Gear List

Below is the estimated cost of our gear & weight to carry (not including food + water for the leg we will be hiking)

Note: These amounts will change and the two links above will show you our current projected set-up. We will be looking for lower-cost gear that hopefully is the same or lower weight and provides the same value + technology/performance as some of the highest-rated gear used by hikers in the 2019-2020 PCT

Dan’s is below… followed by Chantal’s the next graph down. ($ Amounts is money we still have to spend in that category. Also, Low Elevation does not include gear for the colder Sierra and higher elevations as well as safety gear for these sections.)

Dan & Chantal’s GEAR LIST & TOTAL COST on LighterPack:

View the full breakdown of all our gear by clicking here –>> Dan’s Gear: Low Elevation & Dan’s Gear: High Elevation // Chantal’s Gear: Low Elevation & Chantal’s Gear High Elevation

So in the Sierra… I’ll have safety gear and better gear for colder climates. Also along dangerous places like Apache Peak and around Mt. San Jacinto, Mt. Baden Powell we both will have hiking crampons & a ice axe when needed and microspikes in slippery non-dangerous places. We will mail these pieces to pick up and mail them to a friend to mail back when we get closer to the next sketchy section.
So our kit for higher elevations will add an extra 7 pounds. (The Sierra is where we need to carry the bear can to keep our food inside)

View Chantal’s Gear: Low Elevation & Chantal’s Gear High Elevation (Need to work on hers still)

Money Saved > Money Spent So Far:

Below is the money spent on gear & resources tracked with google sheets. It also lists the total money saved and the amount in the spending pot that we will use for our next gear purchase.