So, so, so. Our spring break here is ticking ever closer, and I am soon to be a very happy camper — I’m going on a 4-day hike through the Smokey Mountains!
I’d like to clarify that this isn’t one of those “Wouldn’t it be cool if” things. I mean, I totally talk about stuff like this a lot, but this time, it’s gonna happen; last night, I registered myself and paid for the days that I’ll be on the trail, thereby reserving my spot at campsites and whatnot, and I called today to a couple shuttle services to see how much it’ll take for me to get a ride to the top of the trail. So, what follows is a listing of my gear. I’m not a gear junkie and I don’t have a lot of money, so it’s not that exciting to anyone but me. But still:
Bonus photo — Accidentally taken while trying to figure out how to turn around the camera while videoing. I didn’t know this was a face I could do.
Map of the Smokies, compass.
2. Sun protection
Repel brand “Sun and Bug” stuff (0.5oz), brimmed hat with neck protection
Eddie Bauer EB700 Down Jacket, Coghlan’s Emergency Blanket, 2 Hot Hands hand warmers.
Academy Sports Cap Light, Eddie Bauer Pop-Up Light
Basic Outdoor/Camping/Hiking Starter First Aid Kit (Brand Unknown), 8 Tylenol tabs.
Coleman Plastic Match Holder/Matches, some kinda emergency fire starter
7. Repair kit and tools
Swiss Army Multitool, Outdoor Products Carabiner, Pepper Spray, Aluminum Emergency Whistle
…Sooooon. Got my chicken ramen n’ banana chips on lock, though.
Ozark 18 oz. Tin Pot, REI multi-utensil, camping gel sterno, self-made cake sheet/tin foil windguard, REI 15 liter bear bag, 50 ft. chording, infinity caribiner, small coffee tumbler
Sawyer Squeeze 1L Filtration System, Outdoor Products 1L Foldable Canteen, 24oz Contigo Water Bottle.
10. Emergency shelter
Eureka! Solitaire Backcountry Tent, Wenzel Convoluted Camp Pad, Texasport Cedar Pass Mummy Sleeping Bag, Cocoon Pillow and Stuff Sack, lightweight 6x8 REI tarp.Clothing:
1 Danskin Longsleeve
1 Champion Shortsleeve
1 Champion Sports Bra (THE MOST COMFORTABLE THING EVER OH MY GOD).
2 Pair Mystical Awesome Underwear that have been my favorites for a long time.
2 Pair REI Wool Socks — Need to buy the second pair.
1 Pair REI Trail Pants
1 Livestrong Legging
1 pair Vasque Breeze 2.0 Mid GTX Men’s Boot
1 pair Gator Shoe Mary Jane’s (Mah campsite shoe. Had these for over a year now).
1 cool-ass bandana from 5th grade summer camp.
1 digital watch with alarm
All-Purpose Biodegradable Camp Soap
***Still need to grab the things in italics, and my sleeping system isn’t pictured, as it’s still shippin’. So, tell me — anyone got any cool trips coming up?