PCT Gear
2 December 2012

My gear list for the PCT is almost finished. However some things are not fully decided yet. I’m still not sure what insulation gear to take. I have always had great comfort with my self made Primaloft insulation jacket and trowsers. However they are really bulky and I expect that I won’t need them that often on the PCT. Therefore I’m still looking into down gear that weights less and packs smaller. However the price still puts me off.

Additionally some work has to be done. My down quilt needs to get washed or I need to make a new one. The tips of my hiking poles need to be changed as they are almost non existant anymore. <table width="842" border="0" frame="VOID" rules="NONE" cellspacing="0"><colgroup> <col width="200" /> <col width="80" /> <col width="80" /> <col width="210" /></colgroup> <tbody> <tr> <td align="LEFT" width="252" height="17"> Sleeping </td> <td align="LEFT" width="91"></td> <td align="LEFT" width="91"></td> <td align="LEFT" width="192"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Ridgrest Torso</td> <td align="LEFT">186</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">For comfort and Burrito style</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Laufbursche Insulation Mat</td> <td align="LEFT">135</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Main insulation for the whole body</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">KS Quilt</td> <td align="LEFT">573</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Need to wash it or produce new one</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17"> Cooking </td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Caldera Inferno + 600ml Evernew</td> <td align="LEFT">180</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Wood burning stove</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Titan spoon</td> <td align="LEFT">21</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Lighter</td> <td align="LEFT">20</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Platypus 2L 2x</td> <td align="LEFT">70</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Platypus 1L 4x</td> <td align="LEFT">40</td> <td align="LEFT">40</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Water bottle 0,5l</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">10</td> <td align="LEFT">For fast access and Platy refilling</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17"> Clothing </td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">DriDrucks Jacket</td> <td align="LEFT">154</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">DriDucks Trowsers</td> <td align="LEFT">105</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">KS Primaloft Jacket</td> <td align="LEFT">319</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Temperature dependent</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">KS Primaloft Trowsers</td> <td align="LEFT">220</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">For the Sierras</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">KS Primaloft Hat</td> <td align="LEFT">41</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Head insulation while sleepiong</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Nylon trowsers long</td> <td align="LEFT">270</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Longsleeve shirt</td> <td align="LEFT">177</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Walking insulation on cold days</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Headnet</td> <td align="LEFT">20</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Send towards the Sierras</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Long airy shirt for desert</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">200</td> <td align="LEFT">Not yet bought</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Wide brimmed hat for desert</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">100</td> <td align="LEFT">Not yet bought</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Sun glasses</td> <td align="LEFT">35</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Socks 3 pairs</td> <td align="LEFT">50</td> <td align="LEFT">150</td> <td align="LEFT"> Thin Merino socks for walking</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Gloves Fleeze+Waterproof</td> <td align="LEFT">59</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Cold rainy days.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Underpants 2 Pairs</td> <td align="LEFT">51</td> <td align="LEFT">51</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Balaclava</td> <td align="LEFT">40</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Cold rainy days and sleeping</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Freezer bags 6L</td> <td align="LEFT">20</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">For breaks with wet feed in cold conditions</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Brooks Cascadia</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">790</td> <td align="LEFT">Love em</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Windshirt</td> <td align="LEFT">73</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17"> Shelter </td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Laufbursche Monologe</td> <td align="LEFT">250</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">One shelter for the whole way</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Polycro</td> <td align="LEFT">45</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Dirt protection</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">KS Bivy</td> <td align="LEFT">159</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Cowboy camping and mosquito protection</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Stakes</td> <td align="LEFT">60</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Black Diamond Alpine Carbon</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">460</td> <td align="LEFT">Hiking poles, need to replace tip because they are used alot. Will probably break during the trip.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17"> Other </td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Clipper</td> <td align="LEFT">7</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Tweezers</td> <td align="LEFT">4</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">First aid kit</td> <td align="LEFT">86</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Repair kit</td> <td align="LEFT">60</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Camera Canon Powershot sx150is</td> <td align="LEFT">320</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Battery driven</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Memory cards</td> <td align="LEFT">10</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Toothbrush</td> <td align="LEFT">22</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Laufbursche Huckepack all ink.</td> <td align="LEFT">540</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Great backpack</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Tripod</td> <td align="LEFT">47</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">For camera</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Knife</td> <td align="LEFT">15</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">MP3 Player</td> <td align="LEFT">82</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Battery driven</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Headlamp, Fenix hl70</td> <td align="LEFT">70</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Too heavy, might do something on the strap to save weight</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Kathola Microspikes</td> <td align="LEFT">409</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">For Sierras</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Spot</td> <td align="LEFT">120</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">For my family</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Yogtis Townbook</td> <td align="LEFT">50</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Only relevant parts</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Postholer Maps</td> <td align="LEFT">50</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Only relevant parts</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17"></td> <td align="LEFT">5265</td> <td align="LEFT">1801</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> </tbody> </table>

