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zac39452
10-16-2012, 18:41
As a wannabe thru hiker in 2014 after I finish college I want to start putting gear together. So I don't have to buy it all at once(college kid budget!!) and was looking for ideas of stuff to bring! Other than the basics. I've been on a few overnight trips but nothing longer than a weekend(. 3 day big creek loop in the smokies the day after Christmas. Can you say cold!!!). But anyways. Any help would be much thanks!

perry
10-18-2012, 19:29
The first site I ever looked at when I started getting into backpacking a few years ago was Erik the Black's blog (http://blackwoodspress.com/blog/). He's got some helpful articles/videos/gear lists, or at least they were helpful to me when I had no clue what to bring on a long hike. I mainly search these forums and backpackinglight.com to answer any questions I have. And of course there may be region/trail specific forums, such as alatrails.com that I look at, since I recently moved down here in the southeast.

q-tip
10-18-2012, 20:10
This is a very detailed gear list--hope this helps,


Base Gear List-7

























Big Three:
Base Kit
UL Kit
Wt. Saved
Wt. Lbs.
D W Gap
Wt. Saved
Long Trail
JMT
ALKI Stv.
CT $ Cost















Granite Gear Crown 60
35.50
35.50
4.50
2.22
35.50
4.50
35.50
35.50

$200


o Cuben Pack Cover-
1.00
1.00
2.50
0.06
1.00
2.50
1.00
1.00

$55


TT Contrail (Wild Oasis Tarp)
33.00
15.00
0.00
2.06
33.00
18.00
33.00
33.00

$200


o Ground Cloth-
1.70
2.20
2.30
0.11
1.70
2.30
1.70
1.70

$8


o Stakes (10)-
4.00
4.00

0.25
4.00

4.00
4.00

$35


o Stuff Sack-
0.00
0.00
1.50
0.00
0.70
1.50
0.70
0.70

$20


WM Alpinlite 20 (WM Tamarak 35d)
36.30
21.00
11.00
2.27
36.30
11.00
36.30
36.30

$465


o Stuff Sacks
0.00
0.00

0.00
0.00

0.00
0.00

$0


Thermarest Neo Air
14.00
14.00
0.00
0.88
14.00
0.00
14.00
14.00

$130


Pad Stuff Sack
0.70
0.70

0.04
0.70

0.70
0.70

$0


Bear Vault







32.00




Total:
126.20
93.40

7.89
126.90

126.90
158.90

$1,113



7.89
5.84


7.93

7.93
9.93




Saved:
21.80











Clothing (Carried)

























MB Wind Pants-
3.10
3.10
4.00
0.19
3.10
4.00
3.10
3.10

$90


Marmot Mica Jacket-
7.00
7.00
4.00
0.44
7.00
4.00
7.00
7.00

$140


Marmot Dri-Climb Vest
6.20
0.00
6.20
6.20
0.00
6.20
0.00
6.20

$100


Mont Bell Down Camp Jacket-
6.60
6.60

0.41
6.60

6.60
6.60

$160


Silk Lite Weight Sleep Shirt-
2.80
2.80
4.00
0.18
2.80
4.00
2.80
2.80

$24


Silk LiteWeight Sleep Leggings-
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00

$24


Sleep Socks (1)-Wool
2.60
2.60
1.00
0.16
2.80
1.00
2.60
2.80

$4


Hiking Socks (X-tra-1)-
2.60
2.60
1.40
0.16
2.50

2.50
2.50

$5


Sock Liners (X-tra-1)-
1.00
1.00

0.06
1.00

1.00
1.00

$5


Nike Hiking Leggings-
4.70
4.70
1.50
0.29
4.70
1.50
4.70
4.70

$50


Fleece Hat (1)-
0.00
0.00

0.00
1.00
0.00
1.00
1.00

$10


Running Gloves
1.00
2.00

2.00
0.00
1.00
1.00
0.00

$30


Camp Gloves
1.00
1.00

0.06
1.00

1.00
1.00

$5


Garbage Bag Rain Shirt-
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
2.10
0.00
2.50

$0


Stuff Sack-
0.80
0.80

0.05
1.50

1.50
1.50

$25


Sunglasses
2.00
2.00

0.13
2.00

2.00
2.00

$40


Dirty Girl Gaiters
1.20
1.20

0.08
1.20

1.20
1.20

$20


Mesh Camp Shoes
0.00
0.00
6.50
0.00
0.00
9.00
0.00
0.00

$10


Pillow Cover
1.70
1.70

0.11
1.70

1.70
1.70

$25


Balaclava
0.00
0.00

0.00
0.00

0.00
0.00

$10


Bandana
1.00
1.00
1.00
0.06
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00

