Here is the basic gear list for my 2015 Appalachian Trail FKT Thru-hike. While this list contains ultralight gear and clothing it does not include food. My overall base weight hovered around 9 lbs, give or take things like how many batteries I was carrying or later in the hike when I threw away one headlamp because it broke, or other small adjustments along the way. Keep in mind that gear lists are never blue prints and what works for one person does not work for everyone. And what works on one trip may not work on another. What is a FKT? Learn training tips and definition of a Fastest Known Time hike.
Anish’s Ultralight Gear Used
|Category||Gear Selection||Weight (oz)||Details|
|Packing||Gorilla Ultralight Pack||20||Modified, and aluminum stay removed|
|Trash Compactor Bag||2.2||Used as a waterproof pack liner, make sure they are unscented for bear country!
|Granite Gear Cloud Pack Cover||3.4||Size Small|
|Sleeping||Zpacks Sleeping Bag||16|
|Ultralight Torso Sleeping Pad||4.6|
|Shelter||Zpacks Soloplex with Poles||16||Including 8 titanium tent stakes|
|LT4 Carbon Trekking Poles||8.2||Per pair|
|Polycryo Ground Sheet||1.6||Used under shelter|
|Packed Clothing||Fleece Pants and Shirt||8.1||For sleeping|
|Altra Calf Length Compression Socks||3|
|OR Rain Jacket||5.5|
|Patagonia Houdini Jacket||3.4|
|Turtle Fur Balaclava||1.2|
|Injini RUN 2.0 Midweight Socks||1.4|
|Hydration||Ultimate Direction 70 oz hydration bladder with Sawyer In Line Filter||10|
|Small Essentials||Swiss Army Classic knife||.8|
|Hot Hands x 2||1.7||Hand Warmers|
|.5 oz Neosporin||.5|
|Immodium, Benadryl, Aleve||.3|
|Cuben Fiber Stuff Sacks||.5|
|Wet Wipes||.2||Individually wrapped. One per day.
|Sawyer Sunscreen||.3||Small quantity in a ziploc
|Picaridin bug spray by Sawyer||.3|
|Eyedrops/extra contact lenses||.6|
|Lexan spoon (long)||.5|
|Technology||SPOT GPS Tracker||6|
|Smart phone||10||With charger cord and wall plug|
|External rechargable phone charger||3|
|OR Sensor Dry Envelope||.8|
|Black Diamond Spot headlamp||2.9|
|Princeton Tec Vizz Headlamp||2.9||Failed quickly and had to be thrown out. I would not recommended to others.
|Extra Batteries||3.2||Lithium AAA|
|Base weight (not including items worn and consumables)||151.1||9.45|
Overall, I was quite happy with all of my gear except my first headlamp (as noted). Be sure to read detailed reviews on my blog (link in my profile below).
This FKT gear list was contributed by Brand Ambassador Heather “Anish” Anderson