Just wondering if I've got any major holes in my gear. I'm leaving August 1st or possibly a week or two later than that, and I'm expecting some cold weather. I don't plan to change out any gear over the course of the whole trip.
This is the stuff I already have:
Pack: ULA Circuit
Shelter: Tarptent Moment
Sleeping: Enlightened Equipment 20 degree down quilt, wide
Sleeping pad: Thermarest Prolite Plus
Stove: Bushbuddy ultra, Heineken can alcohol as backup
Cookware: Snow Peak Trek 900 (pot and pan/lid)
Utensil: light my fire spork (knifoon)
Water: Sawyer Squeeze system
Marmot Precip rain paints
Marmot Precip rain jacket
Icebreaker merino midweight baselayer
Adidas athletic shorts
Montbell UL down jacket
Goosefeet down balaclava (for sleeping mostly)
Merino long johns
3 pairs smartwool merino socks
Merino short sleeve tshirt
Food stuff sack
Luxury item/maps/communication: Kindle 3G keyboard.
Any glaring holes in my equipment list? The only weakness I see is that the only maps I'm bringing are on the kindle, and I can't use the kindle in cold weather. I may just send the thing home at some point if it gets to be november/december and I'm still on the trail (which it probably will).
Anyone thru-hiked without maps?