I get asked A LOT about the gear that I carry. Instead of writing out another blog post, I thought it would be helpful to put it here. I do not weigh my gear as many people do. I just don't find it burdensome to carry what I have. With four days of food and 2 liters of water I carry between 17-22 pounds. If you have any suggestions to where this page would be better seen, please shoot me an email!
Sprinkles Gear List:
Pack: Gossamear Gear 2012 Mariposa (this is different from the one they currently make) with generic EMS pack cover. I've had the pack cover since 2012 and it's still going strong.
Hydration: 2 Liter Camelbak bladder with Sawyer Mini filter. I use this filter as an inline filter, meaning my Camelbak is a dirty bag and I filter through it. I wash my Camelbak in town every time we go in. I also use a Smartwater Bottle for mixing flavored drinks or to drink in camp.
First Aid: Leukotape (duct tape for humans - get this now!); ibuprofen; Gold Bond Powder; Pepto Bismol Tablets; Carmex; chewable melatonin. I also take B12 supplements
Hygiene: Mini shampoo and conditioner (my luxury items!), Dr. Bronners, Picaridin, toothbrush, and Tom’s of Maine flouride-free toothpaste, baby wipes, toilet paper, Lady Cup.
Clothing/Storage: Z packs medium stuff sack, bandana, headband (great for nights when mosquitos can’t resist the inside of your ears!), 2 pairs Smartwool socks, cheap running shorts (for town), Under Armour running shirt (for town), and a long-sleeved athletic shirt I got free from a race I ran this spring. My clothes I’m wearing will be Smartwool Socks and Smartwool Bra, a wicking shirt, a Spandits! skirt, and a pair of Spandits! boardie shorts underneath. Camp shoes are some weird random roll up shoe I got for five bucks about 8 years ago and I have no idea what brand they are. Hiking shoes are Altra Lone Peak 3.0
Rain Gear: I've testing out a Gossamear Gear Liteflex Umbrella this year and am considering ditching my rain gear altogether! I'm also looking at an ALTUS poncho/pack cover combination. It's been really popular in distance hiking circles lately.
Tech: iPhone 6 in a Catalyst case, phone cord for charging in town.
NoKey’s pack varies a little from mine, being that he is the one carrying our Double Rainbow Tarptent. Otherwise, his gear is mostly the same as mine. He is carrying the same pack he carried on our AT thru hike in 2012 – a Granite Gear Crown 60. I will get his more in depth gear list for the page soon.
We will also obviously be carrying whatever maps and guidebooks will be necessary to complete the trails we will be hiking. This will change throughout the hikes, so I didn’t cover it here. And, of course, if you're wondering if some of the gear you have is something you REALLY will need on the trail, check out my post about what gear you won't actually need on a thru hike as compiled by the AT Class of 2012!