I’m leaving in about 36 hours. Finally have shipped resupply boxes, and stopped re-thinking all my gear choices: time’s up. I’ll continue to tinker on trail, sending home or abandoning stuff that’s not worth the carry, swapping in new items, etc. It’s customary to photo and catalog all this stuff for reference. Such as if I go missing, what colors of whatever did I have with me? Purple, green, orange is a theme of pack, quilts, hammock, fleece. And a giant silk paisley shemagh.
Lighterpack.com is a service that helps gear nerds compare kits. Below is mine. At over 17 pounds base weight (base weight is everything that’s not either consumable or worn most of the time on my body), I’ve fallen off the ultralight wagon, but I can easily see winnowing this down to 13 pounds or less once I’m secure enough of warmth to send extra cold gear home. Much of the chub comes from my hammock stand, necessary for the 700 miles of desert at the start, that I expect to send home once I’m in reliably forested areas: the Sierra. Oh, and the chair. Yeah, I’m glamping, at least to start.