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What Gear Did They Take?
Backpacking requires some specialized gear, in the winter it is even more important to have the right gear. Here is what our three adventurers took and what they thought about it.

Brian's Gear Greg's Gear Jason's Gear

What He Took:
Boots:
Pack:
Bag:
Pad:
Socks:
Stove:
Light:
Misc:


Favorite Item:
Gaiters,coleman stove. those gaiters were real nice in 1 1/2 feet of snow and it was nice to have warm liquids to drink at the end of the day.

Items He Wishes He Had:
Snow Shoes and hand warmers(would have been nice to throw in the bottom of the sleeping bag around 3 am)

Comments:



What He Took:
Boots: Vasque with Gore-Tex
Pack: Gregory Lassen
(2000 model)
Bag: SlumberJack
Blue Thunder 0 F
Pad: an old closed cell foam pad
Socks: Thorlos Lt. Hiker Cold Weather
Stove: MSR WhisperLite
Light: Princeton Tec Solo Headlamp
Misc: Candle Lantern
Misc: 6 Dice
Misc: Tarp
Misc: Fire Starters
Misc: Thermals and Layers
Misc: Black Diamond
Sportee Gaiter


Favorite Item:
Candle Lantern - by UCO Corporation
This was by far my favorite item. It's a light-weight compact candle lantern that burns for 9 hours. Very useful for lighting the shelter while not wasting batteries.

Items He Wishes He Had:
Snow Shoes
It's hard to walk in 1½ feet of snow.

Comments:
Overall, I had a fairly heavy pack, but it was worth it because I didn't get cold. The sleeping bag itself weighed 5 lbs but with temperatures dropping to 5F it was very nice.

My boots were just regular hiking boots, nothing special for the winter, but the gore-tex kept my feet dry and the combination of good socks and liners keep them warm.

The Gaiters were another favorite item of mine because they kept the snow from getting in my boots when it was up to my knees.


What He Took:
Boots:
Pack:
Bag:
Pad:
Socks:
Stove:
Light:
Misc:


Favorite Item:


Items He Wishes He Had:


Comments:




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