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    Leaving in two weeks, here's my list. Weighs in about 30 lbs w/4 days of food.

    Osprey Atmos 65 pack 3 lbs 12 oz = 60 oz.
    Granite Gear Storm Cell Pack Cover 6 oz
    Marmot Helium 15F Sleeping Bag 2 lbs 2.6 oz=34 oz. and Tennier Industries Patrol Bag (summer)
    Therm-a-Rest ProLite (small) sleeping pad 11 oz.
    Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1 tent 2 lb 13 oz. = 45 oz.
    Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1Footprint 5.5 oz.

    REI Lightweight Polartec Power Dry Long-Sleeve Crew

    Patagonia Men's Capilene® 2 Lightweight Bottoms 5.7 oz.
    Patagonia Men's Capilene® 3 Midweight Crew 8.6 oz.
    Patagonia Men's Capilene® 3 Midweight Bottoms 6.6 oz.
    Columbia GRT Short Sleeve Synthetic Shirt
    REI Sahara Shorts
    Marmot PreCip Jacket 13.1 oz
    Marmot PreCip Pants 9 oz.
    Montbell Ex Light Down-fill Jacket 5.6 oz.
    2 – 3 pr. Thorlo KX Hiking Socks - Thick Cushion

    MSR Pocket Rocket stove 3 oz
    Fuel canister 4 oz
    GSI Pinnacle Soloist cook kit
    Light My Fire Spork 9 grams
    Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Huntsman 3.5 oz.

    70 ounce Platypus Hoser bladder 3.6 oz
    Nalgene 1 Liter bottle
    Katadyn Micro Pur Tablets

    NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotic Ointment
    4” x 4” gauze pads (3)

    Band Aids
    Medication and vitamins - Niaspan and Simvastatin
    Journal –
    The A.T. Guide

    Asolo FSN 95 Boots
    Crocs

    Micro Fleece Cap
    REI All Season gloves
    2 pr. ExOfficio Boxer Briefs
    Petzl Tikka2 XP
    Silva compass
    SPOT GPS Messenger
    IGo charger
    iPhone
    Olympus D560 camera
    Black Diamond Ergo Cork Trekking Poles
    3 Bandanas

    Equinox Ursus Bear Bag
    Equinox 8’ x 18” stuff sack (for clothes)
    Extra batteries for electronics
    MSR pack towel 1 oz.

    Tumbleweed
    Last edited by RETCW4; 03-03-2012 at 10:33.

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    Osprey Atmos 65 pack 3 lbs 12 oz = 60 oz.
    Granite Gear Storm Cell Pack Cover 6 oz
    Marmot Helium 15F Sleeping Bag 2 lbs 2.6 oz=34 oz. and Tennier Industries Patrol Bag (summer)
    Therm-a-Rest ProLite (small) sleeping pad 11 oz.
    Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1 tent 2 lb 13 oz. = 45 oz.
    Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1Footprint 5.5 oz. Ditch

    REI Lightweight Polartec Power Dry Long-Sleeve Crew

    Patagonia Men's Capilene® 2 Lightweight Bottoms 5.7 oz. Take either lightweight or midweight
    Patagonia Men's Capilene® 3 Midweight Crew 8.6 oz.
    Patagonia Men's Capilene® 3 Midweight Bottoms 6.6 oz.
    Columbia GRT Short Sleeve Synthetic Shirt
    REI Sahara Shorts
    Marmot PreCip Jacket 13.1 oz
    Marmot PreCip Pants 9 oz.
    Montbell Ex Light Down-fill Jacket 5.6 oz.
    2 – 3 pr. Thorlo KX Hiking Socks - Thick Cushion

    MSR Pocket Rocket stove 3 oz
    Fuel canister 4 oz
    GSI Pinnacle Soloist cook kit
    Light My Fire Spork 9 grams
    Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Huntsman 3.5 oz.

    70 ounce Platypus Hoser bladder 3.6 oz
    Nalgene 1 Liter bottle Use something like Gatorade bottle
    Katadyn Micro Pur Tablets

    NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotic Ointment
    4” x 4” gauze pads (3)

    Band Aids
    Medication and vitamins - Niaspan and Simvastatin
    Journal –
    The A.T. Guide

    Asolo FSN 95 Boots
    Crocs Ditch
    Micro Fleece Cap
    REI All Season gloves
    2 pr. ExOfficio Boxer Briefs
    Petzl Tikka2 XP
    Silva compass Ditch
    SPOT GPS Messenger Ditch
    IGo charger
    iPhone
    Olympus D560 camera
    Black Diamond Ergo Cork Trekking Poles
    3 Bandanas

    Equinox Ursus Bear Bag
    Equinox 8’ x 18” stuff sack (for clothes)
    Extra batteries for electronics
    MSR pack towel 1 oz.

