In early October, I am going for a week trek on the AT in Tennessee. Temps supposedly could get to the high 20's. I have very little cold weather experience camping so I am looking for some guidance on what to take. I am from FLA and get cold pretty easy so I am a little concerned about the 'worse case possible' scenario.
I recently bought the Mountain Hardwear Jacket, but the rest I gathered from ski stuff and florida living.
Sleeping Arrangements are (oz weight listed):
40.6 - Single Person Wenzel Tent
14.4 - Blue Pad
36.8 - North Face Equinox Mummy Bag (rated to 35 degrees)
13.7 - Homemade summer blanket made of 2.5 oz Climashield APEX.
17.2 - Mountain Hardwear Compressor Jacket
12.7 - Fleece Jacket
8.5 - Long Underwear Top (Duofold 85% poly 15% cotton)
4.7 - Long Underwear Top (Merona 40% poly 60% cotton)
4.2 - Patagonia windshirt
2.9 - Compression shorts
6.6 - Long underwear Bottoms (Duofold 100% poly)
4.1 - ski socks
1.3 - knit cap
6.9 - Teva sandals
4.9 - wicking T-Shirt
2.9 - compression underwear
9.3 - zipper leg synthetic fishing pants
1.2 - socks
15.6 - New Balance MT1010 trail runners
So this is the master list of stuff. I plan on hiking in the listed clothes with the optional windshirt.
For camp, I plan on:
- clean compression shorts
- long underwear bottoms
- zipper leg pants from day hiking (if dry)
- ski socks
- teva sandals
- Long underwear tops
- wind shirt
- mountain hardwear jacket
1. For sleeping, is this going to be enough? Too much?
2. Should I bring a fleece jacket too?
3. Should I bring the climashield blanked? Would it work as a sleeping liner?
4. One of my long tops is 1/2 the weight of the other...does it matter if I have the jacket and windshirt on also?
And lastly....rain. My take is that I will just get wet when hiking (I have a hat). For camping, I will stay in the shelter if it gets really bad.
Any comments would be appreciated. I really am wanting to get this correct from the start.