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llittle_llama
01-03-2017, 19:25
So I think I have everything but I know I'm missing a few things and want to nail down what they are. Is there a list or checklist somewhere that has been compiled that has everything? I would like to go over my pack and see what all I have and then start trying to weigh my items and see where I can cut weight if I need to lose some weight.

Oventoasted
01-03-2017, 20:17
Nothing a google search wont tell ya. Here is my list for what its worth and if you look at some previous topics you may find some more. https://lighterpack.com/r/akwcym

llittle_llama
01-03-2017, 20:43
Yeah, I found a lot of personal list. I've been basing all of my stuff on those so far but I just wasn't sure if anyone had put together a "Must have/Bare bones" list yet.

Oventoasted
01-03-2017, 21:54
Yeah, I found a lot of personal list. I've been basing all of my stuff on those so far but I just wasn't sure if anyone had put together a "Must have/Bare bones" list yet.

honestly i did the same with my gear too. just looked at what the guys this year and last year are bringing and comparing it to what i believe is necessary or just extra weight i can live without.

Plus i honestly think no matter how well im planning this, ill be adding or subtracting at least one thing on my list i thought i could do without or, that i felt i needed.

llittle_llama
01-03-2017, 22:03
No matter what we take out there I'm sure there will be a few things we end up wishing we had brought/left after we hit the trail ;)

gbolt
01-03-2017, 23:16
I used an Article by the then Owner of Neals Gap Outfitters as to what they used as a outline for their shakedowns. Can't find it now! However, here is a more recent Article from the same Magazine, Backpackers Magazine that I have referred to often as well:

Backpacker Magazine – Online Exclusive
APPALACHIAN TRAIL THRU-HIKE GEAR LIST We've got your Appalachian Trail packing list dialed. Here, take stock of what you'll need to thru-hike the trail. Just print it out and get packing.


Share on pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/backpackermag)

CLOTHING


synthetic or wool short-sleeve t-shirt (http://www.backpacker.com/gear-zone-gear-review-rab-aeon-print-t-shirt/gear/15419)
synthetic or wool midlayer (http://www.backpacker.com/fall-winter-gear-guide-2010-gear-review-patagonia-r1-full-zip-jacket/gear/14666)
rain shell (http://www.backpacker.com/gear-guide-2013-montane-minimus-smock-hardshell/gear/17400)(under 12 ounces)
rainpants (optional)
lightweight synthetic trekking pants (http://www.backpacker.com/gear-zone-the-north-face-mens-paramount-peak-convertible-pant/article/14155) (zip-offs preferable)
lightweight synthetic shorts (optional)
down or synthetic insulated jacket (http://www.backpacker.com/editors-choice-2011-montbell-alpine-light-down-park-gear-zone/videos/151) (10 to 12 ounces)
socks (http://www.backpacker.com/fall-gear-guide-09-gear-review-point-6-active-medium-cushion-crew-socks/gear/13451) (two pair, one doubles as mittens)
underwear (optional)
wool or fleece hat
sun hat (http://www.backpacker.com/gear-guide-2013-tilley-t5mo-organic-cotton-airflo-hat-sun-protection/gear/17431)

GEAR


backpack (http://www.backpacker.com/may2012-gear-reviews-ultralight-packs/gear/16644)
down or synthetic sleeping bag (http://www.backpacker.com/gear-guide-2013-sleeping-bags/gear/17392) (preferably one for summer; one for colder months)
short sleeping pad (http://www.backpacker.com/gear-guide-2012-therm-a-rest-neoair-xlite-sleeping-pad/gear/16397) (60")
tarp or lightweight solo tent (http://www.backpacker.com/gear-guide-2013-gear-review-big-sky-soul-tent/gear/17332) (optional)
lightweight shoes (http://www.backpacker.com/editors-choice-2013-asolo-restonathena-boots/gear/17489) with after-market insoles (http://www.backpacker.com/2012-august-gear-review-improve-fit-boost-comfort/gear/16738)
trekking poles (http://www.backpacker.com/editors-choice-snow-awards-2012-komperdell-carbon-expedition-vario-4-poles/videos/234) (optional)
headlamp (http://www.backpacker.com/editors-choice-2013-black-diamond-equipment-revolt-/gear/17497) (small LED)
hydration system or water bottles (2)
alcohol (http://www.backpacker.com/build-your-own-alcohol-stove/videos/257) or canister stove, fuel, and lighter
cookpot with lid (http://www.backpacker.com/editors-choice-2010-evernew-titanium-cookware/videos/130) (titanium or ultralight aluminum)
spoon
water treatment drops (chlorine dioxide (http://www.backpacker.com/gear-guide-2013-msr-aquatabs-water-treatment/gear/17426) or iodine) or inline filter
single-blade knife (http://www.backpacker.com/june-2010-gear-review-baladeo-34-gram-knife/gear/14281)
small first aid kit (http://www.backpacker.com/gear-guide-april-2010-ultralight-first-aid/gear/13975)(include Imodium, ibuprofen, and cold medicine)
map and compass (http://www.backpacker.com/gear-guide-2012-brunton-oss-10b-compass/gear/16584)
insect repellant
toiletries (ear plugs too)
stuff sacks (siliconized nylon)
sunscreen
small notebook and pen
point-and-shoot digital camera

