Kira’s Gear List is Here!
Days are starting to fly by, and since next weekend is my Grandpa’s 80th birthday (!!!!) and time will be short, I decided to actually, really, for serious, settle in and finalize my gear list. Without Further Ado: My Gear!
(If you want to see my complete(ish) gear list and associated weights, you can click on my gear list in the sidebar —> )
Here it is in all it’s gear-y glory. My base pack weight for cold weather is just barely under 15 lbs.
Here we go….
The Big Three:
Tent: Zpacks Triplex
I’m lucky enough to have a hiking partner who I love and cherish even when his farts make me gag. This means that we are sharing a tent, which definitely helps lighten the load. ‘Cause the tent’s in his pack!
Sleeping Bag: Enlightened Equipment Revelation 0 degree
Pack: ULA Circuit (60L)
As I mentioned above, I am using an Enlightened Equipment Revelation 0 degree bag. I have a 30 degree bag for when it warms up. I sleep super cold so I’m hoping this will keep me warm! I also have a hoodlum (also by Enlightened Equipment) and a Thermarest NeoAir Trekker. I’m most nervous about the NeoAir Trekker keeping me warm enough with a quilt, it doesn’t have a super rad R value for the colder days ahead, I’ve never had problems with it before though. Fingers crossed! I also have a Sea-to-summit pillow I really like, it’s in the same stuff sack as the thermarest.
On My Body
For my trail clothes let’s start with my head and work my way down. (When it gets hotter I’m switching out the merino leggings for UA Compression shorts.)
Head: Trucker Hat “Bee Happy”
Torso: Patagonia R1 Hoody (Blue/Red blob), Under Armor Heat Gear Tank (pink blob), and “optional” Patagonia Torrentshell Rain Jacket (light Green Blob).
Legs: Purple Rain Adventure Skirt. (I’ve talked about this before and it is my favorite item of clothing, on trail, or off), Patagonia Merino leggings, and “Optional” Zpacks Rain Kilt.
Feet: Dirty Girl Gaiters, Altra Lone Peak 2.5s, and Darn Tough 1/4 length Socks
My Camp Clothes live in my dry bag. A Nike DriFit T-shirt, Capilene 4 weight base layer leggings, a extra pair of socks, a pair of gloves (not sure if these are “camp clothes” or hiking clothes yet… weather depending) and a Patagonia Nano-Air Hoody. I also have my electronic charging supplies, and a small Pack Towel in there. The pack towel is for wiping condensation off the tent in the morning, we’ll see how that goes.
Everything Except the Kitchen Sink
I will carry the stove, pot and fuel for the two of us, which is the trade off for not carrying the tent! We also have an entire spare set of kitchen stuff in case we decide we want to cook our meals separately, we can ship ourselves extras. For now, We have 1 Evernew 1.3L Ultralight titanium pot, and a pocket rocket. For personal use I have a titanium sierra cup, and a long handled spoon. We also cut up a thin cutting board so we can have a little tiny cutting board if needed. We normally like using this to cut up summer sausage to eat with crackers. And of course, a Bic Mini!
Odds and Ends
I have a journal, a small first aid kit, some extra hair ties for my braids, a toothbrush, a very small pocket knife, nail clippers, a hairbrush, a tiny deck of cards and some emergency hand warmers.
Some other items that are in the big picture up top: I’m using a Sawyer Squeeze System and I have an extra Platypus bottle in case the Sawyer one fails, and to be used for extra water storage in camp if it isn’t needed for filtering. I have a Deuce of Spades shovel which I also sometimes accidentally call a “Little Deuce Scoop” or sometimes just “Pooper Scooper.” I love to rock my bright pink crocs, and I also love my Black Diamond Spot Headlamp which I normally fill right up with lithium batteries cause they last longer and are way lighter than normie batteries. I have a Zpacks bear bagging kit for food, and Black Diamond Trail Shock Pro (I think?) trekking poles, I don’t know I got those at an REI garage sale which is a GREAT place to get trekking poles! There have always been several pairs whenever I go!
Alright, that’s all folks, tell me what I forgot, tell me what I did wrong, tell me what I completely messed up! Help me continue my reoccuring nightmare that I accidentally forgot all my gear in California and didn’t realize it until I was standing on top of Springer. What are your thoughts? Leave me a note in the comments!
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