DGT gear list

19 Jul 2016 09:58 #69199 by advocate_gerrie_nel
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Thanks everyone.

I have another question: survival bag - yes / no?

The K-way survival bag travels with me on most mountain excursions as a space-blanket alternative, but it weighs 400g. Now I am pondering whether a survival bag or just a space blanket would be better (space blanket for insulation from floor). We do carry an already-heavy K-way tent that is supposedly waterproof, but I do picture a situation where I am in my down sleeping bag, in a wet cave, and would have wanted the survival bag as a drip protector.

Overkill or necessary?

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19 Jul 2016 12:49 - 19 Jul 2016 13:16 #69203 by ghaznavid
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It is always a tough judgement call - I only started carrying an emergency bag a few months back, but since my bivy bag arrived 2 days ago, I won't be carrying it again. I usually use my emergency bag as a ground mat under my sleeping bag, but don't carry a space blanket in addition to an emergency bag.

If I was carrying a tent, I wouldn't bother to carry an emergency bag (bearing in mind that a tent can be used as an improvised emergency bag - although it may trash your tent).

Ps. 198 days since I last hiked with a tent :woohoo:

"The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't." Douglas Adams
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19 Jul 2016 13:10 #69205 by advocate_gerrie_nel
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Thanks, makes sense.

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26 Apr 2019 12:17 #74940 by Fat Rucker
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Who fancies doing a shake down of my gear list for a 14 day GT in May...

Hiking Pack List - Grand Traverse
Boots - Lowa Tibet GTX slops 3 x thick socks 3 x liner socks 1 x gaiters 2 x underwear Thermals - Bamboo (bottoms and top) 2 x technical shirts Zip off Trousers (mostly used as shorts) 1 x fleece 1 x down jacket - First Ascent Glacier Extreme 1 x fleece pants 1 x rain shell (longs and jacket) 3 x buff (2 for hiking, one fleece for night time) Gloves Hat Sunglasses
Sleeping bag - Big Agnes Lost Ranger -9C
Big Agnes Integrated mat (insulated)
Inflatable pillow1 x 750ml Water bottle and bladder Trekking poles Tent - 1.5kg  (Naturehike Taga2)
Head torch & batteries Phone Power bank x 2 and cable mini tripod & camera  Headphones Batteries

Stoves, first aid kit etc to be shared.

Feel free to make suggestions!

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26 Apr 2019 12:35 #74941 by Smurfatefrog
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I reckon I'd also take a backpack along

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26 Apr 2019 14:44 #74942 by Riaang
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Do you know the route? If not I'd take a map and or a GPS along as well.
Also, I'd leave the camera and just take a phone (if it has a good camera) to save some weight.
I'd just take 2 pairs of clothes where you have 3 - you want to go light on a GT. Wear 1 pair today, wash them tonight and wear the clean pair the next day. Keep rotating.
Don't know how durable your tent is, maybe take a survival bag along - just in case. Or leave the tent (big weight saving) and sleep over in caves.

Enjoy!!!

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26 Apr 2019 17:14 #74943 by ASL
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in my experience a survival bag creates far more moisture than any drip as it's not breathable... getting a bivy bag is one of the best gear decisions I've made

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