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    Default Retry gear list Nobo this time

    I'm leaving march 24 2017. I only made it south 63 miles in 5 days but I took a couple hard falls going up Katahadin on day one and rolled my ankles pretty bad it was a bad storm. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I haven't picked out which trail runners I want to use yet but I want them to be "quick" drying.

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    Ditch the chair, the battery pack, the Ursack, your tent is heavy at 3 lbs, lots of tent at 2 lbs and under, dry your biowipes and add water to one when you use it, can probably shave a little from that first aid kit.

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    You could drop that pot and get this: https://www.amazon.com/Imusa-Aluminu.../dp/B004444XMY

    I cut the handle off mine and with koozie weighs 3.7 oz and not flimsy.

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    Good advice but like everyone I have a few luxuries I'm not willing to part with(chair, pillow) Drying the wipes is something I will definitely do. I'm using the guthook app on my phone aswell as kindle app so I really don't want it to die.
    As for the ursack it is heavy but counts as bear vault when required.
    Will shave down first aid kit.
    Thank you

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    What koozie are you using?

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    One I made from reflectix. The weight also includes a tin foil lid.

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    On the AT? Where is a bear vault required?
    I own an Ursack, but I will use mine in the Rockies because I want to. Not because I have to.
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    A hard shell bear-resistant canister is required for hikers overnighting between jarred gap and Neel Gap from March 1 - Jun 1.
    AT: 695.7 mi
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    But being only a 5 mile section, most just hike through it.

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    Good to know. I can shave quite a few ounces right there.

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    Some observations:

    - 30 degree quilt might not be warm enough in March - expect temps lower than freezing on more than one occasion
    - bandanna/buff
    - 2 pr socks? - one must always remain dry, consider an extra pr
    - gloves
    - hat
    - needle for draining blisters
    - only 1L of water? - there will be dry stretches, consider additional water storage
    - swap 2 mini bics for one regular size
    - 7 days of food? only 3-5 days to Neel Gap resupply
    - snacks?
    - 50 ft cord
    - duct tape
    - TP
    - Companion/AT Guide
    - stuff sacks

    Concur:
    - leave the chair - dead weight while hiking which is most of the day - 1# is alot of Snickers bars

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    Quote Originally Posted by hyperslug View Post
    You could drop that pot and get this: https://www.amazon.com/Imusa-Aluminu.../dp/B004444XMY

    I cut the handle off mine and with koozie weighs 3.7 oz and not flimsy.
    Love this idea-Thanks

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    I only use 3 pair of socks. One pair is my sleep socks and stay in the top quilt bag. If I have to use them to hike in I can. Try to dual use as many items as you can. Bandanna is good example......it is a towel/first aid sling/water filter/....

    fire started is most likely not needed as many hikers do not have the energy to build a fire at camp.

    a fellow hiker of mine put "pit zips" in his frog tog jacket. I am thinking of doing the same.
    Only take the battery charger if you are a big "youtuber" or you are running the itunes on your phone all day and reading books at night.

    I rarely turned my phone on, sometime no signal and I use verizon. I would send a text when I was on top of mountain and had signal then turn off. phone stayed charged above 60% by time I got to town.


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    Mt squid,

    First off, thank you for taking the time to give advice.

    - 30 degree quilt might not be warm enough in March - expect temps lower than freezing on more than one occasion- I sleep really hot

    - bandanna/buff- its in there but called motley tube had it insect shielded

    - 2 pr socks? - Forgot to add pair for sleeping/rotation

    - gloves-added

    - hat- will add

    - needle for draining blisters-in first aid kit

    - only 1L of water? - will have additional storage but plan on carrying one most time( added weight of two to lighterpack)

    - swap 2 mini bics for one regular size-packing fear on this one but two minis weigh same as one large

    - 7 days of food? Knocking it down to four with snacks still need to buy and weigh
    - snacks?

    - 50 ft cord-added

    - duct tape-on trekking poles

    - TP-dehydrated bio wipes need to re-weigh after dehydration

    - Companion/AT Guide-on phone

    - stuff sacks- have three need to weigh and buy one for food instead of ursack

    I understand why everyone wants me to drop the full one pound chair but it was a fantastic luxury in the hundred mile wilderness where it was very wet the whole time. I'd pull out the chair and set my pack in it while I setup my tent. I'd sit in it to cook my meal and then it fit perfectly under my vestibule to keep anything off the ground so it didn't get wet.

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    I'm thinking of switching out my rain gear and pack cover for a poncho and I'm already going to use a trash compactor bag

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    Got a kitchen scale and did some changing

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    you'll be ditching a lot of stuff when you get to Neels Gap.

    Sassafras Mountain will convince you to lighten up

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    Probably but I'll be atleast 10 lbs lighter this attempt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiskey_Richard View Post
    Probably but I'll be atleast 10 lbs lighter this attempt
    Lose the pillow-use a stuffsack with your spare clothes/rain gear inside as a pillow

    Check the weight on your pad...that is pretty heavy at 31 ounces...you can get a 19 ounce R4.4 pad for 90 bucks...

    Lose the bearicade-WTH?

    There. I just save you 3.25 POUNDS....

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    Pad should weigh 27 oz according to rei but weighs in at 31.8 oz
    It's a large neoair prolite
    I also have a small and it's supposed to weigh 14 oz but weighs 17 oz on kitchen scale.

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