In preparing for my trip to Colorado later this year, I decided to make use of the tools at www.lighterpack.com in order to examine the current state of my backpacking gear. This particular "Warm Pack" is assuming a solo adventure. The main difference between this pack and a non-solo pack would be the use of a tent that could occupy my wife as well rather than the hammock setup.
Due to the fairly high weight of my hammock setup at the moment the difference between my tent and hammock system are fairly negligible. I plan on taking some time in the next month to review some specific items from this list - some that I love and some that I hate and want to replace.
Now, I am no expert on the intricacies of backpacking preparedness, but I do enjoy putting together a nice light pack that will get me through a short trip with minimum fuss. I thought it might be helpful to some people who may be new to the outdoors to have a list to reference to sure they aren't going to end up out in the middle of nowhere without something important. I will include links to some of the things that I use specifically and have found to be great pieces of gear.