AT Gear List: These Boots and Socks Will Work, Right?

Froggy’s flip-flop AT 2018 gear list base weight: 17.07 pounds

Here is my obligatory gear list. Sadly I won’t be hiking in glitter Doc Martens and gnome socks, but hopefully I can still complete the trail without them. As far as actual gear goes, I got lucky because my husband already had the tent, cook system, watch, and the Delorme, so I didn’t have to purchase these specifically for the trail. I also already had most of my clothing. Feel free to comment below with any questions or advice you may have. Only 55 more days! Wahoo!!!

Shelter: Total weight, 1.63 pounds

–Zpacks Duplex Camo Tent with stakes

–Polycro ground sheet

Backpack: Total weight, 2.66 pounds

–ULA Circuit, size small with trash compactor liner

–Zpacks pack rain cover

 Sleep system: Total weight, 2.67 pounds

–Enlightened Equipment Convert Bag

–Sea to Summit Silk Liner

–Therm-a-Rest Neoair Xlite Pad

–Therm-a-Rest Inflate Nozzle and Bag

–ZPacks fleece-lined stuff sack for a pillow

Cook system: Total weight, .68 pounds

–Soto Windmaster Plus Stove

–Snow Peak Titanium Pot and Cup

–Homemade coozie for freezer bag cooking

–Sea to Summit Long Handled Spoon

–¼ bandanna used for a napkin

 Food bag: Total weight, .82 pounds

–Ursack AllMitey Bag

–Opsack Odor Barrier Liner Bag

 Water filtration system: Total weight, .33 pounds

–Sawyer Squeeze Filter

–Evernew two-liter bag

–Scoop cut from the bottom of a water bottle

–Two extra caps for water bottles

First aid bag: Total weight, .28 pounds

Toiletry bag: Total weight, .27 pounds


Packed clothing: Total weight, 3.93 pounds

–Outdoor Research Helium 2 Rain Hoody

–Outdoor Research Helium 2 Rain pants

–Rab Xenon X Hoody-Puffy

–Patagonia Capilene 4 Hoody, base layer

–Ex Officio Underwear, spare

–Smartwool Hiking Socks, spare

–Injinji Sock Liners, spare

–Smartwool Hiking Socks, sleep

–Outdoor Research baseball cap

–Zpacks Possum Down Gloves

–Zpacks Rain Mitts

–Smartwool Beanie

–Cuddlduds Leggings, sleep and camp

–The Trek Equinox Tee for sleep, camp, and town shirt

–Crocs, camp shoes

Electronics: Total weight, 1.84 pounds

–Motorola Moto G Plus Phone

–Garmin In Reach GPS device

–Anker 10,000 charger

–Two charging cords

–Dual port wall charger

–Petzel E Lite Headlamp

–Brainwavz headphones (missing an earbud)

Miscellaneous: Total weight, 1.96 pounds

–Purell hand sanitizer, hung from pack

–Bandanna: For sweat and snot, hung from pack

–Deuce Of Spades Trowel

–Sea to Summit Pack Towel

–Thermarest Z-Seat

–Kizer Titanium Whistle

–Insect Shield Bug Net

–Journal/ Awol book/pen/sharpie

–Spare glasses in crystal light plastic case

–Toilet paper, roll removed

–Flushable wipes, dried out

Worn Clothing

–Icebreaker Wool short-sleeved shirt

–Danskin leggings for cold weather

–Tek Gear bicycle shorts for warm weather

–Patagonia Active Mesh Bra

–Ex-Officio underwear

–Smartwool PHD Hiking Socks

–Injinji Toe Sock Liners

–Dirty Girl Gaiters

–Brooks Cascadia 12

–Wool Buff

–Casio Protrek PRW 6000

–Leki Cressida Trekking Poles

Until next time,


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Comments 2

  • Cap'nNemo : Mar 11th

    Froggy—best of luck. Excellent equipment choices—especially since it is almost identical to mine!. I’m on the fence–have to make a decision today– about a NOBO or a Flip Flop….perhaps I’ll see you out there! Best of luck!

    • Sarah Southard : Mar 11th


      Thanks so much! It is funny, a lot of the gear lists are pretty identical. Best of luck with your decision, either way it’ll be epic. I’m obviously partial to flip flops, but as long as you’re out there hiking I don’t care what direction you’re headed. We’re still one big family, right? I hope to see you out there too, happy trails!


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