Saturday, February 18, 2012

Anatomy of a PCT Resupply Box

As I sit here inhaling the smoky scent of beef jerky drying in the dehydrator and with boxes of supplies lining the wall behind me, it occurs to me that it could be valuable to share exactly what is included in one of my re-supply boxes with all of you who are thinking of planning your own long-distance hike.  This aspect of planning has taken me the most time and effort, but seeing these packages finally come together is really satisfying and quite a relief!  This has been a major hurdle and now it is one less thing standing between me and the crunch of my first steps on the trail. 

Knowing that at least half of my food on the trail is already prepared (I am only shipping re-supply boxes to 12 towns along the way) will enable me to enjoy large stretches of trail and plenty of zero-days in town without worrying about food shopping or fuel re-supply.  So let's get to it!

PCT Northern Terminus

PCT Northern Terminus
On September 30, 2012 I reached the Northern Terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail. Thanks to everybody who supported and followed my journey. It was a life-changing experience!