Riksgränsen to Abisko via Vistas 2019 – Packing List for 7 days

I’ll be leaving this Thursday September 5 by train from Copenhagen and arrive at my destination on Friday 6 lunch time. My itinerary can be read here. After my final comments below you can see my packing list copied from my spreadsheet. The weights do not include water bu they do include food and fuel.

total base weight all gear NOT worn or consumed 6.5 kg
total pack weight all gear NOT worn + consumables added 11.3 kg
total skin out weight pack weight + clothing worn 13.7 kg

The big three

The big three are the shelter, pack and sleeping system. I use the three for three (343) principle which requires that the big three do not weigh more than three kilograms in total. So long as the total weight is not exceeded then the separate items don’t necessarily have to be lightweight. My big three total is 2.9 kg.

My shelter for for Lapland total 891 grams:

  • 4 ea 6″ MSR Carbon Core stakes @ 6 g ea = 24 g
  • 2 ea 9″ MSR Core stakes @ 14 g ea = 28 g (for the apex pull-outs)
  • stuff sack for stakes 3 g
  • Tarptent Notch with partial solid mesh interior (seam sealed) 836 g

My backpack including shoulder strap pockets totals 942 grams:

My sleep system totals 1075 grams:

The quilt is a custom order that I had manufactured specifically for my Kungsleden 2018 adventure. The pillow is also a stuff sack for my puffy jacket, two uses.

My kitchen for Lapland total 177 grams:

  • Toaks Light Titanium 550ml Pot weighing 70 g
  • Soto Windmaster micro regulator stove + TriFlex pot support 67 g
  • Speedster oddments bag 5 g
  • DIY pot cozy 8 g
  • Nordisk Titanium XL Long Handle Spoon 20 g
  • Tread Lite Gear Ultralight 3D Cuben Fiber Zip Sack 7 g

Rain gear total 379 grams:

This year I will be using the same Inov8 rain trousers as last time. However, I will be changing my rain jacket with a Haglöfs L.I.M. rain jacket, a heavier jacket but I will not be taking a wind jacket as I normally do. The Haglöfs jacket will be my wind protection as well as a rain jacket which supports my “2 uses” principles that I follow.

  • Haglöfs L.I.M. Rain Jacket, Storm, waterproof 28000 mm, 240 g
  • Inov8 AT/C Ultrapant, waterproof 10,000 mm HH, 86 g
  • Montane Minimus Rain Mitts , Pertex Shield in bag, 53 g
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Below is my full packing list copied and pasted from my spreadsheet. Note that water is not included in the weights.

Gear spreadsheet Lapland September 2019 grams
category ITEM DESCRIPTION WEIGHT


FOR 7 DAYS TREK

Worn shoes Altra Lone Peak 3.5 (632 g) 632

hiking socks Injinji Trail Midweight Mini Crew Toe Socks 55 g 55

hiking pants Montane 2017 Terra Pack Pants 282 g 282

underpants Dilling Tights Exclusive Merino Wool M/5 85 g 85

handkerchief cotton 14 g 14

buff Merino wool 50 g 50

long sleeve shirt Dilling Long Arm Hoody Exclusive Merino Wool Blue 250 g 250

mid layer Mountain Equipment Diablo Hooded Jacket (M) 310 g 310

hat HMG Breeze Hat 70 g 70

watch Suunto Core Regular Black 62 g 62

cell phone Apple iPhone 6S 64GB 145 g 145

trekking poles Black Diamond Distance FLZ Black White 125cm 437 g 437

SUB-TOTAL WORN: NOT INCLUDED IN BASE WEIGHT 2392




Pack backpack HMG Windrider 3400 Pack (55 ltr) 908 g 908

Shoulder Strap Pocket Tread Lite Gear Dyneema X Grid Rucksack Backpack Shoulder Strap Pocket 17 g 34

