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    :banana North Bound Gear List

    Northbound

    PackOsprey Atmos 65
    Sea to Summit Pack Cover

    Shelter
    Synthetic 20F Sleeping Bag
    Inflatable Sleeping Pad
    Compressible Pillow
    Aurora Bivy Sack
    Sleeping Bag Liner

    Clothes
    2 pairs injinji sock liners
    4 pairs wool socks
    New Balance trail runners
    Flip Flops
    2 pairs exofficio boxer briefs
    Thermal bottoms
    Zip off pants
    Belt
    sport shorts
    2 polyester t shirts
    Thermal top
    polar fleece
    synthetic jacket
    rainjacket
    winter cap
    summer cap
    defeet wool gloves
    20L dry sack


    Cooking Materials
    Pot & Lid
    Pocket Rocket stove
    lighter
    matches
    spork
    1/2 sponge
    10L dry sack
    40ft chord


    Electronics
    iPhone 5
    life proof case
    ear bud headphones
    iPhone charger
    Stella 300 Headlamp (repurposed rechargeable bicycle light with head strap)
    Headlamp charge
    extra headlamp battery
    Power Gen 12000mah battery pack (probably larger than I need)
    Power Gen charger


    Accessories


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    Micro Towel (sea to summit)
    phosphorescent military compass
    90 mL all purpose soap
    90 mL hand sanitizer
    tooth brush
    mini toothpaste
    nail clipper
    moleskine journal
    2 pens
    1 sharpie
    bandaids
    moleskins
    antiseptic wipes
    antiboitic ointment
    gauze
    small medical tape roll
    Small spf 50 sunscreen
    2L camel bak blatter
    800mL Klean Kanteen
    Pace Maker trekking poles (with normal and snow baskets)
    vitorinox hiker
    vitorinox swisscard
    prescription sunglasses
    prescription glasses
    trowel

    I think it all weighs about 28lbs before food and water (not including trekking poles and sneakers and jacket)

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    Oh I also have some questions. I'm visiting my grandparents in Miami before I fly to Atlanta. I live in Washington, DC. Should I ship my trekking poles and swiss army knife to somewhere near to the trail head instead of checking them at the airport? Also at what point do I need to apply for a permit to hike through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park?

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    I journal in a Moleskine as well. Glad to see that people still do.
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    I also have aquaria water treatment

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    Do you think that carrying a Klean Kanteen might have a lighter alternative? Are you taking the whole guide? How much does your military compass weigh? Are there lighter alternatives? Maybe ditch the trowl, sticks work pretty good. What you take is up to you, don't let anybody tell you how to hike your hike, if it makes you happy to bear the burden and carry the weight take it


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    Quote Originally Posted by kidben View Post
    Oh I also have some questions. I'm visiting my grandparents in Miami before I fly to Atlanta. I live in Washington, DC. Should I ship my trekking poles and swiss army knife to somewhere near to the trail head instead of checking them at the airport? Also at what point do I need to apply for a permit to hike through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park?
    Last time I flew my hiking poles and pocket knife were no problem in my checked luggage. Don't bother shipping them.

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    Have you ever tried hiking with a full pack over the top of a belt? It sucks! Talk about hip belt sores. Find a clothing set up that doesn't require a belt. Is there a reason you're carrying a pillow instead of just using spare clothes in an extra stuff sack? Any particular reason you're carrying matches and a lighter? Unnecessary redundancy. Just carry a single victorinox classic, the knife and scissors will replace your multitude of other sharp and pointy objects and the scissors work just fine as nail clippers. No reason to carry 5 tools to do the job of 1 tool. Hand sanitizer and antiseptic wipes? Just take one or the other friend.

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    I'm 99% sure you can self register for GSMNP at the park when you get there. Just have some cash on hand.

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    Things I'm not taking: Moleskine Journal, pens, nail clipper, trowel.
    Should I take these?: Military compass, second headlamp battery, sleeping bag liner, Klean Kanteen, aquaria water treatment.

    Is the iPhone compass any good. It seems to work on airplane mode. The headlamp battery works for 11 hours between charges if I take the second battery I'll have 22 hours(is that more than I need), is 20F bag warm enough to not bring a liner?, Should I get 2 1L platypus's and a mini sawyer water filter(saw these on a vid look great!)?

    Should I ditch my 1.1L steel pot and go for a 750mL titanium pot?

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    What is your expected start date? This will make a big difference in the kind of gear you should take.
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    Second half of march. Around the 20th.

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    Bag without liner will be warm enough but the liner can help keep your bag from getting dirty oily and nasty from your body so personal choice. Take 2 platys and aquamira. You don't need to filter water on the AT it's plenty clean just disinfect it. Yes on the pot switch. One set of batteries should be plenty. The iPhone compass is very good. I'd suggest ditching the physical compass in favor of the iPhone compass if you ever need one. Really no reason for a compass on the AT. Ditch the Klean canteen you'll never need more than 2L of water at a time. 1L should be plenty to get you between most water sources on the AT.

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    I'm a frequent flier with work year round - I carry my spring-assisted knife, and many other tools with me in my checked baggage. There's no issue there with TSA.

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