Pack- Arc Haul 62l
Sleeping mat- Neoair xlite
Pillow- Big Sky dream sleeper
Quilt- 30 degree katabatibc flex
Helinox Chair zero
lt5 trekking poles
toaks long handle spoon
toaks small wood stove
1 can fuel
zpacks food bag
smart water bottle x2 1 liters
sawyer micro squeeze
cnoc vecto 2l dirty water bag
Clothing including worn
marmot precip pants
EE apex torrid jacket
Patagonia R1 hoody
Patagonia R1 pants
1 pair convertible pants
1 pair patagonia capilene air pants
3 pair darn tough socks
1 pair seal skinz waterproof socks
2 pair exoficio boxers
1 smart wool t-shirt
1 nike dry fit t-shirt
These are the main items I'm looking for input on i also have small electronics bag, first aid, patch kit, and fishing gear.
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Most of your gear looks good. You are obviously an ultra-lighter. I do have a couple of concerns.
I looked up your quilt and I couldn't find the specs on the rating system used. Most companies are switching to the European system which is standardized and far more accurate when comparing bags. Your bag is rated by the manufacture as 30 degree, but is that comfort in your undies? base layer? Damp? Dry? or is it minimum safe? I ask because the island can slap you with some very cold nights in mid May and you might have miserable nights even with all of your clothes on. I take my 20 degree bag with a silk liner and will still wear my thick insulation on a few nights just to be warm. There is often snow on the ground in June (small spots, but it's still there).
I like that you have a backup stove. Dry wood for fires can sometimes be hard to find. Pine twigs near the base of the tree may be sufficient for cooking.
I suggest taking your back flush equipment for your Micro squeeze. I have plugged up a mini on occasion. I expect with a filter as small as a micro, you will have to back flush once or twice.
Be sure to download a copy of the Greenstone paper and bone up on the fishing regulations. There are some catch and release species, no barbs on hooks on inland lakes and bag limits, just to name a few. A Michigan licence is required for Superior waters, none for inland.
I suggest a drybag or a couple trash bags for your extra clothes and sleeping bag. it's a lot easier to be warm if you're dry.
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Also (probably things you're already packing but didn't list because they go without saying): headnet (in case the bugs are out) and other insect amelioration measures, spare matches, headlamp/flashlight, paper map and compass, ratty mystery novel
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Like the others have said plus...
I made a few mistakes over the years but you are off to a good start! I only wore one pair of socks (DT) and two extra pair plus a pair of hot socks. Next time, I will only take one pair on my feet and my hot socks to sleep in, ditch the other two. I have over two hundred miles on a pair of dt's, 90 on IR.