Richard Bucker

Simple overnight setup

Posted at — Apr 3, 2017

I’m planning a simple overnight hike somewhere in the 16 mile range in the Florida Everglades. And so what am I planning to take with me:on your personlong sleeve sun shirt and long pants treated with permethrinunderwear and sockstrail runners with gatorshatMap, phone, camera, whistle, compass, knifecore kitpack - 25L to 35L capacityshelter is either a 1P tent or a 1P tarp with bugnet, stakes, trekking poles or static poleponchositpad, mattress, pillow, sheet or bivy2 pounds (2500 calories) of food per day including electrolytes, bear bag, cordage4L capacity walking in with 2L and having drank 1L before starting (2.2lbs per liter)fire kitfirst aid kitcook kitclean kitwater processing kitwaterproof notebook and penciloptionally - for comfortcoffee, tea, hot chocolateextra socks, underwear, long johns, sleepy socksschemog, microtowel, bandannahat, tooq, head bugnethand saw, hatchetpepper or bear spraykindlefire kitswiss army knifetinder - quick lite or dryer lintfero rod, sparker and lighterfirst aidtylenol, aspirin, advil, immodium, benedrylother medsband-aidsmed tapetweezersbug spraysunscreenneosporincook kitpotstove, windscreen, stand, reflectorfuelsponge, bandannaclean kit - aka sanitarytoilet paperhand sanitizerhand soaptroweltoothbrush and toothpastewater processing kitmini sawyer or platypus gravitydirty bag or bottleclean bottlesaquamira dropsaquamira tabsscooper, funnel, coffee filter, bandanna(**)Ultralight is until 7 pounds not including consumables and Super-Ultralight is under 5 pounds.The 5 CscutcordagecovercontainercombustionRule of 3’s3 minutes without air3 hours without shelter3 days without water3 weeks without foodThe reality is that for a simple overnight I do not “need” food and I could certainly survive without a stove as tea and coffee are optional. It’s always nice for a dehydrated meal as a comfort item too.