Auf Deutsch

Meine Ausrüstungsliste für den PCT ist fast fertig. Allerdings ist noch nicht alles entgültig entschieden. Ich bin mir immer noch nicht sicher welche Isolierkleidung ich mitnehme. Mit meinen selbstgebauten Primaloft Klamotten bin ich immer gut zurecht gekommen. Allerdings ist ihr Packmaß zu groß und ich werde sie selten auf dem PCT brauchen. Deswegen gucke ich immer noch nach passender Daunenkleidung die leichter und kleiner zu verpacken ist. Aber der Preis hält mich immer noch davon ab.

Zusätzlich muss noch ein wenig Arbeit getan werden. Mein Daunenquilt muss gewaschen werden oder ich mache noch einen neuen. Die Spitzen meines Wanderstocks müssen dringend getauscht wreden weil sie kaum noch existieren. <table width="842" border="0" frame="VOID" rules="NONE" cellspacing="0"><colgroup> <col width="200" /> <col width="80" /> <col width="80" /> <col width="210" /></colgroup> <tbody> <tr> <td align="LEFT" width="252" height="17"> Schlafen </td> <td align="LEFT" width="91"></td> <td align="LEFT" width="91"></td> <td align="LEFT" width="192"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Ridgrest Torso</td> <td align="LEFT">186</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Für Komfort und den Burrito style</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Laufbursche Iso-Matte</td> <td align="LEFT">135</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Haupt Isolierung für den ganzen Körper</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">KS Quilt</td> <td align="LEFT">573</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Muss ich waschen oder einen neuen bauen.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17"> Kochen </td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Caldera Inferno + 600ml Evernew</td> <td align="LEFT">180</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Holzkocher</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Titanlöffel</td> <td align="LEFT">21</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Feuerzeug</td> <td align="LEFT">20</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Platypus 2L 2x</td> <td align="LEFT">70</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Platypus 1L 4x</td> <td align="LEFT">40</td> <td align="LEFT">40</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Wasserflasche 0,5l</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">10</td> <td align="LEFT">Für schnellen Zugriff und zum Nachfüllen der Platy.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17"> Kleidung </td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">DriDrucks Jacke</td> <td align="LEFT">154</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">DriDucks Hose</td> <td align="LEFT">105</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">KS Primaloft Jacke</td> <td align="LEFT">319</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Temperatur abhängig</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">KS Primaloft Hose</td> <td align="LEFT">220</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Für die Sierras</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">KS Primaloft Hat</td> <td align="LEFT">41</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Kopf Isolierung während des Schlafens</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Nylon Hose lang</td> <td align="LEFT">270</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Langärmliges Hemd</td> <td align="LEFT">177</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Isolierung beim Laufen an kalten Tagen</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Kopfnetz</td> <td align="LEFT">20</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Ab den Sierras</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Long airy shirt for desert</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">200</td> <td align="LEFT">Noch nicht gekauft</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Wide brimmed hat for desert</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">100</td> <td align="LEFT">Noch nicht gekauft</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Sonnenbrille</td> <td align="LEFT">35</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Socken 3 Paar</td> <td align="LEFT">50</td> <td align="LEFT">150</td> <td align="LEFT"> Thin Merino socks for walking</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Handschuhe Fleeze+Wasserdicht</td> <td align="LEFT">59</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Für kalte Regentage</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Unterhose 2 Paar</td> <td align="LEFT">51</td> <td align="LEFT">51</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Balaclava</td> <td align="LEFT">40</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Für kalte Regentage und zum Schlafen</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Gefrierbeutel 6L</td> <td align="LEFT">20</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Für Pausen in kalter und nasser Umgebung</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Brooks Cascadia</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">790</td> <td align="LEFT">Tolle Wanderschuhe</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Windshirt</td> <td align="LEFT">73</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17"> Unterkunft </td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Laufbursche Monologe</td> <td align="LEFT">250</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Wird für den gesamten Weg genutzt</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Polycro</td> <td align="LEFT">45</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Dreckschutz</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">KS Bivy</td> <td align="LEFT">159</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Cowboy camping und Moskito Schutz</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Heringe</td> <td align="LEFT">60</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Black Diamond Alpine Carbon</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">460</td> <td align="LEFT">Wanderstöcke, muss die Spitzen austauschen. Die Stöcke werden wahrscheinlich unterwegs brechen.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17"> Sonstiges </td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Nagelknipser</td> <td align="LEFT">7</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Pinzette</td> <td align="LEFT">4</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Erste Hilfe Kit</td> <td align="LEFT">86</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Reparatur Kit</td> <td align="LEFT">60</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Kamera Canon Powershot sx150is</td> <td align="LEFT">320</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Batterie betrieben</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Speicher Karte</td> <td align="LEFT">10</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Zahnbürste</td> <td align="LEFT">22</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Laufbursche Huckepack all ink.</td> <td align="LEFT">540</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Stativ</td> <td align="LEFT">47</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Für die Kamera</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Messer</td> <td align="LEFT">15</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">MP3 Player</td> <td align="LEFT">82</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Batterie betrieben</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Stirnlampe, Fenix hl70</td> <td align="LEFT">70</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Zu schwer, kann vll. noch etwas an dem Halteband sparen.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Kathola Microspikes</td> <td align="LEFT">409</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Für die Sierras</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Spot</td> <td align="LEFT">120</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Für die Familie</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Yogtis Townbook</td> <td align="LEFT">50</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Nur relevante Teile</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17">Postholer Karten</td> <td align="LEFT">50</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> <td align="LEFT">Nur relevante Teile</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="LEFT" height="17"></td> <td align="LEFT">5265</td> <td align="LEFT">1801</td> <td align="LEFT"></td> </tr> </tbody> </table>

