Below are our gear lists for the 2018 hiking season. Our two big trips, The Grand Enchantment Trail and The Great Divide Trail, have slightly different gear needs. On the GET, we didn’t believe we could hammock, so we took a ground setup (poncho/tarps). For our upcoming trip on the Great Divide Trail, we plan to hammock, as our intel from other hikers leads us to believe it will be hammock-able.
This gear lists below are comprised of gear that we’d take on any number of hikes in North America that fall in the 3 season period of the year. These lists could apply to hikes on the AT, PCT, AZT, Hayduke, CDT, GET. And a multitude of other trails . I write the above since we repeatedly see YT vids and gear posts on blogs about “My PCT Gear 2018”, blah blah. While the creators know that this ranks well for SEO (Search Engine Optimization), the overlap of gear is tremendous. We only make minor alterations in our gear from trail to trail – the GET was an exception, because we were not taking hammocks – but in general, so little changes.
On viewing some of the items, you will see some DIY items. Drop us a line if you want a recommendation on a similar piece of gear from a manufacturer.
Our 2018 Gear Lists
SweetPea Hammock – https://lighterpack.com/r/c4w4m2
SweetPea Ground – https://lighterpack.com/r/cs2smt
Beardoh Ground – https://lighterpack.com/r/3pborb
Beardoh Hammock – https://lighterpack.com/r/aw8nu6
Beardoh’s general perspectives on gear can be seen in the preamble to his 2016 gear post for the PCT. It sums up our feelings on ultralight vs. traditional pack weights, and is probably worth a read if you have made it thus far in this post.