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Joe James
City: Fremont
State: CA
Country: USA
Begins: Mar 18, 2022
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Tue, Dec 28th, 2021

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New Backpack

My new backpack came today -- Gossamer Gear Gorilla 50. It weighs only 30 ounces! That's crazy. I love it. It's a 50L pack, so should be plenty big. That upgrade brings my base weight down by almost 2 pounds. I've also bought a few other new gear items: Frogg Toggs Ultra-Lite rain suit, Sawyer Squeeze water filter, Sawyer mosquito head net, small aluminum Deuce trowel, a USB power bank, and MSR Pocket Rocket 2 burner with 750ml titanium pot. Those are all ultra-light items and seem to be the top picks from thru hikers.
I also decided on a 12L dry sack + Opsac odor proof bag for food storage. It's ideal because it's water proof and including a rope it only weighs 4 ounces. However it's not bear or critter proof, so I'll have to hang it.
Now I have to do some test runs -- get out on the trail here locally for a few days to try everything out. Hoping for some nicer weather in January.

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