    Tumbleweed

    You only need three days of food to get to Neels Gap.

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    I think you are gonna wish your total was 20 not 30.

    Quote Originally Posted by swjohnsey View Post
    Osprey Atmos 65 pack 3 lbs 12 oz = 60 oz. I bet you could trim a pound off this with a razor blade
    Granite Gear Storm Cell Pack Cover 6 oz
    Marmot Helium 15F Sleeping Bag 2 lbs 2.6 oz=34 oz. and Tennier Industries Patrol Bag (summer)
    Therm-a-Rest ProLite (small) sleeping pad 11 oz.
    Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1 tent 2 lb 13 oz. = 45 oz.
    Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1Footprint 5.5 oz. Ditch

    REI Lightweight Polartec Power Dry Long-Sleeve Crew
    Drop, you have the capilene
    Patagonia Men's Capilene® 2 Lightweight Bottoms 5.7 oz. Take either lightweight or midweight
    Patagonia Men's Capilene® 3 Midweight Crew 8.6 oz.
    Patagonia Men's Capilene® 3 Midweight Bottoms 6.6 oz. Drop but keep the cap2 bottom
    (I really like 100 fleece pajamas better anyway)
    Columbia GRT Short Sleeve Synthetic Shirt
    REI Sahara Shorts
    Marmot PreCip Jacket 13.1 oz
    Marmot PreCip Pants 9 oz.
    Montbell Ex Light Down-fill Jacket 5.6 oz.
    2 – 3 pr. Thorlo KX Hiking Socks - Thick Cushion

    MSR Pocket Rocket stove 3 oz
    Fuel canister 4 oz
    GSI Pinnacle Soloist cook kit
    Light My Fire Spork 9 grams
    Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Huntsman 3.5 oz. Drop, razor blade and twissors

    70 ounce Platypus Hoser bladder 3.6 oz
    Nalgene 1 Liter bottle Use something like Gatorade bottle
    Katadyn Micro Pur Tablets

    NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotic Ointment
    4” x 4” gauze pads (3)

    Band Aids
    Medication and vitamins - Niaspan and Simvastatin
    Journal –
    The A.T. Guide

    Asolo FSN 95 Boots Whats wrong with the tennis shoes you walk in normally?
    Crocs Ditch
    Micro Fleece Cap
    REI All Season gloves
    2 pr. ExOfficio Boxer Briefs Drop unless you sweat or chaf
    Petzl Tikka2 XP
    Silva compass Ditch
    SPOT GPS Messenger Ditch
    IGo charger
    iPhone Im generally opposed to electronics on the trail. They deaden your experience.
    Olympus D560 camera
    Black Diamond Ergo Cork Trekking Poles
    3 Bandanas

    Equinox Ursus Bear Bag
    Equinox 8’ x 18” stuff sack (for clothes)
    Extra batteries for electronics
    MSR pack towel 1 oz.

    Tumbleweed

    You only need three days of food to get to Neels Gap.
    Things I didn't see:
    insoles, trashbags for waterproofing, whistle, cord, insect repellent, sunscreen/hat/lotion, repair kit, firestarter.

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    MSR fuel canisters for the pocket rocket are hard to find or don't exist in smaller towns, you may want to look into an alcohol stove as every hostel practically sells the stuff. I tend to go with a second pair of shoes here, I agree with crocks...you can shower in them and some showering situations the floors are not the best as well as the potential for picking up foot fungus. It is also nice to have a second pair to use the bathroom in the middle of the night and as well as your boots or shoes dry...in a pinch you can hike in them too if your boots or shoes blow out.

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    Good looking list, enjoy your hike. Like stated above, I'd just take one set of thermals. I started with 2 sets, never wore my lightweights. Just the midweights in camp. Keep the crocs though. They are worth their weight in gold in my opinon, especially while hiking in boots.

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    Thanks for the critiques. I'll relook. A few things are there for personal preference. SPOT for instance eases the wife'smind. I'll probably start with a bottle og Gatorade and use it. Porbably go to one set of Capilenes.

