base weight:  6364 g / 14.030 lbs (includes 1355 g / 2.987 lbs of camera gear)

full pack weight: 12269 g / 27.048 lbs (2 liters water and 5 days of food)

skin out weight: 13296 g / 29.312 lbs (everything loaded onto my body)

spreadsheet form for those that prefer it: colorado_trail_gear_list



sleep system

clothing worn

clothing packed

cook kit


  • filter | sawyer squeeze
  • dirty bag | sawyer squeeze bag 1 liter (this bag is included with the filter)
  • bottles | 2 smart/lifewtr 1 liter bottles


  • battery bank | ravpower pd pioneer 20000 rp-pb201
  • usb wall charger | ravpower pd pioneer 65w rp-pc133 (got this one as it was the one i could find that has the power to output required power from both ports simultaneously to charge powerbank and camera batteries from zero to full in 2.5 hours.)
  • cords/cables | 2 usb cables and 1 micro-usb to usb-c adapter
  • phone | google pixel 4 with spigen case
  • zipper bag | freezer – quart


other gear


Published On: 2022 June 21


  1. Nathan G. 2022 June 21 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    Nice choice on the mechanical pencil. I use that one at work, and at the house, a Pentel Twist-Erase III (

    Now the real debate: are you a .5 lead or .7 lead guy?

    • clint 2022 June 21 at 1:06 pm - Reply

      i love these pencils. i’ve used them since high school. dad got me hooked on them.

      i currently have the 0.7. i find that i don’t break the lead quite as much while writing in the “field” with the 0.7. i have used the 0.5 and prefer it normally. my last one broke. the plastic gets brittle and then cracks. this current 0.7 is actually superglued together if you can believe it.

      and . . . fun fact . . . at one time i had a 0.3 mm. i got it and the lead from an architectural drafting supply store in sw houston. used in my drafting class in college.

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