My Gear

 Total Base Weight without Consumables (Food & Water): +/- 18 lbs.
 Total Pack Weight WARM WEATHER with Consumables: +/- 30 lbs.
 Total Pack Weight COOL WEATHER with Consumables:  +/- 31 lbs.
 Total Pack Weight COLD WEATHER with Consumables:  +/- 32 lbs.

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

  Tents – Lunar Solo on the AT, PCT  / Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 on the BTM, PCT
  Tyvek Ground Cloth
  Aluminum Stakes (6)

  Sleeping Bag – Marmot Helium MemBrain 15 (sent home..too hot) changed to a Marmot Hydrogen 30 ,PCT (sent home on the AT..still too hot) change in Erwin, TN to a Chinook Downmicro Mummy 36F / Big Agnes Yampa 45 on the BMT
  Bag Liner – Sea to Summit Thermolite Mummy Bag Liner  (on th AT sent home…returned for NH & ME…but didn’t use it, used and kept all the way on the PCT)
  Sleeping Pad – Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad, Regular / Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite

  Cook Pot – MSR Titan Tea Kettle
  MSR Titan Cup – PCT
  Eating Utensil – REI Ti Spork
  Eating Utensil – MSR – Folding Utensils, Spoon
  Katadyn PUR Guide Water Filter on the AT / Sawyer Squeeze Filter on the BMT/PCT
  Water Container for Camp and Pack, PCT – MSR  collapsible Dromedary® Bag
  Stove – MSR Pocket Rocket
  Fuel Container – MSR IsoPro Fuel, 8oz.
  Water Purification – Potable Aqua

  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 Hiking Guide, Halfmile PCT, & PCTHYOH
  Brunton 8010G Compass  (sent home)
  AT Trail Guide, BMT Thru-Hikers’ GuideYogi’s PCT Guide
  Flashlight – Black Diamond Spot Headlamp / Petzl Zipka Plus 2 on the BMT/PCT
  Small Bundle of Paper

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

  Apple iPhone 5S w/ LifeProof Case
  Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Digital Camera
  New Trent Powerpak 11.0 11000mAh High Capacity Dual USB Port External Battery
  Data Cord and Chargers for Above

  Jacket – Marmot PreCip
  Pants – REI Ultra Light  (sent home)
  OR Rocky Mountain Low Gaiters  (sent home) / Dirty Girl Gaiters – PCT

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  (sent home)
  Patagonia Heayweight Glove Liners
  Pair Warm Socks – Smartwool

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

Clothing Worn, and Items Carried
  Pair Trail Runners
  Pair Socks – Smartwool / 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
  Knife – Gerber Compact Scout Knife
  Watch – Timex Ironman WR 100M / Casio Pro Trek PRW2500 on the BMT & PCT
  Black Diamond Trail Shock Trekking Poles, AT & BMT/ Black Diamond Ultra Mountain Carbon Trekking Poles on the PCT
  Camp Shoes – Crocs, AT & BMT / Vivobarefoot Ultra Pure on the PCT
  Current list of hiking shoes, Salomon XA Pro Ultra 2 GTX – Merrell Refuge Core Mid

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

Sawyer SalomonDirtyGirlDarn Tough Vermont II

7 Responses to My 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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