I made a separate tab for a quick reference to my gear for the time being, as I, but I wanted to type out a bit more of my gear planning, purchasing, and packing process.
Still being a novice, I did have a few items already that I will be using for this hike, but a vast majority of the gear listed are items purchased specifically to do this hike, but it will at least give me a starting point for other backpacking trips in the future.
To comply your own detailed list of gear and the associated weight, check out this nifty website, Packfire. Total FULL Weight: ~25lbs.
My Pinhoti Trail Pack.
I will talk about my food/water storage and plans in a separate post.
Big 3 (Pack, Shelter, Sleep)
I already had the pack, shelter, and sleeping bag from previous trips. It’s not the lightest gear, but wasn’t going to drop several hundred dollars on new gear, when I could make due with what I already had.
- Pack: REI Co-Op 40L ; Pack Liner: Gossamer Waterproof Pack Liners
- Shelter: Ozark Trail 2-Person 4-Season Tent (Items/weight will be split between us) Footprint: Dakout Ultralight Backpacking Tarp
- Sleep: Ozark Trail 40F Sleeping Bag ; Pillow: TREKOLOGY Aluft 1.0 ; Sleeping Pad: POWERLIX Sleeping Pad
- Total Weight: 10.29 lbs
Weather is going to be very hot, humid and buggy. I really don’t like wearing pants to perform any outdoor activity. I’d rather go with higher socks/gaiters with shorts. Additionally, I prefer trail running shoes, as they’re lighter weight over standard hiking boots.
Packing: Under Armour Heat Gear S/S, Columbia Heather Long Sleeve, Rei Co-Op 5″ Shorts, One extra pair of socks and underwear. (Stored in the bottom of the sleeping bag)
Rain Gear: Columbia Jacket (Will be placed in the top of the main compartment of the pack)
DITY Bag Items
This will include my first aid kit, medication, repair kit, and other health/comfort items. Will be stored in small dry bag.
First Aid Items: daily medication, daily vitamin, ibuprofen, leukotape, alcohol wipes
Repair Kit: Patches from sleeping pad, pillow, duct tape (wrapped around trekking pole), BIC mini lighter
This will include other items that I’m bringing along either “just in case” or extra comfort items.