Large garbage bags used for waste and to ferry
clean snow for water melting, Quantity 2.
Gallon, Quantity 2.
Quart, Quantity 3.
18" Closed Cell cut-off from a sleeping pad. Can
be part of you full length pad used for sleeping.
Altimeter / Compass
One set per rope team.
Optional, one per rope team.
Optional, two per rope team. Minimum 5-mile
Optional. Candle or Iso-Butane lantern. One per
One Gallon or 4 liter size. Nalgene collapsible.
Breakfast / Dinner
3 Breakfast and 2 Dinner. Work with your tent-mate to
combine meals and reduce extra weight. Repackage dehydrated
meals the night before the trek-in into zip-lock bags. This
reduces bulk, weight and waste.
Always add a Desserts to jazz things
Lunch / Snacks
5 servings. Fast access meals such as
dehydrated fruit, bagels, cheese, sausage, pre-packages energy
bars and gels.
3 servings. PowerGels / PowerBars / Cliff Bars,
Dehydrated and fresh fruit, Breadsticks, etc.
Used primarily for climbing days. Powdered
Gatorade and other branded energy drinks, Quantity 5 servings
(Optional) Carry a favorite spice to jazz up your
Used at base camps. Coffee, Cider, Tang, Hot
Chocolate, Quantity 9 servings.
NOTE: "Serving" size is subject to your own
interpretation. For Energy Drinks, I consider 1 serving of
powdered Gatorade equal to one nalgene bottle (1 Quart). Hot
Chocolate, Coffee, etc is considered a serving size of one cup.
Dinners and Breakfasts are considered one single size Mountain
House dehydrated meal.