I’ve posted several theoretical gear lists over the past few weeks and just wanted to post an update of an actual gear list that I’ll be using on a trip down in the Smokies this upcoming week. I just got done with a string of five exams in the last two weeks and with my first med school spring break having just begun, I am stoked to be getting out in the woods for a short fastpacking trip. I’ve laid everything out and with low temps in the low 40s, think I can get away with a base weight of just below 3.5 pounds, FSO (from skin out) base of 5.74 pounds. The trip is the 170 mile North loop of the Benton MacKaye Trail/Appalachian Trail in Great Smoky Mountain National Park starting from Twentymile Ranger Station near Fontana Dam, heading north on the BMT, resupplying at Davenport Gap, then back south on the AT. The theoretical total was 8.7 lbs. but it ended up coming out to 7.8 with 2 days with food and 1L water.
|Poncho tarp, guylines, 2 stakes||3.52|
|Neoair x lite||7.4|
|Mtn Hardwear wind jacket||1.6|
|Salomon 10+3 pack||11.84|
|Enlightened Equipment Enigma quilt||8.65|
|Mtn hardwear Ghost whisperer jacket||6.74|
|Pad repair kit||0.1|
|2 Ziploc bags||0.14|
|Arcteryx Phase sl||3.34|
|Black diamond trekking poles +duct tape||10.21|
|Darn Tough socks||1.57|
6 thoughts on “BMT/AT north loop gear list”
Sick ultralight list! It looks like all of your food are dry finger foods, what do you use the spoon for?
I use it for peanut butter and for anything I might get in town (usually a ben and jerrys pint!) but i realized I ditched the peanut butter and I’m not stopping at any towns!
I really like the thoroughness with which you prepare for your outings. Thanks for sharing the details.
Thanks man! I like to think it helps me when everything hits the fan.