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Matt Brodhead
(mattbrodhead) - F

Locale: Michigan
Help With My Gear List on 03/28/2008 09:02:10 MDT Print View

I'm planning on doing a Smoky Mountain thru-hike, and I can't figure out why my trip is going to be so expensive! Can you guys take a look at my gear list and give me a hand with this...


Matt Brodhead
(mattbrodhead) - F

Locale: Michigan
Help With My Gear List on 03/30/2008 14:09:08 MDT Print View

Apparently no one has a sense of humor around here :-)

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Help With My Gear List on 03/30/2008 17:45:52 MDT Print View

It was over my head, so I was left speechless.

Max Hoagland
(maxhoagland) - F
Smokey mountain thru-hike gear list on 03/30/2008 21:33:55 MDT Print View

This is what you need:
Items worn:
Some type of light weight running shorts
Wicking T-shirt (short or long sleeve)
Wicking socks
running shoes
trekking poles

Items in pack:
Wind shirt (golite wisp, patagonia houdini, etc.)
lightweight longsleeve fleece (zip style like capalline)
Warm hat
Wind pants (lightweight patagnonia houdini or golite wisp)
Insulated jacket (patagonia down sweater, BMW cacoon, etc)
fleece gloves
extra socks (maybe an extra pair to sleep in if you get cold)

Poncho/ tarp (golite poncho/tarp, etc.) (everyone talks about not using a poncho tarp until you have a lot of tarping experience, but you learn by doing right?)
Bivy (BMW bivy or make your own, etc.)
Quilt (40*F min.)
Sleeping pad cut for just your shoulders and hips
Stakes, guylines & accessories.

Pepsi can stove (search make your own pepsi can stove on google)
24 oz capacity can as pot
Denatured alcohol and container
aluminum foil windscreen
pot holder (chicken wire)
aqua mira in BMW dropper bottles
matches or light lighter
1 L platapus
2 L platapus

pack (golite jam2 or ULA conduit)
near waterproof stuffsacks (openable side facing down inside pack)
Small bottle for sunscreen with sunscreen in it
Toothbrush with handle cut off
Dr. Bronners in BMW dropper bottle
Camera wrapped in leftover insulation from a sewing project


Max Hoagland
(maxhoagland) - F
PS on 03/30/2008 21:35:16 MDT Print View

PS. I have no sense of humor

Matt Brodhead
(mattbrodhead) - F

Locale: Michigan
Help With My Gear List on 03/31/2008 20:38:45 MDT Print View


Rob Mcrae
(emptyman) - F

Locale: the other, big Ontario
Re: Help With My Gear List on 04/29/2008 17:59:18 MDT Print View


Ok, I laughed.
Now, if you could pass me the name and address of the guy in the costume so I can frame him...