ScareBear
01-04-2017, 00:25
That is a reasonable list to start with. Don't forget a pack cover and pack liner. And a drybag for your down stuff...

However, I don't feel that "underwear" is optional. I suppose YMMV...but...eek...just sayin...

Oventoasted
01-04-2017, 01:05
An interesting gear list by Backpacker Magazine but, personally there are things that i would personally not need or would change. example the sun hat, map and compass, or the small notebook and pen.

Not to say these items are not useful! Its just that with my phone i can take all the notes i would like with it. A hat i will use to beat the heat and sun light will be something i get later and not at the start of my hike. Map and compass to me are unnecessary because of the watch i am bringing.

Everyone has there own opinion to what is necessary and there is not a set template to hike the AT. It is a work in progress for a lot of hikers, veteran or beginners alike.

gbolt
01-04-2017, 17:57
An interesting gear list by Backpacker Magazine but, personally there are things that i would personally not need or would change. example the sun hat, map and compass, or the small notebook and pen.

Not to say these items are not useful! Its just that with my phone i can take all the notes i would like with it. A hat i will use to beat the heat and sun light will be something i get later and not at the start of my hike. Map and compass to me are unnecessary because of the watch i am bringing.

Everyone has there own opinion to what is necessary and there is not a set template to hike the AT. It is a work in progress for a lot of hikers, veteran or beginners alike.


Agree that there is not a set template to hike the AT. The Neals Gap list was even less items. But love to compare, build on and take away item by item. I myself have added a Trowel that I never thought I would. I also use a hat on every hike that has sun and is over 32. It holds in just the right amount of heat when hiking. Under 32 is where I make a switch to a beanie. I have bald parts to my head however! Lol. Definitely a work in progress.

B.j. Clark
01-04-2017, 18:48
Was this it?

http://www.backpacker.com/trips/georgia/pack-man-the-appalachian-trail-guru/#bp=0/img1

Slo-go'en
01-04-2017, 22:09
The Backpacker list is pretty inclusive and can be pared down depending on the season. Once your past the shelter/bag/pad/pack choice, there is a lot of variables which can affect the rest of the choices.

Most people over pack clothes or take the wrong kind, then there are all the little odds and ends which tend to add up. It takes some experience to know what you can't live without and what is dead weight. Mountain Crossings typically ships out about 5 tons of gear people shed just 30 miles into the hike.

gbolt
01-05-2017, 00:03
Was this it?

http://www.backpacker.com/trips/georgia/pack-man-the-appalachian-trail-guru/#bp=0/img1

Yes! That was the other list I referred to that I couldn't find or link to. Thanks..

llittle_llama
01-05-2017, 06:57
I have everything but the clothing. I am in dire need of help picking out items for that. Could anyone lend a hand with it or give me some pointers? Basically all I have thus far are boots, socks, a down vest (I probably need to swap it out with a jacket), and a few beanies to choose from.

llittle_llama
01-05-2017, 07:02
Here's what I'm looking at for jacket replacement:

https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/product/898568/merrell-wildgarst-down-puffer-jacket-mens

https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/product/898569/merrell-glacio-featherless-puffer-jacket-mens

coyote9
01-05-2017, 18:15
I have everything but the clothing. I am in dire need of help picking out items for that. Could anyone lend a hand with it or give me some pointers? Basically all I have thus far are boots, socks, a down vest (I probably need to swap it out with a jacket), and a few beanies to choose from.

