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Gear list

Discussion in 'General Gear Discussion' started by beginnavagabond, May 19, 2017.

  1. beginnavagabond

    beginnavagabond Appreciated Participator

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    I have my gear list up to date and I was wondering if you could tell me anything you see on my list you happened to throw away because you didn't need it, because it weighed down, or any other reason. Thank you.

    My plans are hitchhiking along with stealth camping and maybe working some short odd jobs and maybe a workaway while travelling throughout the west (Mostly OR, NorCal, AZ & NM)

    Camo Sleeping Bag
    Camo Bivy Sack
    Emergency poncho
    1 Camo shirt
    1 tshirt
    2 shorts
    1 pair jeans
    4 pairs of socks sealed in bag
    Fleece Jacket
    Polyester Jacket
    Winter Coat (I plan on going to New Mexico and I know it gets cold at night so that's why this is on there?)
    Ushanka
    Boots (primarily worn)
    Sneakers (secondary)
    (Should I skip my sneakers and just wear the boots?)

    (this food isn't for while I'm in town but while I'm in places without food sources like while I'm hitching out of town)
    2 bags of hemp seeds
    2 instant rice bags
    PB
    Jerky
    2L water

    Lighter
    Earplugs
    Journal & Pen
    Compass
    Harmonica
    Sawyer and Lifestraw Filter (one for bottles and one for direct drinking)
    Flashlight
    Swiss army knife
    Spigot key
    Light Can opener
    Emergency whistle
     
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  2. swellard

    swellard Hungry for Knowledge

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    It's nice to have another pair of shoes, but I'd say with all the stuff you have in your pack already it would be better to forego them. All them clothes are gonna make for a pretty tight fit unless you have a big backpack.
     
  3. Tude

    Tude Sometimes traveler is traveling.
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    Cool for asking - you've done your research <3 Hopefully our experts chime in here - out of curiosity - have you weighed it and how heavy. :)
     
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    Screw the shoes and shorts. Smart move on the spigot key, you'll learn to love it in AZ. In SoCal or AZ you can get a winter jacket for free or under $5 at most any thrift store this time of year, I'd just grab a thermal undershirt in the mean time. It does get cold there, but not like, die of expouser while wearing a jacket cold. At least this time of year.
     
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    You seem to be questioning yourself a lot, I've found that while traveling you just gotta say fuck it and learn by experience. Take what you think you'll need and you'll learn what was and wasn't necessary.
     
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    Yeah, I'm only going to be out for the summer so I'll learn from that and be ready for a bigger journey next time. I think I'll need this stuff but if I don't use something at all I'll definitely know for next time.
    Thanks!
     
  7. AlmostAlwaysLost

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    What is an ushanka?
     
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    Woah fuck how did I forget about earplugs
     
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    Looks like a good list, maybe a few things i'd change but looks like a solid list.

    ATB N0MAD