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Or the gear I used in 2016! Youtube! (4,800mi ECT 6lb gear list)

I started the Pacific Crest Trail only carrying 5lbs of gear on my back, which I intended to use nothing more for the next 4 months. Roughly I’ve used a similar kit for the last 7,000 miles of my hiking life, so feel comfortable talking about it.

2018 PCT Gear List

  •      14oz – Backpack – Pa’lante V2
  •      17oz – QuiltMountain Laurel Designs FKT synthetic quilt XL
  •      1oz – Sleeping PadGossamerGear Thinlight 1/8″ // Torso length
  •      4.5oz – Tarp – MYOG Ray Jardine style tarp // Tiny dimensions
  •      1.2oz – Guylines – six 2′, and two 7′ lines // Could be thinner and lighter
  •      1.2oz – Groundcloth – Polycro // Cut to size
  •      0.8oz – Stakes – (8) Zpacks Carbon Fiber
  •      1.8oz – Water Bottles – (2) Zephyrhills 1.5L
  •      1oz – Food Bowl – Peanut butter plastic screw top container
  •      1.2oz – Food bag20 x 12.5 OPsak
  •      0.3oz – SpoonPlastic // Cut down
  •      1.6oz – Socks – Walmart // Nylon
  •      1oz – Hat – Zpacks synthetic micro-fleece beanie
  •      5.9oz – Rain JacketFrogg Toggs Ultra lite L
  •      1.9oz – Wind Pants – Montbell Tachyon
  •      9.2oz – Jacket – Montbell Thermawrap (check out the Nunatak PCT instead)
  •      0.7oz – Glove Liners – Zpacks Possum Down
  •      0.8oz – Flashlight – Olight i3S EOS
  •      4.5oz – Cell PhoneSony Xperia X Compact // 32gb, 23mp camera, 128gb sd card
  •      7.1oz – External BatteryTqka 10,000mAh Qualcomm Quick Charge
  •      0.8oz – USB Cords – 2′ / 10″
  •      3.5oz – Wall ChargerQualcomm dual port charger
  •      0.4oz – Headphones – Earbuds // Cheap
  •      0.2oz – Toothpaste – Travel Sized
  •      2g – ToothbrushBamboo // Cut down
  •      1.8oz – Yoyo – Impress the ladies w/ cool tricks
  •      0.3oz – ID, Money, & Credit Card – // In a ziploc

Total base weight of pack (the weight without food, water, fuel or worn clothing)

  •      5 lbs

Worn on my body: New Balance MT10v4 shoes, Sunday Afternoon Adventure Hat, short sleeve button up shirt, running shorts, Walmart nylon socks, LED flashlight necklace, Casio watch, and sunglasses.

 

 

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