My Most Valuable Possessions for the Trail
In case anyone’s interested, here’s what I’m attempting to start off with:
Shelter: REI Quarter Dome 1
Pack: MEC Spirit 40, as well as an Eddie Bauer day pack for my front (forever snacking)
Sleeping bag: REI CO-OP Joule 30 F
Sleeping pad: Therm-a-Rest Z-Lite
Footwear: Hiking – Keen Waterproof Hiking Boots / Camp shoes – Sketchers Goga Max
Clothes: Free-Country shorts, Eddie Bauer hiking pants, a Reebok blue long-sleeve, a purple Legend T-shirt, a New Balance black tank, Patagonia blue fleece, a green Eddie Bauer vest, and three Buffs. I miss my closet already.
Rain jacket: MEC Recco purple jacket (hopefully waterproof)
Socks: Three pairs – Ascent, Darn Tough, and Stance
Underneath: Three pairs of LaSenza underwear (prob a rookie mistake) and one mystery sports bra because I’ve worn the label off
Hat: Columbia Omni-Freeze ball cap
Stuff sacks: Four total – one waterproof, three that are super thin and flimsy because that’s all I could find in my house
Water: Two Smartwater bottles and a Sawyer Mini with a gravity filtration system
Toiletries: A pretty empty deodorant stick and a small tube each of shampoo and conditioner, a couple hair elastics, and Kleenex Wet Wipes
Sunscreen: Sawyer Stay Put sunscreen lotion
Insect repellent: Sawyer Picaridin Insect Repellent Lotion and Premium Maxi Deet Spray
Headlamp: A woods headlamp for when I get completely lost in the dark
Luxuries/comfort: A pillow, an Anker for charging, and an OtterBox for my Samsung phone
Misc: A bear flare (because my mom insisted) and a couple of Band-Aids, some rope (actually supposed to be a clothesline, I think) a pair of headphones, and orange scooper everyone seems to have, a High Sierra pack cover I took off an old bag which I know isn’t even waterproof but I don’t have an alternative – awesome, and finally, a garbage bag
Base weight: 18 pounds
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