Same gear as last year. Mostly. 

 

Gear Goal

I have a whole lot of experience with this tried and true selection of gear after hauling it 2,650 miles on the PCT.  

Tl;dr: Wool, feathers, Gore-Tex.

"The Big Three"

BAG, TENT, BAG & PAD  –  126.5oz7.4lbs

Bag Buttermilks 40 Medium

Bag
Buttermilks 40 Medium

Tent Mountain Hardware SuperMega UL 1

Tent
Mountain Hardware SuperMega UL 1

Sleeping Bag Western Mountaineering VersaLite 10°

Sleeping Bag
Western Mountaineering VersaLite 10°

Sleeping Pad ExPed SynMat UL

Sleeping Pad
ExPed SynMat UL


The more you know, the less you need.
— Yvon Chouinard

Water, Hygiene, Toiletries & First Aid

  • Water Treatment - Aquamira  

  • Dromedary - MSR 3L (2x) 

  • Repair Kit - Ducktape, Sewing kit (floss & heavy duty needle), Air Mattress Repair Kit

  • Vanity - Nail clippers, Travel Deodorant

  • Toothpaste & Brush - Mini Travel size + Sonicare Head

  • Foot Care - Leukotape, Moleskin

  • Pack Towel - Cut piece of super absorbent shammy 

  • Toilet Paper - 1/2 Role In Ziplock + Packout Bag + Wet Wipes (2 per day)

  • Poop Shovel - Plastic Trowel

  • Hand Sanitizer - Alcohol based

  • Insect Repellent - Bens Spray

  • Sun Screen - SPF 30 - Repackaged

  • Bag - Toiletry Stuff Sac

  • Glasses Case - Light Leather Case


Clothes

Worn

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  • Hiking Shirt - Outdoor Research - Wayward Sentinel Shirt
  • Hiking Shorts - Nike 2 in 1 
  • Hat - Big Foot Country
  • Neck - Amazing Everything-in-One neckerchief, bandana, baklava, hat, headband, skull cap, scarf, safari cap 100% Merino Wool
  • Socks - Icebreaker Men's Multisport UL Micro Socks (3x) 55% Merino / 43% Nylon / 2% LYCRA®
  • Glasses - Warby Parker Prescription Lenses, Ames Frame Polarized

Packed  –  57.8oz  4.4lbs

Thermal Layer

Long Underwear - Top Icebreaker Tech top Longsleeve with hood 100% merino wool 220 weight

Long Underwear - Top
Icebreaker Tech top Longsleeve with hood
100% merino wool 220 weight

Long Underwear - Bottom Icebreaker - Oasis Leggings w/Fly 100% merino wool - 220 weight

Long Underwear - Bottom
Icebreaker - Oasis Leggings w/Fly
100% merino wool - 220 weight

Insulating Layer

Puffy
Patagonia Nano Puff w/ Hood
Primaloft

Wind Layer
Men's Ghost Whisperer™ Hooded Jacket

Rain Layer

Rain Jacket
Arc’teryx Alpha FL Jacket Men’s
Gor-tex Pro

Rain Pants Mountain Hardware - Plasmic Pants Dry.Q EVAP™ 40D 2.5L  100% nylon

Rain Pants
Mountain Hardware - Plasmic Pants
Dry.Q EVAP™ 40D 2.5L  100% nylon


Electronics and Miscellaneous 

  • Phone - iPhone, Charger Cord (cool wrapped one), Wall Plug
  • Camera - GoPro with housing

  • SPOT - SPOT 3 Satellite GPS Messenger  Line power with a 5v USB connection.

  • Battery Pack - Satechi 10000 MaH Premium Aluminum Energy Station

  • Headlamp - Petzl  - Look into USB Rechargable Batteries
  • Compass - Small Metal Keychain sized vintage compass
  • aps - HalfMiles - Printed Maps
  • Notebook / Pen - Notebook / Zebra 201-F

  • Headphones - Apple Earbuds