Hey everyone! Very excited to be section hiking the AT. All the gear that has a * next to it is what I’m using.
My total pack weight including 2 liters of water and food is….25.8 lbs. My base weight including Backpack, Sleeping Bag, and Tent is 6.54 lbs. If you have any questions about my gear, please post and I will answer. Also, if you would like to schedule a one on one LIVE discussion on planning your hike or gear, ASK US!
*Nemo Hornet 2P Tent 2.5 lbs
*REI Joule 23 700 fill Duck Down Bag 2.02 lbs
Marmot Aspen 40 Down Ultralight
This is my normal Basic Gear List. When teaching new backpackers I stress lightweight techniques. This list is good place to start. We occasionally switch out gear and buy additional gear that is on sale or based on Elevation and Geographical locations.
Clothing: The best rule of thumb is to make sure both your undergarments, and your inner layers are made of “wicking” material. Usually nylon or polyester. “Wicking” means your clothes dry fast and quick and don’t hold moisture.
Camp shoe (At base camp or for crossing Streams)
- Crocs (size 9) 12 0z
Stuff sacks (5, Strong, waterproof)
- Sea to Summit Ultra Sil Dry Sac (camp clothes, hiking clothes, food, sleeping bag, and electronics- a must for camp clothes and sleeping bag minimally)
Water reservoir (2-3L; Playpus and CamelBak common bladders)
- Platypus 3-L
First aid kit (the 10 essentials on a Budget Video)
- Antiseptic Wipes (2)
- Triple Antibiotic Cream (tiny tube)
- Sewing Needle
- Duct tape
- Emergency Fire Starter (Cotton wool balls in Vaseline)
Head lamp (Lightweight)
- Black Diamond Storm
- Petzl Tikka
- Leki Corklite
- Black Diamond Ultra Lite Z-Pole