Gear List

Ever wonder why long winter excusrions like the one Neil is doing requires so much planning, training, time, money and gear? Here Neil goes through piece by piece everything needed to make the journey as comfortable and safe as possible

/Packs

40 liter Ultimate Direction daypack

85 liter Hyperlite backpack

20 liter Sea to Summit sil-nylon pack

On me

Long underwear.  MEC T2 or lighter depending on the temperature.

Base layer shirt.  Patagonia Capilene midweight or lighter.

Gore-tex bib pants from MEC

Gore-tex Synergy jacket from MEC

Bela Clava (various thicknesses)

                    or

Wool hat  (various thicknesses)

Vapor barrier gloves

Hand-knit wool mitts (various thicknesses)

Revel shell mitts

Footwear

Keene summit county boots

Single pair of thin, cotton socks

Rab vapor barrier liner socks

Tingley rubber overboots


MSR Evo ascent snowshoes.

Hillsounds trail crampons

and/or

K10 hiking crampons

Camping gear

Exped down-filled sleeping pad (R factor = 7)

Marmot long sleeping bag

Rab hooded sleeping bag liner

White gas stove (Primus) and fuel plus small extra fuel bottle, funnel, lighter and matches

Wind screen for stove

OR 2 liter teflon-lined pot

Long-handled spoon

plastic bowl

Small, folding insulated pad to sit on.

Ursack

Camp Clothes

Next day’s baselayer bottoms and tops

Camp-only thick base layer top

Thick wool socks

Rab Argon down pants

Synthetic booties with added insoles

Waterproof overbooties

Puffy jacket (MEC)

Marmot Baffin down parka

Wool gloves

Wool mitts
Wool hat (or two)

Base layer sets

number of sets depends on number of days until next re-supply.  One set per day.

Plastic bags for Tingleys

plastic bags for boots inside sleeping bag

Miscellaneous

2 Nalgenes and cozies.
Soft Bottle

Headlamps (2) and spare batteries

Map

Compass

1st aid kit

Zopiclone

toilet paper and sanitizer

skin lubricant for chaffing prevention
Lip balm

Black Diamond Ergo hiking poles with cork hand grips and15 degree angled handles.

Contact lenses, lens fluid and medicated eye drops

Glasses

SPF 30 lip balm

Sunscreen

Sunglasses

Goggles

Face mask

Electronics
inReach tracking device

Garmin GPS with complete itinerary loaded.

Sat phone

Camera

10,000 mAh Power pack

Wrist altimeter

Food

Ursack

Caffeine chews

Protein bars

Energy bars (various kinds)

Chocolate

Small, cooked sausages.  (pepperette style)

Freeze-dried meals

Dry bags

Small bag for inside sleeping bag with medicated eyedrops and contacts

Day pack clothing

Wet base layers

Camp clothes

Future base layers

Day pack contents to include:

Parka

Puffy (rab)

Spare shirt

extra mitts and hats

inReach

Camera

GPS

1st aid

map & compass

glasses

spare contacts

headlamps and batteries

TP and sanitizer

Water

Food