So girls, we hear a lot about the guys BOBs and what they are carrying, what do you have? I know mine is A LOT different than the guys
Most of my gear is the same I use for long term backpacking. It's seen about 1800 miles, with the exception of shoes and socks. clothing, shelter and
ability to make fire and protect myself are the most important things to me.Finding food is easy. I usually just carry rice and oats and the rest
comes from wild plants and fish.
I'm 5'2" and 110-115 pds and can carry about 45 pounds comfortably. I'm not an ultra-lighter but I like to be able to run if I need too. Everything I
carry is based on weight. It's for moderate New England climate- 35 degrees to about 90 degrees. Comfortable 50-75 and only light snow.
Granite Gear Nimbus Ozone- it is super light at 48 oz
I have this old version but it's broken in and still awesome (with numerous repairs)New versions are available but the upside of this is that you can
get it pretty cheap used. I do not like that it has no outer pockets
Granite Gear cloud pack cover
I have it and use it but it's not great. Water pools and drips down my back. Still not sure if there is a perfect pack cover but I'd like to try a new
The worst thing in the world is to have your peirod out in the bush, it's so inconvienent to carry pads and tampons. I use reusable cups
and you can make your own washable pads, heres a pattern, you don't have to add the snap.
I like the lightweight ones that pack easy www.sundayafternoons.com...
this is what I have.2.7 oz
Is the perfect sun protection hat. Hands down. Ugly as can be though
Rail Riders Eco mess sunshirt
Again, ugly but the best I have found for sun protection with ventilation and I love
Icebreakers Womens Sport320 Nomad top
LOVE, LOVE this. Made of wool, keeps you cool and warm with a hoodie, which I think is the best part. I got mine on eBay for $40.00 used.
Mountain Hardwear Unisex Kilt
Ok, I realize it sounds weird to want to wear a skirt in any outdoor situation BUT
it is nice to get some air when your walking non-stop and for only 5 oz it's well worth rolling it up in the pack.
I use a mid-weight top and bottom, and a Capilene 3 top and bottom.In NE it may be 75 during the day and then 30 at night.
Made from a lightweight Capilene type material. Great for the really cold nights.
EMS Convertable Mitts www.ems.com...
Montrail Womens Mountain Mid- I have 500 miles on mine but in a rainy climate these would be pretty toxic by now. I'm hard on shoes, I need really
wool. I change them every couple of hours and just swing the old pair on the pack to dry. Everytime I break I take off my shoes and
socks off to get some air. Blisters suck.
Gossamer Gear Spinntwinn tarp
8 oz gossamergear.com...
- This is pretty expensive for a tarp shelter
but I got mine at a bug out sale for $25.00 (the advantage to living almost at the end of the appalachian trail) Love it and it is weightless at 8 oz.
It came with the Gossamer Gear Spinnsheet ground cloth 4.2 oz it's not the most durable thing and is duct taped in quite a few spots. I should replace
REI Quarter Dome T2 tent about 64 oz-
It's a heavy tent for backpacking but I like the luxuary of it. It is freestanding, which makes for quick
set-up, and the tent body is nothing but net with a bathtub floor. You can sit up in it and it held up fine in a snowstorm.
Marmot Helium Womens down sleeping bag
29 oz www.backcountryedge.com...
This is the best I have ever slept in, but it is rediculously expensive if you can't find a good used one. You don't even need any shelter on a dry
night under 30. It's wonderful.
Etowah Outfitters alcohol stove
A fantastic alcohol stove. Fuel: denatured alcohol or yellow Heet bottle.
MRS Titanium Teapot
A fantastic little pot! It holds about .8 liters and is just enough to cook a box of rice, or oats. The alcohol stove handily fits inside the pot.
Polar Pure iodine 3oz
I decided to go with Polar Pure for several reasons. The first is economy. One bottle will last a hike of 1000 miles. Back in the day I treated all
water and occasionally pre-filtered with a bandanna. However, iodine does accumulate in the body and can cause problems. For this reason, I often
allowed untreated water to warm up before treating it as this meant I could add less iodine. I swiped chlorine dioxide tablets from hiker boxes
whenever I could to change things up, and left towns with plenty of tap water. I don't always treat water in the mountains since there are many fresh
springs. *shrug* In any outdoor situation you just do whatever is easy at the time. I've been sick a couple times
Leki ultralight titanium trekking poles...4000 miles and still going. Springs are getting shot now though.
Yaktrax ice grippers- www.yaktrax.com...
These have been life savers in NE ice.
I carry and love Rugar sp101 .357 I really need a good knife though
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