This, for the most part, was my gear list for the Te Araroa. I couldn’t have gone to New Zealand without a bunch of camera gear, but if I ever attempted a thru-hike again I would never bring this much. Every day you hike from the moment you wake and eat until the moment you eat and go to bed. Do not carry anything other than the bare essentials. I am sure that the weight of my pack, even though I was in shape, contributed to the knee injury that largely influenced my decision to leave the trail.

Deuter ACT Lite 75+10

Price: $230

Weight: 74oz

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Cabela’s XPG Ultralight 3-Person Tent

Price: $399

Weight: 66oz – Can be reduced by removing 10.5oz footprint and taking fewer stakes

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Enlightened Equipment Revelation Quilt

Price: $255

Weight: 21.15oz

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Therm-a-rest Z Lite SOL Regular

Price: $45

Weight: 14oz

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Clothes

Price: $540 Total

Weight: 64oz

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Toaks 750 ml Pot

Price: $35

Weight: 3.9oz

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Toaks Titanium Spoon

Price: $9

Weight: 0.4oz

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MSR Pocket Rocket

Price: $35

Weight: 3.9oz

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Sawyer Water Filter

Price: $30

Weight: 3oz

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Platypus 3L bladder

Price: $26

Weight: 6oz

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Camera Gear

Price: A lot

Total Weight: 14.98lbs – 239.7oz

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Goal Zero Sherpa 50 w/ inverter

Price: $300 w/ Nomad 13 Panel

Weight: 24.3oz (Sherpa w/ Inverter)

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Goal Zero Nomad 13

Price: $300 w/ Sherpa 50 and inverter

Weight: 27.4oz (Nomad 13 only)

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Saucony Peregrine 5 Trail-Running Shoes

Price: $110

Weight: 9.6 oz for pair

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Black Diamond Distance Z-Poles

Price: $99.99

Weight: 13oz for pair

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First Aid

Price: $23 – For Granite Gear Air Pocket (Small)

Weight: 5.8oz (filled with supplies)

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Black Diamond Cosmo Headlamp

Price: $35

Weight: 3.2oz with batteries

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Victorinox Swiss Farmer

Price: $28

Weight: 3oz

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Silva Forecaster 610 Compass

Price: $9.99

Weight: 1oz

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Lunatec Scrubber

Price: $2.50

Weight: 0.3oz

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PackTowl Ultralight – Large

Price: $25

Weight: 1.8oz

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Granite Gear Wallet

Price: $9

Weight: 0.3oz

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