I have already posted my Pacific Crest Trail gear list and my final gear list (compiled after the trail), but for many people (myself included), looking at what just one random dude decided to put in his pack is not enough.
Now I bring to you: another random dude. More specifically, Appa The Sky Bison (or Appa for short).
I met Appa on my Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike and I quickly manipulated him into becoming a good friend (despite his initial attempts to out-hike me and enjoy the crazy thoughts in his head alone).
This year Appa will be doing what I wish I was doing and hiking the PCT once more. Appa has shared his complete Pacific Crest Trail gear list with me and I have chosen to betray his trust and share it with the world.
From the man himself:
My 2013 gear was no-nonsense, high value, and minimalist. I’ll be using some of the same stuff for 2015, with a few upgrades that should improve comfort and safety while sacrificing simplicity. When buying gear, how does a hiker find the balance between being a drifter with a death wish and a gentrified REI model from Portlandia? Feel free to critique.