View Full Version : Speaking of the cost of replacing gear...

10-31-2006, 20:27
From the recent previous post, Im just wondering how much it would cost to replace your specific hiking gear if lost or stolen while on the trail? Would/do you have some kind of insurance on it? If so, what kind?

Lone Wolf
10-31-2006, 20:29
About $700 for me. I ain't got no fancy stuff.

10-31-2006, 20:31
About $600 to $700 for me as well, nothing fancy either but it's worth alot to me and I would be mighty upset if something happened to it.


Frolicking Dinosaurs
10-31-2006, 21:28
A lot of mine is homemade... probably about $1,500 for both dinos and at least 200 man-hours.

10-31-2006, 21:30
Yeah, my pack would be 700 as well. No gold bricks in my pack...

10-31-2006, 21:43
pack 180
bag 700
clothing 600
tobbacco 1000
kitchen and bath 300
id , cash,food,700
phone,book, etc 300
pic of son priceless
total 4180.00

10-31-2006, 22:10
About $700 for me. I ain't got no fancy stuff.

Yeah, my pack would be 700 as well. No gold bricks in my pack...

What specific gear do you guys use? I just added up my current gear list for my 07 hike and I'm at about $3k.

10-31-2006, 23:29
kidding of course. my kit costs about 400 to replace at any walmart.

11-01-2006, 03:36
I think you need to also think about where you replace that gear. If at home, it might be cheaper than at one of the outfitters along the trail. When I had to replace a poor fitting pack and worn out boots in Damascus I dropped about $400. And another $100 plus in Hot Springs. Of course that was partly because I wasn't properly geared when I started my hike.

The Weasel
11-01-2006, 11:28
Most homeowners' insurance policies will cover thefts, although a deductible will apply.

The Weasel

The Weasel
11-01-2006, 11:47
I'll take a swing at the details, more or less accurate (based on memory and reasonable guesswork):

Pack - GoLite: 100
Sleeping Bag (down) - Mountain Hardwear: 400
Stove/titanium pot/cup/spork/fuel (yeah, I used gas, I like it): 100
Platypus/water treatment: 25
Knife/small repair items/small first aid/photon light: 50
Hammock or tent (I alternate, averaged): 200
Extra clothing (socks, sweater, longjohns, underwear): 150
Food (10 days, at start; averaged to 5 days): 50
Stuff sacks (food, clothes, sleeping bag): 25
Journal/pocket Bible: 25
Trekking poles: 100

Total 1225

Doesn't count worn clothing

Not an equipment "list". Shorter trips I sometimes have more stuff and less food, which ups the value (stuff costs more than eats usually).

The Weasel