[36 lbs w/ 4 days food + 1.5 L water]


Backpack  Granite Gear Crown VC 60 (Reg)

Stuff Sacks  4 misc. (MEC Packrat and Eddie Bauer)

Compression  Sea to Summit 12 L & 24 L

Pack liner  Trash compactor bag  full pack

Pack cover  MEC waterproof cover (L)

Food sacs  Opsak 3 pack (wp & odour proof) + Assorted Ziplock X 4

Laundry  Scrubba portable washing machine (doubles as bearbag & water tote)


3 Season Bag  Marmot Never Summer -18 c or MEC Merlin -5 C (Reg)

Summer Bag  Montbell UL downhugger thermal sheet 10 C (Reg)

Pad  Therm-a-rest prolite (S)

Bag liner  Sea to Summit silk liner


Tent  Big Agness Fly Creek UL 1 with fly

Stakes  8 Big Agness aluminum + 2 Vargo titanium sheppard hooks

Ground sheet  None or Tyvek 7×4

Worn clothing

Pants  Columbia Titanium convertibles

Shirt  Eddie Bauer EBTEK short sleeve

Base top  Patagonia Cap 1 & Nike dri fit full sleeve

Mid layer  Arcteryx polartec long sleeve

Base bottom  USGI silk weight polartec leggings + nike drift combat core leggins

Underwear  Icebreaker bodyfit 200 boxers x 2

Hat  Redhead gore-tex sunhat

Socks  Field and Stream wools x 1 + Icebreaker GT and heel support

Footwear  Vasque Talus + Ecco sandles + Columbia griztooth trail runners

In soles  Spenco polysorb

Shells & Insulation

Rain  Marmot Precip jacket and pants

Gloves  REI rain shell gloves + wool socks

Gaiters  MEC long Gore-Tex gaiters

Jacket  Patagonia down shirt

Head  wool toque

Consumables (1.5 Lb/per day)

Breakfast  assortment of hot chocolate +cider + tea +oatmeal

Lunch  chocolate and granola bars, M&Ms, trail mix, dried fruit

Dinner  Ramen noodles, Lipton sides, Knorr soups, chunk tuna/chicken, jerky

Tortillas, stovetop stuffing, dehydrated mashed potatoes, mountain house pouches (once a month), summer sausage, extra sharp cheese


Stove  DIY alcohol stove x 2

Windscreen  Aluminum foil + paper clips

Fuel  Methyl Hydrate in 3 oz. spill proof bottle/ Heet

Utensils  Snowpeak titanium spork

Cup  Campbell’s soup-at-hand container


Knife  2.5’  folding  OR ColdSteel Kubun 5’ fixed blade with sheath

Rope  Exped Deema 50 ft, 240 kg Test, reflective

Light  Petzel Tikka 2

Fire  Vargo titanium flint + small lighter


Carriers  Molles USGI 3 L bladder + 1 L Nalgene bottle

Purification  Aquatab pills OR aquamira

Filter  Coffee filters X3

Luxury, Electronics & Navigation

GPS  SPOT 2 GPS tracker (SOS calls & update family with I’m ok check-ins)

Compass  on smartphone w/ DSL enhancer app

Camera  Samsung S3 with Otterbox ultimate (w/ AT shelter weather app)

Battery pack  Techgir LIV (doubles as emergency flash light/ light reflector)

Trekking Poles  Leki Makalu Trail (doubles as clothing line, emergency shelter poles)

Books  AWOL’s AT guide, Gibran’s Prophet + 1 paperback + Journal & pen

Misc  Farewell card from friends + stuffed Giraffe & tiny stamp for Techgir

First aid & hygiene

First aid kit  Moleskin, ibuprofen, pain-relief creams, Band-Aids, small scissors

Tweezers, 1 oz. liquid surgical soap, small gauze roll, small scrubbing pad, sewing needle, 10 ft duct tape, 1 oz hand sanitizer

Toiletries  Small toothbrush & paste + dental floss (doubles as repair thread)

Toilet paper x1 field stripped, wet wipes, small plastic squeeze bottle

Pack towel  Scrubba compact travel towel (doubles as bandana and scarf)


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