Gear List

Current Gear List

It’s time to update my gear list. In 2020 I plan to do a fair amount of hiking in the fall, so have prepared this gear list for cold temps and snow hiking. Some of these items will be switched out for other items on the list as I go. The main objective for a mid-fall hike? Stay warm, stay dry, stay alive.

AND new on this gear list are some discounts you can get from some of my sponsors. Thanks Six Moon Designs, Food for the Sole, and Gather Nuts!

Item Specific Item Weight Discount Code
Backpack Six Moon Designs Swift X 36oz GoWild12 10% off one-time order at Six Moon Designs
Sleeping Pad NeoAir UberLite Inflatable Pad – Small & Thinlight Foam Pad – 1/8″ 6oz
Sleeping Quilt Katabatic Grenadier 5°F 28.8 oz
Ground Cloth Tyvek 5 oz
Shelter Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo (for fall/winter trips I will use a freestanding double wall tent) 26 oz GoWild12 10% off one-time order at Six Moon Designs
Stakes TOAKS Titanium v-shaped pegs 2.4 oz for 6
Poles Black Diamond Z-Poles 17 oz
Cook Pot TOAKS Titanium 900 ml pot 4.4 oz
Spoon TOAKS Titanium Long Handle Spoon with Polished Bowl (so pretty) .65 oz
Stove MSR Pocket Rocket (for winter conditions/fire season) otherwise I use: TOAKS Titanium Alcohol Stove (.7oz) or TOAKS Titanium Backpacking Wood Burning Stove (5.4 oz) 2.6 oz
French Press Planetary Design Big Sky Bistro (I cut off the handle and the outer cup to only use the inner liner and french press plunger)
Water Containers CNOC Vecto 2liter 2.6 oz
Vapur 1 Liter Bottle 1.4 oz
Water Filter Sawyer Mini 2 oz
Water treatment eye dropper of bleach or Aquamira – depending on conditions
Camera/Phone Galaxy A51 6oz
Case Loksak (CDTC special!) ziplock bag
External Battery Anker PowerCore 20100mAh 12.6 oz
Sunglasses Runners Sunglasses 0.9 oz renee30 30% off
USB charger & 2 charging cords Verizon 7 oz
GPS/Beacon DeLorum InReach 7 oz
Umbrella Six Moon Designs Silver Shadow Carbon Umbrella 6.8 oz GoWild12 10% off one-time order at Six Moon Designs
Headlamp Petzel Bindi 1.2 oz
Stuff Sacks Random stuff sacks & SMD Pack Pods 1.6 oz GoWild12 10% off one-time order at Six Moon Designs
Knife Gerber US1 1 oz
Bag Liner Trash compactor bag
Jacket Montbell Alpine Light Down Parka 11.8 oz
Outdoor Research Tantrum Hooded Jacket 4.4 oz
Vest Rab Altus Vest (don’t sell anymore) – an extra insulation layer in really cold conditions 9.2 oz
hat Alvord Desert/Steens Mountain trucker hat by Sheila Dunn 2 oz
Warm hat knitted by the one and only NEMO
First Aid Misc
Long sleeve shirt Palente Grid Fleece and/or Outdoor Research zip long-sleeve (don’t sell anymore) 9 oz
Skirt Purple Rain Skirt
Sports bra Patagonia Switchback Sports Bra 2.93 oz
Long johns Patagonia Capilene Thermal Weight Bottoms 4.9 oz
Socks X3 pairs Point6 socks (I still have a ton of good pairs from 2015 when I was their ambassador – thats quality!)
Shoes Merrell Moab 28 oz
Chaco Z2 Sandals
Gortex Socks Cabellas brand
Rain skirt trash compactor bag
Rain pants Outdoor Research Apollo Rain Pants 10.9 oz
Rain coat Marmot 3-ply Gortex Shell (don’t sell any more)
Mittens Outdoor Research Sensor Mittens (don’t sell any more) 1.6 oz
Outdoor Research Revel Mitts 3.7 oz
Transcendent Down Mittens (for when it’s REALLY cold) 4.8 oz
shorts spandex shorts (chaffing protection!)
Gaiters OR Gortex Gaiters 10.2 oz
Gather Nuts Nuts and seeds Wearehikertrash 20% off if spend more than $25
Food for the Sole Gluten & dairy free breakfasts & dinners sherahikes 20% off total purchase (one time use)
Microbiome Bars bars

