Its been so long since I’ve made a gear list, I think its time though. I have officially hit the ultralight level of backpacking and it has been doing great for about 1000 miles. 500 Florida Trail (FT), 500 Appalachian Trail (AT) this year.
With the gear i’ve chosen I have accomplished to get my base weight under 9 pounds at certain times. Its amazing living with only 9 pounds worth of nonconsumables or good ol stuff.
This will be a pretty simple description of my gear and what I will be using for about 175 mile of the Cumberland Trail.
Big 5 – *pack is lined with a trash bag
BackPack – Waymarkgearco 35L custom – x pac.
Sleeping Bag (stuff sack granite Gear 16L) – Costco down blanket
Sleeping Pad – z rest, cut to torso length
Shelter – DD Hammocks Super light Tarp S, plastic ground sheet, 5 pegs, w guy lines
North Face Rain Jacket – warm layer as well.
1 – Anker Battery pack 10050, 2 usb micro cords.
1 double usb wall adapter
1 pair of headphones
1 black diamond headlamp, 2 extra batteries
1 ZTE Phone / GPS
1 pullover (hoodie)
1 Base layer (pants)
1 pair of socks
1 underwear (nike)
1 large bandana – pillow/makeshift pack/water carry/whatever else
1 wool beanie
Clothes on Person
1 hat (polyester)
1 shorts (nike)
1 white T (polyester)
1 pair of socks (Farm to Feet)
1 pair of Altra Timps size 10.5
1 aluminum cup (GSI)
1 Optimus Stove 2.5oz (canister based)
1 aluminum windbreak
1 aluminum lid
1 small bandana
2 food bags – opsak (lokisak) / tyvek (homemade)
1 S carabiner and 25 ft of rope
Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Floss, Campsuds small bottle, Chapstick, Swiss army knife
1 be free katadyn water filter 3oz, 2 water bottles – 3L capacity
1 book – currently reading The Swarm by Orson Scott Card
1 pair of sunglasses
wallet – ID, CC, Cash Insurance Card