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I know these have been posted before but can anyone point me in the direction of one of those online gear list forms?

I am getting geared up for a multi-day trip along the AT and want to make sure I am not leaving anything out. Thanks!
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Sometimes I think we're forgetful that this site has a lot of stuff off out there.....

I know I do.
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want to make sure I am not leaving anything out

You are better off leaving stuff out - then you don't have to carry it and you'll know better whether or not you really needed it.

It's not like the AT is some vast wilderness where you could get in trouble and someone would find your bones years later. It's crowded with people carrying backpacks full of crap they'll never use.

Why don't those lists ever include "Enough experience to know if you really need all this junk"?
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geargrams.com allows you to create gear lists, including the ability to add weights and create different configurations.

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Why don't those lists ever include "Enough experience to know if you really need all this junk"?

Hah. :D

Yes lists do tend to at least imply that it's the stuff that is the key rather than any ability to actually use it effectively and safely.

And the first couple of stops on the AT have bins and buckets filled with the crap people start discarding as they realize that "just in case" has weight....
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Thanks for all the input. I checked out one of the links you entered and found a relatively new site called Lighter Pack. It is a lot like the gear grams site but you can organize your gear into categories as well. Looks pretty cool too.

While we are on the subject, I need to get a scale to begin the process of weighing these things out. I have found this one on Amazon. It is a little pricey and may be a bit overkill but I thought it would be good to weight some of the larger items like my backpack. What do you all think? Thanks!
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Price is not too bad, but I like this one better.  It weighs only up to 11 pounds, which should be more than enough for any single piece of gear.  I then use Excel as a spread sheet to add them all up.  If I want to know what my full pack weighs, I step on my bathroom scale, both with it on and off.  Close enough, after I have run it through the spread sheet.  I also have a spring loaded scale for luggage that I bought from Bed, Bath, & Beyond that works well for a full load scale.  

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I've been using gear grams for a few years - love it.  
A simple, inexpensive scale works well.  Weigh the larger items elsewhere, like to post office or grocery store in the produce section.
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Since posting this thread I found a website called lighterpack.com that is GREAT. In fact, I think it is a LOT better than the gear grams counter site.

I have a lot of my gear in but I am using manufacturer's weights until I can get a scale.
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I used to always worry about forgetting something too.
Eventually what I did was create an Excel spreadsheet with all my gear in it - one tab for each activity; backpacking, canoeing and car camping- so now I just look over the list & cross it out once it is in the pack. Sure has simplified the packing process.

I also created a sheet for menu options with all the sundries needed for the various meals so I won't forget some crucial ingredient.
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