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CDT Gear List

Here is all the information you will need when it comes to an ultralight CDT gear list for 2022. I used a lot of the items in these gear list and have conducted reviews of most of the gear.

I completed my own thru hike of the Continental Divide Trail and learned a lot about what gear works and what to stay away from.

Take a look at the CDT gear list below and starting lowering the weigh of your gear to take on this epic trail.

CDT Gear List 2022

When thru hiking the Continental Divide Trail you will be aware that you will need to carry quality backpacking gear that is ultralight.

Cooking Gear For The CDT

  • Evernew Ti DX Stove Titanium 86 Grams.
  • Snow Peak Trek 900 Titanium Cookset with homemade aluminum foil lid 114 Grams.
  • Sea To Summit X-Mug – 78 grams
  • Titanium Spoon 12 Grams
  • Gerber STL 2.0 Knife 28 Grams
  • Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter System 85 Grams
  • Steripen rechargable– 140 grams
  • Katadyn Micropur Water Purifier Tabs 20 Grams.
  • Bic Lighter – 20 Grams – A necessary item, obviously.
  • 600ml Coke Bottle to store alcohol for stove – 27 grams

Continue reading more CDT gear list ideas written by Brad McCartney here


May 5, 2022

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Hi there, I’m Brad McCartney from Australia. I set up BikeHikeSafari to document my life as an Adventure Cyclist, Hiker, Photographer and Nature Lover. Somehow it turned into so much more than that and is now a resource for all thing Hiking, Backpacking, Thru Hiking, Bikepacking and Bicycle Touring. With a combination of hiking gear reviews, gear lists, info on hiking trails and bicycle touring destination guides.

I started this website by accident after suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I quit my career as a Police Officer and followed my dream to cycle and hike the most amazing places on the planet and was looking for some way to document my journey.


While DEET products may be more familiar by name and their chemical smell, sprays with 20 percent picaridin, like Sawyer Products, offer comparable protection without the harsh odor and oily feeling on your skin.

Kevin Brouillard
Travel & Leisure


The Sawyer Squeeze was (by far) the most common Pacific Crest Trail water filter this year – for the fifth year in a row. It’s a $39, 3 oz / 85 g hollow fiber filter that rids your drinking water of protozoa and bacteria (and floaties). It can be used with Sawyer bags (included with the filter) or with compatible water bottles (Smartwater is the bottle of choice for many hikers).

Halfway Anywhere
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SAWYER MINI WATER FILTER, $22 This has been my water filter of choice for years now. The bags can be iffy — I have had a few break – so carry a couple. However, the filter itself is reliable, light and inexpensive. -Logan

Bikepacking Team