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12/17/2021 7:24 PM

A friend and I recently did an overnight trip near Mount Cheaha, AL, the highest point in the state. Below are the contents I took with me. This was the first trip I've done in quite a bit. 

  • Qui-Ya (bottom to top)
    • Main Compartment
      • Mountain Serape
      • Tent (Litefighter 1; issued gear; rain fly first then inner portion)
      • Air mattress (Klymit Static V2 slid down the side)
      • Tent poles, stakes (slid down opposite of the mattress)
      • Clothes in dry bag towards front of pack (waffle top, Darn Tough socks, ninja pants, beanie, compression shorts)
      • Food in dry bag against back of pack (definitely took too much food; wanted a little more than needed just in case, but still too much)
      • HPG Tool Roll on top of clothes bag (compass, batteries, fire kit, etc)
      • Trauma Kit in Spiritus Fanny Sack
      • PDW Tycho down hoodie
      • Cook Kit (Toaks 750ml pot, MSR Pocket Rocket 2, 4oz canister, mini Bic, Hot Lips; I put the canister in a shop towel to minimize noise and to have it handy)
      • Sawyer Squeeze filter (Grayl is my go-to, but for this trip the Sawyer made more sense. Didn't expect to use it, but had it if needed.)
      • Wind Cheater
    • Lid Pocket 
      • Rain jacket
      • Poo Kit
      • Charge kit
      • Spoon
    • 2x 1.5L Smart Water bottles in the wand pockets
    • Prairie Belt
      • 2x 20oz Smart Water bottles
        • no water near our camp site
      • Medium GP Pouch (snacks)
      • ESEE JG3
  • Original Kit Bag 
    • Rear Compartment
      • Pistol
      • Map
    • Middle Compartment
      • Garmin
      • ESEE CR2.5
      • StreamLight ProTac
      • Vortex monocular
      • Princeton Tec headlamp
      • Buff
    • Front Compartment
      • Small fire kit
      • Small compass
      • Notebook 
      • 4" chemlight

I think that's it. I left my folding saw in an effort to cut some weight, but I won't do that again. Negligible difference in weight and the saw is worth having IMO. I slept in my waffle top, puffy, Serape in sleeping bag mode, pants, and ninja pants. Temps got to around 40 or so and I stayed warm. Good to test out that combo and see if it worked for me. Always learning and adapting. Any feedback is appreciated. 

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12/20/2021 8:33 AM
I loved the trip pictures! Looks pretty squared away to me. Do you have any problems with bugs in that neck of the woods this time of year?

If you haven't been in a while, it's worth going through every single item after the trip with a postal scale handy and re-evaluate what still makes the list.

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12/20/2021 10:43 AM

The bugs were fine up there. The breeze in the afternoon and 15-20mph winds that night certainly helped. They can still be bad down here where I live and hunt. Our land is near the delta so mosquitos will come out if warms up. Currently looking at an 80F high on Christmas day. Gotta love the south. 

As for the scale suggestion, that's a good one and we have one. Food is definitely where I overpacked. Would've eaten a little more, but we had to hike out first thing that morning due to some unfortunate circumstances back home. Skipped breakfast and beat feet to the car. 

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