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31Aug14

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Preparing for Tahoe Rim Trail

Time for our next adventure: the Tahoe Rim Trail! After a couple weeks of visiting family and friends in San Diego, Santa Barbara, and the Bay Area, we’re finishing off our year with 165 miles in the Sierras with my dad.*

We’ll share photos when we get back. Hopefully we will make it the whole way around! In the meantime, here’s our packing list. Everything is in quantities of two, unless otherwise specified.

/ CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES /

  • Hiking shirts
  • Convertible pants
  • Sports bra (1)
  • Underwear (4)
  • Baseball caps
  • Socks (2 pairs each)
  • Boots
  • T-shirts to wear at camp
  • Thermal base layer
  • Fleece hoodie (1, for Tamara)
  • Flannel shirt (1, for Chris)
  • Rain/wind jackets
  • Sunglasses
  • Bandanas
  • Hair-ties

/ HIKE & CAMP /

  • Backpacks
  • Compasses
  • Water filter (1)
  • 2-liter water bladders
  • Small water bottles
  • Trail atlas (1)
  • Two-person tent (1)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Sleeping pads
  • Inflatable pillows
  • Cook stove (1)
  • Fuel canisters
  • Set of spare matches (1)
  • Mess kit and utensils
  • Rope to hang food (1)
  • Headlamps, with one set of extra batteries
  • Knife/multi-tool (1)
  • Camp soap (1)
  • Towel (1)
  • Duct tape (1)
  • Light paperback books
  • Deck of cards (1)
  • Spare Ziplock bags (5)
  • Garbage bags (2)

/ PERSONAL ITEMS & FIRST AID /

  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • 8-packs of hygiene wipes
  • Waste trowel (1)
  • Lip balm with sunscreen
  • Sunscreen (1)
  • DEET lotion (1)
  • Nail clipper with built-in file (1)
  • Toilet paper
  • Ziplock “wallet”
    • IDs
    • Credit cards
    • Cash
    • Trail permits
  • Cell phones and chargers, for resupply visits into town
  • First aid kit (1)
    • Bandages and gauze
    • Alcohol wipes and antibiotic ointment
    • Burn and itch ointment
    • Blister care pack
    • Advil
    • Immodium

/ FOOD /
We plan to resupply at least once on the trail and brought enough food to last eight days, with 2,000 calories per day, per person

  • Food stuff sacks
  • Three king-size Snickers to celebrate Chris’s 34th birthday on September 2 (!!!)
  • Breakfast
    • Instant coffee
    • Instant oatmeal with dried fruit and nut mix
    • Packaged bear claws
  • Lunch and snacking
    • Powdered Gatorade
    • Everything bagels, pre-sliced
    • Peanut butter
    • Fruit roll-ups
    • Granola bars
    • Prunes and dried apricots
    • Beef jerky
    • Trail mix
  • Dinner
    • Freeze dried packet food from Backpacker’s Pantry (4 nights)
    • Instant mashed potatoes with pepper salami (2 nights)
    • Macaroni and cheese with pepper salami (2 nights)
    • Small shaker of grated Parmesan cheese, for flavor and calorie boost

*You might be wondering, what is my dad bringing? I didn’t even want to attempt to put his list up here lest I get part of it wrong. He’s very serious about finding the lightest and most minimal equipment — which we totally support! He’s a big follower of Erik the Black’s blog and gear recommendations. Maybe I’ll let him — my dad, I mean — update this post with his exact list.

2 Comments

  1. Would add benadryl. Sleep aid and takes care of anything itchy!!

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