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A travel fund forThe Collinsworth Family

$446 given of $15,533 goal

The Collinsworth's 2020 PCT Hike

Started by: Brittanie Collinsworth

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You may have heard how we planning a 2020 PCT hike. If you would like to support us getting on the trail we are offering this as an option and can not thank you enough for your support! Anyone who gives a monetary donation of $100+ will receive a postcard from the trail so please message us your preferred mailing address. Some of these we will be buying regardless and some will help treat us to some extra luxury, but every bit helps.

The PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) is a 2,650-mile trail from Mexico to Canada that travels through 3 states, 26 National Forests, 7 National Parks, 5 State Parks, and 4 National Monuments. We feel that this is a pivotal time for our family and want to make our time together and the development of ourselves as individuals and our relationships with each other a priority.

Follow our outdoor adventures on Facebook at @NoPlaceLikeCamp and Instagram at @NoPlaceLikeCamp_bc

***Plumfund is a great platform for this but there is a fee paid directly to them out of your donation if paid by card. If you would like to send money directly through digital channels via paypal (@bcollinsworth), venmo (@brittaniecollinsworth), or squarecash ($bcollinsworth) please use the handles provided with "PCT-" and what you would like to sponsor. To send a check via usps or carrier pigeon there will be an option at check out and we can send you our address.***

If you would prefer not to donate money but have cans and bottles you are willing to give so that we can exchange for cash and live in San Diego area please contact us directly for pick up or drop off information.

All donations in the form of cans, money, and emotional support are greatly appreciated by The Collinsworth Family.

Latest Update

Thank you to everyone who has given us their cans and bottles. This week we hit the $150 mark for the total raised through these donations.

Posted by Brittanie

November 4 at 6:49pm

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Start the day with a coffee

Help us remember that coffee doesn't have to be instant and that lattes still exist.

$5.00

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Candy & Sweets

Yes, they may be empty calories but when you are burning over 3000 a day you can afford it. Plus, we all need some bribery to get us to the next mile some days. Mmm... Victory Snickers!

$5.00

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Have a drink in town

If you just hiked 100 miles with a 30 lbs pack on you would probably be ready for a drink too. Treat us to an adult beverage (sorry Maddie, not for you).

$10.00

25 left

Locklaces

Shoelaces are a pain when hiking and get really, REALLY dirty. These are the most common solution that is what everyone recommends. We are estimating that we will need at least 3 pairs a piece.

$10.00

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Karen's Naturals Veggies & Fruits

These are a staple ingredient for our meals and help keep our nutrition on track. These are hard to find on the trail and must be bought ahead of time.

$10.00

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PB & Nut Butters

PB & nut butter are great for calories and energy and can be eaten plain or added to bars and oatmeal. These will be an exciting treat in our resupply boxes.

$12.00

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Sea to Summit X-Mug

They measure water and ingredients & you can drink coffee out of them. You can also sip that whiskey flask you decided was worth the weight from the last town.. j/k!

$13.00

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Barnana Organic Chewy Banana Bites & Snacks

Sometimes healthy snacks are hard to find on the trail... add gluten-free requirements and... These and other snacks will be sent in resupply boxes to help us make sure we are getting what we need.

$15.00

10 left

BRS Outdoor Camping Gas Cooking Stove

We have one of these little stoves but need two more to complete our cook system. Help keep us fed with warm food and hot coffee in between town visits.

$16.00

2 left

Korean Instant Coffee

Through careful trial & error, we have discovered the best camp coffee if made of one maxim original and one maxim gold (with powdered milk and sugar). Possibly the most important supply.

$20.00

4 left

Darn Tough Socks

Best warranty on the trail! We swap out between 2 pairs in the day and one big thick kind for the night. If used till you can't bend them anymore - we will need 3/day set and 1/night set each.

$20.00

12 left

Breakfast Mylar Bags

Oatmeal with chia seeds, dried fruit, nuts, and chocolate chips are one of our favorite breakfasts on the trail... Can't find that at a gas station.

$20.00

3 left

Mylar Dinner Bags

Brittanie is allergic to Gluten so it's easier to make meals from scratch for the trail (and the family thinks they taste better too). Give us the bags and maybe we will share the recipes!

$20.00

3 left

Shipping Resupplies

We won't be carrying 6 months of food and gear the whole way. We will need to ship a series of boxes as well as ship stuff home. Help us get our food/gear where we need it when we need it.

