This is my current gear list. Much of it I used on the Oregon Coast Trail. This list has been updated to reflect my start of the PCT in the desert. My gear will change over time. While I strive to be "ultralight" I have come to terms with the fact that for my own comfort and mental well being, I may push myself out of the realm of what is considered ultralight (a base weight of 10-12lbs). There are a few luxuries I like to carry: soap, herbal oil, a nice camera, face wipes. I am more concerned about carrying things that will help me finish, rather than stressing about every single ounce and gram. As they say, hike your own hike. I have however, run my gear and items through Lighter Pack, which you can see at the very bottom for those curious of my weights. Some of it I did not individually weigh, but took their total weight. Like my hygiene bag, or clothing. My total base weight is 11.54lbs.

For those new to thruhiking terms, base weight is the weight of your pack minus fluctuating consumables like fuel, food and water.

Sleep/Shelter/Pack

Worn Clothing

  • Cotton/Poly shirt of some sort, sleeves cut off
  • Under Armor tights/shorts
  • Patagonia Barely There bra
  • Patagonia Barely there underwear
  • Nike Wildhorse 3 and or Terra Kiger 4
  • Injinji toe socks
  • Exofficio Kizmet sun shirt
  • Sunday Afternoons Sunset hat
  • Black Diamond DistanceZ trekking poles 

Clothing Carried

  • Icebreaker wool base layer shirt
  • Mountain Hardwear Ghostwhisper down hooded jacket
  • Outdoor Research Helium II rain/wind jacket
  • Melanzana microgrid hoodie
  • Patagonia Capilene thermal bottoms
  • Possumdown gloves
  • Under Armour backup shorts
  • Darn Tough socks
  • Mouse Works animal fleece hat
  • Sea to Summit stuff sack/aka: pillow
  • Black Cobra trucker hat with bone bindrune attached saying: WHOEVER CARRIES THIS THING WILL HAVE GOOD LUCK ON LAND AND SEA.

Cooking/Hygiene/First-Aid

  • Snow Peak titanium pot 700ml
  • Toaks Titanium Spoon
  • Snowpeak LiteMax stove
  • Homemade pot cozy
  • Sawyer Squeeze
  • Zpacks food bag
  • Leukotape
  • Tiny bottle of Zum frankincense and myrrh soap
  • Tiny bottle of herbal oil
  • Toothbrush cut in half + toothpaste
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Small mirror
  • Tweezers

Electronics/Accessories

  • Anker PowerCore battery pack, 10,000
  • Two charger cords + wall charger
  • Petzl eLite Headlamp + batteries
  • Iphone 7 in waterproof bag
  • Canon Eos M10 
  • Canon wall charger
  • SD cards