7 pound Ultralight Gear List for Sierras – circa 2001

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At under $700, this is a good example of how you can assemble a great kit of light gear for not too much money—even tho it’s over 10 years old. While much of the gear on this list not the latest model, there are current inexpensive analogs for much of the gear on this list.

 Summary of Weights
LbsCostItem
1.4$150Sleeping
1.2$80Shelter
1.9$106Clothes packed
1$144Pack & stuff sacks
1.2$31Essentials
0.9$47Cooking, water, food storage
7.6$511Base Pack Weight
3.7$177Items worn or carried
11.3$688Total FSO
Sleeping
OzLbsCostItem
171.06$140RAB Top Bag
4.80.3$10Foam pad 20×45
1.36Total
Shelter
OzLbsCostItem
90.56$556×8 Campmor Tarp
2.30.146 aluminum stakes
15.3n/aSil Shelter $150
2n/a2 tent poles for Sil Shelter $7
1.50.09$1550′ Triptease shelter cord
1.70.11$10OR bug headnet
4.50.28Tyvek Ground Sheet
1.19Total
Essentials
OzLbsCostItem
20.13Maps & stuff in zip loc
1.20.08$6Compass, basic
10.06Prescription glasses
0.60.04$20Pockt Bright blue LED light
0.20.01Whistle
40.25Boo boo (1st aid) kit
1.50.09Sunscreen & chap stick
10.06Lighter, b’candle, matches
1.10.07$5H2O purify tablets
20.13Jungle juice & Bio Soap
20.13TP, toothbrush, toothpaste
1.90.12Duct Tape 1oz, Bandana 0.9oz
1.40.09Cred card, $$, permit, pen, paper
1.24Total
Clothes packed
OzLbsCostItem
7.20.45$35Sil nylon rain poncho
8.20.51$25Cirrus vest
60.38$20Ltwt MTS zip-T
4.80.3$6Light Poly bottoms
10.06$6Light Poly balaclava
1.30.08$4Lt. poly gloves
2.50.16$10Trail running socks (spare)
1.94Total
Pack & stuff sacks
OzLbsCostItem
140.88$110Golite Breeze (frameless rucksack)
2n/aSil Nylon Pack Liner
10.06$14Grn Sil Nylon clothes stuff
1.40.09$20Golite sleep bag stuff sack
1.03Total
Cooking, water, food storage    
OzLbsCostItem
OzLbsCostItem
0.50.03$3Mesh food stuff sack
40.2550′ food rope
1.20.08$62 liter platypus
40.25$20Platy 2 L zip hoser
4.50.28$18Seychelle inline filter
0.89Total
Items worn or carried 
OzLbsCostItem
30.51.91$35Solomon Wind Raid Shoes
2.50.16$10Trail running socks
12.80.8$40REI convert. pants w belt
60.38$40Railriders ecomesh shirt L
20.13$20Sun Hat
10.06Prescription Raybans
2.40.15Watch
1.30.08$32SA Classic knife, Photon, Lanyard
3.66Total
Potential List Changes 
For +20 low temperatures add:
15.30.96Sil Shelter $150
20.132 tent poles for Sil Shelter $7
13.40.84PreCip rain jacket M $99
2.80.18Heavy Poly Balaclava
8.10.51Mid wt zip T MTS (REI)
2.30.14Fingerless fleece gloves
120.75Marmot DriClime Omni Jacket
4.10.26Silk Bag Liner: 4.5 w sack
Remove:
6-0.38Ltwt MTS zip-T
6-0.38Railriders ecomesh shirt L
1-0.06Light poly balacalva
7.2-0.45Sil nylon rain poncho
9-0.566×8 Campmor Tarp
9.6Basic Pack Weight
12.4FSO
For unexpected snow add:
3.70.23Seal Skins socks M
2.50.16Minigaiters Trail Racer II
8Basic Pack Weight
11.69FSO
For +20 & Possible Snow (above 2 additions combined):
9.8Basic Pack Weight
12.6FSO
For rainier trips. E.g. East Coast. Add:
20.13Sil Nylon Pack Liner
30.19Sil nylon rain chaps (custom)
7.96Basic Pack Weight
11.61FSO
If fishing add:
60.38GL3 Fly rod w/o case
5.20.33Fly reel, sci. anglers
8.50.53All other flyfishing stuff
8.88Basic Pack Weight
12.53FSO
If cooking with partner add:
3.50.22Snowpeak Giga stove
6.50.414 oz Snow peak fuel (est wt)
0.50.03Foil Windscreen
4.30.27MSR Ti Kettle with lid
1.90.12Evernew Ti Mug
0.350.02plastic spoons
1.07Additional weight
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