$20.00

20 left

Oh Crap Fund

For all those things that break, we forget, or didn't think we needed.

$20.00

20 left

Showa Atlas 281 TEMRES gloves

These are a waterproof glove to go over those warm possumdown gloves to keep our hands as dry and warm as possible while using our trekking poles. (cost includes shipping)

$20.00

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PossumDown Gloves

The Sierras and Washington are known to be cold and wet. These are a great quick dry warm gloves that will help us keep our fingers warm and useful.

$22.00

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Dirty Girl Gators

No one likes rocks and pine needles in their shoes. These gators will show off our personality while protecting our feet and are the #1 type recommended.

$25.00

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NRS Wetsocks

It's not practical to take your shoes off for every water crossing. These neoprene socks over your wool socks help keep your feet warm when hiking through streams or snow.

$25.00

3 left

Outdoor Research Active Ice Spectrum Sun Glov

These gloves protect your hands from the sun whether in the desert or in the snow. We feel like avoiding skin cancer is important.

$25.00

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SmartWool NTS Mid 250 Cuffed Beanie

Help keeps our heads warm on those cold desert nights or in the snow of the high sierras.

$28.00

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Dynema Medium Dry Bag

We know we are going to be rained on, snowed on, and probably sleeted on too. Help our clothes stay extra dry and keep us warm.

$30.00

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Garmin InReach Plan

Get us a month of service for our Garmin Satellite device. Allow us for text for rides and communicate in case of fire closures or emergencies. + Follow our trip online!

$35.00

6 left

Snow Peak Titanium Trek 700 Mug

We are changing up our cook system for this lightweight option. Mostly used for boiling water and making coffee. Luckily we have two and just need 1 more for Maddie.

$45.00

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Dinner in Town

With Brittanie not able to eat gluten, meals will short on the variety on the trail. Help us indulge in town and recharge for the next section.

$50.00

30 left

ZPack Bear Bagging Kit

Help us keep our food from not only bears but mice and ninja squirrels. When we don't require a bear canister (and the 2.2 lbs) this is the best thing on the market.

$50.00

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Shoe Replacement

Shoes on the trail last approximately 500 miles. Each of us is expected to go through at least 4 pairs of shoes. Buy 1 shoe for us at $50 or a pair at $100.

$50.00

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MicroSpikes

We would prefer not to slide down a snow mountain. Help us climb those peaks with Microspikes.

$50.00

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PowerBank

We will need to recharge our phones as we will be using them as our maps, gps, for calling, and as cameras.

$50.00

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Trekking Umbrella

Brittanie has one but doesn't want to share if she doesn't have to. These are great for sun and rain.

$50.00

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Down Socks

Greg may run warm, but Britt and Maddie run on the colder side. One of the best things is to make sure we keep our feet extra warm and these booties are great for that.

$65.00

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ANTIGRAVITYGEAR ULTRALIGHT RAIN PANTS

These rain pants also work as windshields for our legs as we hike in shorts. Multi-purpose and incredibly lightweight for the win.

$60.00

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Bear Canisters

Bears like food... but we need it more. Help us with a Bear Cannister for each of us as they are required for the Sierras

$80.00

1 left

Ice Axe

We have a lot of gear already but due to not doing a ton of snow camping have never purchased Ice Axes. Help us trek the Sierras with this required piece of equipment

$80.00

3 left

Hotel Stay

Provide a night at a motel for us so we can resupply in town, shower, do laundry, and remember what it is like to sleep in a bed!

$100.00

24 left

ANTIGRAVITYGEAR ULTRALIGHT RAIN JACKET W/ PIT

These rain jackets will help us stay dry, regulate our temps, and are extremely lightweight.

$100.00

3 left

Health Insurance

In order for me to go back to my job and for all of us to keep our health insurance we need to pay approx $4,000 while on the trail...

$200.00

20 left

Flights Home

If it is super important to you that we return to San Diego you can buy us a plane ticket... Otherwise, we may consider Washington our new home!

$200.00

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Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down

Our Puffys have served us well but our on their way out and it is time to upgrade. We are looking for these super warm, super lightweight, and very packable jackets.

$300.00

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Garmin inReach Explorer+ 2-Way Satellite Comm

ET phone home. But no really... This thing ensures our safety, allows us to text people for rides, checks the weather, and you can follow us on a map and know we haven't been eaten by bears.

$450.00

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