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    All the way! alpine's Avatar
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    Last edited by alpine; 12-11-2003 at 08:56.
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    Default Don't know

    I accumulated my gear over several years, and never totaled up the cost. And then again, I have upgraded and changed gear also.

    But, just think about the choices that you have. Are you going to make a pepsi can stove, or buy a MSR Simmerlite for $90? Are you going to bring along a $600 camera, or a disposable? Packs go from under $100 to over $300. Same thing for sleeping bags. And, alpine, as a thru-hiker, you know that you see all types of gear out there, and that it's not gear that gets you to Maine.

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    All the way! alpine's Avatar
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    Default how much money

    I'm just preparing for an AT 2004 hike and these are my basic gear expenses:

    Note: everything is in Canadian dollars so adjust accordingly(exchange rate= 0.75 cad to 1.00 US, approx.) I'm also using a lot of clothes that I had already.

    Go-lite Pack......75.00
    sleeping bag......150
    titanium pot.......40
    pop can stove....0
    hiking poles........40
    water pur...........20
    various clothes....200
    guide book..........20
    Hammock............150
    Stove wind screen.10
    shoes..................80
    mini-light.............10
    food storage bag....25
    micra leatherman....25
    sleeping bag liner...30

    Total:$875 cad. or about $700 us.

    I had a knife/flashlight/pack/sleeping bag...almost everything already but decided to get new stuff in the interests of weight. Going from "traditional" backpacking style to lightweight.

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