Appalachian Trail

This gear keeps me warm and cool in temps ranging from 0F to 95F (-18C to 32C), and in any weather except deep snow.

Packing List

Compact

Pack

0.67 kg
1
Zpacks Arc Air Backpack
$325
566.99 g

Main bag is 37L, rear mesh pocket is claimed to be 8L, each side pocket 2.5L. Needed stitching to hold stays in place.

1
'Ab Bag' Accessory Pack 12" 3.6L
$80
56.7 g

Simple DCF waist pack, no features.

2
Zpacks Top Side Pocket
$25
14.17 g

Approximately 1.5 liters each.

1
Zpacks Shoulder Pouch
$32
14.17 g

Mesh pocket removed to make pouch hang open so bottle can be removed/replaced with one hand.

Shelter

1.86 kg
1
Hilleberg Niak with mesh inner
$1,100
1712.31 g

Heavy but spacious and super easy to pitch even in the rain or with cold fingers. Hilleberg tents are known for their quality and robustness. This tent is my luxury item.

6
EASTON NANO NAIL STAKES
$2.5
11.34 g

8" aluminum round stakes

4
Vargo TITANIUM NAIL PEG
$4.5
17.01 g

For hard and/or rocky soil.

1
Hilltop Packs 10" XL Stake Sack custom printed
$9
7.94 g

Sleep System

1.5 kg
1
Nunatak Arc UL 30 degree
$435
623.69 g

Conservatively comfort rated to 30 degrees.

1
Big Agnes Q-Core SLX Insulated
$250
646.37 g
1
Thermarest NeoAir Micro pump
$40
76.54 g

Weight is with custom adapter for Big Agnes pad.

1
SeaToSummit Aeros Premium Pillow
$43
79.38 g
1
HMG Dyneema roll top dry bag large size
$20
42.52 g

For quilt. Tested water proof.

1
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Pod small
$50
34.02 g

For air mattress, pillow, and extra clothes.

Clothing

1.75 kg
1
0.51 DYNEEMA COMPOSITE FABRIC RAIN SHELL
$255
82.21 g

Waterproof. Windproof. Super lightweight.

1
Montbell Tachyon Parka wind jacket
$99
70.87 g
1
Patagonia Down Sweater Vest
$180
320.35 g
1
Arc'teryx Delta LT Hooded Fleece Jacket
$159
283.5 g
1
Tee long sleeve
Smartwool Merino Sport 150 long sleeve tee
$75
255.15 g
1
Wool and Prince Crew Neck Tee silver birch
$68
WORN
195.61 g
1
Dutch Shorts
$30
WORN
36.85 g

No frills of any kind. Just nylon shorts.

1
GooseFeetGear down pants
$170
150.25 g

For sleeping and very cold mornings, not for hiking.

1
rain pants
Frogg Togg ultra light pants
$8
52 g

Cut to hang just below my knees.

2
Step One Boxer Brief + Fly
$23
WORN
56.7 g
1
Shelta Condor modified boonie hat
$69.5
122 g
1
E4hats Big Size fleece beanie
$22.49
42.52 g

Xl-3XL fits my big head

1
face mask
CVS face mask with nose seal
$1
28.35 g

Footwear

1.13 kg
1
Topo Terraventure 2 Trail Runners
$120
WORN
646.37 g
1
Darn Tough T4050 over-the-calf socks
$31
113.4 g
2
Darntough Micro crew cushion
$25
WORN
85.05 g
1
Amoji Garden clogs
$22
204.12 g

Water System

0.15 kg
1
Katadyn BeFree filter
$25
34.02 g
1
CNOC Vecto Water Container 42mm
$20
85.05 g
1
Fiji water bottle 0.7L with sports cap
$1
34.02 g

Cookware

0.36 kg
1
lighter
Bic Mini lighter
28.35 g
1
Jetboil Stash Cooking System with mini Bic lighter
$130
201.28 g
1
Toaks Titanium Spoon polished bowl
$11.95
31.18 g
1
Felt rag
$1
28.35 g

Holds stove when stowed and is hot pot/stove holder.

1
Hilltop Packs Jumbo food bag
$54
39.69 g

Custom fabric with "Unicorn" label

1
Smelly Proof Stand Up Storage Bag
$5
28.35 g

Electronics

0.71 kg
1
multitap plug
generic 3 outlet 2 prong multitap
$3
50 g
1
Anker Nano II 30W
$30
62.37 g
1
Anker Nano Pro Cool Lavender
$20
31.18 g
1
Nitecore NB5000 5000mAh Power Bank with QC
$30
116.23 g
1
Litesmith Zipsa Pouch
$19
11.34 g

Unzips along long edge easing access.

1
phone and case
iPhone 13 Pro Max
$1,059
249.48 g

Weight includes case

1
Nitecore NU20
$30
28.35 g
1
Garmin Inreach Mini
$350
99.22 g
1
Kestrel 3000 weather meter
$150
62.37 g

Misc.

1.27 kg
1
sit pad
generic Z-fold foam sit pad
$10
28.35 g
1
ditties
sleepy acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, Picaridin, tape, body glide, bidet, toothbrush
170.1 g

In DCM roll top bag.

1
wipes
Wet Ones wipes, glasses wipes
28.35 g
1
fabric repair, extra cord for high winds, wipes
fabric repair kit
72 g

In zip lock bag.

1
lighter
Mini Bic lighter
$1
14.17 g
1
TP
56.7 g

TP

1
Swiss Army Nail Clip 580
$33
39.69 g
1
Dual Lock Pacerpoles CARBON
$150
WORN
566.99 g
1
EuroSHIRM Swing Liteflex
$46
232.47 g
1
ID and cash
ID and cash
28.35 g
1
glasses case
glasses case
28.35 g

Trip Details

Season

All

Duration

180 Days

Temperature Range

15-95

Breakdown

Shelter
1.86 kg
Clothing
1.75 kg
Sleep System
1.50 kg
Misc.
1.27 kg
Footwear
1.13 kg
Electronics
0.71 kg
Pack
0.67 kg
Cookware
0.36 kg
Water System
0.15 kg
Base Weight
7.67 kg
Worn
1.73 kg
Consumable
0.00 kg
Total
9.40 kg