Nepisiguit Mi'gmaq Trail Hike - westbound

Daley Point (Bathurst) to Bathurst Lake (Mount Carleton Park) = 150 km - Starting with 3 days of food with resupply (3 d) at midpoint (78 km) - Pack w/ water & 3d food = 14.5 kg - Pack - performed excellently again. Fit well with wt though back & shoulders were fatigued most afternoons with daily distances of 26-31 km. I think any pack would have been a strain with these efforts plus added weight (i.e. Gregory Zulu) - Rain jacket vs plastic poncho - Took emerg poncho (less wt & vol) which worked well. - Fleece vs puffy - Temps as low as 12C at night so took puffy jacket instead of fleece. - UL chair - Took chair as some camps were undeveloped (no tables or chairs). Carried chair body & legs in side pocket. So glad I had the chair! - Sleep/shelter - slept very, very well in Onewind hammock w/ Yeti UQ (7-9 h/night). Bug net was essential. Tarp performed well as square or diagonal pitch to keep water (from trees above or dew) off my sleep area. - Cook set - did not use small titanium cup or collapsible bowl; drank from Tim's plastic mug & used fry pan for bowl. - Food - pretty close to perfect. Returned with 2 desserts (apple pie) - Other - used several pieces of duct tape for heel of shoes & repairing bear hang rock bag (replaced bag after trip). Used KT tape for hot spots on feet & a self-care with couple doses of naproxen & acetaminophen, ZnO cream on toes.

Packing List

Compact

Water System

0.14 kg
1
Water purifier
BeFree 1L
$60
64 g
1
Water purification tablets
Aquatabs
9 g
1
Water bottle 591mL
Smart 591mL
29 g
1
Water bottle 1L
Smart 1L
39 g

Cookware

0.67 kg
1
Lighter
Mini Bic
11 g
1
Pot (Ti) 750 mL w/ lid
Boundless Voyage
$42
123 g
1
Collapsible bowl
Amazon
$6
54 g
1
Bear bag kit
DIY
105 g
1
Cup (Ti) 420 mL w/ lid
Boundless Voyage
$26
100 g
1
Stove, Canister
Optimus Crux
$60
108 g
1
Fry pan/lid
Pan/lid from Optimus HE set
75 g
1
Mug w/ handle
Plastic mug, Tim Horton's w/ lid + handle
64 g
1
Coffee maker (pour over)
Brew Buddy (Primula)
$18
32 g

Toiletries

0.65 kg
1
Toilet kit
DIY
78 g
1
Picardin insect repellent
PiActive spray
80 g
1
Ditty bag - personal care
470 g
1
Deuce #2
$20
17 g

Electronics

0.32 kg
1
Satellite Communicator
Garmin inReach
$516
112 g
1
Kopplen dual USB power bank
$35
207 g

Clothing

2.88 kg
1
Headcover bugnet
Bugnet
22 g
1
Wool socks, short
Darn Tuff ankle socks (orange/tan)
$18
WORN
48 g
1
Wool socks, short
Darn Tuff ankle socks (black)
$18
49 g
1
Running shorts
Saucony shorts
103 g
1
L-Run (thru Amazon)
$20
173 g
1
Sweater, merino wool
Mountain House
245 g
1
T-shirt
T-shirt, red Johnny Miles
146 g
1
T-shirt
T-shirt, yellow Atlantic Wildlife
WORN
135 g
1
Shoes, trail running
Saucony Peregrine w/ orthotics
$140
WORN
795 g
1
Running shorts
Ronhill shorts
115 g
1
Puffy jacket
Gray puffy jacket
$30
466 g

Synthetic fill, w/ hood + zippered pockets. On sale at Cdn Tire.

1
Toque, gray
Toque
38 g
1
Pants, cargo (dark gray)
Cargo pants
$20
WORN
324 g

Pant legs zip on/off

1
Wool socks, short
Darn Tough ankle socks (gray/green)
$20
68 g

Medium weight, padded sole. From Amazon.com

1
Gloves, knit (pair)
Gloves, gray knit
46 g
1
Hat
Hat, Columbia (gray/tan)
WORN
59 g

Antimicrobial fabric, cooling mesh

1
Poncho
Emergency poncho (Coughlan)
50 g

Misc.

1.92 kg
1
Compass
Suunto MCB
$29
36 g
1
First Aid Kit
DIY
66 g
1
Headlamp
Petzl Tikkina
$25
85 g
1
Emergency fire starter kit
DIY
46 g
1
Knife, hunting
Hunting knife
143 g
2
Sit pad, small, folding
Foam pad
$10
58 g

Inserted both pads into back of pack for support

1
Poles, adjustable (pair)
$70
WORN
585 g
1
Nice C chair
$29
841 g

Foldable chair body, legs, end caps, case (no strap). Bought 2 chairs for $58 on Amazon (2019).

Shelter

1.74 kg
1
Stakes (for shelter)
Stakes
150 g
1
Hennessey Expedition 10-ft asym zip
$190
713 g
1
Tarp, rectangular (green)
Bluefield tarp, 3x3 m
$32
738 g
1
Tree straps
Tree straps (plain jane)
134 g

Sleep System

1.36 kg
1
Onewind UQ protector
$35
192 g
1
Sleeping bag, lightweight (15C/59F)
Besteam rectangular bag
$43
700 g
1
Underquilt 3/4 length (-6C/20F)
Yeti by Warbonnet Outdoors
$222
390 g
1
Inflatable pillow
Trekology pillow
$17
82 g

Weight excludes stuff sack

Consumables

1.56 kg
1
Isobutane fuel, 227g
Fuel canister
$7.99
332 g
1
Food bag complete
500 g
1
Cinnamon Whiskey
Fireball
225 g
1
Food bag, 1-d resupply
500 g

Incl 5L dry bag, meals, snacks

Pack

0.89 kg
1
Backpack
3F UL 40+16L
$99
890 g

Amazon purchase

Trip Details

Season

Summer

Duration

6 Days

Temperature Range

10-25 C

Breakdown

Clothing
2.88 kg
Misc.
1.92 kg
Shelter
1.74 kg
Consumables
1.56 kg
Sleep System
1.36 kg
Pack
0.89 kg
Cookware
0.67 kg
Toiletries
0.65 kg
Electronics
0.32 kg
Water System
0.14 kg
Base Weight
8.62 kg
Worn
1.95 kg
Consumable
1.56 kg
Total
12.13 kg