15 July 2010

What's in Our Backpack

Well, now you can find out! I added a new page, which you can find on the left side of this blog. I have posted the list of gear that we started out with as well as a more current gear list that was used on our week-long treks through the Andes of Peru and Bolivia.

I have been meaning to post our gear list for quite a while, but only got around to it for publishing our article. Our first list was a rough estimate using super market produce scales. Our second list is more accurate as I weighed items on a digital kitchen scale accurate to one tenth of an ounce. I know, it may sound crazy, but it is what we have to do to keep our packs manageable.

Please feel free to comment or email me if you have any questions.

As much as I like looking at our gear, I like it even better when you can't see our backpacks because they are so small! Going ultralight made it fun and easier to climb over the many 15,000' passes in Peru/Bolivia and scramble off the trail.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome list. I'm in Berkeley at the moment with a summer research position, I'll be in Davis this weekend; where are you now?