2019 Philmont Gear Series: #3 The Final Gear List? – 14.86 lbs

2019 Philmont Gear Series: #3 The Final Gear List? – 14.86 lbs

today we’re gonna look at my final gear
loadout for my 2019 Philmont Trek. this is after shakedown number three and if
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well hey everybody into here thanks for joining me again today and we are gonna
look at my gear loadout for 2019 I’ve gone through three different shakedowns.
we’ve made a lot of changes. if you haven’t seen the previous videos I will
link them down below maybe put a link up above to them for you.
go check those out you can see just what I started with, even six months ago, and
how that’s morphed over time into what you’re gonna see today and I’m also
going to link down below my lighterpack.com page which is what I use to
inventory all of my gear, keep it organized, help me build out my list, help
me make adjustments, see the weights, see the different categories, very useful
website. go check that out. well this is it all laid out. what I’m taking a
Philmont 2019 so we’re going to go through all of these kind of group by
group if you find this useful or helpful informative, please leave a like. I
appreciate it so let’s start with my big three I’m
gonna have my pack which is the Zpacks arc blast it’s a 55 liter pack it’s made
out of Dyneema so it’s for the most part waterproof you can get you know pinholes
and things like that in it so just as a precaution
I’ve also lined it with a nylophlume pack liner just for a little redundancy
to keep everything dry and the things inside that I’m most worried about
keeping dry are my sleep system for example
that’s my enlighten equipment enigma 20 degree
down quilt and that’s not going to be in a stuff sack like pictured it’s just
going to be stuffed in the bottom of that pack liner and then next to that
I’ve got my therm-a-rest X therm and my snugpack inflatable pillow and that’s
going to be my Sleep System next to that is my shelter that is the Zpacks
triplex and I have eight aluminum Y stakes there
as well and then underneath my trekking poles is the five by seven poly cryo
sheet that I will bring to use under the tent but mainly the vestibule area
because this tent doesn’t require that you have a ground sheet so that’s going
to be a little bit of redundancy but also the ability to use that under my
vestibule so I can use it to lay out gear in the mornings too as I’m packing
stuff up so just a little bit of convenience then that brings a two-ounce
penalty that poly cryo sheet and then I’ve got my Black Diamond
those are my trekking poles the Alpine carbon cork and I’m gonna be carrying
those so that’s actually not in my packed weight that’s going to be in my
worn section and those are my big three comes to let’s see the pack and liner is
about one point five five pounds the Sleep System oh the one thing that’s not
mentioned in are not shown in the Sleep System I’m also going to have a couple
foam earplugs just to help with any other noisy sleepers that we may have
helped me get a good night’s sleep so those would be in that sleep system that
comes to 2.81 pounds and then my shelter the stakes the ground sheet and the tent
come to 1.92 pounds and those are my big three now as we move over to my
act clothing I’m gonna have two layers of insulative jackets or pullovers I
originally was just gonna wear my Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer jacket
that’s a down jacket there that blue one but because of the recent email that I
got from Philmont saying they’ve had an unusually cool spring and they’re
forecasted to have an unusually cool July I’m actually bringing my Patagonia
that is the r1 pullover fleece with hood so I’ll be bringing that just as a extra
layer to hike in that one’s synthetic so I don’t worry about that one getting wet
perspiration things like that where the Mountain Hardwear I typically don’t hike
in it very much that’s more for evenings and mornings sitting around camp getting
things packed up you know if we wake up and it’s 35 degrees that goes on but the
Patagonia R1 is something that I’ll wear as were hiking potentially and for an extra
layer if it’s really chilly some of those mornings or some of those evenings
we do have a camp that’s above 10,000 ft one night and we have two others
that I believe that are above 9,000 feet and those can tend to be a little cooler
than some of the other camp sites which may only be down into the 50s overnight
on average. so those are my two insulating layers I also have a small
smart wool hat and just some wool glove liners that will be in case it’s really
chilly so those will be my insulated pieces I’ve also got a Columbia
that’s a featherweight long-sleeve shirt and a Columbia just hiking shorts
