AT Gear List 2016

Hey gearheads,

Here’s my budget-ish gear list for my hike last year on the AT.  I don’t know how to get wordpress on my computer.  So I tried to use some dubious cut ‘n’ paste job from the interweb. Hope it looks ok!

You can also see it at this link:

Hope this helps in your planning!

Category Item Name desc qty weight
Big 4: Shelter/Sleep/Sack Big Agnes Fly Creek UL no stuffs/stakes $195 1 26.3
Big 4: Shelter/Sleep/Sack Neoair Xlite Women’s $119 (Amazon credits) 1 11.6
Big 4: Shelter/Sleep/Sack Wilderness Logics 15F quilt $240 1 23
Big 4: Shelter/Sleep/Sack Zpacks Zero M (belt, roll top, 2.9 fabric, mesh pouch, diy cordage and seam seal) $140 (they gave me $25 off order) 1 9
Big 4: Shelter/Sleep/Sack 6 titanium stakes $18 (Amazon credits) 1 1.2
Big 4: Shelter/Sleep/Sack Trash bag Free 1 2
Clothing- Carried Uniqlo ULD coat $28 1 11.2
Clothing- Carried Goodwill galaxy leggings $3 thrift 1 4
Clothing- Carried Spare socks $10 1 1.6
Clothing- Carried Cloudveil Run Don’t Walk powerdry hoodie $24 1 10.6
Clothing- Carried Frogg Toggs $15 (Amazon credits) 1 9
Clothing- Carried Smartwool bikini $14 1 0.85
Clothing- Carried DIY camp sandals $2 1 2.8
Kitchen Mini Bic $1 1 0.4
Kitchen Plastic spoon free 1 0.1
Kitchen Starlyte stove + foil windscreen $18 (Amazon credits/free) 1 0.7
Kitchen Fuel bottle free 1 0.4
Kitchen Granite Gear 13L dry bag (food) Free- trail magic 1 1.4
Kitchen EpiGas 800ml titanium pot, diy lid $15 1 3
Kitchen Zpacks bear line 25′ $11 1 0.7
Water Sawyer squeeze $15- used gift card 1 3
Water Platypus 2L $8 (Amazon credits) 1 1.3
Water Sawyer squeeze bag 1 1
Water Smartwater bottle 1L add more as needed 1 0.9
Misc Mini nail clippers $1 1 0.42
Misc Deuce of spades (extra stake for tent) $20 (Amazon credits) 1 0.6
Misc Comb $0 1 0.1
Misc Phone Samsung S4 mini 1900 $69 1 3.83
Misc Charger 1 1
Misc Mechanical pencil/paper $2 1 1
Misc 1st aid + dinky + acup stuff (incl razor) 1 2
Misc Spare phone battery Samsung S4 mini 2500 each $9total 2 1.1
Misc Ziplock wallet cash cards free 1 1
Clothing- Worn Icebreaker villa dress $18 1 5.5
Clothing- Worn Darn tough merino socks $13 (Amazon credit) 1 1.76
Clothing- Worn Fizan trekking poles $60 1 11.5
Clothing- Worn Altra lone peak W’s 11 $22 ebay 1 18.2
Clothing- Worn Velocity visor $10 (Amazon credits) 1 1.9
Clothing- Worn Some Turkish sports bra with awesomest straps $8 1 3


Hey guys,

Almost a month ago my book became available for download on Amazon.  You can check it out here!

Check it out and leave a review!  This helps writers like me have our books be more visible on Amazon (as things like the category “Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Japanese & Haiku” are not exactly popular (my book is currently #7 there).

I’ve had to remove my posts here because the book’s been published, but I hope in the near future to add some other bits and ends about the hike, such as miles hiked each day, my mail drop plan, and gear list.

I do believe that it’s a really different look at a travelogue- summarizing an entire day’s events into its very essence, just a snapshot.  And that’s super relevant considering the twitter lifestyle of today.

Speaking of twitter!  We have a lot of twits who are just now assuming office.  I’m not in the US anymore, I have mixed feelings about this.

From my 7/4/16 entry:

The National Holiday


I’m from this place but

not Of it; I pass through but

no longer live Here.

We have some crazy stuff going on right now and I’m not sure what actions to take, living at sea, nationless.  And then basically spending my time in the US this year again in The Nature.  Well, I guess I can encourage thought, empathy;  try to be a kind person and an open one and importantly, an informed one.

In the meantime I am preparing for my upcoming PCT hike where I again hope to do some writing.  Will I write haikus again?  They are very low pressure and succinct, I sort of like that.  Or regular poetry, so I can say more?  Or even blogging-forrealskies?  Well, I’ve got a while before I even get out there.