SUB-TOTAL PACK: BASE WEIGHT 942




Shelter stakes 6″ MSR Carbon Core 6 g 24

stakes 9″ MSR Core 14 g 28

stuff sack for stakes Tarptent Silnylon black 3 g 3

shelter Tarptent Notch with partial solid mesh interior (seamed sealed + apex pullouts for vestibule tensioning) 836 g 836

SUB-TOTAL SHELTER: BASE WEIGHT 891




Sleeping sleeping bag (or quilt) As Tucas Foratata Quilt 450 / 900 cuin down custom collar Regular 690 g 690

sleeping pad Therm-A-Rest Neoair XLite – Regular R value 3.2 (51 x 183 x 6,3 cm) 341 g 341

pillow HMG Cuben stuff sack pillow 15″ x 11″ 44 g 44

stuff sack / pod Hyperlite Mountain Gear POD – Large 37 g 37

SUB-TOTAL SLEEPING: BASE WEIGHT 1112




Clothes carried rain jacket Haglöfs L.I.M Rain Jacket Men, Storm Blue L, waterproof 28000 mm 240 g 240

rain pants Inov8 AT/C Ultrapant Waterproof U Pertex Shield 2.5 Layer / waterproof 10,000 mm HH (86 g) 86

insulated “puffy” jacket Cumulus Incredilite Endurance Hydrophobic Down Jacket (850 cuin) (L) 320 g 320

warm hat (packed) Dilling Wool Beanie 71 g 71

underpants (packed) H&M cotton 60

long sleeve underwear shirt (packed) Dilling Long Arm Hoody Exclusive Merino Wool black 233 g 233

long underpants (packed) Dilling Long Exclusive Merino Wool 188 g 188

hiking socks (packed) Darn Tough Boot Sock Full Cushion 107 g 107

water proof socks (packed) DexShell Trekking Socks Waterproof Breathable Close Fitting MERINO WOOL TERRY LOOP PAD MID CALF 124 g 124

rain mitts Montane Minimus Mitt Pertex Shield / Waterproof / No Insulation in bag 53 g 53

gloves OR Sensor winter gloves 91 g 91

stuff sack / pod Hyperlite Mountain Gear POD – Large 37 g 37

SUB-TOTAL CLOTHES: BASE WEIGHT 1610




Kitchen pot Toaks Light Titanium 550ml Pot 70 g 70

stove Soto Windmaster micro regulator stove + TriFlex pot support 67 g + stuff sack 6 g = 73 g 73

pot cozy DIY cozy for Toaks Light Titanium 550ml Pot 8 g 8

spoon Nordisk Titanium XL Long Handle Spoon 20 g 20

folding knife  Swiss Army Knife Classic SD including scissors & tweezers 21 g 21

fuel storage bottle standard 230 g gas bottle 150 g 150

stuff sack for cook-set Tread Lite Gear Ultralight 3D Cuben Fiber Zip Sack Toaks 550 Titanium Pot 7 g 7

stuff sack / pod for food & cooking ZPacks Roll Top Blast Food Bag Cuben Fiber 44 g 44

SUB-TOTAL COOKING: BASE WEIGHT 393




Hydration water bottle 700 ml soda bottle 32 g 32

extra water bottle 1500 ml Evernew folding 36 g 36

water filter Katadyn BeFree water bottle and filter 0.6 ltr 59 g 59

SUB-TOTAL HYDRATION: BASE WEIGHT 127




Navigation maps BD6 Abisko – Kebnekaise – Narvik 65 g 65

map holder  Asivik Map Holder 47 g 47

satellite communicator DeLorme inReach SE 195 g 195

compass Suunto A-30 Compass 30 g 30

SUB-TOTAL NAVIGATION: BASE WEIGHT 337




Electronics power bank Anker PowerCore 10000 mAh including bag & 0.3m lightning cable (4 charges) 200 g 200

