Hungry Cat's 2019 CDT Thru-Hike Gear List

  • Category Weight
  • Pack, Shelter, and Sleep System
    4.91 lb
  • Cooking System
    0.77 lb
  • Food Storage
    0.31 lb
  • Water Filtration and Storage
    0.53 lb
  • Navigation
    0.01 lb
  • Electronics
    1.5 lb
  • Clothing and Rain Gear
    2.57 lb
  • Toiletries, First Aid, Bug Stuff
    1.3 lb
  • Other
    0.45 lb
  • Snow Gear (might need for Colorado) and Bear Country
    1.74 lb
  • Total 14.08
    lb
    • oz
    • lb
    • g
    • kg
  • Consumable 0.67 lb
  • Worn 1.83 lb
  • Base Weight 11.58 lb

Description

Here is my CDT thru-hike gear list! My base weight does reflect some consumables. I have heard base weight previously noted as everything except food, water, and fuel, so for things I will ALWAYS have like toothpaste, TP, lip balm, ibuprofen, etc, I have included those in my base weight. Some people might not, but I know I'll always have those on me and the weight is not likely to differ very much with consumption of those items. If I did not include those consumables, my base weight would be under 11lbs (10.57lbs, exactly). I didn't include weight for clothes/items I'm wearing - it's not super important - except my sunglasses. I will wear those most of the time, but sometimes I will take them off, so I included the weight just for reference purposes. I marked my snow and bear country gear as "worn" simply because I don't want it to skew my base weight, but just know that I might be carrying the snow gear in Colorado, and from Colorado north it is likely I will use the Ursack instead of my cuben fiber food bag that I'm starting with. Wondering how much food and water weigh? On average, a 5-day food supply for me, in my cuben fiber food bag, weighs 9-10 lbs. A 1.5L smart water bottle full of water weighs 3lbs 7oz.

*DISCLAIMERS: I am not sponsored in any way (laughing to myself on this one) and no companies gave me free gear. I am using this stuff because I've done a ton of research and tried it out and it works for me. You need to find what works for you! I'm providing the links below for convenience. The Amazon links are affiliate links, which means that if you purchase the items through those links, I get a small commission at no cost to you (it doesn't affect the price you receive at all). The commission is small but it helps me out with trying to cover the expense of my blog, UnfetteredFootsteps.com. Thank you!