by: Matt Simerson
IP: 54.237.183.249
Monday 28 Sep 20

Isle Royale Packing List

This inventory is for two persons on a 4 day, 3 night backpacking trip in mid-September. Some alterations might be made due to variations in expected weather conditions but this worked out quite well. I put to good use every piece of clothing I carried and had no want of more.

Description Contents Weight Photo
Essentials Kit 2 lexan spoons
sunglasses & hard case
3 fire sticks, strike anywhere matches in waterproof case
bic lighter
Suunto MC-2 compass
Gerber ceramic knife
duct tape
vasaline, sunscreen, lip balm
2 meter's nylon cord
Petzl Tikki Plus headlamp
toilet paper, diaper wipes, & kleenex
nylon mesh bag
1 lb, 7 oz
Clothing 2 pair smart-wool light hiker socks
1 polypro long sleeve shirt
1 polypro bottoms
1 cotton t-shirt
1 pair polyester shorts
1 pair ex-officio nylon pants
2 balaclava (ultra-thin, medium weights)
2 wool glove liners (1 fingered, one non-fingered)
1 thin EMS polar fleece
3 lb, 9 oz
Rain Gear 1 EMS GORE-TEX jacket, 1 Helley Hansen rain pants 2 lb, 2 oz
Shelter Walrus Aero Tarp (3 lb, 13oz)
tent stakes (8 oz)
Space Blanket (12 oz)
Leki Trek'r 3 hiking poles (1 lb, 7 oz)
Marmon Arroyo Gossamer Long sleeping bag (2 lb, 4 oz)
Therm-a-Rest Z-Rest (10 oz)
down pillow (9 oz)
9 lb, 14 oz
Cooking MSR Whisperlite Intl 600 (13.5 oz)
Titanium pot, 2400ml (10.5 oz)
MSR 11 oz fuel bottle (full) (13 oz)
Lexan 14 oz cup (4 oz)
Lexan plate (5 oz)
2 lbs, 14 oz
Hydration Nalgene (5 oz)
MSR miniworks water purifier (1 lb, 2 oz)
Dasani 20 oz water bottle (1 oz)
1 lb, 8 oz
Food 6 freeze-dried dinners (2 lb, 11 oz)
12 Quaker flavored oatmeal packets (1 lb, 2 oz)
4 spiced cider packets, 4 hot chocolate (8 oz)
Misc energy/granola bars (emergency rations) (1 lb)
12 pieces pilot bread (hard tack) (10.6 oz)
Pistacio nuts (1 lb)
6 lb, 3 oz
First Aid Band aids, gauze, iodine swabs 6 oz
Backpack Gregory Shasta 7 lb
Toiletrie travel toothbrush, tooth paste, & body wash 4 oz
chamois towel 3 oz
Water 1.6 liters 4 lb
Photo Gear Nikon D70 D-SLR camera body & 18-70mm AFS-DX lens & 70-210mm lens 4 lb 2 oz
misc 40GB iPod & headphones, map, pad of paper, & pencil 10 oz
TOTAL 44 lbs