Apple iPhone charger Apple USB to lightning lead plus Apple charger 45 g 45

headlamp Asivik H Mini 31g 31

dry bag Tread Lite Gear Cuben Fiber Roll Top Dry Bag Ultralight 11 g 11

SUB-TOTAL ELECTRONICS: BASE WEIGHT 287




First Aid & Repair first aid & repair kit plasters, gauze roller bandage, gauze dressings, adhesive tape (angel skin), needle, cleansing wipes, Paracetamol 500 mg, Ibuprofen 200 mg, Imolope relieves diarrhea, Postafen 25 mg against travel sickness, 4 safety pins, cuben repair kit for tent, Tear-Aid Patch for clothes, HMG repair kit for cuben backpack, repair kit for sleeping pad, duct tape, waterproof matches, Dyneema Guy Rope 2.0mm, Tread Lite Gear Cuben Fiber Pouch 104 g 104

SUB-TOTAL FIRST AID / REPAIR: BASE WEIGHT 104




Essentials Wallet Tread Lite Gear Cuben fiber Coin Card Case Wallet Zip 4 g 4

Credit cards etc. drivers license, credit cards, cash, train card, insurance card, medicine card 33 g 33

passport Danish in Zip Lock Bag 43 g 43

shoulder bag Tread Lite Gear Cuben Fiber Chest Pack including shoulder strap 69 g 69

ear plugs in plastic container 7g 7

toothbrush 2 piece plastic 14 g 14

towel Micro fibre cloth wiping the tent down, tea towel, napkin, cosy, drying myself 18 g 18

trowel TheTentLab The Deuce of Spades UL Trowel 2 (17 g) 17

seat pad Therm-a-Rest Z-Seat Pad with R-value 2.2 (53 g) 53

thermometer  key ring type thermometer 8 g 8

wash bag Tread Lite Gear Cuben Fiber Box Zipped Wash Bag Packing Cell ultralight blue 7 g 7

stuff sack ZPacks Medium-Plus Cuben Fiber 9.5 Ltr 24 g 24

SUB-TOTAL ESSENTIALS: BASE WEIGHT 297




Photography camera Canon G7 X Mark II including battery & Sandisk Extreme Pro SDXC 64 GB memory card 321 g 321

rain cover HMG Small CF8 Cuben Stuff Sack – 8” x 10” (7 g) 7

tripod Pedco UltraPod Lightweight Camera Tripod 52 g 52

camera batteries Canon NB-13L 23 g 46

memory card Sandisk Extreme Pro SDXC 64GB 95MB/s 2 g 2

SUB-TOTAL PHOTOGRAPHY: BASE WEIGHT 428




Consumables water  water carried

all breakfast food  oats, raisins, dried milk in ziplock bag (aprox. 140 g per serving) 840

all dinner food Expedition meals purchased 164 g – 172 g 1016

all lunch & snack food oatmeal bars, beef jerky, Snickers, trail mix, mashed potato, soup 2333

coffee Instant coffee 95

fuel weight of fuel in 230 g gas bottle 230

hand sanitiser Hand gel (re-fillable) 48

detergent  Bio-degradable in LD Mini Dropper bottle transparent 6 ml 10

lip stuff Lypsyl 8

toothpaste 8ml Speedster Squeeze Tube (4 g) 23 g 23

foot balm lotion 20

toilet paper in HMG Small CF8 Cuben Stuff Sack – 8” x 10” (7 g) 100

packing for flight home plastic bag large 62

TOTAL CONSUMABLES: NOT INCLUDED IN BASE WEIGHT 4785




TOTALS total base weight all gear NOT worn or consumed 6.5 kg

total pack weight all gear NOT worn + consumables added 11.3 kg

total skin out weight pack weight + clothing worn 13.7 kg

Disclosure:
Product(s) discussed in this article were either purchased by Brian Outdoors from a retailer or otherwise provided by the manufacturer at a discount/donation with no obligation to provide media coverage or a product review to the manufacturer(s). I do not accept compensation or donated product in exchange for guaranteed media placement or product review coverage without clearly denoting such coverage as an “ADVERTISEMENT” or “SPONSORED CONTENT.”

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