Christian 28 December 2012
Hi Stefan, die KS Klamotten sind selbstgebaute Sachen, KSKrampenSchiesser. Die 6l Gefrierbeutel sind für Abends. Wenn man den ganzen Tag in nassen Socken gelaufen ist zieht man ja Abends warme Schlafsocken an. Wenn man dann noch herumlaufen will zieht man die 6l Beutel über die Trockenen Socken und kann damit wieder in die nassen Schuhe steigen. Außerdem ist es einfacher beim nächtlichen Gang mal eben die Beutel überzustreifen. Problem ist halt das die Beutel nicht so lange halten. Die exakte Lebensdauer wird sich auf dem PCT zeigen. Eine gleichteure stabilere Variante suche ich leider noch.
Stefan 25 December 2012
Hey, verfolge mit großer Spannung deine PCTPlanung. Habe das selber in den nächsten Jahren vor und bin daher immer mal am gucken, wie du dich vorbereitest. Ich hätte da mal zwei Fragen und würde mich freuen, wenn du mir helfen könntest. Was genau ist bspw. die KS Primaloft Jacke Also wofür steht KS Ist das eine Marke Wenn ja, wo finde ich solches Zeug Zweitens, wozu ist der 6l Gefrierbeutel zu Nutze Über eine Antwort würde ich mich freuen. Gruß Stefan
Safaa 11 December 2012
Idyllwild That is a charming place. We caepmd there with some PCT hikers (Milkman and Mrs. Clean) back in 2005. Your reports are bringing back good memories, Heather. Southern California is just gorgeous this time of year. Im glad you get to see all that beauty out there in the desert and on the mountain trails. Have fun its sounds like you are. Gayle Wohlken