PDF Gear List in profile.
My 16-year old son and I are new to backpacking and have been lurking here putting together gear over the past 2 years. Our lists are just about identical. His gear is a little lighter – CCF pad, DriDucks.
We backpack as a duo but are also training to go to Philmont with 2 crews in August. This gear list is for 3-seasons in the Midwest – hot (summers), humid & rainy. Temperatures 30s to 90s F. Typical trips are 2 nights/3days.
Gear Philosophy – We followed this site and tried to make the most economical new lightweight gear purchases or use gear that we already had. We have spent about $800 total to outfit both of us. Special thanks to Doug Prosser, Mark Verber and everyone who posts on this site.
All shared gear is listed at ½ weight to split 50/50. Color codes mean nothing except yellow highlights a few misc. things we still need to pick up.
Suggestions, comments, criticisms, questions greatly appreciated.