I have recently come up with the idea about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and even throughout the world. I write to you with little backpacking experience, and would value your information immensely. So i ask for some sort of guidance.
The basis of this thread is quality and long-term durability. This list is not only for the PCT, but for most of my life (nothing in high altitudes and hot climate areas). I'd like for my list to be versatile and lightweight. I have come up with a list that is still in the works, and i own none of these items (so no weights).
My PCT odyssey will begin in 2014. So i have a long time to plan. So far i will be landing on the trail almost 430 miles from Campo in the Angeles National Forest. So the desert section will mostly be out of the way.
Pack: ULA Catalyst or Circuit? need help choosing
Tent: Lightheart Solo
Sleepingbag: Montbell #1 UL Spiral Down Hugger Bag, 15 Deg
Sleeping Pad: Z lite Sol
Thermal top and bottom?
Shorts, like running shorts
Montbell Ex light Down Jacket
Mountain Hardwear Canyon Shirt
Shoes??? maybe Chameleon Ventilator, New Balance 804, Brooks Cascadia
I need some help with choosing clothes!
I will be using a food dehydrator before i leave, which should be less weight. I dont plan on eating a lot hot meals. Any information about super trail foods and cooking equipment would be appreciated.
Bug Spray, and net
Question marks aren't suggesting if i should or shouldn't get it, it mainly means what type.
If im forgetting anything, please let me know!
ANY information is valuable.
Cheers! Have the day you have!