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current weather @ pinhoti trail mid-point ~ 181.3 ~ cave spring trailhead

my ultralight gearlist

and 5 day food plan.


this page is about what I do.

it is not about what you do.


bear safety plan.

don't camp at established campsites.

don't build fires at camp.

eat breakfast after you leave camp.
eat supper before you reach camp.

wash hands before and after eating.

don't handle food in camp except to

hang your food bag 100 yards away.



gear list under construction ~ updated 1/14/18.

i am a tweaker - i need help - sometimes items and weight will change daily :)


​this list is for any length hike above 40 degrees

may, june, july, august, september

this page also contains a no cook shopping list


amz ~ amazon

gg - gossamer Gear

mb - montbell

mld - mountain laurel designs
smd - six moons designs
pg - patagonia

rei

w - walmart

z - zpacks


5.9 LBS ~ 95.3 OZ.

pack ~ outside pockets ~ shelter ~ 38.5.
10.9 ~ nero pack ~ z
3.3 ~ 1 & 2 liter platys, dipcup, trowel ~ amz
1.3 ~ ziploc, bleach bottle, soap bottle, scrubber ~ w
3.1 ~ 2 ziplocs, baby wipes, tp ~ w
0.2 ~ tyvek sit pad ~ amz
7.8 ~ rain jacket ~ amz
7.9 ~ patrol tarp, guylines ~ mld
2.8 ~ stake bag ~ 2 y’s, 6 skewers ~ mld
1.2 ~ ground cloth ~ mld

top layer ~ clothing ~ 16.1.
0.9 ~ dyneema stuff sack ~ mld
2.9 ~ gloves, boggin, headnet ~ w
9.7 ~ puffy jacket ~ mb
2.6 ~ hike sox, sleep sox ~ amz

middle layer ~ sleep ~ 28.9.
0.9 ~ dyneema stuff sack ~ mld
6.5 ~ bug bivy ~ mld
19.1 ~ spirit 38” quilt ~ mld
1.9 ~ air pillow ~ amz
1.4 ~ sleep pad ~ gg


bottom layer ~ food ~ 10.9.
0.9 ~ dyneema stuff sack
2.9 ~ beener, rope, gal ziploc trashbag, sm & lg opsak ~ amz
1.6 ~ pnut butter jar ~ w
5.5 ~ qt ziploc, flashlight, batt, tbrush, tpaste, spoon,
         tick puller, chapstick, knife, patch kit ~ w


 
five day food plan.

backpacking meals that require cooking can be soaked in cold water

for an hour or so in a pnut butter jar, instead of cooking.


breakfast.
cereal
instant oatmeal
instant breakfast
pop tarts
energy bars
trail mix
dried fruit
instant coffee

snacks.
dried fruit
trail mix
trail bars
fruit leather
nuts

lunch.
whole wheat tortillas
bagels
summer sausage
hard cheese
penut butter and jelly mix
vanilla wafers
gatorade powder

honey


snacks.
hard candy
chocolate
chips

cookies
crackers
beef jerky

supper.
ramen / knorr etc.
dry soup mix
instant potatoes
instant stuffing
easy mac
chicken packs
couscous
freeze dried veggies

extras.
condiment packets
hot sauces

olive oil
seasonings
powder drink mix
cider mix
fresh fruit

refillables.
check hiker boxes for some of this stuff
paperbacks
ziplocks
multivitamins
tylenol pm
toothbrush
toothpaste

^ climb up.​​


​​​pinhoti national recreation trail / pinhoti millennium legacy trail

a southern region appalachian trail connector

* section and mileage numbering system example: "s7 ~ 0.2" / s7 = a section number and 0.2 = a landmark mileage *

* In case of emergencies, dial 911.​ This is the only public service that knows your exact location

Do phone reset first ~ go to settings / go to privacy / turn on location services *

visit the georgia pinhoti trail association for trail guides and trail info