David’s Back pack

KILROY’S APPALACHIAN TRAIL HIKE MEET DAVID FACT SHEET ABOUT THE TRAIL FOLLOW KILROY’S PROGRESS

KILROY’S BACKPACK

David Kellerman is a former Boy Scout and Scoutmaster, so he will be using the classic Boy Scouts adage “Be Prepared” in the planning for his Appalachian Trail hike. It’s a challenge to find the balance to pack the necessary supplies for six months while still having the backpack be a manageable weight (30-35 lbs.) for 2,190 miles. Here’s the inside look at the contents of Kilroy’s Backpack.

Gear
  • 1-person tent
  • bear canister (food canister – required on parts of the trail)
  • blister kits
  • blow-up pillow
  • cat-hole spade
  • cell phone (yes, there is service on parts of the trail)
  • charging pack
  • compass
  • cup
  • first aid kit (bandages, ibuprofen)
  • fuel canister
  • GPS tracker
  • GPS watch
  • guide book
  • headlamp
  • lighter
  • pot
  • sleeping bag
  • sleeping bag liner
  • sleeping pad
  • spork
  • stove
  • thermometer
  • toiletries
  • trail maps
  • water filtration pump
  • water-proof matches
  • wraps
Clothes (1 each unless otherwise noted)
  • camp shoes
  • cap
  • face net
  • fleece jacket
  • gators
  • gloves
  • hiking boots*
  • long johns (top and bottom)
  • long sleeve performance shirts – 2
  • outer jacket
  • pants
  • rain jacket
  • rain pants
  • shorts
  • underwear 2
  • winter beanie
  • wool socks (pairs) 2
Food:
  • beef jerky
  • coffee
  • freeze-dried foods
  • oatmeal
  • protein bars
  • trail mix
  •  water

*NOTE: David expects to go through four to five pairs of hiking boots.  His wife Melanie will be mailing him a pair that he have broken in along with two more pairs of socks around the half way point of the hike.

 

 

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