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    Is there some type of generic gear list for this type hike, i am needing help with how the cloth layers work and whats the best gear to buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazzy001 View Post
    Is there some type of generic gear list for this type hike, i am needing help with how the cloth layers work and whats the best gear to buy.
    There is one on Mags's site. Scroll down a little.

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    Getting out as much as I can..which is never enough. :) Mags's Avatar
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    If you are new to backpacking, I wrote something that may help.
    http://www.pmags.com/joomla/index.ph...d=19&Itemid=33


    The link Austex sent earlier will help you pare down and go lighter if need be as well.

    There is really no "best gear", rather it is what is best for the backpacking situation, your budget, your preferences and style.


    Let me know if you have additional questions.
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    I agree with Mags. You really have to pick the gear that you're the most comfortable with. I tend to pack a little on the heavy side, but that's because I hate getting wet, cold, and bug bitten.

    If you're looking for a gear checklist, here's a list worth checking out:

    http://thecoloradohiker.com/summer%2...0checklist.htm

    I'll say this - when I hiked the CT, my pack weighed about 40 pounds (with food). I was comfortable the entire time and my shoulders never got sore. That said, I could have easily got my pack down to 33 or 34 lbs. and would have been just as comfortable.
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