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2013 AT Thru Hike Jan/Feb Start
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Addison Page
(Nihilist_Voyager) - F

Locale: Down the Rabbit Hole!
2013 AT Thru Hike Jan/Feb Start on 02/29/2012 10:13:25 MST Print View

This is a starting place for my thruhike assembly. It still needs (a lot) of work but I figured I'd put it up here and get others' feedback too.

Hammock- 21.3oz- Includes Suspension + Bugnet
Underquilt- 18.82oz- Winter Yeti In Stuff Sack
Sleeping Bag- 30.8oz- LaFuma +35
Space Blanket 1.6oz-
Sleeping Pad 7.3oz- Cut Down Thermarest ZLite
Reflectix 3.0oz-

Tarp- 15oz- Shangri La In Stuff Sack
Aluminum Stakes (4)- 0.49oz each- Double Use in Stove

Down Vest- 11.15oz- Marmot Zeus
Fleece Layer- 18.8oz- Kuhl Jak Rabbit
Thermal Bike Pants- 11.43oz- Pearl Izumi Bike Pants
Poncho- 10oz- Athens 2004
Extra Undies- 2.9oz-
Sleep Socks- 3.9oz
Liner Socks- 1.4oz
Fuzzy Hat- 6.07oz- Urban Pipleline
Baseball Cap 2.2oz- Starbucks
Gloves- 4.3oz- RealTree Convertables
Beanie- 2.1oz- Acr’teryx

Stove- 2.57oz- Homemade/ Wood
Cookpot- 4.41oz- Snow Peak 700
Cozy- 0.42oz- Windshield Reflector
Bowl- 0.39oz- Easy Mac Bowl
Purifier- 4.6oz- Steripen Adventurer
Water Bottle- 1.4oz- 1L Coke Bottle

Hiking Poles- 15.27oz- Komperdell Titanal
Bandana- 1.1oz-
Headlamp 1.7oz- Mammut
Phone- 5.8oz-
Trowel- 4.7oz-
Camera- 5.6oz- In waterproof stuff sack
Hand Sanitizer- 1.3oz-
First Aid/ Hygiene- 2.6oz-
Soap- 2.4oz- Dr. Bonners
Wallet- 2.8oz-
Bagel Bags- 0.7oz VBL; Two w/ rubber band

Total weight: 278.42oz, or 17.4lbs

Some things I need that will fluctuate my weight up or down.

-I've just purchased a ULA Circuit, 19oz less than my current pack

-Down Booties, I need em in my hammock, I could probably get down to 15 in my sleeping bag if my feet didn't get cold

-Warmer Sleeping bag, a high quality down bag could probably get me to zero degrees for the same weight of my synthetic now

-Maybe be trading out my vest for a full jacket, might just buy sleeves from JRB

Tear it apart. Ready... GO!

James Wall
(jimmyjam) - F

Locale: Mid Atlantic
2013 AT Thru Hike on 02/29/2012 11:10:53 MST Print View


A couple of things jump out at me. 1) your sleep system and shelter are about 6-1/2 lbs, I think that's a lot. Hammock's are nice, but you may want to consider using the tarp with a bivy and then you could lose the under quilt. 2) do you really need 3 hats? I'm hoping to start hiking the AT next spring in large sections. For a Jan/Feb stsrt you will see some snow and cold weather.

Edited by jimmyjam on 02/29/2012 11:11:45 MST.

Evan McCarthy
(evanrussia) - MLife

Locale: Mid-Atlantic
Re: 2013 AT Thru Hike on 02/29/2012 11:27:18 MST Print View

If you're going in the spring, you might need some more puffy layer insulation. I'd be cold in just a Zeus vest and fleece layer.

I'd probably want something like a Montbell Alpine light down parka (still only around 12-14 oz.) and then a lighter fleece-like mid to save weight -- like Cap 4. But I'm a cold person.

Addison Page
(Nihilist_Voyager) - F

Locale: Down the Rabbit Hole!
Thanks. on 02/29/2012 12:05:03 MST Print View

Whoops, the fuzzy hat and beanie aren't both supposed to be there.

And my 21oz hammock weight is on an Amazonas Easy traveller with whoopies and bugnet, I think I can cut 10oz or so out of the hammock with my DIY one, as yet unweighed. But yes I see your point, I'm a hanger though, that extra weight is worth it. I think. We'll have to see if my hammocking addiction is greater than my lightweight addiction.

Evan: that parka sure looks warm! Darn you for tempting me...