View Full Version : IS this a good list of gear?

06-20-2011, 19:35
lightweight MSR hubba single person tent
osprey kestrel 68 backpack
light wear cooking wear/sppoon
compass plus map
first aid kit
50 foot parachute cord
20 degree sleeping bag(SOBO in june or NOBO in march) 20 degree the entire way
foam sleeping pad
led head lamp
needle plus ziplock bags
knife pocket knife and regular knife for protection
duct tape
razor, toothpaste, floss, tooth brush
self purifiying water bottle
dirreha medication
small protible stove
light and flint
survival kit
extra water bottle
stuff sacks
water bag
toliet paper
antacid(whatever this is lol)

06-20-2011, 20:20
taking any clothes?

06-20-2011, 20:35
lol yeah but its in my other post...

06-20-2011, 20:35
Are you talking one night, a weekend, a week, a month, or a thruhike?

What time of year are you hiking and where are you hiking?

06-20-2011, 20:36
thru hike haven't decided wether SOBO or NOBO... depends on if i can find some people to hike with on here SOBO.. if so then im going SOBO.. in june.. if not NOBO in march next year 2011

06-20-2011, 20:39
I didn't see fuel for your stove - did I miss it?

06-20-2011, 20:48
well obviously id put that intoo... its justa general list ... is it good though?

06-20-2011, 21:05
Here's a tried and true gear list (http://www.backpacker.com/november_08_pack_man_/articles/12659?page=4). Add a trash compactor bag for liner and you're good to go. Tweak for summer to go even lighter.

06-20-2011, 22:05
that's about 15-20 pounds more than you need to carry and $1000 more than you need to spend

Wolf - 23000
06-21-2011, 01:23

If it is a good list or bad list is not up to anyone except you. You are the one who is carrying it. If you are missing something you wish you had, then you are the one who suffers. If your are carrying extra equipment, again you are the one who has to carry it. Anyone who is post one way or the other, is not effected at all.

I know this sound really simple but this was one of the biggest mistakes I made early on during my first thru-hike. I worried so much about what everyone else told me I needed or didn't need that I end up carrying a lot of extra equipment that I didn't need. After I got past that I did pretty good for myself. I started carrying a very lite and easy to carry pack that I've been happy with for years.

Just my two cent. My advise is carry what you want and leave the rest out.