Nina Baxley: AT Thru-Hiker

Initial Gear List and Pack Weight
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Depending on the amount of food she is carrying, Nina's pack will weigh between 28 and 32 pounds.

Gear List


  • Gregory pack (approx. 3600 cubic inches)

  • Trash bag for pack cover

  • Travel pouch thing to hold maps, data book, camera, and film

  • Walrus Microswift tent with Tyvek for groundcloth

  • Feathered Friends Hummingbird down bag (20*)

  • Ridgerest > length sleeping pad

  • Asolo boots (worn)

  • Leki hiking poles

  • Thorlo hiking socks (2 pr total, 1 worn), with 2 pr (1 worn) polypro sock liners

  • Gaiters (worn)

  • Flip-flops for camp/town

  • Titianium pot (1.3 L)

  • Esbit pocket stove with windscreen

  • Esbit fuel tabs

  • Lexan spoon

  • 1-pint Nalgene bottle

  • Bandanna for cleaning dishes

  • Two gatorade bottles for water, to be replaced periodically

  • 96-oz Nalgene canteen for camp

  • Polar Pure (iodine crystals), with either Vitamin C or P.A. Plus (iodine neutralizer) to get rid of the yucky iodine taste and pee-pee color

  • 1 coolmax t-shirt (worn)

  • 1 pr nylon shorts (worn)

  • Hat (worn)

  • Wind pants

  • Bandanna for keeping sweat out of my eyes

  • Nylon rain jacket

  • Sexy bug headnet for Maine/NH

  • 200-weight fleece jacket

  • Supplex anorak

  • 1 pr synthetic long underwear for camp

  • 1 pr fleece socks for camp

  • Extra pair synthetic long underwear

  • Fleece cap

  • Gloves

  • Toilet paper roll

  • Wash 'n' Dri moist towelettes

  • Antibacterial alcohol gel in small bottle

  • Ziploc for bathroom trash

  • Small tube toothpaste

  • Travel-size toothbrush

  • Dental floss

  • Small hairbrush

  • Hair ties

  • Neosporin

  • Ibuprofen

  • Vitamins (multivitamin and calcium supplements)

  • Moleskin

  • Gauze strips

  • A few bandaids

  • Immodium A-D

  • Tylenol PM

  • Aspercreme

  • Cortisone cream

  • Benadryl

  • Chapstick

  • Nasal spray

  • Small Swiss Army knife

  • Duct tape

  • Mini-maglite with jakstrap

  • Extra AA batteries for flashlight

  • Several lighters

  • Waterproof matches

  • Lightweight emergency blanket

  • 50 ft parachute cord

  • Compass with mirror attached

  • Maps (to be sent in maildrops as needed)

  • ALDHA Companion (in sections)

  • AT Data Book

  • Camera with 1 spare roll of film

  • Glasses (worn)

  • Extra pair of glasses, in case I get swept away by a raging river and lose my glasses and live to tell the story

  • List of important addresses and phone numbers

  • Notebook for journal, to be replaced as needed

  • Pens for journal

  • Extra Ziploc bags

  • Extra garbage bag

  • Two extra bandannas, just so my pack can be a little heavier

  • Identification information: driver's license, health insurance card

  • Money/travelers checks

  • Pocketmailer for communicating with GORP.com

  • Carabiner

  • Hand lotion

  • Emergency fire starter

  • Whistle

  • DEET

  • Sunscreen

Published: 30 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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