Ocala National Forest | 2021

Florida Trail | Clearwater TH to Rodman Dam

Mike

Forest
Plains

Feb 16 - Feb 19, 2021

4 days

52 - 82 F

73 MI

This is a beautiful 73 mile section hike of the Florida Trail. It traverses pine forests, swamps, prairies, old oak forests and desert-like sand scrub. Terrain is mostly flat with occasional gentile hills. I parked and camped at the end point, Rodman Dam campground, then took a shuttle the following morning to Clearwater TH to start the hike. Water sources were available about every 5 miles, with one 10 mile dry stretch after the 88 store.

Packing List

Ocala National Forest

9.28 lb

Base Weight

8.6 lb

Consumables

3.42 lb

Worn

21.3 lb

Total Weight

Pack

ItemProduct NameManufacturerNotesPriceWornConsumableWeight
1
BackpackNero 38LZpacks9.75 oz
1
Stuff SackDCF 13”x22”Mount Laurel Designs0.5 oz
1
Stuff SackMesh (ditty)Dutchware Gear0.15 oz
1
Stuff SackDCF 5"x6"Zpacks0.1 oz
1
Stuff SackDCF 3.5"x5"Zpacks0.05 oz

Food Storage

ItemProduct NameManufacturerNotesPriceWornConsumableWeight
1
Bear SackUrsack MajorUrsack7.25 oz
1
Food Bag, OP12"x20"Loksak1.2 oz

Shelter

ItemProduct NameManufacturerNotesPriceWornConsumableWeight
1
TentNotch- silnylonTarptent25.1 oz
1
Tent PolesCarbon Tent Poles (pair)diy3.45 oz
4
StakesEaston Aluminum 6" StakeEaston1.2 oz

Sleep System

ItemProduct NameManufacturerNotesPriceWornConsumableWeight
1
Ear PlugsFoam plugs in tiny ziplockUnknown0.05 oz
1
Sleep PadNeoAir UberLite | RegularTherm-a-Rest8.8 oz
1
PillowAerosSea to Summit2 oz
1
Quilt 50*SyntheticTim Marshall (Pre-EE)18.3 oz

Water System

ItemProduct NameManufacturerNotesPriceWornConsumableWeight
1
Water FilterBeFree | 1 LKatadyn2.15 oz
2
Water Bottle | 1 LCheap 1 L BottleMisc.1.5 oz

Cookware

ItemProduct NameManufacturerNotesPriceWornConsumableWeight
1
Alcohol Stove Set-upKojin burner (0.5 oz); QiWiz tripod stand (0.2 oz); QiWiz titanium windscreen (0.55 oz)Trail Designs & Qi-Wiz1.25 oz
1
SporkFolding Ti SporkTOAKS0.6 oz
1
LighterMini Bic LighterBic0.35 oz
1
Booze FlaskSoft FlaskShark Skinz0.4 oz
1
Pot LidAluminum FoilMisc.0.1 oz
1
Cook PotTitanium 600Snow Peak2.8 oz
1
Stuff SackDCF Pot SackLiteAF0.1 oz

Toiletries

ItemProduct NameManufacturerNotesPriceWornConsumableWeight
1
Mini BidetCulo Clean0.4 oz
1
Hand SanatizerSmall 1 oz bottle | empty weightPurell0.2 oz
1
Towel12"x12"Lightload0.3 oz
1
Chap Stick MiniMini SPF 30 chap stickMisc.0.2 oz
1
Bug Dope3 mL Mini Dropper | empty weightLitesmith0.05 oz
1
Hygiene KitInside 4”x5” OP Sak: Soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, Advil, floss, SPF 50 (base weight)Misc.0.7 oz
1
TrowelThe Deuce 2The Tent Lab0.55 oz

Electronics

ItemProduct NameManufacturerNotesPriceWornConsumableWeight
1
Charging Pack10K mAhAnker6.3 oz
1
HeadlampNU20Nitecore1.15 oz
1
WatchFenix 5Garmin
Worn
3.5 oz
1
Charging CablesiPhone, watch, inReach MiniiPhone & Garmin1 oz
1
PhoneiPhone 12 miniApple5.95 oz

Clothing

ItemProduct NameManufacturerNotesPriceWornConsumableWeight
1
Socks | SleepEst. WeightMultiple Brands1.5 oz
1
HatFull Brim HatPelagic
Worn
5.6 oz
1
ShortsSynthetic Running Shorts w/ Liner | LargeAsics
Worn
5.4 oz
1
Rain JacketDry Ducks UL | MediumFrogg Toggs5.6 oz
1
Socks | HikingEst. WeightMultiple Brands1 oz
1
Shirt | Long SleeveMerino Wool HoodieBPL
Worn
9 oz
1
BandanaTrimmed bandanaUnknown
Worn
0.55 oz
1
HatTrail Shaker Fleece Beanie L/XLColumbia1 oz
1
Sweater1/4 Zip Fleece | MediumColumbia7.6 oz

Footware

ItemProduct NameManufacturerNotesPriceWornConsumableWeight
1
ShoesLone Peak 3.5 | 12DAltra
Worn
25.8 oz
1
GaitersTrail Gaiters | Giardia | LargeDirty Girl
Worn
1.3 oz
1
Socks | HikingEst. WeightMultiple Brands
Worn
1 oz

Consumables

ItemProduct NameManufacturerNotesPriceWornConsumableWeight
1
Hand Sanatizer1 oz BottlePurell
1.2 oz
1
Sun ScreenSPF 50 | UnscentedUnknown
0.4 oz
1
SoapUnscentedDr. Bronner's
0.2 oz
2
Fuel (fl. oz.)0.8 oz per fl ozDenatured Alcohol
1.6 oz
2
Water (fl. oz)35.2 oz per literMisc.
70.4 oz
63.4
FoodBase 1 oz.Misc.
63.4 oz
1
Bug Dope3 mLUnknown
0.1 oz
1
Toothpaste TabsChewable Tabs | PeppermintUnknown
0.05 oz
1
Ibuprofen (12 tabs)0.2 oz per 12 tabsAdvil
0.2 oz

Miscellaneous

ItemProduct NameManufacturerNotesPriceWornConsumableWeight
1
Sit PadSmall sit padCheapo Off-Brand1 oz
1
SunglassesWazeeNative
Worn
1.1 oz
1
UmbrellaLite Flex Chrome UmbrellaGossamer Gear8 oz

Back-Up/Safety

ItemProduct NameManufacturerNotesPriceWornConsumableWeight
1
KnifeSwiss ClassicSwiss Army
Worn
0.75 oz
1
GPS/Emer. BeaconInReach MiniGarmin3.6 oz
1
First Aid KitFirst AidMisc.2.5 oz
1
Gear Repair KitMisc. gear repair itemsMisc.0.4 oz
1
Bear SprayMACE12.35 oz
1
Neck LanyardCompass, whistle, Photon lightMisc.
Worn
0.7 oz

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