Making gear lists has been enormously helpful for prioritizing my gear purchases and DIY projects, and has helped me keep track of what I use and don't need anymore. I used to make them for every trip, but lately, I haven't bothered much with them, except for when I have a specific problem I'm working through. For example, I'm currently researching new top quilt designs, so just updated my gearlists to help decide what specs to make the new quilt.
My gear at the time I took JJ's lightweight backpacking class in 2011.
I've never posted a gearlist on my blog. But I love reading other people's and find them quite telling. I see them as ways to learn about someone, and to get a feel of the perspective that they offer. They are also helpful for getting new ideas. So it is in this spirit that I share my summer, fall/spring, and winter gear lists for weekend backpacking in the southeast. I've also started a new page to provide an easy reference to my blog posts on gear.