SUL Overnight Kit
With all the talk over at BPL concerning SUL kits, I thought I’d take some pics and post mine up. I have no weights for anything because, well, I’m finding it tedious now. I have enough experience with gear to know what’s enough for a given trip, whether I’m going for minimal or luxury. If a piece of gear needs to come with me and I don’t have an alternative then…well, weight doesn’t matter does it?
This kit is for a quick overnight later today, leaving in the evening and doing most of our hiking at night. The majority of the hike is on trail with the exception of the final ~2 miles on a summit ridge. We’ll be hiking in roughly 7 miles and climbing about 3500′ total, sleeping on a ridge at roughly 8000′. Temps will likely be mid to high 40s. No rain or weather to speak of in sight. No maps or navigation tools as this route and the surrounding peaks and canyons are well known.
Variations to this kit for more serious trips/weather:
*More food could be easily added to this pack. I have capacity for ~3 days with his kit. Aqua Mira drops would be added.
*Windshell could be swapped for Driducks raingear for a few ounces more. Gloves, beanie, and a thermal top/bottomes could be added.
*Maps/navigation gear could be added.
*First aid could be supplemented for a longer trip.
*MLD Solomid could be strapped to top.
However, the addition of all this gear makes it look like any standard UL kit. To me, the point of SUL is staying minimal and planning the trip accordingly. This is all I need (or likely even more) for local, fast trips.
A trip report will follow….