Below is my planned CDT To GDT Thru-Hike gear list as of February 7, 2014. In addition to the summary below, I plan on doing a full review of all of my gear in a future post. I will post links here as soon as that is available.
UPDATE: My Pre-Hike Gear Review is now online!
My goal is to get my base pack weight (all gear less food, water and fuel) to lighter than 15 lbs. In Colorado that will necessarily be much heavier due in large part to my choice to carry snow-shoes. As it stands, My BPW is at 16.5 lbs, so a little trimming will be needed before I am happy with my list. Some changes I am considering are below:
- Replace the GoalZero Nomad 7 Solar Panel with a Brunton 9 or 14 Watt SolarRoll – 6.26 ozs saved
- Replace the Osprey 54 L Exos pack with the Mountain Laurel Designs (MLD) 50 L Exodus pack – 23.21 ozs saved
- Replace the Tarptent Notch tent with the cuben fiber MLD Duomid tent – 14.25 ozs saved
Total Potential Weight Savings: 43.72 ozs or 2.75 lbs
This list will go through iterations so check back in late March to see the final list before I head out to the trail on April 1st!