I generally have one for my toilet kit and one for electronics and medicine.
Toilet kit (in Lightheart gear bag):
- Toilet paper (in a zip lock)
- Hand sanitizer
- A disposal bag (just in case for carry out areas).
Other (in DKM bag):
- Battery (x1 or x2 10mAmp depending on the area hiked).
- Wall charger with folding plug (30 watt for fast charging)
- Two cables (usb c to usb c and usb c to lightning)
- Meds — vitamin D, ibuprofen and altitude sickness meds.
Additional bag; I’ve started carrying one more for water:
- BeFree Katadyn filter (backup)
- Platypus 3 liter bags —very light.
- Chemical water treatment goes in a hip belt pocket. Moved from drops to tabs again.
I had started with it for carrying my shoes when I wore my water sandals but it has shifted to carrying water gear as I’ve left the sandals home and just gotten my shoes wet.
Sandals worked well on the Pinhoti Trail but they take time and for really swift water the shoes are better. I carry some bags I can put on after I cross so my socks (taken off before crossing) stay dry. Shoes dry out as I hike in them.
Having a dry bag for water stuff has worked out well to keep everything else dry.
For my sleeping bag I’ve gone to a $2.50 Nylofume bag. The ZPacks Dyneema bag liner wicked the water from the bottom of my pack into my sleeping bag. A dramatic fail for something that expensive.
I had used a special waterproof compression sack before but I lost faith in it after a lot of use. I think my pack loads better with things just stuffed into the Nylofume. Win uses Nylofume too.
We have 250 miles of the Sierra section left. Who knows what next year will bring. But I’d like to get that done and finish the PCT.