The Goodies I’ll Be Taking With Me On Trail

Hello Everyone!,

I’m getting very excited to get out there on Trail. Currently, I have more than 100 days till I’m on a plane from Salt Lake International Airport to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

But first I have a few more months of saving, a college semester to finish, and setting up my wife and daughter with all the essentials before I step foot on the trail through the Arch at Amicalola Falls.

I figured I’d go ahead and let the community know what I’m taking along for the hike. While this list is still tentative, I’m almost completely sure that this is the end all be all which will be my livelihood for 3-4 months on the Appalachian Trail.

Well enough of me talking! Here it is:


Gear List:

  • Clothing Worn:

    • Men’s Outdoor Research Echo Hoodie
    • Underarmour Enduro Pant
    • Darn Tough or Xoskin Socks
      • Depending on the Day
    • Arcade Ranger Slim Belt
    • Waterland Co. Slaunch Sun Glasses
    • Underwear ?
    • Danner Trail 2650 Mesh Hiking Shoes
    • Apple iWatch
  • Items Carried:

    •  iPhone 11 or 14 *Depends on if I upgrade before the hike
    • Chapstick
  • My House and Bed on the AT:

    • Gossamer Gear “The Two”
    • Enlightened Equipment Revelation Apex Sleeping Quilt 20°
    • Thermarest Compressible Cinch Down Pillow
      • *Might exchange for the Flex Air Ultra Light Pillow or Trekology ALUFT 2.0
      • *I have them I just prefer the down pillow
    • Thermarest Neo Air Xlite
    • Gossamer Gear Thinlite Foam Pad 1/8in.
    • Tyvek Ground Sheet
  • Pack and Gear:

    • Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60
    • Smart Water 1L Bottle
    • Platypus Quickdraw
    • Helinox Chair
    • Toaks Titanium 550mL Pot
      • Lighter
      • MSR Pocket Rocket
      • Jetboil Stove Stand
      • Jetboil Power Fuel
    • Joy Walker Pack Rain Fly/Cover
    • Frogg Toggs *Top and Bottom
    • The Duece Trowel
    • Ben’s Bug Net
    • Flextail Gear Tiny Pump X
    • Flow Fold Wallet
      • DL, Credit Card, Debit Card, and Cash
    • Glacial Gear Trail Rag
    • Unpaste Cinnamon Toothpaste Tablets
    • GGG Ultralight Toothbrush
    • Deodorant Stick
    • Princeton Tec Headlamp
    • 20ft 550 Paracord *For bear bag hang
    • Replacement Cord for Tent
    • 2 Trekology Trekking Poles
    • Ursak
    • Nylofume Bag Liner
    • LED Flashlight Gloves
    • 12 MSR Tent Stakes
    • Nymph Camp Shoes by Mayfly
    • Baby Wipes *Small Package
    • Raw Elements SPF30
    • Uberlieben Flint and Steel
    • First Aid Kid *Custom
      • Leukotape * A few strips around Trekking Pole
      • Tent Repair Kit
      • Emergency Blanket
      • 10 Q-Tips
      • Antiseptic Towelettes *Iodine and Alcohol
      • Assorted Bandaids
      • Battery Replacements
      • Normal Saline 5mL
      • GGG Tweezers
      • Medical Tape
      • Gauze Roll
      • Moleskin
      • Benadryl, Sudafed, Dayquil/Nyquil, Advil
      • Salty Britches Anti-Chaffing Ointment
      • CPR Barrier
      • Safety Pins
      • Small Screwdriver
      • Small Trauma Sheers

  • Clothes Carried:

    • Enlightened Equipment Apex Torrid Jacket
    • 1-2 XOSKIN Socks *If Carried
    • 1-2 Darn Tough Socks *If Carried
    • 3 Outdoor Research Echo Sun Hoodies
    • 1 change of Underwear for town
    • 1 pair of shorts
  • Electronics:

    • 2 Anker 10,000 mAh Power core
    • 2 Anker chargers
    • 2 Multi-USB wall chargers
    • 1 iPhone Charger
    • 1 iWatch Charger
    • Thermoworks Zipper-pull Thermometer
    • iPhone Tripod
  • Conclusion:

So one would ask how much does all this weigh? Can you really put all of that and some luxury items in that pack of yours?

Actually yes!

My base weight with the luxuries in my pack that is most likely not needed, but have them for comfort is 20.25 lbs. Now add a 1L bottle and at most 4 days of food and snacks which I simulated at home, and it came out to around 25.59 lbs.

I chose some luxuries like my Helinox chair, the flint and steel, extra clothes, baby wipes, flashlight gloves, and the tiny lightweight air pump because after testing most of my gear out on the 500 miles of trail I hiked in 2022 in the Uintas, Sawtooth National Forest, Pisgah National Forest, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Lone Peak Wilderness, and other overnight trails and trips these were things I wanted to make life a little nicer.

Thank you again for stopping by and taking some time to read this blog!


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