Gear, Glorious Gear

After my trial run, here is what that remains.


Klymit Motion 60
41.4 oz

Tent/ Shelter

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2, w/ foot print 
42 oz

Sleeping bag

Zpacks 30 (warmer weather)/ Big Agnes Bellyache SL 17
14 oz / 39 oz

Sleeping pad

Therm A Rest Z lite
12 oz


Vasque Breeze 2.0 Mid GTX
38 oz
Bedrock Gabbro
8.6 oz


Injinji liners

Darn tough


Outdoor Reasearch Metamorph Gloves
2.5 oz


Zpacks fleece hat
95 oz

Rain/wind jacket

Marmot Precip
11.4 oz


U.L. Trekking Umbrella
5.8 oz

My stepdad helped me rig up a hands-free system.


Jet boil flash
15.25 oz

Water purification

Sawyer squeeze
3 oz



Nook GlowLight Plus
(It’s waterproof and lasts for weeks on a single charge!)
6.9 oz

Goal zero battery pack 
6.4 oz

Hiking poles

Pacerpoles – Carbon
(favorite piece of gear so far!)
17.9 oz



Spyder Co delica
My brother, the knife buff, picked this out for me.
I sleep easier with this bad boy in my pocket.
2.5 oz


My clothing system is still up in the air. I wasn’t too happy with the layering system I had on my last hike.


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Comments 3

  • DeeLane : Feb 13th

    Hi Emily,

    I’m so excited for you, getting to have this chance. I also live in the middle of nowhere Illinois. Ha! The date is getting closer! I look forward to keeping up with your hike. Enjoy nature while you are out there.

    Just Walk.


  • Scott : Feb 14th

    Glad to see another Saluki hitting the trail! Take it one day at a time. Even when conditions are poor, it’s better than what all the other poor saps have to deal with behind a desk.

  • Kevin Neal : Feb 15th

    Used the same tent on my 1900 miles, worked great. Didn’t bring the foot print and never wished I had it.

    Great luck and take it slow.



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