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Cache Creek Pack

Here is a detailed listing of everything Jean and I brought along on the trail. This was the first trip we went on with others, so the list is a bit haphazard and probably incomplete. The final weigh-in at the trailhead came to 56.5 pounds for me, 55 pounds for Jason, 24 pounds for Jean, and 35 pounds for Cammy. Though we suspect Cammy was counting all the stuff she was wearing... Items in blue were unused.

Food Kevin Jean Other Calories Grams cal/g
Bear canister 2.775
couscous + garlic 1.312 2240 597 3.75
peanut butter 0.343 842 156 5.40
4 crunchy granola bars 0.286 540 130 4.15
8 hot chocolate packs 0.541 960 246 3.90
dried mangoes 0.259 458 118 3.88
4 chewy granola bars 0.363 620 165 3.76
6 packs oatmeal 0.536 850 244 3.48
mix for 64 ounces Tang 0.780 720 355 2.03
scones 0.000 0 0 NaN
smoked salmon 0.563 1024 256 4.00
Inka corn 0.519 960 236 4.07
3 bagels 0.738 1176 336 3.50
apple (Jason/Cammy) 0.659 90 300 0.30
orange (Jason/Cammy) 0.347 90 158 0.57
cheese 0.149 272 68 4.00
graham crackers 0.308 500 140 3.57
marshmallows 0.303 600 138 4.35
pita and vegetables (Jason/Cammy) 1.253 1500 570 2.63
olives 0.453 400 206 1.94
triscuits (Jason/Cammy) 0.352 560 160 3.50
dried mangoes (Jason/Cammy) 0.514 910 234 3.89
Jerky (Jason/Cammy) 0.167 300 76 3.95
Mojo bar (Jason/Cammy) 0.114 200 52 3.85
Luna bar (Jason/Cammy) 0.105 180 48 3.75
3 Luna bars 0.334 540 152 3.55
chocolate 0.000 0 0 NaN
lunch first day 0.000 0 0 NaN
2 apples 0.000 0 0 NaN
Total 4.760 0.000 9.313 16532 5141 3.22


Bedroom Kevin Jean Other
sleeping bag 3.800
sleeping bag 3.800
rain fly 2.388
tent w/ bag 1.856
sleeping pad (Kevin's) 1.506
sleeping pad (Jean's) 0.988
tent poles 0.938
ground cover 0.781
tent stakes 0.431
sleeping pad patch kit 0.019
Pillow for Jean 0.000
2nd pillow for Jean 0.000
Total 12.707 3.800 0.000
Unused Total 0.019 0.000 0.000

In retrospect, we probably didn't need to bring the rain fly, and I could have used a lighter sleeping bag. It was quite warm at night.



Liquids Kevin Jean Other
Tang 2.000
Water 4.000
Water 4.000
Total 6.000 4.000 0.000

This is one of the few trips where I should have taken more water. There's really no place to refill until you reach Cache Creek, and it can get quite hot out there.



Pack Kevin Jean Other
Arcteryx Bora 95 short 7.500
Arcteryx Bora 62 regular 6.250
Total 7.500 6.250 0.000


Photography Kevin Jean Other
Stitz tripod 3.131
Minolta Maxxum 7 body 1.581
Minolta 100-300 lens 1.425
Minolta Maxxum 5 body 1.131
Minolta flash 1.100
Minolta 24-105 lens 0.931
large camera bag and strap 0.763
3 rolls Fuji Velvia film 0.168
Filter holder (for grad ND) 0.118
2 rolls Fuji Provia 400F film 0.112
Blower 0.106
Graduated neutral density filter w/ case 0.100
Mesh bag for blower, ND filter 0.081
2 CR5 batteries 0.081
polarizer 0.063
cable release 0.056
lens tissue in pouch 0.019
Total 10.966 0.000 0.000
Unused Total 3.005 0.000 0.000