In cold weather I hike in a long sleeve underarmor shirt and a sythetic down Mammot vest but I also carry a down jacket for camp. I wear a beanie and neck gaiter as needed. If its really cold I have some running tights I wear under my hiking pants and I change to fleece pants at night if super cold. Not sure if Im going to take them on the thru hike being they are heavy and bulky or I may get some microfleece pants. I have a 12deg F down bag so I dont really carry a mid layer. Never needed them even in abnormal temp drops. Gloves are nice. Winter gear is heavy but Im sending it home after the smokies

gbolt
01-05-2017, 19:41
Pants= Shorts/Underarmour Leggins and or Hiking Pants (I prefer Zip Off's)
Shirts = Short Sleeve Polypro and or Smartwool. Long Sleeve = I am partial to Ice Breaker Merino Wool - Can be expensive so wait for Amazon Sale.
Fleece Mid Layer = I like some form of Pategonia R1 or Similar
Outer Shell for Hiking = Marmot Precip for me as well as a Wind Shirt/Houdini Jacket
Down Jacket for Camp = Mont Bell UL for me

Those are the basics but Clothing is a very personal choice.

Enjoy!

coyote9
01-05-2017, 21:33
Here's what I'm looking at for jacket replacement:

https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/product/898568/merrell-wildgarst-down-puffer-jacket-mens

https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/product/898569/merrell-glacio-featherless-puffer-jacket-mens

I got an offbrand down 600fil jacket for about 60$
I saw them at a Khols store here in Georgia for about the same. I cant see paying so much for a down jacket as with outdoor companies want to charge.

SouthboundBantam
01-06-2017, 13:56
I found this guy's page (& entire site) helpful:
http://hikinghq.net/packing_list_basics.html

Miguelon
01-12-2017, 17:56
Hey here's my 2 cents. But, I am planning and not experienced....

Size XXL
77 grams Luke's ultralight wind shell https://lukesultralite.com/brick-wind-shell
363 grams Melanzana Microgrid Hoody http://melanzana.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/22/products_id/34
148 grams Outdoor Research Long Sleeve Echo Hoody https://www.amazon.com/Outdoor-Research-Mens-Echo-Hoody/dp/B01F8FVZUA
108 grams Outdoor Research Echo Tshirt

One of these shirts is to sleep in. In colder weather. I think I'll wear the long sleeve....
One thing I like is that all long sleeves have hoods. Hence, I can really keep neck and head warm without using a hat.
Still, I use my buff as a cap. (Twist it halfway and it's a cap)
The Melanzana is not expensive and the T shirt I found for 20 on Amazon...
Good luck,

Miguelon

josh_ATL
01-15-2017, 03:42
Have you tried lighterpack.com? Great site that lets you compile your gear list and enter weights of your items so you know about what you're working with, Highly recommended!

twistwrist
01-29-2017, 10:12
Hey! Feel free to download my gear list from my 2015 thru-hike. My base weight was 19 pounds. https://appalachiantrailclarity.com/at-for-newbies/

If you download the "Clarity's Supply List by the End", you'll see my original list with items marked out that I got rid of during my hike.

Hope this helps!

glassman
03-18-2017, 01:06
No matter what we take out there I'm sure there will be a few things we end up wishing we had brought/left after we hit the trail ;)
The more you know the less you need.

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glassman
03-18-2017, 01:46
The more you know the less you need.

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But then there's WANT

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Pastor Bryon
03-18-2017, 09:56
For me, a buff is an essential - wool during cooler seasons, regular in summer. It has so many uses and weighs almost nothing. If you haven't used one before, practice with it. You can make a regular beanie hat, neck gaiter, skullcap, balaclava out of it. Summer time, drop it in the creek and wipe all over your head and face, leave it hanging on your neck and it will cook you down. I know some use a bandana, but I like the buff better.

The lighterpack website is very helpful. I think where you live a trip to Outdoor Trails in Daleville would be worth the trip. Take your full gear list and walk thru it with them.

Slow Trek
03-19-2017, 00:42
THe notebook I carried was the best item I had. Weight of all the memories I wrote down was nothing. The joy in reading that journal a year later was priceless.

glassman
03-19-2017, 22:39
Have you tried lighterpack.com? Great site that lets you compile your gear list and enter weights of your items so you know about what you're working with, Highly recommended!
Not yet but Thanks 4 the info

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