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    As a wannabe thru hiker in 2014 after I finish college I want to start putting gear together. So I don't have to buy it all at once(college kid budget!!) and was looking for ideas of stuff to bring! Other than the basics. I've been on a few overnight trips but nothing longer than a weekend(. 3 day big creek loop in the smokies the day after Christmas. Can you say cold!!!). But anyways. Any help would be much thanks!

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    The first site I ever looked at when I started getting into backpacking a few years ago was Erik the Black's blog. He's got some helpful articles/videos/gear lists, or at least they were helpful to me when I had no clue what to bring on a long hike. I mainly search these forums and backpackinglight.com to answer any questions I have. And of course there may be region/trail specific forums, such as alatrails.com that I look at, since I recently moved down here in the southeast.

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    Default Gear Spreadsheet--Hope This Helps

    This is a very detailed gear list--hope this helps,
    Base Gear List-7
    Big Three: Base Kit UL Kit Wt. Saved Wt. Lbs. D W Gap Wt. Saved Long Trail JMT ALKI Stv. CT $ Cost
    Granite Gear Crown 60 35.50 35.50 4.50 2.22 35.50 4.50 35.50 35.50 $200
    o Cuben Pack Cover- 1.00 1.00 2.50 0.06 1.00 2.50 1.00 1.00 $55
    TT Contrail (Wild Oasis Tarp) 33.00 15.00 0.00 2.06 33.00 18.00 33.00 33.00 $200
    o Ground Cloth- 1.70 2.20 2.30 0.11 1.70 2.30 1.70 1.70 $8
    o Stakes (10)- 4.00 4.00 0.25 4.00 4.00 4.00 $35
    o Stuff Sack- 0.00 0.00 1.50 0.00 0.70 1.50 0.70 0.70 $20
    WM Alpinlite 20 (WM Tamarak 35d) 36.30 21.00 11.00 2.27 36.30 11.00 36.30 36.30 $465
    o Stuff Sacks 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 $0
    Thermarest Neo Air 14.00 14.00 0.00 0.88 14.00 0.00 14.00 14.00 $130
    Pad Stuff Sack 0.70 0.70 0.04 0.70 0.70 0.70 $0
    Bear Vault 32.00
    Total: 126.20 93.40 7.89 126.90 126.90 158.90 $1,113
    7.89 5.84 7.93 7.93 9.93
    Saved: 21.80
    Clothing (Carried)
    MB Wind Pants- 3.10 3.10 4.00 0.19 3.10 4.00 3.10 3.10 $90
    Marmot Mica Jacket- 7.00 7.00 4.00 0.44 7.00 4.00 7.00 7.00 $140
    Marmot Dri-Climb Vest 6.20 0.00 6.20 6.20 0.00 6.20 0.00 6.20 $100
    Mont Bell Down Camp Jacket- 6.60 6.60 0.41 6.60 6.60 6.60 $160
    Silk Lite Weight Sleep Shirt- 2.80 2.80 4.00 0.18 2.80 4.00 2.80 2.80 $24
    Silk LiteWeight Sleep Leggings- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 $24
    Sleep Socks (1)-Wool 2.60 2.60 1.00 0.16 2.80 1.00 2.60 2.80 $4
    Hiking Socks (X-tra-1)- 2.60 2.60 1.40 0.16 2.50 2.50 2.50 $5
    Sock Liners (X-tra-1)- 1.00 1.00 0.06 1.00 1.00 1.00 $5
    Nike Hiking Leggings- 4.70 4.70 1.50 0.29 4.70 1.50 4.70 4.70 $50
    Fleece Hat (1)- 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 1.00 1.00 $10
    Running Gloves 1.00 2.00 2.00 0.00 1.00 1.00 0.00 $30
    Camp Gloves 1.00 1.00 0.06 1.00 1.00 1.00 $5
    Garbage Bag Rain Shirt- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.10 0.00 2.50 $0
    Stuff Sack- 0.80 0.80 0.05 1.50 1.50 1.50 $25
    Sunglasses 2.00 2.00 0.13 2.00 2.00 2.00 $40
    Dirty Girl Gaiters 1.20 1.20 0.08 1.20 1.20 1.20 $20
    Mesh Camp Shoes 0.00 0.00 6.50 0.00 0.00 9.00 0.00 0.00 $10
    Pillow Cover 1.70 1.70 0.11 1.70 1.70 1.70 $25
    Balaclava 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 $10
    Bandana 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.06 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 $3
    Rubber Rain Gloves 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 $4
    Camp Shoes 9.00 9.00 0.56 9.00 9.00 9.00 $15
    Total: 54.30 40.10 3.39 48.90 49.70 57.60 $799
    3.39 2.51 3.06 3.11 3.60
    Saved: 29.60
    Hygiene/Medical/Emergency/Stuff
    Tooth Brush-Toothpaste 2.00 2.00 0.13 2.00 2.00 2.00 $3
    First Aid Kit- 1.20 1.20 0.08 1.30 1.30 1.30 $10
    o Medical Tape- - - - - -
    o Gauze-1 Roll- - - - - -
    o 3 Band Aids- - - - - -
    o 3 Alcohol Wipes- - - - - -
    o Tweezer- 0.00
    Toilet Paper- 1.00 1.00 0.06 0.50 0.50 0.50 $1
    Hand Sanitizer- 1.00 1.00 0.06 1.00 1.00 1.00 $1
    Vitamin I- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 $10
    Medications- 6.00 6.00 0.38 1.50 6.00 6.00
    Sun Screen- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 $2
    Lip Balm- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 $1
