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 husband to beautiful wife, an ordained minister in the Reformed Presbyterian Church - Hanover Presbytery, and founder of Sola - Appalachian Christian Retreat ( In addition to blogging at this site I am the author of The Presbyterian Philosopher - The Authorized Biography of Gordon H. Clark (Wipf&Stock, 2017) and compiling editor of Clark and His Correspondents: Selected Letters of Gordon H. Clark (Trinity Foundation, 2017). I have a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering (University of Michigan), a master's in business administration (Wake Forest University) and a master of divinity (Sangre de Cristo Seminary). I'm an avid hiker, having completed a northbound thru-hike of the Appalachian trail in 2013 and the first 500 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2016.
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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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