CDT 2014 CO Gear List

… You can’t always get what you want
But if you try sometimes you might find
You get what you need

— Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Rolling Stones

 

. Category Item Notes Weight in grams Weight in oz
. worn/carried
. camp shirt Icebreaker merino long sleeve crew 171 6.0
. pants RailRiders Eco-Mesh Pant 310 10.9
. trailrunner shoes Merrell Moab Ventilator 992 35.0
. hiking gaiters Dirty Girl 34 1.2
. insole inserts green SuperFeet 106 3.7
. hiking socks REI mid-calf merino 91 3.2
. knee brace Cho-Pat Dual Action Knee Strap
. bandana AT logo cotton/poly bandana 30 1.1
. trekking poles Black Diamond Ultra Distance Z-pole with carbide tips minus straps 263 9.3
. sun glasses 20 0.7
. hat Sunday Afternoons Adventure flap hat 70 2.5
.
. Total worn/carried 2087 73.6
.
. pounds: 4.6
.
.
. pack pack ZPacks Arc Blast backpack 440 15.5
. pack liner trash compactor bag 60 2.1
. cell phone holder Zpacks cuben fiber shoulder pouch 8 0.3
. phone Android phone: MotoX (camera, GPS, etc) 136 4.8
.
. Cook/water water bottles 2 x 1.25 liter soda bottles 84 3.0
. even more water 1 liter Platypus 30 1.1
. cook stove Trail Designs Caldera Sidewinder TiTri with Gram Cracker for Esbit fuel 21 0.7
. butane lighter Scripto Tiny Lite 12 0.4
. cook pot 0.3Liter Evernew Titanium mug-pot with lid 74 2.6
. pot cozy homemade with Reflectix 25 0.9
. spoon lexan 9 0.3
. water purifier Sawyer Mini 81 2.9
. water purification backup 10 MSR Aquatabs 1 0.0
. food bag ZPacks Roll Top Blast 40 1.4
. rope ZPacks 1.5 mm Z-Line Cord 21 0.7
.
. Shelter tarp/tent ZPacks Hexamid solo tent w/screen 269 9.5
. tent stakes 6 Tite Lite titanium stakes 37 1.3
. tent stakes 1 titanium V Stake 9 0.3
.
. Sleeping sleeping bag ZPacks 20F 650 22.9
. sleeping pad Gossamer Gear NightLight_Torso 101 3.6
. ground cloth Polycryo medium size 42 1.5
.
. Clothes camp shirt Icebreaker merino short sleeve 139 4.9
. camp shorts GoLite men’s nylon shorts 132 4.7
. warm top Western Mountaineering down vest 125 4.4
. warm hat LLBean Trail Model fleece hat 36 1.3
. rain jacket GoLite Malpais Trinity 217 7.7
. wind shirt Montbell Tachyon anorak 63 2.2
. fleece gloves LLBean Polartec Liner Gloves (with AnyGlove on forefingers and thumbs) 38 1.3
. rain mitts ZPacks cuben fiber mitts 28
. compression socks Truform below knee stockings 20-30 mmHg 64 2.3
. spare socks SmartWool mid-calf merino 91 3.2
.
. Misc head net “Sea to Summit” mosquito net, doubles as clothes bag 23 0.8
. first aid kit band-aids, molefoam, aspirin, loperamide, sudafed, super glue, … 61 2.2
. sewing kit home assembled 20 0.7
. tooth care dehydrated dots of toothpaste, toothbrush with trimmed handle, gum brush, floss 17 0.6
. soap Dr Bonner liquid in 0.5oz dropper bottle 24 0.8
. wipes 8 dried wipes in zip bag 24 0.8
. toiletry bag no-see-um mesh bag 5″x6″ 4 0.1
. magnifying glass credit card size fresnel lens 2 0.1
. wallet with id all-Ett sport sailcloth wallet (5g) plus cards 36 1.3
. repair kit duct tape, foil tape, etc 25 0.9
. backup fire starter Bic mini lighter 14 0.5
. pen ballpoint refill cartridge + spare 1 0.0
. flashlight Petzl e+Lite 27 1.0
. backup compass Suunto Clipper compass 4 0.1
. maps Ley maps, double-sided 8.5×11, current trail section 55 1.9
. solar charger Harbor Freight 5W folding solar panel, trimmed 240 8.5
. usb charger for phone and battery pack, Apple travel charger 5W wall wart 23 0.8
. usb cable 9inch microUSB cable 13 0.5
. recharger pack Jackery Mini 3200mAh 82 2.9
. headphone Apple Earpod 11 0.4
. itinerary+guide only carry pages needed for that week 10 0.4
. insect repellent 100% DEET repackaged in 0.5oz dropper bottle 23 0.8
. sun screen liquid, repacked in 0.5oz dropper bottle 24 0.8
. toilet paper partial roll, remove cardboard tube, in zip bag 20 0.7
. knife Victoronix Swiss Army Classic 20 0.7
. accessory bag no-see-um mesh bag 7″x9″ 8 0.3
.
. Total base weight 3894 137.4
.
. pounds: 8.6
.
.
. Sometimes carried
.
. rain pants 233 8.2
. shoe traction Yak Trax Pro 144 5.1
. neck gaiter microfleece 46 1.6

Stove: No-cook sounds promising, but for frigid Colorado I was glad to bring a stove for hot dinners. Esbit fuel is easier to mail than alcohol, allowed in flat-rate Priority Mail boxes, though Heet is available in several Colorado trail town. Compared to alcohol, Esbit has an odor and leaves a residue on pots. I burned Esbit tabs exclusively on this trip as an experiment, and might continue solid fuel for future hikes. Continue reading