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2023 Allegheny 100 Gear List

Updated: Mar 10, 2023

This is the gear that I will be using for the 2023 Allegheny 100. My baseweight is right around 5 lbs. By keeping things simple, I can hike faster, longer and more comfortably without sacrificing safety. The Allegheny 100 is an unsupported 100 mile backpacking challenge that has to be completed in 50 hours or less. It takes place the second weekend in June within Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania along the North Country Trail. Temps are generally in the mid 70s to low 80s during the day and the mid to low 50s at night. I've participated in the A100 in the past and a completion of it has eluded me due to injury and food poisoning. I'm really excited to get back out there this year and complete the 100 mile challenge within the timeframe that is given. It's been a mild winter in the northeast, so I've been able to get in some solo shakedown trips when not guiding or working with clients. The unusually warm weather has not only allowed me to get some big mileage conditioning in, but has also allowed me to get dialed in with some new gear and old favorites. Here's a look at what I will be using.



v See my A-100 gear list in the video below v



Packing

  • Pa'lante Joey - 12.2 oz

  • Nylofume Pack Liner - 0.9 oz

  • LiteAF DCF Ditty Bag - 0.6 oz


Shelter

  • Mountain Laurel Designs Monk 4.3x9 DCF Tarp - 3.9 oz

  • Yama Mountain Gear Bug Canopy - 2.4 oz

  • Polycro Groundsheet - 1 oz

  • Zpacks 6" CF Stakes - 1 oz


Sleeping

  • Enlightened Equipment Enigma 30*F Quilt - 17 oz

  • Gossamer Gear 1/8" Thinlight Pad - 2 oz

  • Packaging Pillow - 0.1 oz


Clothing (Carried)

  • Montbell Tachyon Wind Jacket - 2.6 oz

  • Montbell Tachyon Wind Pants - 1.9 oz

  • Injinji Run Toe Socks - 1.0 oz

  • Senchi Designs Wren Polartec Alpha Direct Fleece - 3.7 oz

  • Tifosi Swank Sunglasses - 0.8 oz


Water/Food

  • Platypus 1L Soft Water Bottles - 1.2 oz

  • Sawyer Soft Pouch (Trimmed Down) - 0.2 oz

  • Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter - 3 oz

  • Custom DCF Food Bag Kit - 2.5 oz

  • Nylopro Liner - 0.7 oz


Miscellaneous

  • Suunto Clipper Compass - 0.2 oz

  • NCT Paper Map - 0.2 oz

  • Swiss Army Classic SD - 0.7 oz

  • Rawlogy/RYS Cork Massage Ball 0.6 oz

  • DIY FAK - 0.7 oz

  • DIY Footcare Kit - 0.5 oz

  • DIY Gear Repair Kit - 0.8 oz

  • Mini Bic Lighter - 0.4 oz

  • Natural Bug Lotion - 0.3 oz

  • Lip Balm - 0.1 oz

  • Sunblock - 0.4 oz

  • Hygiene Kit - 1 oz

  • Bidet - 0.2 oz

  • Deuce of Spades Trowel - 0.6 oz

  • Sanitizer - 0.5 oz

  • Zpacks Carbon Fiber Pole (Modified) - 4.5 oz


Electronics

  • RovyVon Aurora A5x Flashlight - 0.5 oz

  • Garmin InReach Mini - 3.5 oz

  • Aftershockz Aeropex Headphones - 0.9 oz

  • Anker Powercore 10000 mAh Battery Bank - 6.4 oz

  • Charging Cables - 1 oz



Total baseweight of my pack (without food and water): 5 lbs



Clothing (Worn)

  • Old Navy Button Up Shirt - 5.5 oz

  • Patagonia Strider Pro 5" Shorts - 3.4 oz

  • Reach Your Summit 5 Panel Hat - 1 oz

  • Injinji Run Toe Socks - 1 oz

  • Altra Lone Peak 6 - 20.2 oz

  • Apple Watch Series 6



I might make a couple of adjustments to my gear list as the event gets closer. This will be dependent on the conditions and predicted weather report a couple of days out. I won't decide until then. If I make any changes, those alternatives can be found below. Everything else should remain the same.




Shelter

  • Zpacks 7x9 DCF Tarp - 4.7 oz

  • Borah Gear Cuben Bivy - 4.5 oz


Clothing (Carried)

  • Arc'teryx Norvan SL Jacket - 4 oz


So that is what I'll be using for the 2023 Allegheny 100. I hope this helps anyone interested in what someone might carry for this type of adventure or anyone that is attempting the A100. If you're planning participate in this year's event and have any questions about it, feel free to comment below or contact me. I'm happy to help. Thanks for following along!


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