    Duct Tape- 1.00 1.00 0.06 1.00 1.00 1.00 $4
    Emergency Kit- 2.00 2.00 0.13 1.30 1.00 1.30 1.30 $8
    o Needle-Thread- - - - - -
    o Safety Pins (4)- - - - - -
    o Tent-Pad Repair Kit- - - - - -
    Bladder Parts
    Bic Lighter (1)- 0.40 0.40 0.03 0.40 0.40 0.40 $1
    Waterproof Matches (1 Box)- 0.30 0.30 0.02 0.30 0.30 0.30 $3
    Spare Batteries- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 $5
    Pen-Paper- 0.50 0.50 0.03 0.50 0.50 0.50 $0
    Head Lamp- 3.00 3.00 0.19 3.00 3.00 3.00 $40
    Trail Maps- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 $25
    Deet- 1.00 1.00 0.06 1.00 1.00 1.00 $3
    Extra Plastic Bags- 1.00 1.00 0.06 1.00 1.00 1.00 $0
    Food Bags
    Garbage Bag-Grocery Bags 1.00 1.00
    Stuff Sack 1.40 1.40 0.09 1.40 1.40 1.40 $25
    Total: 22.80 22.80 1.43 16.20 20.70 22.70 $142
    1.43 1.43 1.01 1.29 1.42
    Cook System:
    ALKI. STV.
    Soto Stove + Windscreen 3.30 3.30 0.21 3.30 0.40 3.30 3.30 2.90 $65
    Windscreen-Alcohol
    Stuff Sack (Stove)- 0.80 0.80 0.05 0.80 0.80 0.80 0.80 0.00 $0
    Fuel (4 oz)- 7.00 7.00 0.00 0.44 0.00 1.00 4.10 7.00 8.00 $4
    Oil Camp XLS Cook Pot- 7.90 7.90 0.49 7.90 7.90 7.90 7.90 $26
    Pot Cozy 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
    Spoon- (2) 1.50 1.50 0.09 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.50 $5
    Stuff Sack (Food)- 1.60 1.60 0.10 1.60 1.60 1.60 1.60 $25
    Bear Rope- 2.50 2.50 0.00 2.50 2.50 0.00 2.50 2.50 2.50 $0
    Towel- 0.50 0.50 0.03 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 $5
    Pot Stabilizer 1.00 1.00 0.06 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.00 $8
    Total: 26.10 26.10 1.63 18.60 22.70 25.60 24.90 $138
    1.63 1.63 1.16 1.42 1.60 1.56
    Water Treatment:
    Steri Pen w/ Batteries-Case- 4.60 4.60 0.29 4.60 4.60 4.50 $125
    Spare Batteries 1.00 1.00 0.06 1.00 1.00 0.00 $10
    Aqamira Tabs 0.50 0.50 0.03 0.50 0.50 0.50 $6
    Nalgene UL Water Bottle (1)- 3.00 3.00 1.00 0.19 3.00 1.00 3.00 3.00 $6
    Nalgene Soft Bottle 2.00 2.00 0.13 2.00 2.00 0.00 $8
    MSR Bladder (80 oz)- 6.20 6.20 2.80 0.39 6.20 2.80 6.20 6.20 $25
    Total: 17.30 17.30 1.08 17.30 17.30 14.20 $180
    1.08 1.08 1.08 1.08 0.89
    Saved: 3.80
    Wearing:
    Ex Officio Long Sleeve Shirt- 7.10 7.10 0.44 7.10 7.10 7.10 $30
    Running Shorts- 3.20 3.20 0.20 3.20 3.20 3.20 $25
    Hiking Socks- 2.50 2.50 0.16 2.50 2.50 2.50 $4
    Sock Liners- 0.90 0.90 0.06 0.90 0.90 0.90 $3
    Hiking Poles-Leki- 19.40 19.40 1.21 19.40 19.40 19.40 $125
    Montrail AT + Train Runners 29.00 30.00 15.00 1.81 26.60 16.00 26.60 26.60 $75
    Olympus Tough TG-320 5.50 5.50 5.50 5.50 5.50 5.50 $150
    Knife/Whistle/Compass- 1.40 1.40 0.09 1.40 1.40 1.40 $35
    Heart Rate Monitor- 3.20 3.20 0.20 3.20 3.20 3.20 $200
    Knee Brace 6.00 6.00 0.00 0.38 6.00 0.00 6.00 6.00 $30
    Ankle Brace 8.00 8.00 0.50 8.00 8.00 8.00 $90
    Running Hat- 2.00 2.00 0.13 2.00 2.00 2.00 $20
    Total: 88.20 89.20 10.67 85.80 85.80 85.80 $787
    5.51 10.04 5.36 5.36 5.36
    Saved: 15.00
    Electronics:
    MP3/Headphones/Charger- 3.00 3.00 0.19 3.00 3.00 3.00 $85
    Cell Phone/Charger 4.30 4.30 0.27 2.00 2.00 2.00 $60
    Camera Charger 2.30 2.30 0.14 2.30 2.30 2.30 $20
    Total: 9.60 9.60 0.60 7.30 7.30 7.30 $165
    0.46 0.46 0.46
    Other:
    Ditty Bag- 1.20 1.20 1.20 1.20 1.20 1.20 $12
    o Credit Cards (2)- 1.00 1.00 - - -
    o Cash- - - - - -
    o Drivers License- - - - - -
    o Insurance Card- - - - - -
    o Phone Card- - - - - - $25
    o Extra Reading Glasses (1)- 0.70 0.70 0.04 0.70 0.70 0.70 $10
    o Emergency Numbers- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 $0
    Total: 2.90 2.90 0.18 1.90 1.90 1.90 $47
    0.18 0.18 0.12 0.12 0.12
    Total Cost: $3,371
    Food-Water
    Water Carried- 33.00 33.00 2.06 16.00 16.00 16.00
    Food-5 Days-1.5 Lbs/Day (26 OZ.) 130.00 130.00 8.13 60.00 60.00 60.00
    Totals: 163.00 163.00 10.19 76.00 76.00 76.00
    Grand Totals:
    Saved Saved
    Base Weight In Pack: 259.20 212.20 70.20 16.20 237.10 98.60 246.50 288.20 14.82
    16.20 13.26 4.39 14.82 6.16 15.41 18.01
    Weight Worn: 88.20 89.20 5.51 85.80 85.80 85.80 5.36
    Skin-Out Base Weight: 363.60 314.66 22.73 337.72 347.71 392.01 21.11
    Weight Pack+Food+Water 422.20 375.20 26.39 313.10 322.50 364.20 19.57
    Total Skin Out Weight: 510.40 464.40 31.90 398.90 408.30 450.00 24.93
    Total Skin Out/Body Weight: 2910.40 2864.40 45.00 181.90 45.00
    181.90 179.03 2.81 11.37 2.81

