This “gear” wasn’t designed to be gear. Some of it is really ugly. Some of it is surprisingly cheap. But everything is ultralight. And really handy. Hope there is something in it for you 🙂
Tiny jars from the pharmacy (2g)
Use them for sunscreen, deodorant (if ever you get in contact with civilization), ointments, toothpaste, etc. Label it with washi-tape and waterproof marker. If you use only the marker, the label comes of after short usage and you’ll take toothpaste as foot cream (or vice versa).
GDR ultralight coffee filter (8g)
It is light, it is reusable and I prefer to use it for coffee only 🙂
Rubber bands (1g)
Use them instead of gear bags to save weight. For tent stakes, rain jackets, cooking gear …
Scarf with a visor (39g)
Use it instead of a cap: it looks great and it is very packable.
Buy it at my best friends shop (No, she didn’t pay me to write that, I just love her caps :-))
Duct tape (5g)
Wrap a small amount around your poles or anything else. You’ll need it.
Latex gloves (12g)
Use them as emergency rain gloves over your fleece gloves. Certainly no good idea for winter hikes or cold weather mountaineering excursions.
Tiny clips (2g)
Use them for drying laundry, clipping together papers, money or cards.
Hotel mending kit (1g)
Use it within its original purpose 🙂
Ladys tights, black & opaque (35g)
Use them as emergency trousers (underneath your shorts) if yours are wet. Even suitable for boys. In some cases of emergency you can even use them instead of a rope. But this one is cowgirls only style.
Half sponge (5g)
Use it to mute your cooking stuff in your pot while walking, to clean dishes with little water and to dry your tent from condensation.
Gaiters and Sleeves in one (38g)
Use them in combination to your merino shortsleeve shirt if you didn’t want to carry an additional long sleeve top or wear them on your legs together with the emergency tights.
What are yours? I’d really like to get to know more of this stuff!