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Backpacker Magazine – May 2002

I Saw the Light: Jon Dorn's Ultralight Conversion

Going ultralight may be the ultimate get-out-quick scheme: It took me all of 60 minutes to shop and pack for a 5-day hike and all of 10 minutes to pitch or pack up my simple camp.

by: Jonathan Dorn

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(Photo by Steve Howe)
(Photo by Steve Howe)

Ultralight 2.0
Help Jon fill his pack for an upcoming 2009 ultralight adventure.

Jon's 2002 Gear List
Equipment 7 lbs. 6.1 oz.
Shelter Integral Designs Sil Poncho: 10 oz.
Groundcloth/tarp Integral Designs Sil Tarp: 8 oz.
Pack GVP G4: 12.5 oz.
Sleeping bag Marmot Never Winter: 32 oz. (size long, 30°F down)
Stuff sacks (2) GoLite Pouch: 1.6 oz.
Pad Cascade Designs Z-Rest 3/4: 11.5 oz.
Stove SnowPeak Giga Power: 3 oz.
Fuel 1 butane/propane canister: 13.4 oz.
Cookware Snow Peak Mini Solo Cookset: 5 oz.
Headlamp Petzl Zipka: 3 oz.
Water treatment McNett AquaMira: 2 oz.
Camera disposable: 5 oz.
H2O bladder Camelbak UnBottle: 7 oz.
Toothbrush generic toothbrush (cut in half) andand powder EcoDent powder: 2 oz.
Utensil SnowPeak Titanium Spork: 0.6 oz.
Sunglasses Cébé Athlon: 1.5 oz.
Clothing 4 lbs. 10.5 oz.
Microfleece zip-T Sierra Designs Apex Zip Mock: 13 oz.
Long john bottoms Mountain Hardwear eXtend Tight: 8 oz.
Swim trunks generic: 8 oz.
Fleece jacket Beyond Fleece B1 Jacket: 22.5 oz.
Synthetic fill vest Wild Things Primaloft Vest: 14.25 oz.
Fleece hat GoLite Frost: 1.75 oz.
Gloves SealSkinz Waterproof Gloves: 3.5 oz.
Socks Smartwool Ultra Cushion Mini Crew: 1.75 oz.
Patagonia Capilene Liner Socks: 1.75 oz.
Food 7 lbs. 7.86 oz.

Total Pack Weight: 19 lbs. 8.46 oz.

Trailwear 4 lbs. 2.15 oz. (not in pack)
Rain hat Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero: 4.5 oz.
Long-sleeve shirt Mountain Hardwear Synergy Shirt: 6.75 oz.
Windshirt Polo RLX N2S Zip-T: 11.4 oz.
Long pants Patagonia Talus Pants: 10.5 oz.
Underwear Pearl Izumi X-Sensor Fitted Boxers: 1 oz.
Trail running shoes Hi-Tec Perpetua (size 13): 32 oz.


Total Trail Weight: 23 lbs. 10.61 oz.

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