Typical Gear List

Item Specific Item Weight
Backpack Six Moon Designs Swift X or Six Moon Designs Minimalist 36oz or 34 oz
Six Moon Designs Flex Pack (for packrafting trips) 51 oz
Sleeping Pad Klymit Static V (it’s heavy, but cheap…will most likely upgrade soon) 18 oz
Sleeping Bag Western Mountaineering Ultralight or Feathered Friends Flickr 40 29 oz
19.7 oz
Ground Cloth Tyvek 5 oz
Shelter Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo or
Six Moon Designs Deschutes Cuben Fiber or Six Moon Designs Haven (2 person tent)
26 oz
7 oz
34 oz
Stakes TOAKS Titanium v-shaped pegs 2.4 oz for 6
Poles Black Diamond Z-Poles 17 oz
Cook Pot TOAKS Titanium 550 ml pot 2.6 oz
Spoon TOAKS Titanium Long Handle Spoon with Polished Bowl (so pretty) .65 oz
Stove TOAKS Titanium Alcohol Stove or TOAKS Titanium Backpacking Wood Burning Stove (with high fire danger I use the MSR Pocket Rocket) 0.7 oz
5.4 oz
2.6 oz
French Press Planetary Design Big Sky Bistro (I cut off the handle and the outer cup to only use the inner liner and french press plunger)
Water Containers CNOC Vecto 2liter 2.6 oz
Vapur 1 Liter Bottle 1.4 oz
Water Filter Sawyer Mini 2 oz
Water treatment eye dropper of bleach
Camera/Phone Galaxy S7 5.36 oz
Lifeproof Case 1.5 oz
External Battery Anker PowerCore 20100mAh (it’s heavy but I’ve never run out of juice when I need it) 12.6 oz
Sunglasses Runners Sunglasses 0.9 oz
USB charger & 2 charging cords Verizon 7 oz
GPS/Beacon DeLorum InReach 7 oz
Umbrella Six Moon Designs Silver Shadow 8 oz
Headlamp Petzel Bindi 1.2 oz
Stuff Sacks OR UltraLight Dry Sack 1.6 oz
Six Moon Designs cuben stuff sack
Knife Gerber US1 1 oz
Bag Liner Trash compactor bag
Jacket Montbell Alpine Light Down Parka 11.8 oz
Outdoor Research Tantrum Hooded Jacket 4.4 oz
Outdoor Research Helium II 5.5 oz
hat Hikertrash trucker hat – a collector’s item! not sold anymore 😦 2 oz
Random warm hat from my shelf
First Aid Misc
Long sleeve shirt Outdoor Research sunshirt  6.7 oz
Tank top thrift shop tank
Skirt Purple Rain Skirt
Long johns Outdoor Research Essence Tights 5.2 oz
Socks X3 pairs Point6 merino socks
Shoes Oboz Luna (Oboz stopped making this shoe, my favorite shoe ever. I still have a pair I’m trying to make last) 12.6 oz
Chaco Z2 Sandals
Gortex Socks Cabellas brand
Rain skirt trash compactor bag
Mittens Outdoor Research Sensor Mittens & Shuck Mitts  1.6oz & 1.1oz
shorts spandex shorts (chaffing protection!)
Gaiters OR Gortex Gaiters 10.2 oz

2015 Continental Divide Trail Gear

Putting together my gear list was harder than I expected, probably because I switched my gear out as I hiked over the 160 days, in addition to the fact that I had never weighed my pack, either before the trail or during. You probably couldn’t call me a light-weight hiker, more of a medium-weight hiker. If it fit in my pack I carried it! A lot of what I carried can be attributed to my pack, the Six Moon Designs Fusion 50. It could carry whatever I put in it no matter how heavy…7 liters of water? skis? Check. The suspension was wonderful.

Item Specific Item Weight
Backpack Six Moon Designs Fusion 50 36 oz
Homemade Cuben external bag
Sleeping Pad Neo Air (Short) 9 oz
Ridgerest 14 oz
Gossamer Gear Air Beam 3/4 Wide 11.7 oz
Ground Cloth Tyvek 5 oz
Shelter Six Moon Designs Deschutes Cuben Fiber 7 oz
Stakes MSR Groundhog x6 4.6 oz
Poles BoomGear Carbon Fiber Poles
Cook Pot Evernew Titanium Pot 600ml 3.4 oz
Spoon Hand-carved wooden spoon
Stove PBR can stove
OLicamp Vector stove 3 oz
Pot coozie
French Press REI
Water Containers Hydrapack 3L Shape-Shift Reversible Reservoir 5.7 oz
Platypus Hoser 1.8 liter 3.4 oz
Vapur 1 Liter Bottle 1.4 oz
Water Filter Sawyer Squeeze 3.5 oz
Sawyer Mini 2 oz
Water treatment eye dropper of bleach
Camera/Phone Galaxy S5 5.1 oz
Lifeproof Case 1.6 oz
External Battery Anker 2nd Gen Astro E5 10.9 oz
Headphones  Apple
keyboard Zagg Pocket Keyboard 8 oz
USB charger & 2 charging cords Verizon 7 oz
Music Ipod Nano 1.3 oz
Tripod
GPS/Beacon DeLorum InReach 7 oz
Umbrella Golite Chrome Dome (now Six Moon Designs) 8 oz
Headlamp Petzel Tikka RZP Rechargable Headlamp 4 oz
Stuff Sacks homemade cuben stuff sacks
OR UltraLight Dry Sack 1.6 oz
Six Moon Designs cuben
Knife Kershaw Lockback pocket knife 2.4 oz
Bag Liner Trash compactor bag
First Aid Misc
Sit Pad piece of old Ridgerest
Bear Cord 50′ paracord
Jacket Montbell Alpine Light Down Parka 11.8 oz
Patagonia Hoodini 4.3 oz
Homeschool Outerwear Ghost Shell
hat Hikertrash trucker hat 2 oz
Beanie
Long sleeve shirt Smartwool Women’s NTS Mid 250 Zip T
Sun shirt thrift shop cotton button down
Tank top thrift shop tank
thrift shop New Balance tank
Skirt Purple Rain Skirt
Long johns Patagonia Merino Bottoms 5.6 oz
Sports Bra thrift store
Socks X3 pairs Point6 merino socks
Shoes Oboz Emerald Peak & Luna 12.6 oz
Chaco Z2 Sandals
Orox leather sandals
Gortex Socks Cabella Unins Gor Tex Socks
Rain skirt Homemade cuben fiber wrap
trash compactor bag
Mittens Gordini Stash Lite Touch Mitt
Homemade cuben fiber mittens
shorts spandex shorts
Sleeping Bag Western Mountaineering Ultralight  1lb 13oz
skis Atomic touring skis with shoe bindings 4lbs 4oz
gaiters Dirty Girl Gaiters
OR Gortex Gaiters 10.2 oz
snow pants Marmot Gortex Pants 14.7 oz
micro spikes  Kaahtoola 13.1 oz
ski wax