Backpacking Iceland 2003
 


Gear


Base Gear:
  • North Face - Polaris 4 season tent

  • North Face - Polar 3D Sleeping Bag

  • Arx'teric - Bora 80 Backpack

  • Cascade Design - Ridge Rest - ground pad

  • Homemade Silicone Impregnated Stuff Sacks

Clothes
  • 2 Pairs of UltraMAX Socks

  • 1 Pair of Thick Wool Socks

  • Patagonia Lightweight top

  • Polypropylene Gloves

  • Waterproof Breathable Rain Hat

  • Columbia Fullzip Fleece

  • Mountain Hardware - Grade 6 Jacket: Held up very poorly

  • Helley Hansen - Non-breathable fullzip Rain-pants

  • EMS Zip Pants/Shorts

  • Polypropylene Mid-weight Thermal Underwear Bottoms

  • 1 Bandanna

  • Armod Boots

Hardware
  • MSR - Whisper-light Int Stove

  • 1 Liter Fuel Bottle

  • 1 1/2 Liter Pot

  • 8 in Frying Pan

  • Spatula

  • Bowl and Fork

  • Polar Pure

  • Sylvia - Compass

  • Leatherman Wave

  • Komperdell Hiking Poles

  • Garmin - Venture GPS

  • Camelback - 2 Liter Water Bladder

  • Nalgen - 1 Liter Water Bottle

  • Camp Suds - Soap

  • 2 Contractor Bags (3 mil)

  • Toilet Paper - not used thanks to moss and rocks

Homemade Repair Kit
  • Steel Wire

  • Nylon Upholstery Thread

  • Dental Floss

  • 3 Needles of Various Strengths, Sharpness, and Size

  • Sticky Duct Tape

  • Rubber Band

  • SeamGrip - Seam Sealer

  • 50 ft of Thin Rope

Hard Core Homemade First Aid Kit
  • Chlor-Trimeton - Antihistamine

  • Ibuprofen - Pain Killer, Anti-inflammatory

  • Benadryl - Antihistamine

  • Suphedrine - Decongestant

  • Peri-Colace - Laxative

  • Acetaminophen - Pain Killer

  • Loperamide Hydrochloride - Anti-Diarrhea

  • Pepto-Bismol - Upset Stomach, Anti-Diarrhea

  • Patanol - Prescription Antihistamine Eye Drop

  • Prednisone - Prescription steroid, for allergic reactions

  • Bacitracin - Antibiotic Ointment

  • Hydro-cortisone - Anti-Itch Ointment

  • Back-country First Aid Book - Buck Tiltone

  • Petroleum Jelly

  • 2 Latex Gloves

  • Emergency Blanket

  • 2 4x4 in Gauze Pads

  • 2 Sheets of Mole Skin

  • 3 Transparent Dessing

  • 6 Sterile-Strips

  • 4 3x4 in Tefla Gauze Pads

  • 6 Non-Adhering(Vaseline) Dressing

  • 7 Alcohol Prep Pads

  • Various Band-aids

  • 3 Ear Cleaner

  • Ace Bandage

  • Tincher of Benzoin in Eye Dropper Bottle

  • Irrigation Syringe

Camera

  • Olympus - C-2040 Digital Camera

  • 320Mb of Memory Cards for the Camera

  • LowPro - TLZ-Mini Camera Bag modified to make more water proof

  • Kenko 0.5x Wide Angle Lens Attachment

  • Round 0.9 Neutral Density Filter

  • Round #4 close up lens

  • Rectangular 1.2 Graduated Neutral Density Filter

  • Lens Cloth

  • Energizer Lithium Batteries

Damaged, Broken, and Lost Gear
  • Tent pole bag blew away in some very strong wind.

  • Tent poles began to warp a little.

  • Leather-man locking mechanize broke.

  • A prong from my fork broke.

  • Johns spoon broke in half (see picture for Johns creative repair)

  • My shells breathable material on the shoulders wore off.

  • Wide angle lens fogged over.

  • All of our hiking pole tips wore out.

  • A couple of articles of clothing ripped sightly.

  • One shoelace broke


John's spoon fixed with duct tape, steel wire, and a tent stake.


Our hiking pole tips mid trip, eventually they all wore off.



One of my hiking pole tips at the end of the trip compared to a new one.


At the end of our trip we stayed a a camp ground in Hofn and i cam up with this little creation to dry our cloths.