Rather than list everything I used on each hike,
I've listed those items that survived the
entire Triple Crown.
Blue silnylon stuff sack (from Equinox):
I used a number of silnylon sacks, but only this one, my
clothing sack, survived. These sacks don't do well with
abrasion--at least, not 2000 miles of abrasion.
Little mesh sack (from Equinox):
Used to keep my little items in one place. Not only did
this survive the Triple Crown (with only minor stitching
after the PCT), but I use this as a "shave kit" bag both
at home and while traveling."
Homemade bugproof head-net:
An easy project.
Bark jacket (from Golite):
Doggone it, they don't make this one anymore. I sewed a small
patch on the back on the PCT, and all the zippers blew out on the
CDT (I added some velcro). Figure I can get another couple years of
occasional use out of it.
Polypro "long underwear" top (from Duofold)
Tiny ziplock bag:
Used for pills, etc.
8x10 silnylon tarp (from Equinox):
I switched to a Ray Jardine-style tarp for the first couple
hundred miles of the CDT, then lost it hitchhiking, went
tarpless for 4 rainy days, and picked up the old tarp at my
LT6 hat (from Tilley):
I gave the Tilley hat I wore on the AT to a young friend...
had to buy another for the PCT & CDT. The shoestring kept the
hat on the highest winds, though in really high winds I'd
put the hat in my pack and strap my hood on tight to reduce