that’ll be in my packed kit in addition to that I’ll have two darn tough hiking
socks one will be kind of designated for my sleeping gear and one will be for
hiking as a backup and then I will have an extra pair of boxers and some
thermals just a small roll long-sleeve top and a Polartec
synthetic bottom is what I’m bringing along to save a little weight and then
I’ve got the Dyneema stuff sack dry bag that that those will go in all of my
clothing fits into those except for the two jackets which I keep a little bit
more accessible towards the top of my pack now in addition I also have my rain
gear those are my MontBell Versalite
jacket and pants so I’ll be bringing those, they’re great as just wind
jackets and pants too. if you know we’re at elevation and you need to worry about it
just being really windy conditions but it also fits over you know my puffy
jacket so that you know for colder weather and just an outer shell it’s
going to fit that fit that role now I will probably the sleep in my thermals
is what I’m thinking right now but the alternative to that is to just have my
boxers be be what I sleep in and my in my thermal top so those will be options
for sleeping now I also have the clothes and things that I’ll be carrying with me
so I’ll have a Sun Hat Outdoor Research of a some sunglasses I’ll have some dry
fit short sleeve shirt I’ll have another set of boxers and darn tough socks and
some convertible pants that I’ll wear and that’s just the belt sitting on top
of it that I can use with the shorts also and that’s just a very lightweight
nylon belt in addition I will have some dirty girl gaiters that I’ll use to keep
the dust and sand and everything out of my shoes and then I will have my Lone Peak fours
those are ultras that will be my trail hiking shoe and then my camp shoes are
just going to be some basic flip-flops I wanted something that can completely air
out my feet since these are technically my hikers and my camp shoes any
activities that we do at our destination camps I’ll be done in these will be done
in these and then these are just for sitting around allowing my feet to air
out while I’m sitting at camp then I’ll also have a just an ID bracelet that
will bring for peace of mind and that’s my Casio protrek watch which will have
altimeter barometer compass and thermometer to help with some readings
that we may need as we go along and that’s my worn items and then my packed
items my packed clothes now as we move over we’re going to have things like my
poop kit which is just a titanium trowel it’s going to have some teepee probably
just what they issue us at camp and I have also some hand sanitizer that’s in
that baggie as well I’ve got my Osprey ultralight day pack that comes in at
about 4 ounces that’s going to be used when we summit Baldy so if you have any
day hikes that’s what what I’m bringing that for I’m also going to have my my
cook kit I’m just going to have a cup and bowl and spoon that I’m going to
bring they’re all inside of that and in addition I’ve got in there right now is
my buff so that’s going to be something that I typically wear but it’s in there
right now just to keep everything from rattling around but you can use it as a
pot holder and things like so that’s why I’ve typically had that in
there in the past then I’ve got my first aid slash utility kit
I am partnering with my son so that we’re gonna have one kit that’s for both
of us so we’ll have our toothbrushes in there our toothpaste sunscreen lip balm
any medications mostly that’s just going to be Advil Imodium maybe some Benadryl
in there I have some lukotape for blisters and things like that just a
small amount because we also do have a crew kit that’s going to have moleskin
and other things like that a few bandages pretty basic and based on
the gear shake down that we just had this morning our final one it was
determined that actually my son is going to carry this so I’ll have it listed in
my base weight but I’m actually gonna hand that off to him and let him carry
that now I’m gonna have a few electronics I’ve got my Nitecore rechargeable headlamp so I’ll be using that. I’ll have an Anker battery and
cords that will help keep that charged as well as my phone I will also have
that in this kit as well and then I’ve got an Anker 21 watt solar panel that
will be used to keep these charged and I also have my camera kit I am NOT
including that in my base weight since most people are not bringing you know a
full camera kit so I’ve got actually probably a couple pounds apparently a
little over 2 pounds worth of camera gear that I will be bringing to just a
film our experience there and another 20 thousand milliamp anchor battery for
