Inevitable Gear List

by sedona maniak

If you've ever read a backpacking blog, this will be the boring part you skip because you already know what to carry.  I feel obligated to do it, though, as it is part of the general backpacking milieu.

So, here is my gear for the AZT. Base weight is 17lb, which is just fine by me!

Leki Makalu trekking poles
Osprey Exos 58 pack
20L Sea to Summit Ultra Sil dry bag
8L and 4L stuff sacks
Garmin ETrex 20 GPS
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active (let's see how waterproof it really is)
2 LocSak odor proof bags
Benchmade pocket knife
Outdoor Research Mosquito head net (from First Class of the PCT)
REI Quarter Dome 2 tent (yeah, a luxury item, but I like!)
Jack's R Better ultralight 40 degree backpacking quilt
Cocoon silk mummy liner (+15 degrees)
Thermarest NEOAir mattress
BOT stainless steel cookpot/1L screw top liquid container
Folding pot handle
Optimus Crux Lite stove
REI cooking towel thingy
Snow peak 4oz fuel
Sawyer filter & squeeze dirty bag
MSR 2L Dromedary water bag
My lucky Nalgene bottle
Tiny toiletries
Tiny first aid kit
10' paracord
Brunton compass w/mirror
Black Diamond headlamp
Tiny notebook, pen, some postage stamps
Exacto knife (for whittling, one of my favorite things to do)
TP and a bag for the used stuff, cuz we pack that out!
Titanium spork
Straw cowboy hat with paracord lanyard and a hatband made from a roadkill Southern Pacific rattlesnake that I tanned a few years ago

Columbia rain jacket
White Sierra rain pants (rain gear=town clothes)
New Balance 910 trail runners
REI Co-op down Jacket
Silk long underwear
Wool cap
Prana hiking pants
The SAME T SHIRT I wore on the whole PCT (I have no idea how it continues to live)
Columbia omni-shade long sleeve shirt
3 pairs socks
2 pairs sock liners (don't's the only way I can stop blisters)
Neoprene gloves
Sports bra and underwear

AZT exploded view

AZT exploded view