I know this thread has been dead for a little while, but I figured it would be better to bring this one back than to start a new one.
I'm getting ready for a 6-7 day trip on the WCT in mid September and was hoping to get a little advice on my pack list. I had a few things going in, and have purchased a few more things, but still have a few areas that I'll be filling in, and am hoping this community can help me out with that.
So, what I've already got:
Pack - Kelty Coyote 4500 ~5lbs
Tent - Kelty Gunnison 2.1 ~5lbs
Sleeping Bag - Alps Mountaineering Slick Rock 20F ~3lbs
First Aid Kit 1lb
Primus Stove and Head Lamp ~llb
Jacket - Outdoor Research Mentor 16.8oz
Outdoor Research Drycomp Compression Sack ~12oz
None of my stuff is ultra light, but I've gone as light as I can reasonably afford.
The things I'm still looking to pick up:
Trecking Poles - Do I need 1 or 2? Do I want ones with the pointed tip or with a rounder rubberized tip?
Mattress - I'm thinking of going with the Neo Air. Anybody used this mattress in a similar environment? Anything else a better option?
Gators - I'm thinking of going with something like the Outdoor Research Verglas Gaiters (http://www.rei.com/product/721672)
Boots - I'm probably going to go with an Asolo boot, either Asolo FSN 95, Asolo FUGITIVE, or ASOLO POWER MATIC 300. Any thoughts and which would be best are appreciated. I've seen lots of reviews of the FSN 95 and the Fugitive, but I think the Power Matic 300 may be a newer boot.
Rain Pants - Something like the Marmot PreCip
Umbrella - Something light and strong
I'm hoping to keep my load well under 30 pounds, and with a group of 4 I think that should be easy enough. Is there anything critical that I'm missing? Thanks in advance for any help.