Cool gear list for the Appalachian trail.

wondering and wandering

Revised AT Gear (Summer Months- New England) 

Big 4

Golite Jam 50 Liter pack

35 degree 800 fill mummy bag –use mostly as quilt (w/ ultralite drysack)

Poncho Tarp/ Tyvek Groundsheet/ parachute chord/ stakes (**rely on shelter most nights)

¾ length thermarest guidelight sleeping pad (stick pack under feet)

*poles- optional depending on preference


Stuff sack (sil nylon- big enough for food and cook kit

.75 ish liter titanium pot

Titanium spoon

Cat food can stove/ windscreen/ mini pepsi bottle for fuel

Extra mini bic lighter

(2) 2 liter platypus (for camp/ extra hot days/areas)

1 gatorade bottle (don’t carry more water than this normally)

Dropper bottle with bleach for water purification


*Always in your pocket- single blade knife and mini bic lighter

Two pairs running shorts with mesh liner (1 for hiking, 1 for sleeping) (no boxers)

1 quick dry t shirt

1 fleece beanie

1 trucker…

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I am a Berkeley educated chemistry Ph.D. who is moving into the area of working on developing appropriate technology for communities that are subjected to socio-economic oppression. The goal is to use simple and effective designs to empower people to live better lives. Currently, I am working with Native Americans on Pine Ridge, the Lakota reservation in South Dakota. I am working with a Native owned and run solar energy company. We are currently working on building a compressed earth block (CEB) house that showcases many of the technologies that the company has developed. The CEB house is made of locally derived resources, earth from the reservation. The blocks are naturally thermally insulating, keeping the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Eventually, a solar air heater and photovoltaic panels will be installed into the house to power the home and keep it warm, while preserving the house off the grid. A side project while in Pine Ridge is a solar computer. I hope to learn about blockchain encryption software for building microgrids. In addition, it is an immediate interest of mine to involve local youth in technology education.
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