Saturday, January 23, 2021

 

One month to go until hitting the trail.  Current plans are still to head to Georgia Sunday, 2/21 and start hiking on Monday the 22nd.  Gear is pretty well dialed in (at least as much as it can be in advance), initial food is stocked (other than perishables - i.e. tortillas for sandwiches), and I've hiked every trail within 50 miles of my home several times.  

My current (final?) gear list, for those who care about that sort of thing:
REI Flash 55 Backpack 
Osprey Pack Liner 
REI Flash Air 2 Tent 
REI Flexlite Air Chair 
Tyvek floor saver 
Marmot Helium 15̊° Sleeping bag
Thermolite Reactor Sleeping Bag Liner
Air Pillow 
Nemo Tensor Insulated Pad Reg 
Nemo Vortex Pump Sack 
Gossamer Gear 1/8” foam pad 
AT Guide – Section 1 
Silicone Gripper 
Water Filter – Sawyer Squeeze
Cnoc Water bags (2) 
Etekcity stove
Toak 700ml pot w/bag  
Uco Camp Cup 
Spice Missile w/spices 
Uno Spork / long spoon  
Ursus Ultrlite Bear Bag/dry bag/cord 
Backpack Poncho  
iPhone
Solar Charger / Carabiners 
InReach Mini 
Duct Tape/Patch Kit 
Deuce shovel 
Camp Shoes (Xero) 
Snowline Chainsen City Spikes 
First Aid Kit 
Smart Water Bottles 
Toiletries (TP, soap, wipes, tb/powder) 
Clothes (pant, briefs, liners, shirt, socks) 
Gloves (liner and waterproof) 
Puffy Jacket 
Fleece Pullover 
Towel/clip 
Lighters (2 Bic mini) 
Folding bowl 
Ear Buds 
Trail Journal and Pen 
Mask and Balaclava 
Ear Plugs 
Mosquito Head Net 
Extra Pole tips 
Firestarter/thermometer/compass 
Shamwow for tent 
Baggies – asst size (12)
Hip Pocket Supplies (bagged)-    
Head lamp 
Hand Sanitizer 
Charge Cords/Plug 
Deet 
Petzl Spatha Knife
Bag
Sub Total – 400 oz (25 lbs) – (w/o food,water,fuel)

Variable Weight
Est Food – 5 days@1.5 lb/day–120  oz (7.5 lbs) max
Est Water – 1.4 liter – 48 oz (3 lbs)
Fuel Cannister  (110 gram) – (1) 8 oz 
Total Max Weight – 576 oz (36 lbs)

Other
Trekking poles (2) 
Altra Lone Peak 4.5 Shoes size 9 
Hiking clothes
- Zip off leg long pant / Merino wool boxer briefs
- Merino undershirt w/ Long Sleeve wicking shirt
- Darn Tough Socks 
- Mesh cap / stocking cap

Drugs (Ibuprophen Benadril, pepto tabs, Immodium)


Counting the days!

Day 148, Sunday July 25, 2021

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