standard issue.  It was a wonderful summer, backpacking 5 days a week, picking up litter, putting out fires, planting vegetation, rendering first aid, looking for lost Boy Scouts, taking water samples, recording user impacts, proselytizing to the masses the virtues of low impact camping and picking up more litter.

This is backpacking checklist I've used in the past.  I have recently become aware of ultralight/minimalist backpacking and I'm intrigued by it.  Read more about my transition here.



Item
wt
Remarks
Backpack
2.5 Kg
Jansport D3 20+ years old and still going strong
Tent
4 Kg
Dome style
Space Blanket
Ground Cloth
Sleeping Bag
2 Kg
Rated +20F, synthetic fill
Therma Rest
Very comfortable
Cord
550 parachute cord
Poncho
Multitude of uses
Stove
Coleman Peak One
Fuel Bottle
usually .5 Liter
1 liter pot
Aluminum
Spoon
cooking, eating and trowel
Cup
Insulated
Bowl
Aluminum, cooking, eating, scooping snow
Waterbottles
3-1 liter bottles
Matches
bic lighter
candle
flashlight
Mini-Mag lite
Knife
Gerber LST (read my review)
Toothbrush
TP
Mirror
Whistle
Soap
Dr B
First Aid Kit
Sun Protection
Hat, sunglasses, sun screen
Compass
Silva
Map
USFS & USGS
Bandanas
Gloves
Balaclava
Socks
Usually 3 changes
Thermal Tights
Shorts
Shirt
Usually short Sleeve button style
Arm Warmers
Cycling style
Fleece Vest
Fleece Jacket
Camp Shoes
Boots
Food
Misc
monocular, camera, books, fishing & climbing gear...