My Precious Precious Things (Gear)

I’m not usually one for planning but I figure now is as good a time as any to start. Not sure what my base weight is exactly, but as a weight weenie I know it isn’t heavy. I’m sure I left things out. I’M SORRY, change is hard. Without further ado, the product of months of gear obsession.

Big Three

Western Mountaineering Versalite 10 degree

  • plus Sea to Summit Liner

TarpTent Rainbow

  • Zpacks stuff sack

REI Flash Sleeping Pad (wide and shortened, I’m picky)

ULA CDT 55L (w/ Pack Liner)

Nemo Fillo Elite Pillow



Hiking clothes: Under Armor T-Shirt, Adidas shorts, 32 degrees leggings, North Face Kelkiney Pullover, Smartwool PhD Socks, Nike Wildhorse 5 shoes

Weather wear: Black Diamond Fineline Stretch rainshell, Black Diamond convertible gloves, REI rain mitts, Sealskinz waterproof socks

Jim Jams: Merino Wool one piece (aka ONESIE), Montbell Down Booties for my tootsies

Food Times

Superior Wilderness Designs Lunch Box

Toaks 750 ml Pot

JetBoil MightyMo Stove

Morsel Spork

Sawyer MicroSqueeze

SmartWater 1.5L + CNOC Vecto water


I’m getting tired so I’ll condense these categories

Anker Powercore 13000, Anker double wall charger, misc. cords, Nitecore NU 25 headlamp, Jaybird weather proof wireless headphones + backup apple headphones, all in Sea to Summit Dry bag


Electric toothbrush head, CREST toothpaste, Advil PM, the greatest lip balm ever (Palmers), small lotion, Pepto-Bismol, baby wipes, alcohol wipes, Leukotape, inhaler, Deuce of Spades trowel, pocket knife (scissors, knife, tweezers, nail clippers), aaaaaaand body warmers, all in Mountain Laurel Designs Zip Pouch


For reasons now unclear to me, I did decide to bleach my hair prior to my hike. So cheers to many miles and hopefully a couple smiles.


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