Grand Canyon Backpacking Tour – Packing List

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! I just got back from a training hike and campout at Walls of Jerico in northeast Alabama. However, I shot a lot of video and it is going to take some time to sort through the good, the bad, and the ugly so that I can put something together for the blog. Stay tuned for that in the next day or two.

My wife told someone that if this trip didn’t get here soon, she thought I would explode. I’ve planned, plotted, packed, repacked for several months now and last weekend, we went to the grocery where I picked up most of the food for our trip. So, what did I do that night (2.5 weeks from the trip)? I divided all my food up by day and by meal. I’m a bit neurotic that way.

I think this is pretty close to my final gear list minus my food and clothing.

Item Make/Model Obs. (g) Obs. (oz)
Camp     127.0
Tent Kelty Grand Mesa 2 722 25.5
Fly Kelty Grand Mesa 2 610 21.5
Poles Kelty Grand Mesa 2 472 16.6
Stakes MSR Groundhogs 16 0.6
Sleeping pad Klymit Inertia X-Wave 314 11.1
Sleeping bag Marmot Nanowave 45 988 34.9
Camp light Snow Peak SnowMiner 100 3.5
Knife/Multitool Leatherman Squirt PS4 56 2.0
Knife Spyderco Byrd Cara Cara 2 92 3.2
Fire starter Swedish Firesteel 46 1.6
First-aid kit Adventure Medical .7 184 6.5
Kitchen     23.1
Stove/Cookset Esbit Alcohol Trekking 430 15.2
Windscreen Vargo 38 1.3
Fuel bottle Vargo 8 oz. 32 1.1
Multi-soap Sea To Summit Wilderness Wash 1.3 oz. 54 1.9
Cup Sea To Summit X-Cup 62 2.2
Utensil set Sea to Summit Titanium 40 1.4
Scrubbing Pad From MSR kit 4 0.1
Personal     23.8
Eyeglasses   26 0.9
Eyeglasses Case   62 2.2
Towel MSR PackTowl 92 3.2
Sunscreen   60 2.1
Bug Wipes   8 0.3
Toothbrush   22 0.8
Toothpaste   26 0.9
Deodorant   38 1.3
Lip balm w/ sunscreen   10 0.4
Wet Wipes   40 1.4
Rain jacket   374 13.2
Misc     17.1
iPhone   112 4.0
iPhone Charger     0.0
Straps Sea to Summit 8 0.3
iPad Charging Cable   18 0.6
Camera FujiFilm FinePix XP60 186 6.6
Camera Tripod Joby Gorillapod 44 1.6
Camera Tripod StickPic 10 0.4
Camera Tripod Trek Mount 20 0.7
Hike      
Backpack Boreas Buttermilks 55   48.0
Trekking Poles Kelty Upslope 2.0 556 19.6
Hydration CamelBak 3L Bladder 198 7.0
Water Filter Sawyer Squeeze 108 3.8

I’ll post a list of my food later.

I’m going to fly out with more clothing than I plan to take on the hike and I’ll make last minute substitutions based on the weather forecast. But the basics are…

  • Magellan convertible pants – 1
  • Adidas Climalite shirts (short and long sleeve) – 2 or 3
  • Adidas 1-Side Hiking Fleece
  • Original Buff (for headwear)
  • Socks, underwear, etc.

T minus 9 days and counting!

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