My CDT Gear

 Total Base Weight without Consumables (Food & Water): +/- 13.70 lbs.
 Total Pack Weight WARM WEATHER with Consumables: +/- 25.95 lbs.
 Total Pack Weight COOL WEATHER with Consumables:  +/- 26.43 lbs.
 Total Pack Weight COLD WEATHER with Consumables:  +/- 26.51 lbs.
Total Pack Weight COLD / SNOW GEAR with Consumables: +/- 32.82 lbs.

Note: Clothing weight is really an average. I’m still carrying in my pack some cool and colder weather clothing in warmer temperatures. The average additional clothing weight in my pack is +/- 1.85 lbs. included in the above totals.

  Backpack – Osprey Exos 58
  Pack Liner – Trash Compactor Bag
  Stuff Sacks – Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil® Stuff Sacks (2)

  Tents – Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 w/ Footprint
  Small Tyvek Ground Cloth (Hitch Hiking Sign, Seat, and Vestibule Footprint)
  Aluminum Stakes (8)

  Sleeping Quilt – Katabatic Gear Flex 15°F
  Bag Liner – Sea to Summit Thermolite Mummy Bag Liner
  Sleeping Pad – Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite

  Cook Pot – Snow Peak Titanium Mini Solo Combo Set
  Sea to Summit X-Mug
  Eating Utensil – TOAKS Titanium Long Handle Spoon
  Water Purification – Sawyer Squeeze Filter
  Water Container for Camp and Pack – (1) Platypus 2L, (2) Smart Water Bottles
  Stove – MSR Pocket Rocket
  Fuel Container – MSR IsoPro Fuel, 8oz.

  REI Medium PackTowel
  Bottle Hand Cleaner – 1 oz.
  Small Zip Lock
  Partial Roll Toilet Paper
  Small Toothbrush
  Small Tube Tooth Paste

  iPhone Apps: Guthook’s
  Brunton 8010G Compass
  Yogi’s CDT Handbook
  Flashlight – Petzl Zipka Plus 2
  Small Bundle of Paper

  Repair Kit
  Small Roll of Duct Tape
  Small First Aid Kit
  Knife – Bear Grylls Compact Scout, Drop Point, Serrated
  Cordage – Cord (50 ft)

  Apple iPhone 8
  Olympus Tough TG-6 Camera
  Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000, New Trent Powerpak 11.0 11000mAh, Dual USB Port
  Data Cord and Chargers for Above

  Jacket – OR Helium II Jacket
  Pants – REI Ultra Light
  Dirty Girl Gaiters

  MSR Revo Ascent Backcountry Snowshoes with Paragon Bindings and Tails
  Black Diamond Raven Pro Ice Axe
  Kahtoola MICROspikes

Clothing In Pack, Warm Weather
  Spare Pair Socks – Smartwool
  Spare Shirt
  Spare Pair Underwear – ExOfficio Give-N-Go® Boxer

Clothing In Pack, Cool Weather
  Long Sleeve Tee – Mountain Hardware Wicked Lite
  Pair Long Pants – REI Sahara Convertible Pants
  Fleece Hat – Marmot Classic Beanie
  Patagonia Heayweight Glove Liners
  Pair Warm Socks – Smartwool

Clothing In Pack, Colder Weather
  North Face Down Diez Jacket
  Patagonia Capilene 3 Midweight Crew
  Patagonia Capilene 3 Midweight Bottoms
  Marmot DriClime Windshirt
  Mountain Hardware Epic Gloves (waterproof)
  OR Wind Pro Balaclava

Clothing Worn, and Items Carried
  Pair Socks – Darn Tough Vermont – Boot Sock Cushion
  T-shirt – Marmot Windridge
  Underwear – ExOfficio Give-N-Go® Boxer
  Light Shorts – REI Sahara Cargo Shorts
  Ball Cap –  Lightweight Material and Vented
  Small Wallet with ID
  Watch – Timex Ironman Classic 100M / Casio Pro Trek PRW2500
  Black Diamond Ultra Mountain Carbon Trekking Poles
  Camp Shoes – Vivobarefoot Ultra Pure
  Hiking Shoes – Merrell Moab 2 Ventilater

  2 ounce fuel per day
  32 ounces water
  32 ounces food per day

Sawyer SalomonDirtyGirlDarn Tough Vermont II

7 Responses to My CDT Gear

  1. AcornHikes says:


    Quick question about the New Trent… could you charge your camera off it too? Just trying to figure out which New Trent device to buy

    • dnlangford says:

      Yes..I could charge both my IPhone and my Sony digital camera with the New Trent device. But never really had a need to charge my camera up between town stops. Probably the only reason I had to charge my IPhone up (mainly kept it turned off) was because I used it as my iPod as well. I shared the New Trent with more hikers for their phone charges than what I used it for myself. For the weight I would still carry it again and will carry it with me this spring on the BMT.

      Good Luck on your hike…it’s a great journey!
      Look forward to following your blog.


  2. Ed says:

    Would you recommend the Marmot Hydrogen for the PCT then? I’m looking at getting one for it but I’m a bit worried it won’t be warm enough. But I’m a pretty warm sleeper and I’ll use a silk liner. Thanks!

    • dnlangford says:

      Yes…It did great for me, I’m also a warm sleeper. I only had a few nights where I used my liner and some additional clothing. Lots of hikers prefer a 20 degree bag…it’s really what ever your comfortable in or over you at night.

  3. Russell says:

    Great Blog! I am making a plan to hike a section of the Pinhoti Trail after Thanksgiving and to “thru-hike” the AT starting March 13, 2018. The info you shared is a great help. Did you use “paper maps” on the Pinhoti Trail? If yes, do you recall where you acquired them?
    Thanks in advance,
    as in: “a hitch in his getalong”

    • dnlangford says:

      Thank you!
      I used the trail guide off the Pinhoti Trail Alliance website at I also use a GPX – Viewer App on my iPhone which I found some gps waypoints somewhere. The trail through Alabama was no problem to follow at all. The trail in Georgia was a completely different story. I also used a hike planning spreadsheet which I’ll be glad to share it with if you email me.
      Happy Trails!

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