[pct-l] Quality gear for less

Paul Magnanti pmags at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 15 09:23:17 CST 2008

Though written for the AT, the general concepts apply:

The only thing I will add is that you should invest in a decent sleeping bag. The Campmor down bag is $110, rated to 20F and is known as a good budget bag.

Also, if you want a decent jacket that is warm, light and compressible, seriously check out the Army liner jackets (mentioned in this article, but deserves to be emphasized):

Also, before I forget, for  high altitude/desert hiking I suggest a long sleeve polyester dress shirt. $4. I've used this type of shirt on the PCT, CDT, CT and other places.

Good luck!

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