Quality, lightweight backpacking list

A Listmania! list by RR Reader "Jeff" (TX USA)
The list author says: "Get the main things first like your boots, pack, sleeping bag, tent, cookware, clothes and safety gear then add the accessories you want. Go over some of the skills at backpacker.com and rei.com skills and expert advice sections."
Vasque Men's Wasatch GTX Hiking Boot
1.  Vasque Men's Wasatch GTX Hiking Boot by Vasque
The list author says:
  "Start with a good boot. Everyone needs to take the time to find a pair of boots that fit them well and will work well for them on the trail. Find a comfortable, quality boot built for backpacking. Spend some time walking in the boot before buying it. This boot works well for me - so far I've done about 100 miles in them. You'll also need quality hiking socks. I use REI's wool hiking socks."
$184.95
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

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Gregory Baltoro 70  Backpacking Pack
2.  Gregory Baltoro 70 Backpacking Pack by Gregory
The list author says:
  "Find a good, reliable back pack that is comfortable, fits and holds your gear. There are lighter weight pack options - you may trade comfort, size and cost for weight."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Marmot EcoPro 15 Degree Sleeping Bag Long
3.  Marmot EcoPro 15 Degree Sleeping Bag Long by Marmot
The list author says:
  "Being 6'3, I use the long bag. This is a great bag. It has enough room for a big guy to toss and turn. I sleep cold, and am comfortable with just the bag down to about 25 degrees. This bag is heavier and more bulky than more expensive down bags."
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Therm-a-Rest Men's ProLite Plus Mattress
4.  Therm-a-Rest Men's ProLite Plus Mattress by Therm-A-Rest
The list author says:
  "I have trouble sleeping when I camp. This really helps. I've slept comfortably on a field of rocks. It is a luxury that I don't pack without."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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Snow Peak Trek 1400 Titanium Pot and Pan
5.  Snow Peak Trek 1400 Titanium Pot and Pan by Snow Peak
The list author says:
  "Big enough to cook meals for two."
$59.95
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Light My Fire Original Swedish FireSteel Scout 3,000 Strike Fire Starter
6.  Light My Fire Original Swedish FireSteel Scout 3,000 Strike Fire Starter by Light my Fire
The list author says:
  "Light your fire."
$8.95 - $24.25
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (385 customer reviews)

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'Fozzils Solo Pack (Cup, Bowl, Dish) - New Blue
7.  'Fozzils Solo Pack (Cup, Bowl, Dish) - New Blue by Fozzils
The list author says:
  "Good when you're sharing food and not just eating out of the pot you cook in."
$13.92   Used & New from: $10.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

Petzl E97 PP Tikka Plus 2 Headlamp, Pistachio
8.  Petzl E97 PP Tikka Plus 2 Headlamp, Pistachio by Petzl
The list author says:
  "A good light in the darkness."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (173 customer reviews)

Platypus Hoser 1.8-Liter Hands-Free Hydration System
9.  Platypus Hoser 1.8-Liter Hands-Free Hydration System by Platypus
The list author says:
  "A very lightweight, medium-sized water bladder. This is my go to water carrier."
$17.21   Used & New from: $16.27
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews)

MSR Dromedary Hydration Bag
10.  MSR Dromedary Hydration Bag by MSR
The list author says:
  "When you need to haul a lot of water"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)

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Marmot Ladies' PreCip® Jacket
11.  Marmot Ladies' PreCip® Jacket by Marmot
The list author says:
  "You'll need a good shell layer, and a waterproof pant shell too."
$89.85 - $144.38
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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Leatherman 80040003K Squirt P4 Glacier Blue Multitool with Small Pliers
12.  Leatherman 80040003K Squirt P4 Glacier Blue Multitool with Small Pliers by Leatherman
The list author says:
  "A solid, lightweight multi-tool that's small enough to carry all the time."
Used & New from: $29.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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LRI PWK Photon II LED Keychain Micro-Light, White Beam
13.  LRI PWK Photon II LED Keychain Micro-Light, White Beam by LRI
The list author says:
  "My backup light. Small enough to carry all the time; bright enough to use as your only light source."
$8.91   Used & New from: $6.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (452 customer reviews)

Rothco 550lb. Type III Nylon Paracord
14.  Rothco 550lb. Type III Nylon Paracord by Rothco
The list author says:
  "You should carry some cord with you."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,382 customer reviews)

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Katadyn Micropur MP1 Purification Tablets
15.  Katadyn Micropur MP1 Purification Tablets by Katadyn
The list author says:
  "The best tasting water purification tablets. I don't notice the taste. Tablets are the lightest way to purify water.

The only downside is the TSA will not allow these tablets on flights."
$7.95 - $32.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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GSI Outdoors 2010 Trowel- Colors May Vary
16.  GSI Outdoors 2010 Trowel- Colors May Vary by GSI
The list author says:
  "When you need to make like a bear and go in the woods, this is a good trowel for digging catholes. If you're not familiar with how to do this, read the "Leave No Trace" guidelines so that you can do it without degrading the environment. Also, don't forget the hand sanitizer and the TP."
$4.95
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Coghlans 5-in-1 Survival Aid
17.  Coghlans 5-in-1 Survival Aid by Coghlans
The list author says:
  "A whistle, compass and container to keep your matches dry. Another safety device you should always carry with you along with water, a heetsheet, light and a knife - even on a day hike - since you never know when it may turn treacherous."
$4.95   Used & New from: $1.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Granite Gear Unisex Round Rock Solid Compressor
18.  Granite Gear Unisex Round Rock Solid Compressor by Granite Gear
The list author says:
  "Compress sacks can help organize and make more room in your pack."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

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Kiva Key Chain Duffel
19.  Kiva Key Chain Duffel by Kiva
The list author says:
  "Organize stuff in your pack. I put my food and toiletries in them. To keep animals out of your pack and tent, always keep your food and other "smellable" stuff in a separate sack from everything else. Hang it or store it in a bear container when necessary. Don't bring it in your tent or leave it in your pack overnight unless you want to deal with animals tearing through your pack and tent."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Henschel Breezer Hat with CoolMax Band
20.  Henschel Breezer Hat with CoolMax Band by Henschel
The list author says:
  "This is a great hat for venting heat while keeping the sun of your face and neck. The only downside is the mesh top will cause sunburns on bald heads."
$24.99 - $49.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews)

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Coghlans Squeeze Tubes
21.  Coghlans Squeeze Tubes by Coghlan's
The list author says:
  "An accessory for carrying calorie and nutrient dense spreads like peanut butter and honey."
$5.71   Used & New from: $0.75
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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22.  Backpacker [1-year] Magazine Subscription Active Interest Media
The list author says:
  "Great source for backpacking info"
$12.00
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (169 customer reviews)

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Last updated: 11/7/10
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