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    Default My Gear List - feel free to add or detract what you want.

    Sports Bra
    Boots
    Socks
    Sock Liners
    Underwear
    Gaiters
    Hat/Bandana
    Poly Pros- Bottoms
    T Shirts
    Poly Pros - Tops
    Coat
    Fleece
    Gloves
    Glove Liners
    Rain Shell
    Poncho
    Pants
    Shorts
    Camp Shoes
    Boot Insoles
    Pack
    Pack Cover
    Sleeping Bag
    Bag Liner
    Sleeping Pad
    Pad Repair Kit
    Spoon
    Swiss Army Knife
    Nalgenes
    Headlamp
    Flashlight
    Water Bladder
    Hiking Poles
    Stuff Sacks
    Food Sack
    Camp Towel
    Iodine Drops
    Freshette
    Bandanas
    Sewing Kit
    Emergency Blanket
    First Aid Kit
    Nylon Cord
    Ziploc Bags
    Stove
    Pot
    Katie
    Gimp AT 2001
    ~900 miles

    "Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear."
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    Also these:

    Tent
    Tent Foot Print
    Water Filter
    Collapse Bucket
    Campsuds
    Trowel
    Journal
    Pen/pencil
    data book
    Katie
    Gimp AT 2001
    ~900 miles

    "Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear."
    -- Ambrose Redmoon, U.S. writer

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    Hi Zac. I'm also trying to simultaneously save up for a 2014 thru hike and college.. It's tough. I've bought a lot of dirt cheap gear, some of which has served me well. In my experience, though, it's worth it to invest in a decent sleeping mat and rain gear. My $20 campmor mat popped half way through a three week backpacking trip, and my cheap rain gear stopped keeping the water out. In some cases it's better to invest in stuff that will last, I guess. Just my two cents... best of luck!

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    Hi, Dumb questions: all those numbers were weights in ounces? What does 00 weight mean? What is skin-out weight?

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