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  1. #11
    Senior Member Raul Perez's Avatar
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    something I'm still working on is the weight.

    Pack - 85 liters 6lbs

    JRB MW 3 - 1.5 lbs

    Food - 3.5lbs (I take a little extra just in case)

    Water - 4-5lbs (3liter bladder + 1 liter aluminum Sigg) (I take a little extra just in case)

    Crazy cooking kit, bongo, fuel line, fuel - 3lbs

    sleeping bag - 3.5lbs

    WB black bird + superfly - 4lbs

    medkit, notebook, headlamp, led small flashlight, tooth brush kit, glasses, contact solution - 4-5lbs

    rain gear - 2lbs

    extra clothes - 2-3lbs

    water filter - 1.5 lbs

    Right there is about 37lbs


    I was going to use my 65 liter pack (REI Flash) but my winter sleeping bag is mega bulky and it was getting tough to put in extra clothes and food in the pack so I had to go with the heavier pack that I have. Its only 3lbs more.

    I'm getting my summer back down to about 20lbs since I dont need that much clothing and my summer sleeping bag is half the weight

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    New Member jaygnar's Avatar
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    Thanks for the great tip report and the gear list! Looks like fun!

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    Member Dancer's Avatar
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    Ditch that pack! You can get a 60 liter pack (as big as you should need for a week) under 4 lbs. ULA Catalyst comes to mind. Ditch the heavy water filter, my Katadyn Hiker Pro pump filter is 11 oz and Hooch's gravity filter is like 6 oz. Get an alki stove and ditch the big kitchen outfit, my alki setup with pot and fuel less than 2 lbs. Check out some of the gear lists on Whiteblaze.net for ideas. No need for head lamp and flashlight, just make sure the one you carry has fresh batteries.

    I used to carry alot of water too but have figured out that 2 liters is plenty if you have your filter and have familiarized yourself with the water sources.

    Great report, don't you just love the AT?

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    Senior Member exdiver's Avatar
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    Great video. Reading at present a couple books on the AT, and your report video is more fuel on the desire fire.

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    Raul, this is the gear list I used on the Maryland AT section hike that Dancer, VegaMike and I did earlier this month. Maybe it will give you a few ideas as to things to leave behind, things to chage over to, etc. I'll preface the gear list by saying that I'm a firm believer in never weighing your pack. I don't know how much anything in my pack weighs, but I do know that it feels very comfortable on my back. Hope this helps:

    Pack
    ULA Catalyst
    Giant Ziploc Bag (Pack Liner)
    JRB Pack Cover/Gear Hammock

    Shelter
    Warbonnet Blackbird 1.7 DL
    Speer Winter Tarp
    5' Tree Huggers
    Whoopie Slings
    Tarp Stakes

    Sleeping Insulation/Comfort
    Speer Top Blanket III with 1oz Overfill
    Speer SnugFit Underquilt
    Therm-a-Rest Pillow

    Cooking/Water

    Trail Designs Caldera Keg-F
    Long Handle Sea To Summit Titanium Spoon
    12oz Denatured Alcohol in Mt. Dew Bottle
    Bic Lighter
    1L Gatorade Bottle
    Platypus 2+ Container
    ULA Amigo Pro Gravity Filter

    Carried Clothing
    REI Sahara Zip-Off Pants
    REI Sahara LS Tee
    2 Extra Pairs Darn Tough Socks
    Extra Pair Undies
    North Face 100 Wt. Fleece Zip-Up Sweater
    North Face Fleece Watchcap
    REI Down Jacket
    Dri-Ducks Rain Jacket and Pants
    2 Bandanas
    Crocs

    Worn Clothing
    REI Sahara Zip-Off Pants
    REI SS Tee
    Darn Tough Socks
    Dunham Hiking Boots
    Old Olive Cravat (It's a Marine thing, you wouldn't understand. Thanks, Bearpaw.)
    Hammock Forums Hat
    Bandana


    Miscellaneous
    Rat Izula Knife
    Toilet Paper
    Toothbrush/Toothpaste
    Travel Size Gold Bond Powder
    Toilet Paper
    Wet Ones (Dried. Does that make them Dry Ones?)
    Head Lamp
    Camera
    Mini-Tripod
    Duct Tape
    Trekking Poles
    1 oz Bottle Campsuds
    Camp Towel
    Appalachian Pages for Maryland Section
    ID/Money

    First Aid Kit
    2 6x7cm Tegaderm
    2 3x4" Telfa
    Moleskin
    Assorted Band-aids
    4 Packs Triple Antibiotic Ointment
    5 Alcohol Prep Pads
    5 Betadine Prep Pads
    1 Pr Nitrile Gloves
    1 Vial Mastisol
    Ibuprofen
    2 Safety Pins
    Finger Nail Clippers
    Purell Hand Sanitizer

    Ditch that heavy pack, Raul! If you need a pack with a little more room, look at the ULA Catalyst. Accept no substitute.
    "If you play a Nicleback song backwards, you'll hear messages from the devil. Even worse, if you play it forward, you'll hear Nickleback." - Dave Grohl

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    Still a Hooligan Stone's Avatar
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    Great video!

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    Senior Member E.A.Y.'s Avatar
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    Hey -great trip report - beautiful country.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raul Perez View Post
    Campmor Rain Jacket (Black) - not breathable sweating to death in it.
    Sweating in the rain is my least fav thing.

    I was going to add comments about hiking in rain and fog but then realized it was all about clothes so I've started a thread over in Non Hammock Gear Discussion with my thoughts about clothing choices for hiking in the rain and fog.

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