Clothes Kevin Jean Other
jacket 1.788
Tevas 1.563
Jacket 1.550
light fleece 0.650
Fleece jacket 0.594
Tevas 0.569
Fleece pants 0.500
Fleece top 0.456
Night shirt 0.456
long sleeve shirt 0.413
1 pairs socks / liners 0.363
Black long sleeve shirt 0.388
shell pants 0.350
linen bag 0.338
long underwear 0.300
Fleece undershirt 0.256
1 boxer shorts 0.219
1 pairs socks / liners 0.210
1 pair synthetic underwear 0.110
Gloves 0.169
Balaclava 0.094
Fleece hat 0.088
2 short-sleeve shirts 0.000
long-sleeve shirt 0.000
shell pants 0.000
Total 5.969 5.455 0.000
Unused Total 2.532 0.000 0.000

I didn't actually keep track of what clothes Jean brought, so this is a total guess based on previous trips. Also, again, we packed preparing for colder weather. If I had to do it again, I would have saved the 1.8 pounds and not brought my jacket. I marked the light fleece in blue (unused), but in actual fact it's an important part of my pillow.



Misc Kevin Jean Other
poncho 0.563
Matrix lamp w/ batteries 0.375
Matrix lamp w/ batteries 0.375
Cobra/weather radio + battery pack 0.375
Cobra radio w/ battery pack 0.325
accessory cord 0.156
2 USGS maps 0.144
2 extra AA batteries 0.100
cards 0.100
2 garbage bags 0.094
mosquito coils 0.038
Gerber knife 0.069
compass 0.063
credit cards + ID + cash 0.056
Paper / pens 0.050
matches 0.050
whistle 0.038
4 ziploc bags 0.019
extra shoelace 0.006
two pennies for bear canister 0.006
fire permit 0.000
bear bells 0.063
bear bells 0.063
Total 2.365 0.763 0.000
Unused Total 0.682 0.000 0.000


Kitchen Kevin Jean Other
water filter 1.081
stove 0.744
2 titanium pots + 2 lids + bag 1.219
small fuel 0.531
32 ounce Nalgene bottle (for Tang) 0.325
CamelBak 0.313
CamelBak 0.313
2 lexan cups 0.312
dish soap / scrubber / bag 0.194
squirt bottle 0.181
2 96-ounce floppy Nalgene bottles for filtering 0.338
2 plastic spoons 0.031
Total 4.944 0.638 0.000
Unused Total 1.275 0.000 0.000

We ended up not using my stove and fuel (we used Cammy's instead). It's nice to have a back-up, though, on a 4-person trip. If it were just 2 or 3 people, I don't think the weight of an extra one can be justified at all.



Bathroom Kevin Jean Other
Wet wipes 0.400
Sunscreen / lip balm 0.213
Sunscreen 0.238
Kleenex 0.138
Quick-drying towel 0.169
2 Bags for bath stuff 0.169
Trowel 0.119
Toilet paper 0.094
Quick-drying towel 0.094
Moisturizer 0.088
Toothbrush / floss / toothpaste 0.113
Handkerchief 0.044
Mirror 0.013
Toothbrush 0.013
Total 0.828 1.077 0.000


First aid kit Kevin Jean Other
Insect repellent 0.088
Ace bandage 0.075
Bandages 0.056
swiss army knife 0.044
waterproof tape 0.044
Sting Eze 0.038
Ibuprofen 0.038
Antacid 0.038
Neosporin 0.031
Thermometer 0.013
Bag for first aid kit 0.013
Moleskin 0.013
Antihistamines 0.047
Emergency blanket 0.000
Total 0.538 0.000 0.000
Unused Total 0.481 0.000 0.000


Summary Kevin Jean Other
Food 4.760 9.313
Bedroom 12.707 3.800
Liquids 6.000 4.000
Pack 7.500 6.250
Photography 10.966
Clothes 5.969 5.455
Misc 2.365 0.763
Kitchen 4.944 0.638
Bathroom 0.828 1.077
First aid kit 0.538
Total 56.577 21.983 9.313
Unused Total 7.994 0.000 0.000


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