    Tumbleweed

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    [QUOTE=turtle fast;1262360]MSR fuel canisters for the pocket rocket are hard to find or don't exist in smaller towns, you may want to look into an alcohol stove as every hostel practically sells the stuff.

    Turtle Fast: I thought canisters could be found at Wally World, etc. I am bringng two 4 oz canisters; when I empty one I'll start looking for another. I have an alcohol stove but I prefer the pocket rocket.

    Tumbleweed

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    Keep your food weight down. Try to carry only things you use all the time. If you are only gonna use it 5 times on the trail, it doesn't belong in your bag. The other changes u made were totally spot on.
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    it looks like you went to a local REI and asked for hiking gear.

    Not what I'd want to carry on a thru. YMMV

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottP View Post
    it looks like you went to a local REI and asked for hiking gear.

    Not what I'd want to carry on a thru. YMMV
    Not really. After carrying 53 lbs at Philmont 4 yrs ago, I started placing gear with lighter items from various vendors to include REI. Actually was thinking about a REI Quarter dome tent and was talked out of it to hte BA Seedhouse. Took my research from WB forums, trail journals, talking with thruhikers and other observations.

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    Good thread, I always like them.


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    Not trying to dis your MSR pocket rocket, it is just Walmart does not exist in most of these trail towns and not all Walmarts carry the same Sporting Goods stuff. Nothing worse than running out of fuel and your meals need hot water. With an alcohol stove fuel is easily available and in a pinch if you did run out chances are that you could borrow/buy some from a fellow hiker. Just trying to make your life easier.

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    Thanks turle fast,

    I'll rethink the stove. I do have a Caldera cone, just have to change my pot or modify the cone.

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    If you already have the micro pure tablets use them, but if you did not try Aqua Mira. I had a pack of micro pure tablets, and after they ran out I switched to Aqua Mira which lasts much much longer. As well use a Gatoraide bottle instead of the Nalgene bottle, unless you are going to be drinking hot beverages like coffee or tea. The Olympus camera may not be necessary as your i phone has a good camera built into it....but cameras like underwear are personal thing. As well as the GPS is not really necessary unless you have a medical need for it...enough hikers use the trail so if you really broke your leg someone would be along eventually..and you also have a cell phone.

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    Things I didn't see:
    insoles, trashbags for waterproofing, whistle, cord, insect repellent, sunscreen/hat/lotion, repair kit, firestarter.
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    Don't have insoles, will add trashbags, whistle is on headlamp, cord is part of bear bag, insect repellent & sunscreen is in belt pocket, baseball cap and OR hat added, duct tape for repair kit and will add cotton balls soaked in vaseline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottP View Post
    it looks like you went to a local REI and asked for hiking gear.

    Not what I'd want to carry on a thru. YMMV

    After carrying 70-80 lb pack in the Army for 33 yesrs, then 53 lb pack at Philmont, I'm down to a manageble weight that feels good while enjoying my comforts. Hiking my own hike.

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    I am also carrying the SPOT and tested it just the other day in SNP, for the same reason as you, " a happy wife is a happy life". I also remember the days I carried 60 or more lbs as a Army 11 bravo in SE Asia. Thank god for this lighter gear and all of the information shared here on the WB. I will start my attempt of the Thur starting the 18th March, if you see a short old man that goes by the name of Tic-Toc say hello as you go by. Have a save and great adventure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by O-H-10 Lil Ohio View Post
    I am also carrying the SPOT and tested it just the other day in SNP, for the same reason as you, " a happy wife is a happy life". I also remember the days I carried 60 or more lbs as a Army 11 bravo in SE Asia. Thank god for this lighter gear and all of the information shared here on the WB. I will start my attempt of the Thur starting the 18th March, if you see a short old man that goes by the name of Tic-Toc say hello as you go by. Have a save and great adventure.
    Tic-Toc, I plan on starting the 18th also. I'm a redhead and will be going by Tumbleweed. Hope to see you out there.

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    Tumbleweed, I am leaving for Springer Mnt on the 16th picking up Megapixel (Thur -Hiker) in Staunton, Va. We plan on arriving at Amicalola Falls on the 17th. We should hit the trail head around (9:00am) on the 18. We are not doing the Approach Trail, been there ,done that!! We will have alot of company, I am sure!! Tic-Toc

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    PM me if you need a ride to Amicalola Falls ,

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