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AaronM

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For those you that tent camp, what types of things do you bring with? Looking to get a camping kit together and looking for imput. I do pack and portage places, so weight is a concern. Thanks for any help!

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WHen I'm thinking portage trip or backpacking...

Tent (incl. ground cloth), sleeping bag, sleeping pad-~8lbs total

MSR stove, 2 fuel bottles, 1L and 2L pots, spice kit with folding utensils, iodine tabs if needed and alcohol fuel tabs if needed.

A plate, cup/bowl and poly silverware tied together. Coffee press.

Matches, knife, compass, whistle (holds more matches and space blanket), water filter and 2 water bottles. Toilet paper, garbage bag, first aid kit.

I use a base camp gravity filter so we have one large platypus bag for collecting filtered water.

The rest is clothes and food. I'm sure I missed some things.

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Fishing gear, rope, folding saw, axe (yes, I know, not needed but I like to use them), camera, monocular, bird book, plant book, deck of cards when I'm with my daughter, headlamp, battery lantern when my daughter is with, enough toilet paper to wipe out an army and pretty much what is listed by others already. This stuff really does add up in weight so I've resigned myself to not single portage. Some people might look at my list and think it's too much while others will ask where's the chairs and tables? It's a matter of priorities. My list changes every year. Somethings become more important, others less so. It also depends who I'm camping with.

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I do have rope and a folding saw in my kit. Bug dope and sunscreen are in their too. I like to single portage. My wife and I really don't like to hike that much and if you bring it you have to carry it and if you bring it you better use it or it won't get brought again. If you use it than that means it has to be unpacked and packed up so that adds time and effort too.

I know things will be different when we base camp or RV, but for out portage trips we like to be very streamlined.

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