the pta's busiest month to date ~ feb 2016 ~ 40,168 web hits

current weather @ pinhoti trail mid-point ~ s14 - 7.3 ~ cave spring trailhead

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

a 337.1 mile southern region appalachian trail connector

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

Do phone reset first ~ go to settings / go to privacy / turn on location services (4300)

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

pta facebook.

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my ultralight gearlist

and 5 day "no cook" food plan.


this page is about what I do.

it is not about what you do.


bear safety plan / stealth camp.

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 3/6/18.

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


​this list is for any length hike above 35 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
pata - patagonia

rei

w - Walmart

wm - western mountaineering

z - zpacks



GEAR

108.9 0z

6.8 lbs


PACK  11.2
10.9 ~ nero / zpacks
0.3 ~ whistle / amz

BACK POCKET  13.8
0.1 ~ trowel / amz
4.4 ~ umbrella / mb
1.5 ~ ground sheet / smd
2.8 ~ 8 tent stakes / mld
2.2 ~ 2 qt ziploc - tp / w
0.3 ~ gal ziploc trash / w
0.1 ~ qt ziploc v
0.1 ~ razor blade / w
0.1 ~ repair- ductape / mld
0.0 ~ tick twister / w
1.1 ~ flashlight-bat / amz
0.5 ~ t brush-scrub / w
0.3 ~ bleach-soap bottles / smd
0.3 ~ bic lighter / w

LEFT POCKET  1.5
1.3 ~ smartwater bottle / w
0.2 ~ dip cup- cut off bottom of plastic bottle

RIGHT POCKET  1.3
1.3 ~ 2 ltr platypus / amz

BOTTOM PACK  52.1
1.2 ~ compactor bag / w
9.3 ~ syn hoodie / mb
7.2 ~ t-b base layer / pata
1.0 ~ merino buff / amz
2.7 ~ merino slp sox / amz
1.0 ~ injinji liner sox / amz
1.3 ~  merino gloves / amz
0.9 ~ bug headnet / amz
6.5 ~ bug bivy / mld
1.9 ~ pillow / amz
19.1 ~ 38' quilt / mld

TOP PACK  6.5
2.7 ~ bear bag kit / mld
1.5 ~ L & s - locsak / amz
1.5 ~ p-butter jar / w
0.7 ~ spoon / w
0.1 ~ bandanna / w

TOP PACK LOOSE  22.5
8.0 ~ tarp / mld 
7.8 ~ rain coat / amz
1.8 ~ wind shirt / mb
1.9 ~ wind pants / mb
3.0 ~ sleep pad / gg



FIVE DAY FOOD PLAN

​PICK N CHOOSE


BREAKFAST
cereal, instant oatmeal, instant breakfast, pop tarts, energy bars, trail mix, dried fruit, instant coffee, powdered milk, honey

SNACKS
dried fruit, trail mix, trail bars, fruit leather, nuts, *goldfish"

LUNCH
whole wheat tortillas, bagels, summer sausage, hard cheese, pb and j mix, vanilla wafers

SNACKS
hard candy, chocolate, chips, crackers, beef jerky, marshmallow's, snickers, cliff bars, fritos, bean dip

SUPPER
~ Knorr Pasta, Spam, Idahoan Potatoes
~ Pepperoni, Cheese Sauce ~ Spam, Ramen
~ Coos Coos, Chicken, Olive Oil
~ Pepperoni, Polenta, Mushrooms
~ Lipton Soup, Minute Rice
~ Idahoan Potatoes, Stuffing
~ Idahoan Potatoes, Lipton Soup
~ Chicken, Rice, Lipton, Soup
~ Idahoan Potatoes, Chicken
~ Chicken, Stuffing or Soup, Powdered Gravy
~ Knorr Creamy Chicken, Pasta, Lipton Soup, Ham or Chicken

EXTRAS
dried beans ~ peas, condiment packets, hot sauces, olive oil seasonings, mayo, electrolyte mix, cider mix, honey, fresh fruit

REFILLABLES
check hiker boxes first
condiment packets, mayo, hot sauces, olive oil, seasonings
electrolyte mix, cider mix, ~ instant coffee
cash
wet ones or wet wipes
lighter
ziplocks
multivitamins
tylenol pm
toothbrush
soap / bleach



CLOTHES WORN
Columbia Silver Ridge ls uv shirt amz
Columbia Zip off pants amz
Exofficio shorts amz
Ultra lone peak 3.5 shoes amz
Injinji sox amz
Sunglasses amz
Ballcap z


^ climb up.​​