Monday, March 2, 2009

Preparing for Life in a Backpack

Well, it's go time.

Foxy and I are ready to strap life onto our backs. The gear is bought, the menu is in place, and now we are just waiting for the 21st of March to come by. So what does one bring on a 2000 miles trip? I thought you'd never ask.

-Osprey Atmos 65 Backpack (light and built for ventilation - and with how I sweat, I need all I can get)
-Lafuma Extreme Kilo 35 degree bag (light and compact)
-Ultralight Hennessey Hammock (besides being light and versatile - it's a hammock! What's not to love?)
-Halulite Pot (light, durable, and a good conductor)
-8 Inch Knife (For cutting cheese and stabbing bears)
-Orikaso Fold Flat Ware (Save space and totally lickable to save from washing)
-Gold Bond (Never leave home without it)
-Merino wool boxers, tights, t-shirt, and socks (doesn't stink and it feels so nice)
-Patagonia Micro Puff Jacket
-Magnesium Fire Starter
-First Aid Kit
-Gloves, hat, pants, long sleeve, food, water, hiking poles, pack cover, paracord, blah blah blah...

That's it. Foxy and I will be swapping books back and forth to keep up the conversation. He'll start with "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenence" and I'm going with Walden. I think they are pretty fitting books for a romp in the woods.

Hopefully I'll be able to keep this blog going and keep you all posted on life on the trail.

This should be one hell of a trip.


  1. wow- good for you guys. sounds like it will be quite the trip. I'll be dreaming about your escapades while cooped up in my dark little office all day... best of luck

  2. if you keep us posted to where you are, maybe i would be able to come out and join you for a section, if you liked the company. sounds like fun. i hope to one day to the CDT. it is neat and inspiring to see you do this.

  3. tommorrow is the day! i am excited for you.