that for all the camera gear in addition to these but most people don’t have that
so a lot of people don’t include that in their base weight I will have it in my
overall pack way but but not for this then I’ve got my
water kit next to that I’ve got a Smartwater water bottle liter bottle that
I’ll be bringing also what’s not pictured here is my Gatorade bottle I
will have a 20 ounce widemouth Gatorade bottle for all of my smellable drinks
that I get as part of the Philmont meal plan occasionally you get drink mixes
and things like that so having something that can be a wide mouth like a Nalgene
is is what I’m looking to do so I am the only one in the crew that’s bringing a
Sawyer squeeze so that’s my piece of crew gear and the plunger to keep it
clean so the 2-liter bag is an Evernew bag on the top and a two-liter bag from
Cnoc and the Sawyer mesh bag to keep all of that in we will also get drops or
I’m sorry we will also get tablets when we arrive at Philmont so we don’t have
to bring any of our own and that will be our primary source of treatment but if
we get to one of the water sources and it’s kind of gnarly and the boys are a
little hesitant about drinking with a lot of particulate matter in the water
we can run it through the Sawyer and filter out the the larger particulates
and then treat the water in addition just to make sure we kill the viruses
because the Sawyer squeeze will catch the Giardia and the Cryptosporidium and
the bacteria but it will not capture viruses so just to make sure we’re going
to always be treating with the chemical tablets as well so I’m also bringing my
Helinox chair zero for some seating just around camp
and I will also have a few bags that I’ll bring I’ll have a few Ziploc bags
like these and I will have this is going to be my bear bag so all of my smell
bowls at the end of the day will go into this bag and this will also keep
my food so everything into that big bag and then up in the bear bag at the end
of the day so if you take all those items and you weigh them my full pack
comes to 15 and a half just over 15 and a half it’s fifteen point six pounds now
I’ve got a section of that kit that based on our last shakedown my son’s
gonna be carrying so our little first-aid slash hygiene slash utility
kit that’s gonna go into his bag so that saves me 12 and a half ounces so that
puts me down fourteen point eight pounds so that’s my setup that I’ll be taking
this coming weekend out to Philmont and we’ll also be doing some other videos
here on the channel with Philmont preparation in mind so for example one
it’s gonna be a look at what items started in my kit that didn’t make it
where did I cut my weight what types of strategies did I use to get my weight
down it started if you remember at 22 and a half pounds and now we’re down
under 15 pounds so the next one we’re going to look at is what worked and what
didn’t on my 2019 Philmont Trek so that’ll be useful hopefully – yeah –
look at what did I take what did I not use what didn’t work well what did work
well just to give you more information as you prepare for your trek will also
be filming out at Philmont so kind of documenting our trek what our experience
is like what things did we learn maybe some helpful information for you to know
what what you’ve got coming up so look for that when we get back that’ll
probably be a lot of footage and a lot of time editing that down to something
that that’s useful but but keep an eye out for that and then finally I’m going
to be doing a three-part series with Philmont preparation in mind helping
people go through looking at building they’re big 3 your backpack your sleep
system your shelter with Philmont in mind so we’ll look at the pros and cons
all the different options that are out there I know that can be a little bit
daunting so let’s try and make it a little easier simpler give you kind of a
guide going through that process of what types of things you should keep in mind
what types of things should you look for what works well what doesn’t with regard
to specifically a film on track so thanks so much for watching
see you next time be well

4 thoughts on “2019 Philmont Gear Series: #3 The Final Gear List? – 14.86 lbs

  1. Travel safe and happy trails…look forward to hearing what worked, what didn't and what you would have changed/taken if you were to go again

  2. Just got back from Philmont 2 days ago. I suggest you take insect repellent, if you don’t already have some. Also, they weren’t kidding about colder than normal weather. We were in the south country and couldn’t summit Mt Phillips because of snow.

  3. Nice gear set. Jealous. The smart water flip cap will fit on the filter to back flush. Save an ounce leave the plunger.

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