Boreas Buttermilk 40L, no frame.
Front Pack: Lowepro Toploader Zoom 55
Hot Weather Clothing:
Shirt: Under Armour Synthetic Heat Tee
Shorts: Nike Dri-Fit Shorts
Pants: Mountain Hardwear Mesa climbing pants **skip, you have tights
Underwear: Ex-Officio Briefs
Socks: Darn Tough Merino Wool, Nike Dri-Fit Compression Socks (vein problem in one foot)
Shoes: Brooks Cascadia 7
Glasses: Bright colored and ridiculously stylish cheap-o plastic shades. **skip, most of LT is in trees.
Hat: Some trucker hat, maybe a patagonia one.
Cold/Inclement Weather Clothing:
Jacket: C.A.M.P. Men's ED Slim Down Jacket (no hood) ** skip, use LS shirt w/ Mica
Shirt: Smartwool Midweight Crew **Ok as long as it's Long sleeve
Pants: Smartwool Midweight Tights
Rain Gear: Red Ledge Men's rain pants, Marmot Super Mica jacket
Socks: Fox River Reinforced Merino Wool Crew (need lighter alternative)
Hat: Smartwool Men's beanie
Gloves: Smartwool Pocket Gloves w/ liners *** skip, no need for gloves
Tent: Hennessy Hammock Ultralight backpacker's A-Sym
Sleeping Bag: EMS Solstice 20 synthetic (3lbs, inexpensive but no real complaints. On the bike tour, I used a cheap ALPS Mountaineering Razor fleece liner all the way down to 40º, and I might repeat that. Could use advice on a new sleeping bag)
** i was ok with a MYOG synthetic 40* quilt in early Aug staying in shelters, if you are set on hammocking then a light underquilt may be your best bet (going 100% shelters is easy though if you don't mind them) a 30* overquilt would be good for shelters and hammock.
Sleeping Pad: Thermarest NeoAir Regular
Sleeping Bag Stuff Sack: Sea to Summit e-Vent M ** skip it, use a compactor bag as a pack liners for dry stuff
Cold diet, no cooking. Pro Bars, CLIF bars, wraps, nuts, chocolate, and whatever else I end up choosing. I'm not picky and I don't drink coffee in the morning. When we bike toured, we used our stove exactly once in 30 days.
Water Filter: Sawyer PointOne Squeeze Water Filter System
Water Bottles: 2x Platypus 1L bottles OR 2x Nalgene Cantene 40oz ** 1L soda bottles are compatible with Squeeze for the "dirty" side. Evernew is the only compatible soft sided bottle for dirty side.
Food bag: 20L Sea to Summit Dry-Sack
Firestarting: Zippo Windproof Lighter, Waterproof matches, firesteel, small amount of tinder ** there is no need for a campfire on the LT, many places they are not allowed. bring a mini bic and some bar matches for backup
First Aid: Band-aids, gauze, Aleve painkillers, moleskine, tweezers, razorblade, Celox powder.
Hygiene: TP, Quick-wipes, Gold Bond, Toothpaste, sawed-off toothbrush, bug repellent.
Phone: iPhone w/ Charger
Headlamp: Petzl Tikka Plus 2 w/ Core rechargeable battery (cord compatible w/ iPhone charger, I think)
Camera: Nikon D5100 w/ Nikon 16-85 DX Wide Angle Zoom Telephoto and Nikon 40mm DX Prime Macro, w/ charger
Batteries: Nikon spare battery, 3 AAA (headlamp)
2 Sea to Summit compressions traps (fastening gear to the outside of my pack if necessary, fixing problems. Ditch?)
2 Leki Corklite Speedlock poles
1 Pack Raincover ** not needed, see compactor bag
1 Leatherman Micra
1 Sewing Kit (w/ Superglue, clothespins)
1 compass (Brunton Classic)
1 Mylar Emergency Blanket
Plastic bags, plastic zip-ties
1. bug shirt not necessary, after july the bugs are mostly gone
2. 30* quilt would suit a hammock and shelter camping better than a sleeping bag
3. Squeeze doesn't fit Platypus, Evernew or 1L soda bottle threads,
4. you could bring it and a cat food can stove if you decide you want to cook, easy to pick up HEET in town. not many campfire spots.
5. a small amount of sunscreen is fine, there are not many full stretches in the sun, i didn't use any the whole trip.
http://jakedatc.wordpress.com/ my journal and gear list
http://www.geargrams.com/list?id=9466 current gear list that i would use