Bounce Box 2015

And yes, after a total of 700+ miles completed, in 2019 it continues to get smaller…

Needless to say, my Bounce Box in 2016 is much smaller…

Items in Bold are going in the box in 2016.

This page is as much for me as anyone who is interested.  It contains an inventory of the bounce box that I will be sending along the trail with all of the extras and restocking supplies that I don’t want to carry with me.  It’s all packed and ready to be mailed to Front Royal, VA – my first destination.  Most everything is spare, needed for cold weather, or extra.

Bounce Box

The contents are documented in a series of 4 photos:


  • Exofficio Underwear
  • Velcro ties
  • Repel 100% Deet Spray
  • REI base layer pants
  • Fleece hat
  • Ziploc Slider 1 gal bags
  • Clif Bars
  • Trash compactor bag
  • Laundry detergent pads
  • Electronics, etc (reading glasses, ear buds, micro batteries, scissors, quilt straps, iPhone charger, micro SD adapter)


  • Sock liners
  • Esbit solid fuel tablets (emergency fuel)
  • Duracel AAA batteries
  • Sawyer Squeeze water filter
  • Darn-tough socks
  • Town shirt (fm MC Nationals in Augusta, GA – should be well received in the south)
  • Nano-puff winter jacket
  • Orange bandana (when hunting season gets near)
  • Sun hat neck cover
  • Duo-dry t-shirt
  • Nylon cargo pants (zip-off legs)
  • Backpacking knife
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, razors, moleskin)
  • Extras (pack towel, ankle brace, bug net, ear plugs)
  • More extras (sewing kit, notebook, clothespins)
  • Waterproof matches, fire starters


  • Mailing labels and Sharpie
  • Carbiners, split rings, zipper pulls, 1.75mm line, 7/64 line, cord locks, soft shackles
  • iPhone case
  • Ankle brace
  • Vaseline
  • Beard trimmer
  • Packing and duct tape
  • Assorted bottles


  • Mace
  • Heet
  • Aquamira water treatment drops
  • Cooking supplies (Butter Buds, SW spices, honey, salt, pepper, milk, Tabasco)
  • Toiletries (suntan lotion, soap, deodorant, hand sanitizer, tooth paste, Gold Bond)
  • Meds (Tylenol, Naprosyn, diphenhydramine, 100 day supply of Rx meds packed in individual packets)
  • Toilet paper
  • Sil-nylon sleeping pad cover (doubles as pack cover in hunting season)
  • Butane fuel
  • Drink mix

And that’s the lot of it.  I can’t wait to see how much it costs to mail, but not having to carry this stuff is priceless!

Here’s a web page with info about bounce boxes.   How to use a bounce box

And a list of post offices on the A.T.    AT Post Offices


One thought on “Bounce Box 2015

  1. Now that I’ve finished my first summer hiking, I look back and would take most out of the bounce box. About the only thing that I would include is the medication supply for the summer. Also, extras of things that are difficult to find in small quantities might be worthwhile, such as a roll of TP. To be honest, it’s too easy to find everything at a local grocery or drug store when you get into town.


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