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.
- Shelter: Tarptent ProTrail – 31oz with aluminum support poles
- Pack: Hyperlight Mountain Gear 3400 Southwest 55 L – 32 oz
- 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)
- 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
- Lawson Equipment Titanium Deuce Scoop – .75oz (Honestly only bought this because of the name)
- 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
- 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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