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    Default Gear list (place for a full rundown?)

    So I think I have everything but I know I'm missing a few things and want to nail down what they are. Is there a list or checklist somewhere that has been compiled that has everything? I would like to go over my pack and see what all I have and then start trying to weigh my items and see where I can cut weight if I need to lose some weight.

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    Nothing a google search wont tell ya. Here is my list for what its worth and if you look at some previous topics you may find some more. https://lighterpack.com/r/akwcym

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    Yeah, I found a lot of personal list. I've been basing all of my stuff on those so far but I just wasn't sure if anyone had put together a "Must have/Bare bones" list yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llittle_llama View Post
    Yeah, I found a lot of personal list. I've been basing all of my stuff on those so far but I just wasn't sure if anyone had put together a "Must have/Bare bones" list yet.
    honestly i did the same with my gear too. just looked at what the guys this year and last year are bringing and comparing it to what i believe is necessary or just extra weight i can live without.

    Plus i honestly think no matter how well im planning this, ill be adding or subtracting at least one thing on my list i thought i could do without or, that i felt i needed.

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    No matter what we take out there I'm sure there will be a few things we end up wishing we had brought/left after we hit the trail

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    I used an Article by the then Owner of Neals Gap Outfitters as to what they used as a outline for their shakedowns. Can't find it now! However, here is a more recent Article from the same Magazine, Backpackers Magazine that I have referred to often as well:

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    We've got your Appalachian Trail packing list dialed. Here, take stock of what you'll need to thru-hike the trail. Just print it out and get packing.


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    That is a reasonable list to start with. Don't forget a pack cover and pack liner. And a drybag for your down stuff...

    However, I don't feel that "underwear" is optional. I suppose YMMV...but...eek...just sayin...

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    An interesting gear list by Backpacker Magazine but, personally there are things that i would personally not need or would change. example the sun hat, map and compass, or the small notebook and pen.

    Not to say these items are not useful! Its just that with my phone i can take all the notes i would like with it. A hat i will use to beat the heat and sun light will be something i get later and not at the start of my hike. Map and compass to me are unnecessary because of the watch i am bringing.

    Everyone has there own opinion to what is necessary and there is not a set template to hike the AT. It is a work in progress for a lot of hikers, veteran or beginners alike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oventoasted View Post
    An interesting gear list by Backpacker Magazine but, personally there are things that i would personally not need or would change. example the sun hat, map and compass, or the small notebook and pen.

    Not to say these items are not useful! Its just that with my phone i can take all the notes i would like with it. A hat i will use to beat the heat and sun light will be something i get later and not at the start of my hike. Map and compass to me are unnecessary because of the watch i am bringing.

    Everyone has there own opinion to what is necessary and there is not a set template to hike the AT. It is a work in progress for a lot of hikers, veteran or beginners alike.

    Agree that there is not a set template to hike the AT. The Neals Gap list was even less items. But love to compare, build on and take away item by item. I myself have added a Trowel that I never thought I would. I also use a hat on every hike that has sun and is over 32. It holds in just the right amount of heat when hiking. Under 32 is where I make a switch to a beanie. I have bald parts to my head however! Lol. Definitely a work in progress.
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    The Backpacker list is pretty inclusive and can be pared down depending on the season. Once your past the shelter/bag/pad/pack choice, there is a lot of variables which can affect the rest of the choices.

    Most people over pack clothes or take the wrong kind, then there are all the little odds and ends which tend to add up. It takes some experience to know what you can't live without and what is dead weight. Mountain Crossings typically ships out about 5 tons of gear people shed just 30 miles into the hike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B.j. Clark View Post
    Yes! That was the other list I referred to that I couldn't find or link to. Thanks..
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    I have everything but the clothing. I am in dire need of help picking out items for that. Could anyone lend a hand with it or give me some pointers? Basically all I have thus far are boots, socks, a down vest (I probably need to swap it out with a jacket), and a few beanies to choose from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llittle_llama View Post
    I have everything but the clothing. I am in dire need of help picking out items for that. Could anyone lend a hand with it or give me some pointers? Basically all I have thus far are boots, socks, a down vest (I probably need to swap it out with a jacket), and a few beanies to choose from.
    In cold weather I hike in a long sleeve underarmor shirt and a sythetic down Mammot vest but I also carry a down jacket for camp. I wear a beanie and neck gaiter as needed. If its really cold I have some running tights I wear under my hiking pants and I change to fleece pants at night if super cold. Not sure if Im going to take them on the thru hike being they are heavy and bulky or I may get some microfleece pants. I have a 12deg F down bag so I dont really carry a mid layer. Never needed them even in abnormal temp drops. Gloves are nice. Winter gear is heavy but Im sending it home after the smokies

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    Pants= Shorts/Underarmour Leggins and or Hiking Pants (I prefer Zip Off's)
    Shirts = Short Sleeve Polypro and or Smartwool. Long Sleeve = I am partial to Ice Breaker Merino Wool - Can be expensive so wait for Amazon Sale.
    Fleece Mid Layer = I like some form of Pategonia R1 or Similar
    Outer Shell for Hiking = Marmot Precip for me as well as a Wind Shirt/Houdini Jacket
    Down Jacket for Camp = Mont Bell UL for me

    Those are the basics but Clothing is a very personal choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llittle_llama View Post
    I got an offbrand down 600fil jacket for about 60$
    I saw them at a Khols store here in Georgia for about the same. I cant see paying so much for a down jacket as with outdoor companies want to charge.

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    I found this guy's page (& entire site) helpful:
    http://hikinghq.net/packing_list_basics.html

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    Hey here's my 2 cents. But, I am planning and not experienced....

    Size XXL
    77 grams Luke's ultralight wind shell https://lukesultralite.com/brick-wind-shell
    363 grams Melanzana Microgrid Hoody http://melanzana.com/catalog/product...products_id/34
    148 grams Outdoor Research Long Sleeve Echo Hoody https://www.amazon.com/Outdoor-Resea.../dp/B01F8FVZUA
    108 grams Outdoor Research Echo Tshirt

    One of these shirts is to sleep in. In colder weather. I think I'll wear the long sleeve....
    One thing I like is that all long sleeves have hoods. Hence, I can really keep neck and head warm without using a hat.
    Still, I use my buff as a cap. (Twist it halfway and it's a cap)
    The Melanzana is not expensive and the T shirt I found for 20 on Amazon...
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    Have you tried lighterpack.com? Great site that lets you compile your gear list and enter weights of your items so you know about what you're working with, Highly recommended!

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