Hi all. First off, I've gotten a lot of help just from reading through these forums the past few months, so thanks to all you savvy lightweight enthusiasts. I'm heading out on a JMT thru-hike at the start of August with a few friends, and I've been using this hike as an excuse to pare down my gear list and improve upon equipment I already owned. Would love any feedback or criticism on my equipment list. My previous experience is with more 4-6 day trips, the only long distance trail I've completed is the Haute-Walker Route, which didn't require the same sort of planning.
We're planning a leisurely 19 day pace, so I opted for a ULA Catalyst over something smaller like a Conduit. With the amount of food we'll be carrying from MTR on I didn't feel comfortable with a frameless. I'm sure I'll get some flak for bringing a 1.8L pot just for myself, but some of the meals I'm prepping require ~6 cups of water, and the weight difference for a smaller one didn't seem to justify the hassle of presoaking pasta etc. I'm still missing a few items on this list (Toothbrush, toothpaste, minor toiletries), but if you see something big you'd recommend bringing, please let me know!
Geargrams link: http://www.geargrams.com/list?id=8836
Thanks for checking it out, any criticism or ideas are appreciated.