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    Default Shake down please.

    Been using the same old stuff for about 5 years, thought I'd try getting lighter. Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Songhttps://lighterpack.com/r/7yqoax

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    Your clothing is exceptionally light. Unsure what you gonna use the multi-tool for as all your stuff is super light apart from a coffee machine

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    Are those weights all accurate? Did you actually weigh them on a kitchen scale?

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    You've got three ways to start fire, two to open a can, two to find North, three to carry water.

    I'd ditch the hydration pack and the Nalgene and carry two water bottles. That might cause problems with the steripen, but I'd buy a Sawyer Squeeze.
    You should also swap that MSU visor out for a PSU visor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by egilbe View Post
    Are those weights all accurate? Did you actually weigh them on a kitchen scale?
    All except the clothes (internet weights for those).

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrL View Post
    You've got three ways to start fire, two to open a can, two to find North, three to carry water.
    I'd ditch the hydration pack and the Nalgene and carry two water bottles. That might cause problems with the steripen, but I'd buy a Sawyer Squeeze.
    You should also swap that MSU visor out for a PSU visor.
    Ican ditch the matches and its container and the sparker.
    I really like my water containers though, I can carry enough to simply get water just once in camp. Also in a warm day with 14 miles between sources I actually ran out. And I do like being able to walk and drink.
    I'm not completely sold on the Sawyer, looks like a PITA to operate with its small mouth bags.

    Mississippi State, not Michigan.

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    Unless you love it, Id recommend swapping out your hammock. ENOs are notoriously heavy and short. You could do a nice Dutchware Gear 11 netless for cheap (or easily make your own). Also consider swapping out the slap straps for dyneema straps and some sort of titanium buckles. Tons of lightweight choices and options there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by flemdawg1 View Post
    Ican ditch the matches and its container and the sparker.
    I really like my water containers though, I can carry enough to simply get water just once in camp. Also in a warm day with 14 miles between sources I actually ran out. And I do like being able to walk and drink.
    I'm not completely sold on the Sawyer, looks like a PITA to operate with its small mouth bags.

    Mississippi State, not Michigan.
    Fair enough, but it's a cheap way to save a pound.
    (3.0+9.6+6.6+1.0) vs (1.3+1.3+2.0)

    Not Michigan, phew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrL View Post
    You've got three ways to start fire, two to open a can, two to find North, three to carry water.

    I'd ditch the hydration pack and the Nalgene and carry two water bottles. That might cause problems with the steripen, but I'd buy a Sawyer Squeeze.
    You should also swap that MSU visor out for a PSU visor.
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    Penn State!

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    Winter, cusp or summer gear? Makes a big difference with clothing and sleeping gear.

    Gear list only really work if you include everything and then you can start working on reducing the weight. It should also include all weights, as I see some of your clothing weighs nothing.

    No electronics, phone etc No drybag/garbage bag/ compression sacks etc

    Start a consumables category and move gas canister etc to that.

    Heres mine to compare and maybe get some ideas. I used other peoples as a template that suited me. https://lighterpack.com/r/czb3eu
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    It's a shoulder season list. (40 deg quilt + down jacket/beanie/buff) In summer I remove the buff and down jacket. For winter I have a 15 deg BA bag with heavy pad and add a another LS layer and pants.

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    It's a shoulder season list. (40 deg quilt + down jacket/beanie/buff) In summer I remove the buff and down jacket. For winter I have a 15 deg BA bag with heavy pad and add a another LS layer and pants.

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    +1 on what people have said (especially the PSU hat).

    You are pretty light. You are at the point (like me: http://lighterpack.com/r/c5r5rf) where its gonna be big $$$ to get much lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flemdawg1 View Post
    It's a shoulder season list. (40 deg quilt + down jacket/beanie/buff) In summer I remove the buff and down jacket. For winter I have a 15 deg BA bag with heavy pad and add a another LS layer and pants.
    Makes a difference where you live, I suppose. A 20* bag is shoulder season and a 40* is Summer, and I would never ditch my down jacket in the Summer after freezing one 4th of July weekend.

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    I'm a bit of a hammock snob and kinda frown on Eno, especially when you're cutting weight everywhere else.

    Do you have a bug net?
    Dutch just came out with a good light netted hammock for about 150 with suspension. Either beetle buckles or whooped both will be a good bit lighter (and easier/faster to adjust)


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    open to hammock recommendations as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shrewd View Post
    I'm a bit of a hammock snob and kinda frown on Eno, especially when you're cutting weight everywhere else.

    Do you have a bug net?
    Dutch just came out with a good light netted hammock for about 150 with suspension. Either beetle buckles or whooped both will be a good bit lighter (and easier/faster to adjust)


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    Quote Originally Posted by flemdawg1 View Post
    open to hammock recommendations as well.
    Look at warbonnet, dream hammocks, and dutch extensively

    there are other options out there of course, but for netted hammocks those guys are kinda at the top of the game, in my opinion.

    Dutch's new hammock, which he called the Swift but is renaming because apparently there's another company that has a swift hammock, is lightweight with a bug net and is like a streamed down Chameleon - his main hammock.

    I hiked the whole AT with a warbonnet blackbird XLC (if your 6 foot or taller, get an 11 foot hammock) and was quite happy with it. They just released a nice updated version of the blackbird as well, so it's a great time to buy. If the new features don't matter to you, i reckon you can find an older model for sale at a decent price now.

    do yourself a favor and check out hammockforums.net there's a wealth of information over there

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    I found lithium batteries in the Steripen knocked a few oz. off and last me for about 6 weeks of hiking.

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