I found an awesome blog from a girl that legit detailed every food item she brought. I am planning my hike based on my own experience, but I found her breakdown incredibly helpful...so I am posting it below. Clicking any graph will take you to her blog.
Paper maps, trail notes, GPS data, Phone Apps and Google Earth files are incredible helpful when planning the route you are taking, understanding the terrain and the gear you need, and being safe. The best maps I have used for planning this adventure are below:
There are several permits for the PCT that each hiker needs to get, and they vary depending on the route you take. The 4 most common permits you need for the entire hike are:
California requires every hiker to have a fire permit, and yes, this includes a camping stove!
If you are entering into Canada, even for the final steps, you need this permit!
The PCT Long Distance permit doesn't cover camping in this area, so make sure you get this permit so you don't have to detour around this beautiful section!
If you are hiking 500+ miles, this permit has you mostly covered.