This list is subject to change, as I am still editing it before my hike. I am carrying pretty much all the same stuff from my last 3 thru-hikes…tried and true. It will be interesting to see if I have more gear failures along the way, since a lot of my gear is nearing 5,000 miles or more.
One of the saddest factors is that Zpacks is no longer making the Solplex tent. Instead, they have replaced it with the Plexamid. I ordered one to test before the hike, thinking it would be good to have a back-up. Well, one of the carbon stays in the peak of the tent broke on the first set-up in my backyard and that was all it took to convince me that the tent wasn’t for me. So I just have to keep my fingers crossed that my beloved Solplex makes it through its 4th thru-hike.
Here is my CDT gear list, courtesy of Lighterpack.com