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My Gear/ Dudetrek Eve

Posted by on August 30, 2012

Dudetrek begins tomorrow, and I am as ready as I will ever be. All my gear is packed and ready go, and at 5:30 tomorrow morning, I will see my last glimpses of Eldersburg for a while. People often ask me questions about my gear, and what exactly i will have with me tomorrow morning when i take those first steps. Well, I have decided to lay it all out for you in the following diagram. To see everything up close, click on the picture

 

  1. Martin “Backpacker” guitar
  2. ALPS Mountaineering 45L “Orizaba” backpack (100oz. “Omega Waterbeast” Camelbak inside)
  3. Hygiene/ Spiritual/ Misc. Bag (First aid kit, Swiss army knife, toothbrush, toothpaste, whistle, vitamin C supplement, water purifier tablets, deodorant, knife sharpener, sage, licorice root, white quartz stone, incense)
  4. Delaware/ Maryand Atlas & ADT trail guide (in plastic sheet protectors)
  5. Food (Poptarts, oatmeal, fruit snacks, tuna, sandwich crackers, freeze dried mac n’ cheese, freeze dried Stromboli)
  6. Poncho, Wallet, Hobbies bag (yarn for crocheting, Sea Wolf by Jack London, blank Dudetrek notebook)
  7. Tecnica “Pro GTX ms” boots
  8. Big Agnes “Encampment” Sleeping bag (rated for 15 degrees F)
  9. ALPS Mountaineering Lightweight Air Pad
  10. Big Agnes “String Ridge 2″ 4-season tent
  11. Clothes (Everlast thermal, LL Bean button-down T-shirt, Coleman Rain Jacket, New Balance Socks, Underwear)
  12. GSI Outdoors “Pinnacle Soloist” Cookset
  13. Toilet Paper and a Birch bark fire starter
  14. Good ol’ Nike flops
  15. Discraft Ultrastar Frisbee and peace sign bandana
  16. .75 L Camelbak “Groove” filter water bottle
  17. Canon Digital Camera
  18. Sterno Fuel Cans

Other than my underwear (which was in the washing machine when i took this picture), and the new dudetrek shirt on my back, this is every piece of my gear. For now, I am going get some well needed rest. Tomorrow is a big day

6 Responses to My Gear/ Dudetrek Eve

  1. Bryan Nupp

    Don’t forget that when you run out of toothpaste the licorice root is great stuff, it’s actually used in Colgates’ paste! Safe Travels Brother

  2. Anita, Tim, Dylan & Aryn Kestel

    Enjoy every step, Jonah! The journey is everything. We’ll check in to watch your progress.

  3. Ree

    The pics your dad shared were great! All the moms I know (and some of them don’t even know you!) are so happy to see you looking happy and healthy! Have the time of your life, kiddo! We love following you and your incredible adventure. Stay safe and happy! xoxo

  4. D-Luv

    more bandanas!!!

  5. Jerry & Judy (Grandparents)

    Absolutely Amazing !!!! GOOD LUCK Jonah !! Carry the LOVE of your Family with you also !! LOVE YOU !!!!!! Praying Daily for your Safety !!

  6. Jerry & Judy (Grandparents)

    Absolutely Amazing !!! Good Luck !! Stay Safe!! Carry the LOVE of your Family with you as well !!!!!

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