This is My Pack, There Are Many Like it But This One is Mine

The Gear of All Gears

So back in December I recived an email, I didn’t realize this email would change my entire hike…

I remeber filling out the 2016 Thru Hike Syndicate Application back in October. While filling it out I didn’t think I’d be one of the 28 chosen but I thought “what the hell why not give it a try.” Well that try worked and I recived sponsors from 5 companies Vasque Footwear, Osprey Packs, Nemo Equipment, Leki, and Darn Tough Socks.

So after receiving all my gear in the mail and traveling to Florida, I present you my gear list! Pick at it all you want…

Note: all this gear is my base weight not including fuel, water, food, and cloths I’m wearing. This gear set up works for me, It won’t work for everyone. Hike your own muthafuckin’ hike!

Everything on the Tarp is included in the gear list. Minus the Tarp.

Everything on the Tarp is included in the gear list. Minus the Tarp.

The Gear

Pack: Osprey Exos 58L (37 oz)

Pack Rain Protection: Osprey UL cover (3 oz) Compactor bag liner (1 oz)

Tent: Nemo Equipment Hornet 1P w/ stakes & poles (27 oz)

Sleeping Bag: Nemo Equipment Nocturne 15 Degree Long (37 oz)

Sleeping Pad: Nemo Equipment Tensor 20R (15 oz)

Pillow: Cocoon UL inflatable (3 oz)

Cook Pot: GSI Soloist pot w/ cup & spoon (10.9 oz)

Stove: MSR PocketRocket (3 oz)

GPS: Spot Generation 3 (4 oz)

Water Filter: Sawyer Squeeze (3 oz)

Trekking Poles: Leki Carbon Ti (14.5 oz together)

Toiletries & First aid (8 oz)

Repair Kit (5 oz)

Knife: Leatherman Style CS (1.4 oz)

Power Pack: Anker 22,000 Charger (11 oz)

Camera: Fuji x100s w/ 2 filters and wide angle lens (20 oz) Joby Gorillapod (13.5 oz) Osprey large camera case (3 oz)

Notebook & Pen (2 oz)

Phone: iPhone 6 Plus w/ LifeProof FRE case (7.2 oz)

Headlamp: Black Diamond Storm (3.9 oz)

Headphones (1 oz)

Seat: Therm-a-rest Z-seat (2 oz)

Small Towel (1 oz)

The man, the myth, the legend.

The man, the myth, the legend.

The Clothing

Socks: Darn Tough Socks (4 oz)

Underwear: ExOfficio Give-n-go Breifs (3 oz)

Liner Socks: Injinji toe sock liners (2 oz)

Buff (3 oz)

Gloves: Black Diamond glove liners (3 oz)

Wool Beanie (3 oz)

Bandana (1 oz)

Rain Jacket: Colombia rain jacket (10 oz)

Rain Pants: Patagonia Torrentshell (9 oz)

Puffy Jacket: Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer (8.4 oz)

Camp leggings (6 oz)

Camp/Town shirt (5 oz)

Hiking Shirt: Mountain Hardwear Wicked Lite shirt (3 oz)

Long Sleeve Base Layer: Patagonia Cap. 3 3/4 zip (6 oz)

Pants: UnderArmour Cold Gear leggings (6 oz)

Shorts: The North Face Running Shorts (3 oz)

Wind Jacket: Colombia windshell (5 oz)

Thats it! I set out for the trail in less than 2 weeks! Next post will be from the trail!

Paint me like one of your French girls.

Paint me like one of your French girls.








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Comments 5

  • Sara Ecay : Feb 22nd

    You quoted Titanic, thats one of my favorites! Don’t judge me.

    • Aaron Ibey : Feb 22nd

      That’s one of my favorite quotes in that movie!

  • Angie : Feb 23rd

    Hey – great gear list! I’m just about finished purchasing my gear (I start the AT early April) but had a few questions about your portable charger:

    How long have you had your Anker 22,000 Charger?
    Has it held a charge well?
    Pros / Cons?
    What made you choose this brand?

    • Aaron Ibey : Feb 23rd

      Hi Angie.
      This charger is the best I’ve had, they are incredibly cheap on Amazon.
      Pros: two USB ports. Charges my 6 plus up to 8 times before in needs to be plugged in. Has a built in flashlight. Cons: kinda heavy. To charge it takes a while maybe 12 hours once it’s fully dead but that’s takes a while.
      I chose this because I heard extremely good reviews about it. And it works wonders.

  • Perry : Feb 27th

    What Anker charger is that? I can’t seem find it on amazon, and 11oz for 22,000mah sounds to good to be true considering the 20100mah battery is 13oz


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