I thru-hiked in 2008 and will be heading out again this year. A lot has changed in 9 years except I'll be starting at almost the exact same height and weight (5' 8", 265lbs).
Anyways, I'm looking for suggestions to lighten my weight and anything else the wisdom of WB has to offer.
What did I omit? What kind and size dry/stuff sacks and how many? Etc... Thanks in advance.
Here's my tentative list and will update and alter per your suggestions:
- BIG FOUR
- Shelter - MSR Hubba NX (I will not compromise on a true free-standing tent; worth the extra weight to me. Anything lighter?)
- Pad - Therm-a-Rest Prolite Plus (I have a NeoAir XLite but I find it extremely uncomfortable. Maybe after I lose some weight it will work for me?)
- Bag - Zpacks 30 degree quilt)
- Pack - YET TO BE DETERMINED - Need a lot of help here!
- Base - Terramar ClimaSense 2.0 Top AND Bottom
- Shirt/Pants - NIKE ProCool Short Sleeve AND Columbia Silver Ridge Convertible Pants
- UnderWear - ExEfficio 9" (x2)
- Socks - Darn Tough Merino Wool Micro Crew (x2) AND FoxRiver Liner (x1)
- Rain - OR Helium II Jacket AND NF Venture 2 1/2 zip pants
- Puffy/Hat - REI Co-Op Jacket AND Zpacks Micro-Fleece
- Buff - NF Dispea (needed?)
- Footwear - NB Leadville v3 AND SuperFeet (very weary of going with these, I used NB 1201's in 2008 and they wear great, but heavy by todays standards)
- MSR Pocket Rocket AND Fuel Canister AND Mini-Bic (x2)
- TOAKS 850ml Titanium AND Titanium Spoon
- Platypus 2L (x3) (not sure if I'll go with tube or Smart Water bottles. I used a tube last time and liked it.)
- AWOL Loose-Leaf in Sections AND Guthook on Iphone
- Iphone 6s (not sure what case to get)
- Sony FDRX3000 w/ Charger and 3 Batteries
- ANKER PowerCore+ 10050
- USB Multi-Card Reader
- 1ST AID/TOILETRIES/MISC.
- Trowel (don't have one yet)
- Ibuprofen, Meds
- Athletic Tape, Tenacious Tape, Needle/Thread
- Body Glide
- Small Knife
- Gaiters (Dirty Girl)
- Sandals (don't have yet, please suggest, no crocs though)
- Poles - Black Diamond Trail Pro Shock
- Lamp - Petzl e+LITE (most likely)
- Bandana (x2)
- ID, Debit Card, Cash, Wallet (please suggest)