Monday, September 26, 2011
Tomahawks gear for the road - Maine to Arizona
When I took off out of Maine and headed to Arizona I knew it was around 3,400 miles or so according to google maps. Keeping this in mind I wanted to keep my gear as light as possible for this trip.
I had limited gear to pick from because I simple don't like to pack around a lot of equipment. Ill break this down into 5 sections. 1. SHELTER (to include clothing). 2. WATER. 3. FIRE. 4. FOOD. 5. Miscellaneous.
SHELTER : Hennessey Hammock, 8x8 tarp, poncho liner(Wiggies), plastic sheet, Crazy creek chair. (Clothing) Hitech hiking shoes, 3 pair smart wool socks, 1 pair canvas high tops, flip flops, 2 sets boxer shorts, 2 pair carharrt shorts, 1 pair long pants, I belt, 2 T shirts, one heavy cotton shirt by Blackhawk gear, I hooded sweatshirt, one light short sleeved shirt,1 light fleece sweater, baseball cap, one wool cap. 1 set of light gloves, 3 extra bandannas.
WATER: 4 1 quart water bottles, 1 lard pail cooking pot, one travel mug.
FIRE: some water proof matches in a water proof container. And the knowledge of several other types of fire making techniques.
FOOD: 1 small jar of instant coffee, one Summer sausage and one large Hershey bar.
MISCELLANEOUS: Reading glasses, Sunglasses, shaving kit and tooth bush, swiss army knife, green river knife, some cordage in a cotton sack, small head lamp, extra batteries, sewing kit, camera, laptop, external hard drive, some fishing line and a single hook. 2 pens and a sharpie marker. ID,plastic spoon, chap stick, umbrella.
My pack was a Jansport “Big Bear pack”
That's about it. I have never liked to carry a lot of gear. I simply cannot enjoy myself if im humping a 60 or 70 pound pack.
See you on the trail.
Tomahawk – Scouts out!