Appalachian Trail Gear List

AT Trail Gear

Sleeping Bag: Western Mountaineering Ultralite 20 Deg – 1.6 lbs
Tent: Tarptent – Sublite Sil – 1.5 lbs
Backpack: Mountain Laurel Designs Exodus (3200 cu in) – 1.1 lbs
Thermarest: Z-Rest – 0.88 lbs
Umbrella: SnowPeak – 0.29 lbs
Water Filter: MSR Autoflow Microfilter – 0.66 lbs
Thru-Hiker Guide Book – 0.42 lbs
Digital Camera: Sony DSC-2100 – 0.41 lbs
Water Bladder: Platypus 2 Liter – 0.35 lbs
Sleeping Bag Liner: Silk, Sea to Summit – 0.29 lbs
Emergency Kit: Duct Tape, Band-aids, disinfectant, blisters, antacid – 0.25 lbs
Headlamp Flashlight: Petzl Tikka Plus, with batteries – 0.18 lbs
Pack Liner: Mountain Laurel Designs – 0.17 lbs
Toothpaste: Travel size – 0.12 lbs
Bear Bag Rope: 50 ft, REI – 0.12 lbs
Hyperlite Mountain Stuff Sacks (6) – 0.11 lbs
Knife: Buck Knife – 0.09 lbs
Bible: Pocket NT – KJV – 0.06 lbs
Drivers License / Credit Card / Cash – 0.06 lbs
Toothbrush: Fuchs Pocket Traveler – 0.03 lbs
Lighter: Bic Mini – 0.03 lbs
Fischer Space Pen Stowaway – 0.01 lbs
MontBell Ex Light Down Jacket, Red – 0.35 lbs
Rain Jacket: ArcTeryx Beta SL Black Medium – 0.69 lbs
Shirt, Long-Sleeve: Patagonia, Black – 0.54 lbs
Shirt, Short Sleeve: Icebreaker Short Sleeve Velocity Crew – 0.31 lbs
Shorts, Pants convertible: North Face, Horizon Peak – 0.78 lbs
Shorts: Salomon – 0.25 lbs
Shoes + inserts: Merrel Chameleon4 Ventillator GORE-TEX Stone color, SOLE inserts
Warm Pants: Patagonia, Capilene 3 – 0.41 lbs
Sandals: Adidas Duramo Slide Shoes – 0.38 lbs
Hat: Zpacks microfleece – 0.05 lbs
Socks (1st Pair): SmartWool – 0.12 lbs
Socks (2nd pair): SmartWool – 0.12 lbs
Bandana: Red REI – 0.06 lbs
Underwear: Ex Officio, Black – 0.12 lbs
Underwear: Ex Officio, Black – 0.12 lbs
Hiking Poles: Black Diamond Trail Shock – 1.19 lbs
Camp Stove: MSR Pocket Rocket – 0.19 lbs
Titanium Pot + Lid: REI – TI Ware Pot Nonstick- 0.22 lbs
Titanium Cup REI – TI Ware Cup Nonstick – 0.09 lbs
Pack Cover: Mountain Laurel Designs – .13 lbs


About douglasdouma

I am a graduate of the University of Michigan (BSME), Wake Forest University (MBA), and Sangre de Cristo Seminary (Mdiv). I've learned far more from books than in school. I'm particularly in debt to Martin Luther, Ludwig von Mises, and Gordon H. Clark for any thoughts I have.
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4 Responses to Appalachian Trail Gear List

  1. Scott says:

    I’m too lazy to add up all of that gear to come to a total weight. Have you done this?

    • douglasdouma says:

      Yeah, gear lists are difficult to add up because there are different ways of doing it. “Base weight” is a common measurement of all the stuff in your bag. But, I don’t think shoes and hiking poles count. There’s also water and food that can add 5-10 lbs.

      My baseweight, including clothes on me, would be about 15 lbs, but may get heavier as I purchase a few more items. The weight will decrease as summer comes along and not as much warm clothing is needed.

      With food and water I’ll usually be carrying about 25-30 lbs. This is not “ultralight” but it’s significantly lighter than many hikers.

  2. Seamus says:

    What about your Olympic bar and 240lbs of weight 😉

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