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Gear

My gear list is close to what I took on the Mountain to Sea trail in North Carolina a few years back. That makes sense considering that the MST was my last thruhike.

Since I started this advanture a bit early I'll have a bit more gear in the beginning. My girlfriend agreed to meet me at Kenosha Pass with my big Atlas snowshoes, OR gaitors, some extra clothes, and a midweight boot. For footwear I'm starting with my Solomans.

I expect my typical carry weight to be around 27 - 35 lbs maybe a bit more on the longer stretches.

Basics: Gregory G Pack (lg 2,950 ci / 51 liters) 2 lbs, 14 oz
REI pack cover
Black Diamond Betalight tarp tent
Kelty Light year 3D 30 degree sleeping bag
Thermo-Lite Bivy Sack (if it really gets cold)
Thermarest Toughskin sleeping pad
Soloman trail shoes
Merrell medium weight hiking boots (for when steep snow might be a problem)
Merrell Ventilator hiking shoes (finished in these)
Performance Outerwear: midweight fleece jacket
White Sierra light rainjacket
windproof fleece gloves
liner gloves
OR Rocky Mountain high gaitors
fleece cap
Kitchen: Peak1 Multifuel stove
32 oz fuel bottle
32 oz water bottle
2 1 liter collapsible water bags
GSI Soloist 1.3 l pot
Pur hiker water filter
Instrumentation: mini weatherstation watch/altimeter/barometer/wind speed
Suuntu compass
Sundry: BD Enduro CF Trekking Poles (lost 1)
Leki Makalu Ultralight Trekking Poles
First aid kit
Black Diamond Ion headlamp
Leatherman Juice CS4
Pentax Optio W60

What sort of food will I be cooking up with my camp kitchen? I'm going to try something different. I plan on starting with some MREs and leaving my stove, pot, pot grabber, and fuel until after Breckenridge. MREs are heavy but I'm going to have a couple small food caches so I think I'll come out lighter and less bulky to start. After Breck I'll dine on the usual backpacking food: mac n cheese, shells and cheese, ramen noodles, scalloped potatoes, soups, pasta salads, etc. You get the idea. The second thing I'm switching up is that I have always planned on eating hearty, carb-rich 800-1,200 calorie breakfasts and dinners, and snacking (500 calories) for lunch. On this thruhike I'm going to try moving the light meal/snacks to dinner and have a big breakfast and lunch. Incidentally backpacking burns 11 calories per minute in the mountains.


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