Unless you're rich mountain House every night is not super practical.
Most hikers on trail eat couscous, ramen, mashed potatoes, Mac n cheese, knorr sides, etc for dinner. It's grim fare, but after hiking all day, most of thru hikers are too tired to cook a proper meal, and these get the job done
Also, you don't have to worry about your bear canister now, you can buy a canister for a rate from Yogi at triple crown outfitters (she writes the PCT guidebook) in Kennedy Meadows, then you won't have to worry about shipping it there>>2017234
Again, you don't have to go full ultralight, but I would *strongly* recommend having your baseweight below 20lb, that's very easy to do without making any significant sacrifices. All you'll be doing, for 5 months straight, all day, every day, is walking. You want to make that walking as comfortable as possible, also every additional pound is in
creased chance of a stress injury.
Good luck op, I hope this turns out for you, the pct is a fucking amazing experience.>>2055958
He won't get arrested but it is totally a dick move. If you can't get a permit, flip flop, the permits are there to ensure the trails stay as pristine as possible so future generations can enjoy them, please don't disregard regulations>>2020030
Hornet is a fine tent, might go for something else on sleeping bag/pad though>>2020318
Guns is extra weight and you'll never need it on trail, plus, it's silly, but most hikers on trail are pretty liberal folk and don't like guns, so if you decide to take a gun on trail, I'd keep it hush so people don't think you're weird. >>2021444
I hiked with 60+ year olds on trail, it's never too late Anon, that being said, if you have an opportunity to do cool shit, jump on it, you never know when you'll get one again