JMT/gear/aaron

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Priority Ordering[edit]

  • sleeping blanket/bag
  • base layers
  • midweight layer
  • go suit
  • socks
  • gaiters
  • whistle
  • watch

Gear[edit]

  • Pack — Zpacks ArcBlast
      • 30 lb weight limit (20lb goal)
      • 60L, grey, 19" with two side pockets, shock cord lashing, and a key pocket.
  • Shelter
    • Option A: Standalone tent
      • Big Agnes Jack Rabbit SL2 (note: apply additional waterproofing)
      • Weight: 4 lbs 2.7 oz / 66.7 oz (source)
    • Option B: A-frame catenary tarp + bivy
      • Tarp: Mountain Laurel Designs Grace Tarp (OGL review)
        • Weight: Solo: 12oz
      • Bivy: REI Minimalist
        • Weight: 15oz
      • Tyvek ground sheet (3.2m)
        • Weight: ???
    • MSR Groundhog stakes (x6)
  • Sleeping gear
    • Therm-a-rest NeoAir XLite (womens — smaller, lighter, warmer)
    • quilt/ bag
      • Mountain hardware ultralamina 20?
      • DIY 24 oz / way cheaper (primaloft available here)?
      • alternative: 2 layers of climashield apex. Primaloft sport wears faster, isn't as effective of an insulator (warmth to weight ratio). Primaloft Gold is great but really hard to find.
  • On-trail accessories
    • Trekking poles — Leki Corklite
    • sunglasses
    • gaiters
    • hat?
  • Toiletries
    • sunblock
    • dr. bronner's
    • hand sanitizer
    • wipes
    • bug stuff (tiny deet)
    • lip balm
    • nail clippers
    • inhalers
    • toothbrush
  • Navigation & emergency
    • maps
    • compass — Suunto M3 Global Pro
    • mirror?
    • whistle?
  • Cooking & utility
    • stove + fuel
    • knife/multitool
    • Shovel — udigit!
    • mini lighter
  • first aid/emergency kit
    • bandages
    • ointment
    • secondskin
    • moleskin
    • immodium AD
    • ibuprofen
    • epipen
    • duct tape
    • superglue
    • needle + thread
    • waterproof matches
    • water treatment tablets (aquamira)
    • ID, health insurance card, cash, debit card
    • emergency contact info
  • Clothing
    • on-trail
      • socks
      • trail/running shorts (x2)
      • trail shirt (?)
      • gaiters
      • hat?
    • Layers
      • base layer top
      • base layer bottom
      • Mid-weight layer — ~100 weight fleece (Patagonia R1?)
      • Insulated layer — North Face Thermo Ball
    • weather gear
      • rain shell — OR Helium II
      • gloves (mtn hardware?)
      • hat/cap/beanie
    • extra/backup
      • socks
      • shorts?
  • Water
    • Sawyer mini
    • Aqua mira tablets
    • water bottles/containers
    • bladder
  • Utility/Camp/Storage gear
    • bandana (all purpose rag)
    • microtowel
    • headlamp
    • backup light?
    • paper and pen
    • batteries
    • watch
    • zip lock bags
    • stuff sacks (x2 for clothes etc)
    • camera??