The Sherpa From Alabama

Croc Rocket's 2,000 plus mile walk along the east coast

Gear List

Here is a list of the items I will be taking down the trial with me. Most likely I plan to simply mail back the heavier winter gear during the middle section, and then get it mailed back once I reach the middle of Vermont.


  • KAD Polyester Fleece Vest  (Winter)
  • Under Armour Heat Gear t-shirt
  • 100% Acrylic Scarf (Winter)
  • SmartWool PHD Light Cusion socks
  • SmartWool PHD Heavy Cusion socks
  • Thorlos Ultra Light Hiking Lite Padded socks
  • Merrell Moab Goretex Boots
  • REI Polartec Lightweight long sleeve shirt (Winter)
  • Adidas Terrex Lightweight Primaloft Jacket (Winter)
  • Nike Pro Combat Hyperwarm Compression Tights (Winter)
  • Columbia Wind Breaker (Winter)
  • Columbia PFG Zip-Offs
  • Columbia Rain Jacket


  • Toothbrush, floss, and paste
  • Albuterol Sulfate Inhaler (I have a hard-core inhalant problem)
  • Blister band-aids (Yes, that is Czech, they snuck into my luggage a few months ago)
  • Gold Bond. Because chafing f*cking sucks
  • MSR Pack soap
  • A pill bottle full of Tony’s and crushed red pepper
  • Extra AAA batteries for my headlamp
  • TP
  • Ibuprofen (AT veterans, I have read your wisdom on the great forums of the internet and will not make this trip without it)
  • HotHands Super Warmer, just in case
  • Bug Spray (Summer)


  • Princeton Tec Remix headlamp
  • Cold Steel Recon Tanto knife
  • Light My Fire spork w/ case (I have an extra one for a friend 🙂
  • Sponge with Scotch Brite on one side (very handy for scrubbing stuck oatmeal or that nasty carbon layer on the outside)
  • Primus AluTec 1L pot
  • Alcohol stove
  • Custom made Aluminum-Framed pot tri-stand (I made that 🙂 courtesy of some scrap metal at my workplace)
  • MSR WhisperLite


  • Camelbak Antidote 2L model w/ insulated hose
  • Sawyer water filter (the full size one)
  • Sawyer collapsible water bottles
  • Sawyer-Camelbak adapter (for reverese filling)
  • Platypus collapsible water sacks
  • Powerade bottles, because Gatorade is too mainstream.




2014-12-29 21.55.13K.A.D. Poly Fleece Vest, Free 🙂 (Found it amongst my belongings)

2015-01-01 19.38.24100% Acrylic Scarf

2015-01-08 18.54.34My good ‘ol trusty Merrells

2015-01-08 18.44.59Adidas Terrex Primaloft Jacket (Insulating Layer)

2015-01-08 18.43.15REI Polartec Shirt

2015-01-08 18.42.33Nike Pro Combat Hyperwarm Compression shorts

2015-01-08 18.41.31Columbia PFG Zip-offs

2015-01-08 18.51.08Columbia Rain Jacket

2015-01-08 18.47.13Columbia Wind breaker

2015-01-01 19.37.50SmartWool and Thorlos socks! 1 Thick pair for sleeping, 2 thinner for hiking


2015-01-01 19.44.16Hot Hands Super Warmer

2015-01-01 19.44.22bug spray

2015-01-01 19.44.33My pill bottle of Tony’s and crushed red pepper

2015-01-01 19.44.47Pack of backup matches

2015-01-01 19.43.51Damn good little headlamp

2015-01-01 19.43.58MSR pack soap

2015-01-01 19.44.06Toothbrush, paste (not pictured, I have a little travel size), floss, and my inhalant of choice

2014-12-29 21.54.41Cold Steel Recon Tanto Knife, ~6″ Long, Free 🙂 (my buddy Shane let me borrow this bad boy.

2015-01-01 19.37.07Hand crank backup Energizer flashlight

2015-01-08 18.46.45

2015-01-08 18.47.52Gregory Savant 58L with the gnome on it 🙂

2015-01-08 18.48.11Eton Emergency radio (hand crank)

2015-01-08 18.52.57MSR Whisper Lite

2015-01-08 18.35.05Aqua Quest 10’x13′ tarp (good 4 season protection for hammockers, and makes a giant hiking pole tent!)

2015-01-08 18.35.49Sawyer Water Filtration System


2015-01-08 18.43.51El Cheapo sleeping mat

2015-01-08 18.37.04Shit trowel >:)

2015-01-08 18.36.45Black Diamond Z-Poles (140cm)

2015-01-08 18.39.15Eno Double Nest Hammock

2015-01-08 18.44.12Camelbak Antidote Unbottled 2L w/insulated tube

2015-01-08 18.45.23New River Long Synthetic Kick Ass Quilt (4S)


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