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BradyCycler
03-22-2013, 16:25
Seems my pack weight has ballooned since I started piecing my gear together at the beginning of the month. My start date is April 1st, one week away!

The weight 23.2 lbs includes everything (pack itself, shoes, all clothes) except my hiking poles.



AT Gear

Weight
Verified




Ounces
Grams
Weight









Backpack
ULA Circuit
39.0
1,106










Clothes






Shirt Base Layer
Stoic Breathe 150 Long Sleeve
5.9
167
x


Legs Base Later
Stoic Breathe 150 Bottom
5.8
164
x


Fleece Sweatshirt
Northface Fleece long sleeve
9.1
258
x


Convertible Pants
North Face Paramount Peak Convertible Pants
17.6
499



Down Jacket
Mountain Hardwear Nitrous Down Jacket
12.1
343
x


T-shirt
North Face Reaxion Crew Top
5.2
147
x


Shorts
Generic gym shorts
7.6
215
x


Rain Stuff
Frogg Togg DriDucks
16.0
454



Underwear
2x ExOfficial Briefs
4.0
113
x


Gloves
North Face winter runner's gloves
2.3
65
x


Bandana
ExOfficio Sol Cool
2.1
60
x


Buff
AT Buff
1.3
37
x


Beanie
Seirus fleece beanie
1.3
37
x


Total

90.3
2560










Sleeping






Tent
TarpTent Notch
26.9
763
x


Sleeping Bag
Mountain Hardware ExtraLamina 20
49.0
1,389
x


Ground Pad
Thermarest NeoAir Xlite
12.7
360
x


Ground Cloth
Polycryo Ground Cloth
1.7
48
x


Pillow
Thermarest Neoair Pillow
2.9
82
x


Total

93.2
2642










Cooking






Pot/Stove
Caldera Sidewinder System
11.0
312
x


Pot Scraper
GSI Compact Scraper
0.6
17
x


Spoon
Optimus Titanium long spoon
0.7
20
x


Fuel
6oz Alcohol bottle full
7.0
198



Total

19.3
547.1










Water






Water Bag
Platypus 2L Bottle
1.3
37
x


Water Purification
Aquamira Bottles
3.1
88
x


Camelback Bag
Platypus Big Zip SL 3L
5.8
164



Filter on CB Bag
Sawyer 3-Way Inline
2.0
57



Total

12.2
345.9










Footwear






Socks
2x Pairs Darn Tough Boot Socks (4 Total)
5.3
150
x


Socks
2x Pairs of Injinji original weight (4 Total)
4.0
113
x


Gaiters
Dirty Girl Gaiters
1.0
28
x


Boots
Marrell Moab Mids w/ Superfeet inserts
36.3
1,029
x


Trail Runners
Marrell Barefoot Trail Glove
14.3
405
x


Total

60.9
1726.5










Other Stuff






Guide Book
2013 Northbound Guide book
8.5
241
x


Headlamp
Zebra H51 Headlamp
3.1
88
x


Back-up Light
LRI Photon LED Keychain Light
0.4
11
x


Poop Trowel
Coghlan's Backpackers Trowel
1.8
51
x


Knife
Swiss Army Classic
0.8
23
x


Food bag
Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Sack 20L
2.0
57
x


Rope
50ft Paracord
3.3
94
x


Tick Remover
Tick Key
0.2
6
x


Total

20.1
569.8










Toiletries






Oral Hygiene
Toothbrush, 1oz toothpaste, dental floss
2.0
57
x


Glasses
Glasses w/ case, contacts case, extra contacts
4.3
122
x


Contact Solution
4oz Contact solution bottle
5.0
142
x


First Aid
0.5oz Neosporine, Moleskin, advil, bandages, etc
4.0
113



Bug Spray
0.5oz Sawyer Picaridin Spray
0.9
26
x


Soap
1.3oz bottle of Wilderness Wash
1.8
51
x


Total

18.0
510.3










Electronics






Phone
HTC Incredible 2
5.5
156
x


Camera
Panasonic Lumix TS4
7.0
198
x


Mini-Tripod
GorillaPod Micro 250
0.9
26
x


Music Player
Sandisk Sansa Clip Zip
0.9
26
x


Batteries
Extra phone & camera batteries
1.6
45
x


Charger
Powergen Charger
2.2
62
x


Total

18.1
513.1










Grand Total

371.1
10,520





23.19375 lbs










Never in Pack






Hiking Poles
Black Diamond Carbon Cork
13.0
369




About the shoes:
I figured it would be good to start with my Marrell Moab Mids till it gets a little warmer to send them home and then continue with just the Barefoot trail gloves. I'm just scared the meshy Barefoots won't be much fun in any cold spring rain. (I prefer to wear the Injinji socks with my Moabs and the Darn Tough socks with my Barefoots, hence all the socks).

About the water:
I was originally going to use 2x Smartwater bottles on the sides of my pack and the 2L Platypus for camp water, but the way the pack sits on me I can't actually grab the bottles from the sides, so it was either go hydration bladder or remove my pack every time I wanted a sip of water! As soon as I went that route I figured I might as well include a 2oz Sawyer inline filter so I don't have to wait for the Aquamira to work, just open and scoop water. I still feel like I should bring the Aquamira as backup though.

Questions:
1. Should I ditch the gym shorts as I'm bringing convertible pants?
2. Do I need a fleece sweatshirt if I'm bringing a down jacket? I've been hiking around NY and it's been in the 30's and wearing the shirt base layer & down jacket is more than enough when hiking, usually have the down jacket zipped 1/2 way down or more.
3. Should I ditch the poop trowel?

Any and all comments welcome!

Venchka
03-22-2013, 16:34
Sunscreen. SPF 50. 5 oz. size minimum. Resupply often. Don't leave home without it.

Wayne
4 time skin cancer surgery survivor.

Slo-go'en
03-22-2013, 17:14
Subtract the stuff your gonna be wearing and the pack weight is reasonable. Keep the down jacket and the fleece for now, at least up through the Smokies.

The gym shorts can be handy for something to wear when doing laundry or if you stay at a motel with hot tub or indoor pool.

Trail Ponderer
03-22-2013, 23:39
Have you tried the water bottle holders that are on your pack shoulder straps? I use them on my ULA Catalyst with the Smartwater 1L bottles mounted cap side down on the straps and works well for me. Easy to reach and you can avoid the Sawyer inline and just use the Squeeze for filling your bottles and bag that I assume you are using for water transport and for evening (dinner) and morning refill needs. I would take the Aquamira for backup and another option in certain circumstances. Good luck on your hike.