Another AT Gear List

Prior to officially deciding I would attempt to thru hike the Appalachian Trail, I was the proud owner of a ginormous REI pack, a hefty REI tent, and a youth North Face sleeping bag that had wrongly been stored in a stuff sack for as long as I can remember. These pieces of gear came into my possession courtesy of Santa Claus during my younger years as a cub scout and boy scout. 

I knew, however, this gear would not get me to Maine. I found a fun, well-paying job during the summer of 2021, knowing that most of what I made would be set toward the gear fund. But I knew next to nothing about anything having to do with gear made after 2010. So I went to work researching, buying, and testing. I now have a relatively lightweight kit made up of some really quality pieces of gear. 


Hyperlite Mountain Gear Windrider 3400

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Shoulder Pocket

Nylofume Pack Liner

= 2.17 lbs



Gossamer Gear The Two

  • Extra room for activities for me and space for Katie when she visits 

4 Gossamer Gear Stakes (Corners)

2 TOAKS V Stakes (Main Lines)

4 TOAKS Hook Stakes (Bathtub Floor)

  • Because I like it looking all taut and pretty

Tyvek Footprint

  • Is it Tyvek? I think so. Did I pull a scrap piece of whatever it is from the mud at a construction site near my house? Maybe. 

= 2.19 lbs


Sleep System

Enlightened Equipment Enigma 

  • 20 Degree

Sea to Summit UL Pillow

REI Flash Insulated Pad

= 2.68 lbs



2 Smart Water Bottles

Sawyer Squeeze

MSR PocketRocket Deluxe

Mini BIC Lighter

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Repack

  • I bought a handful of Mountain House meals to be shipped to me because the chicken legs need all the calories they can get

TOAKS 750 ml Pot

Sea to Summit Spork 

ZPacks Bear Bag

  • Blue because I want to make sure I can never tell which one is mine

= 1.43 lbs


Anker Essential 20,000 

Anker 32W Charging Block

Charging Cables Cables

Garmin inReach Mini


= 1.81


Hyperlite Mountain Gear Pod

REI 650 Down Jacket

Melanzana Micro Grid Hoodie 

  • Had to take a detour to Leadville during a recent family vacation 


REI Rain Mitts

Melanzana Beanie

Darn Tough Quarter Socks

Marmot Rain Jacket

Columbia Rain Pants

Under Armor Thermal Pants

Under Armor Thermal Shirt

=4.04 lbs


Columbia PFG Long Sleeve Shirt

Patagonia Strider Shorts

Darn Tough Quarter Socks

Altra Lone Peak 5


LEKI Legacy COR-TEC Poles

Hygiene / First-Aid / Repair

The Deuce 


Bamboo Toothbrush

Duct Tape


Anti Diarrheal Meds


Hand Sanitizer

Ear Plugs

Tenacious Tape

Body Glide


Safety Pin

Extra Sawyer O Rings

Sawyer Cleaning Coupling

=0.6 lbs


Leatherman Squirt PS4

Black Diamond Sprint 225 Headlamp

NEMO Chipper Sit Pad

Sea to Summit Wallet

Notebook & Pen

Rawlogy Cork Ball

= 0.71 lbs


Base Weight (Cold) = 15.5 

Base Weight (Warm) = 13.5

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