Last minute Gear List

With less than 48 hours until I hit the trail my gear is finally coming together.  I’m most likely missing a crucial piece of gear that will save my life but for now this is what I plan on starting my hike with.


20150404_153024 (This is Home for the next 5 months)


  • Bag: Enlightened Equipment Enigma Quilt – 21 oz
  • Sleeping Pad: Nemo Astro 20R Insulated -19 oz
  • Water Filter : Sawyer Squeeze – 3oz
  • Stove: MSR Pocket Rocket – 4oz
  • Rain Jacket: Marmot PreCip
  • Black Diamond Head Lamp
  • Snow Peak 1400 mL TI Pot – 7 oz
  • Nalgene 32oz Water Bottle
  • Light My Fire Titanium Spork  .7oz
  • Outdoor Research Stuff Sack
  • REI compression stuff sack
  • First Aid Kit
  • Ear Plugs (Vital to avoid hearing mice in the shelters)

Novelty Items

  • Anker Astro 13000mAh External Battery -10 oz
  • Sea to Summit 10L Folding Bucket – 1 oz
  • Sea to Summit Silk Liner – 5 oz
  • Buff Headband / RMNP Bandana
  • Sandals
  • Lawson Equipment Titanium Deuce Scoop – .75oz (Honestly only bought this because of the name)

Titanium Deuce Scoop

Et cetera

  • Mountain House Three Berry Cobbler (This is over 10 years old but will be a great meal to start the AT)
  • Wood Spoon
  • Aluminum Foil Wind Screen (Hopeful but probably won’t work very well)
  • Bic Lighters
  • Journal / Pencil
  • Mirror
  • Soap, Toothpaste, Toothbrush
  • Rope (At least 75 ft – Bears will have to work hard to get my food bag)
  • Pocket Knife

My list isn’t all inclusive but this just about covers it. After cramming all this gear into my pack in addition to 5 days worth of food my pack weighs in at 28 LBs! (That includes 1 lb of peanut butter…) My goal was for under 30 so now I have nothing stopping me from 20 mile days.  Off to Springer!


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Comments 1

  • KT : Apr 6th

    Great pack list! Have you tried out your Enigma yet? I have one coming in the mail soon and I can’t wait to try it out! Let me know what you think!


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