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http://www.pcthiker.com/pages/gear/geartroub.shtml

This link is to a list of the gear that a guy carried while backpacking from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. The trip took him 5-1/2 months.

This guy stopped periodically for resupply and carried no weapons or foraging gear. His only knife, for example, was a Victorinox Classic. A survivalist would carry a bit more in that regard.

Even though this guy is of the 'ultra-lightweight' school of thought, notice that he still carried a sleeping bag, a bivy, and a sleeping mat.
 

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Excellent site, I spent a few minutes surfing there. I found his homemade stove was ingenius.
 

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so what? Was anybody trying to kill him? If it's the book I'm thinking of, the kid was 18, carried 80 lbs, half of which was food. Had to resupply every 250 miles or so.
 

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I aint dumb enough to BE in the Northern Sierras, more than the few days it would take to hike out to the W Coast, anyway.
 

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It'll take you a lot longer than a 'few days' to get to the West Coast from SW Colorado by hiking.

No, that guy wasn't carrying 80 pounds. His load generally never exceeded 30 pounds, including food and water. Yes, and he still carried a sleeping bag.

Has it ever occured to you that in the really cherry climatic spots, like Malibu, you're going to have a LOT of company?
 

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What happened to your travel plans to Mexico? It would seem the the large population in California would kind of be a deterent to travel in that direction.
 
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