I'm a DC-based federal government employee and likely to be one of those locked out if the government really does shut down on April 8 (unlikely but possible). If this happens, I'm going to hit the AT south of SNP and hike southbound until the federal government reopens. I'd rather hike through VA and TN/NC than MD and PA -- and the odds of the government being shut down over a week are remote anyways. But heck, if it is anything like 95/96 I could actually get a a bonus few weeks on the trail. The point would be to not buy anything special, so I have to take from my own gear closet.
Will I be okay with the below arrangement? Should I add or skip anything here?
Worn/Held: Salomon Speed Cross 2 trail runners, Smartwool light cushion socks, Icebreaker 150 long-sleeve merino, REI eVent Airflyte jacket, Mountain Hardware elKommando kilt, , OR GTX boonie hat, BPL Carbonfiber poles; windproof gloves, camera
MLD Burn Backpack 10 oz.
MLD Duomid - Cuben 12 oz.
-8 titanium stakes, pole extender, stuff sack 4 oz.
Small Titanium Pot/Alcohol fuel+stove/Caldera Cone 6 oz.
Steripen Adventurer Opti w/batteries 3.5 oz.
Black Diamond Head Lamp 2.5 oz.
Medical Supplies/Hygiene/Knife/Rope/Stakes 7 oz.
Collapsible Nalgene Canteens (2) 4 oz.
*13 L Granite Gear Uberlight Cuben Drysack 1 oz.
Silnylon Pack Cover 3 oz.
Sleep System/Packed Clothing:
Marmot Hydrogen 21 oz.
Gossamer Gear Nightlight 9 oz.
MLD Superlight bivy (full net hood) 6 oz.
Patagonia Nanopuff – Small 9 oz.
Smartwool Midweight long-sleeve 7 oz.
Icebreaker 260 leggings 6 oz.
Icebreaker merino extra socks (2) 5 oz.
Feathered Friends Down Booties 6 oz.