Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hiker Gear List
Based off Liz Thomas’s wonderful gear chapter in Pacific Crest Trials, here’s a non-exhaustive list of suggested gear items for a Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike.
Big Three: Sleep System, Shelter, Pack
Western Mountaineering Ultralight 20-degree (what Liz carried on the Triple Crown)
Montbell Downhugger #2 (suitable for warm sleepers)
Marmot Helium 15-degree
Feathered Friends Hummingbird UL 20-degree
Katabatic Sawatch 15-degree
REI Magma 15-degree
Katabatic Alsek 22-degree
Enlightened Equipment Revelation 20-degree
Zpacks Solo Quilt 20-degree
Inflatable Sleeping Pads
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite
Sea to Summit Ultralight Sleeping Pad
Exped Ultra 3R
Klymit Static V
Continue reading the full gear list here.
November 8, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
Fresh drinking water is essential. This water filtration system ensures you will never run out as long as there is a nearby natural water source. It can filter out bacteria, protozoa and microplastics.
Faster and more efficient than pumping or waiting for chemical treatments, the Sawyer Squeeze System offers on-the-go hydration at a good flow. This product is long-lasting, affordable, reliable, cleanable, and very user-friendly.
But Sawyer was way ahead of me — 15 years ahead, to be precise. In 2008, the brand started its Clean Water for All initiative, which provides Sawyer filters to developing countries around the world. And the company spends 90% of its profits funding it.