$3


Rubber Rain Gloves
0.00
0.00

0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00

$4


Camp Shoes
9.00
9.00

0.56
9.00

9.00
9.00

$15















Total:
54.30
40.10

3.39
48.90

49.70
57.60

$799



3.39
2.51


3.06

3.11
3.60




Saved:
29.60











Hygiene/Medical/Emergency/Stuff

























Tooth Brush-Toothpaste
2.00
2.00

0.13
2.00

2.00
2.00

$3


First Aid Kit-
1.20
1.20

0.08
1.30

1.30
1.30

$10


o Medical Tape-
-
-


-

-
-




o Gauze-1 Roll-
-
-


-

-
-




o 3 Band Aids-
-
-


-

-
-




o 3 Alcohol Wipes-
-
-


-

-
-




o Tweezer-



0.00








Toilet Paper-
1.00
1.00

0.06
0.50

0.50
0.50

$1


Hand Sanitizer-
1.00
1.00

0.06
1.00

1.00
1.00

$1


Vitamin I-
0.00
0.00

0.00
0.00

0.00
0.00

$10


Medications-
6.00
6.00

0.38
1.50

6.00
6.00




Sun Screen-
0.00
0.00

0.00
0.00

0.00
1.00

$2


Lip Balm-
0.00
0.00

0.00
0.00

0.00
1.00

$1


Duct Tape-
1.00
1.00

0.06
1.00

1.00
1.00

$4


Emergency Kit-
2.00
2.00

0.13
1.30
1.00
1.30
1.30

$8


o Needle-Thread-
-
-


-

-
-




o Safety Pins (4)-
-
-


-

-
-




o Tent-Pad Repair Kit-
-
-


-

-
-




Bladder Parts












Bic Lighter (1)-
0.40
0.40

0.03
0.40

0.40
0.40

$1


Waterproof Matches (1 Box)-
0.30
0.30

0.02
0.30

0.30
0.30

$3


Spare Batteries-
0.00
0.00

0.00
0.00
1.00
0.00
0.00

$5


Pen-Paper-
0.50
0.50

0.03
0.50

0.50
0.50

$0


Head Lamp-
3.00
3.00

0.19
3.00

3.00
3.00

$40


Trail Maps-
0.00
0.00

0.00
0.00

0.00
0.00

$25


Deet-
1.00
1.00

0.06
1.00

1.00
1.00

$3


Extra Plastic Bags-
1.00
1.00

0.06
1.00

1.00
1.00

$0


Food Bags












Garbage Bag-Grocery Bags
1.00
1.00










Stuff Sack
1.40
1.40

0.09
1.40

1.40
1.40

$25















Total:
22.80
22.80

1.43
16.20

20.70
22.70

$142



1.43
1.43


1.01

1.29
1.42




Cook System:





















ALKI. STV.



Soto Stove + Windscreen
3.30
3.30

0.21
3.30
0.40
3.30
3.30
2.90
$65


Windscreen-Alcohol












Stuff Sack (Stove)-
0.80
0.80

0.05
0.80
0.80
0.80
0.80
0.00
$0


Fuel (4 oz)-
7.00
7.00
0.00
0.44
0.00
1.00
4.10
7.00
8.00
$4


Oil Camp XLS Cook Pot-
7.90
7.90

0.49
7.90

7.90
7.90
7.90
$26


Pot Cozy
0.00
0.00

0.00
0.00

0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00


Spoon- (2)
1.50
1.50

0.09
1.00

1.00
1.00
1.50
$5


Stuff Sack (Food)-
1.60
1.60

0.10
1.60

1.60
1.60
1.60
$25


Bear Rope-
2.50
2.50
0.00
2.50
2.50
0.00
2.50
2.50
2.50
$0


Towel-
0.50
0.50

0.03
0.50

0.50
0.50
0.50
$5


Pot Stabilizer
1.00
1.00

0.06
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
0.00
$8















Total:
26.10
26.10

1.63
18.60

22.70
25.60
24.90
$138



1.63
1.63


1.16

1.42
1.60
1.56



Water Treatment:

























Steri Pen w/ Batteries-Case-
4.60
4.60

0.29
4.60

4.60
4.50

$125


Spare Batteries
1.00
1.00

0.06
1.00

1.00
0.00

$10


Aqamira Tabs
0.50
0.50

0.03
0.50

0.50
0.50

$6


Nalgene UL Water Bottle (1)-
3.00
3.00
1.00
0.19
3.00
1.00
3.00
3.00

$6


Nalgene Soft Bottle
2.00
2.00

0.13
2.00

2.00
0.00

$8


MSR Bladder (80 oz)-
6.20
6.20
2.80
0.39
6.20
2.80
6.20
6.20

$25















Total:
17.30
17.30

1.08
17.30

17.30
14.20

$180



1.08
1.08


1.08

1.08
0.89




Saved:
3.80











Wearing:

























