Here is my typical winter hiking gear list for when I am snowshoeing. If it is raining hard I leave the heavy camera at home and bring a point and shoot and I take extra polypro base layers instead of a down jacket. Click link below to read more:
I don't normally carry any water in the Olympics. If I know I am doing a dry hike, then I will bring my Platypus filled with water. I don't use a water filter, so I don't drink water downstream from tree farms or outhouses.
I bring two pairs of gloves because handwarmers do not work when they are wet. I bring two light sources because the winter days are short up here so, I do a lot of hiking in the dark and the extra light source also holds an extra battery that I can use in my GPS. I should probably add my silnylon tarp for the winter, then I could sip my tea with getting rained on.
I won't ever carry all of this stuff at once, for example I won't carry both cameras at once I hope that at least half of the time the snowshoes are on my feet.
all weights are in ounces and on my scale:
|Nikon D90 with 18-100mm,||48|
|M hardware fleece jacket||16|
|Rain Coat Marmot XL,||12|
|Rain pants REI Large petite,||11|
|Dogfood wet and dry||9.5|
|OR crock gaiters small ,||8.8|
|First aid kit,||8.5|
|Pentax waterproof WG-1 camera,||8|
|Stove Fuel if bottle is full,||2|
|GPSmap 60 CSX,||7.6|
|Head Lamp Black Diamond,||5|
|SPOT messenger ,||4.3|
|Fleece mitten gloves ,||4|
|Kitchen (Can Pot)||3.5|
|Waterproof extra gloves||3.5|
|Seattle Sombrero Large,||3.5|
|New waterproof stuff sack,||3|
|2 leaky old stuff sacks||3|
|Homemade fleece balaclava hat,||2.2|
|Dry socks in pack,||2|
|GPS Extra battery,||2|
|Bike / scrambling gloves ,||1.4|
|TP in ziplock ,||1|
medical tape, rubber bands, matches, asprin, ibuprofean, pepto, prescription, alcohol wipes, diva cup, large pad, "AA" LED penlight, duct tape.