brought too much stuff

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breathable underwear breathable t-shirt - unfortunately, lets mosquitos bite through easily hiking socks heavy fleece - no need for zippers in the backcountry cotton backup underwear - unused.  Only wore two out of three pairs. it was way too warm to need gloves, a hat, or long johns this time it was way too warm to need gloves, a hat, or long johns this time it was way too warm to need gloves, a hat, or long johns this time Petzl Tikka+ headlamp - useful, but lighter models that don't use 3AAAs are available now. drysack for clothes titanium pot for boiling water good old isobutane stove lexan cup didn't use this, but it's nice to have luxury stuffsack for misc smellable items sniffle rag, etc bear-bagging line sleeping pad bug jacket - very nice luxury only luxury here is the giant thing of toothepaste and breath mints honey to sweeten the tea 100% DEET and some sunscreen note the missing lens from my normal glasses almost ran out of TP on this trip because I carelessly didn't check the total amount before leaving. bag for camera items remote release and self timer - essential accessory for the tripod two extra batteries and some more storage EF20/2.8 lens, hood, and a polarizing filter trash, including 7 different bits of rope I picked up along thet trail or in campsites leftover jerky normal spoon (on the right) and extra spoon Charles found on the ground at a lunch site almost empty 220g isobutane container food container trash compactor bag for sleeping bag, pad, and clothes leftover tea 1L wide-mouth water bottle (total water carrying capacity was 2L, which is just about right for a trip around a lake) we brought way too much jelly leftover nutri-grain bars leftover peanut butter leftover bagels (actually eaten for lunch just a few minutes after this photo was taken) naselcrom - the pain and sneezing of snorting this stuff makes you forget you have allergies, I think REI long-sleeve sun/bug shirt - very comfortable MSR pack towel - 59g, and useful after a swim in a cold lake REI pack cover - kind of heavy, but useful since my pack isn't very watertight Sierra Designs Comet CD tent bag from ORGT ground tarp aluminum stakes, and tent splint bug headnet tent poles Mountain Hardware Phantom 15 down bag - a bit too warm for the weather at those altitudes, but you can just use it as a tiny blanket trekking poles.  Net energy expenditure probably doesn't pay off, but stability when crossing streams and overloading ankles used to computer work is nice this was ineffective (non-DEET) bug spray, but the sunscreen part seemed to work okay.  Should have left it at home and just used the normal sunscreen and DEET. drybag for camera (unused because we only got a light sprinkle and didn't have to cross any streams I was worried about dropping my pack in) Gitzo GT2530 tripod - way too big for backpacking, but still useful RRS ballhead and QR clamp good old nalgene bottle - heavy, but feels nice in the hand and is easy to drink out of.  Can also accept boiling water if you need to. rain gear - unused, but very helpful.  Also doubles as bug gear if it's cold enough to wear it. GPS standard daily pocket knife - anything much smaller and it's hard for me to hold it securely old-school Gregory Palisade backpack - super heavy, but comfortable, adjustible, and reasonably well thought-out Crocs - good camp shoes.  Not so great fording streams with little pebbles, but certainly adequate.  Disadvantage over Tevas is that the soles could be punctured very easily.