Ex Officio Long Sleeve Shirt-
7.10
7.10

0.44
7.10

7.10
7.10

$30


Running Shorts-
3.20
3.20

0.20
3.20

3.20
3.20

$25


Hiking Socks-
2.50
2.50

0.16
2.50

2.50
2.50

$4


Sock Liners-
0.90
0.90

0.06
0.90

0.90
0.90

$3


Hiking Poles-Leki-
19.40
19.40

1.21
19.40

19.40
19.40

$125


Montrail AT + Train Runners
29.00
30.00
15.00
1.81
26.60
16.00
26.60
26.60

$75


Olympus Tough TG-320
5.50
5.50

5.50
5.50

5.50
5.50

$150


Knife/Whistle/Compass-
1.40
1.40

0.09
1.40

1.40
1.40

$35


Heart Rate Monitor-
3.20
3.20

0.20
3.20

3.20
3.20

$200


Knee Brace
6.00
6.00
0.00
0.38
6.00
0.00
6.00
6.00

$30


Ankle Brace
8.00
8.00

0.50
8.00

8.00
8.00

$90


Running Hat-
2.00
2.00

0.13
2.00

2.00
2.00

$20















Total:
88.20
89.20

10.67
85.80

85.80
85.80

$787



5.51
10.04


5.36

5.36
5.36




Saved:
15.00











Electronics:

























MP3/Headphones/Charger-
3.00
3.00

0.19
3.00

3.00
3.00

$85


Cell Phone/Charger
4.30
4.30

0.27
2.00

2.00
2.00

$60


Camera Charger
2.30
2.30

0.14
2.30

2.30
2.30

$20















Total:
9.60
9.60

0.60
7.30

7.30
7.30

$165







0.46

0.46
0.46




Other:

























Ditty Bag-
1.20
1.20

1.20
1.20

1.20
1.20

$12


o Credit Cards (2)-
1.00
1.00


-

-
-




o Cash-
-
-


-

-
-




o Drivers License-
-
-


-

-
-




o Insurance Card-
-
-


-

-
-




o Phone Card-
-
-


-

-
-

$25


o Extra Reading Glasses (1)-
0.70
0.70

0.04
0.70

0.70
0.70

$10


o Emergency Numbers-
0.00
0.00

0.00
0.00

0.00
0.00

$0















Total:
2.90
2.90

0.18
1.90

1.90
1.90

$47



0.18
0.18


0.12

0.12
0.12




Total Cost:









$3,371




























Food-Water

























Water Carried-
33.00
33.00

2.06
16.00

16.00
16.00




Food-5 Days-1.5 Lbs/Day (26 OZ.)
130.00
130.00

8.13
60.00

60.00
60.00

















Totals:
163.00
163.00

10.19
76.00

76.00
76.00






























Grand Totals:















Saved


Saved






Base Weight In Pack:
259.20
212.20
70.20
16.20
237.10
98.60
246.50
288.20
14.82




16.20
13.26
4.39

14.82
6.16
15.41
18.01




Weight Worn:
88.20
89.20

5.51
85.80

85.80
85.80
5.36
















Skin-Out Base Weight:
363.60
314.66

22.73
337.72

347.71
392.01
21.11
















Weight Pack+Food+Water
422.20
375.20

26.39
313.10

322.50
364.20
19.57
















Total Skin Out Weight:
510.40
464.40

31.90
398.90

408.30
450.00
24.93
















Total Skin Out/Body Weight:
2910.40
2864.40
45.00
181.90

45.00







181.90
179.03
2.81
11.37

2.81

gimpat01
01-09-2013, 17:07
Sports Bra


Boots


Socks


Sock Liners


Underwear


Gaiters





Hat/Bandana


Poly Pros- Bottoms


T Shirts


Poly Pros - Tops


Coat


Fleece


Gloves


Glove Liners


Rain Shell


Poncho


Pants


Shorts


Camp Shoes


Boot Insoles











Pack


Pack Cover


Sleeping Bag


Bag Liner


Sleeping Pad


Pad Repair Kit


Spoon


Swiss Army Knife


Nalgenes


Headlamp


Flashlight


Water Bladder


Hiking Poles


Stuff Sacks


Food Sack


Camp Towel


Iodine Drops


Freshette


Bandanas


Sewing Kit


Emergency Blanket


First Aid Kit


Nylon Cord


Ziploc Bags


Stove


Pot

gimpat01
01-09-2013, 17:10
Also these:



Tent


Tent Foot Print


Water Filter


Collapse Bucket





Campsuds


Trowel


Journal
Pen/pencil
data book

Tenny
01-12-2013, 01:08
Hi Zac. I'm also trying to simultaneously save up for a 2014 thru hike and college.. It's tough. I've bought a lot of dirt cheap gear, some of which has served me well. In my experience, though, it's worth it to invest in a decent sleeping mat and rain gear. My $20 campmor mat popped half way through a three week backpacking trip, and my cheap rain gear stopped keeping the water out. In some cases it's better to invest in stuff that will last, I guess. Just my two cents... best of luck!

ATHikerGal
01-12-2013, 02:03
Hi, Dumb questions: all those numbers were weights in ounces? What does 00 weight mean? What is skin-out weight?