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Texas Hill Country

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Chester, California, United States
Jul 14, 2018

Gear List

A lot of people ask what I take with me during a trip like this, so here's my complete packing list for the Pacific Crest Trail. Any similar hiking trip would likely have a near-identical packing list, and about half of these items would come with me on a bike tour as well.

Some of my gear (where noted) will change based on location on the trail.

Big Three
0 °C down sleeping bag
Light Inflatable sleeping pad (women’s model, correct length for short guys)
One-person tent
60 L backpack
Rain cover

Clothing
Short-sleeve running shirt (Sierra only)
Long-sleeve button-up shirt (desert only)
Long-sleeve wool baselayer
Fleece pullover (Sierra only)
Rain Jacket
2 pair athletic boxer-briefs
Light athletic shorts
Tights
Water-resistant gloves (Sierra only)
Sun hat (desert only)
Wool beanie (Sierra only)
Neck warmer (Sierra only)
2 pair athletic socks
Trail running shoes

Food/Water
Spork
Twist-top plasticware bowl
Bear can (Sierra only)
Disposable water bottle (desert only)
Re-usable water bottle
Collapsible water bottle
2.5 L Pickle jar (desert only)
Squeeze water filter

Toiletries
Camp soap
Lip balm
Sunscreen
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Pack Towel

Electronics
Smartphone w/case
USB charger
USB cable
22,000 mAh power bank

Miscellaneous
Small pocketknife
Pack wallet
Maps
Trekking Poles
Sunglasses
Eyeglass wipe cloth

This comes to a skin-out base weight of 7.32 kg for the desert and 8.46 kg in the Sierra. The actual number on my back will be higher at any given time, depending on how much food and water I'm carrying.

Read about Coyote's adventure with his father in Central Texas. Music, food, wheels, family, all the finer things in life.


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