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I'd recommend the Therma-rest NeoAir X-lite for the pad. It only weighs 2 oz more than the Z-Lite and is pretty comfortable. It'll also keep you a bit warmer because it has a higher R-value.Therm-A-Rest Z-Lite SOL regular sleeping pad. I don't sleep well, and usually toss and turn during the night. so I will probably have to upgrade the pad soon. If you have suggestions please let me know.
In my experience, solar chargers are terrible to mediocre out on the trail. I've found a battery pack or two (depending on the length of your trip) to be more reliable, convenient, and lighter.I don't think I will be carrying any rechargeable electronics, but I do have a Brunton solar charger if I need it.
chumley wrote:Hi Steve-
I'm not sure how a noob on site could ever find this, but I try to be supportive and positive
Lol! I have a large day Hydration pack I could use to double pack it. Though, I don't like carrying anything I don't need.The Eagle wrote:If you find you can't get rid of some things, this may work for you. -> http://hikearizona.com/photo.php?ZIP=160257
I just got a Marmot NanoWave 55 sleeping bag witch is 1 lb 8 oz. Obviously for summer use. My winter bag is a Ticla and it is huge, so not suitable for backpacking. I have a old Patagonia down jacket, and I have a NRS splash jacket for rafting, but it isn't light weight, so I could use some new rain gear for backpacking. I will read gear guide, thanks for the suggestion.johnny88 wrote:I'm guessing you have a sleeping bag, warm jacket, rain gear?
I would recommend reading "The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide" by Andrew Skurka. It's an easy read and a quick way to learn about stoves, fabrics, insulation, basic techniques, etc
Really? The spork seams high quality and pretty damn strong. I have an ENO single Nest, but I have heard that most of the national forests in AZ don't allow hammocks hanging from the trees. Is this not the case?cactuscat wrote:No mallet.
That spork WILL snap unexpectedly at some point.
When feasible, try a hammock for better sleep.
What do you use instead?joe bartels wrote:Gave up on sporks after two broke. It's been awhile so I don't remember how each broke. Seems one busted in the pack because I squeezed a two nighter into a camelback hydration pack.
Love my camp chair, an old REI 3 fold.