Gear List

Here is a list of my current core hiking gear that I have for various levels of my own personal hiking experiences.  It varies as to which pack and gear items that I take with me depending on the length, intensity, and location of the trip.  This is not a comprehensive list.  Just like you should always hike your own hike, you should select your own gear accordingly to what works best for your personal needs.

My list of gear items is not at all a gear recommendation list nor is it a specific product or brand endorsement list.  However, if your one of the companies represented below, I’m open to testing gear, message me please…lol.

  • Backpacks
    • Osprey Exos 58 – Multiday Pack
    • Osprey Daylite Plus – Day Pack
  • Shelter
    • Big Agnes Fly Creek-HV-UL-1 – Tent
    • Global 5X7 Tarp – Foot Print
  • Sleep System
    • REI Lumen 20 – Sleeping Bag
    • Big Agnes Insulated Air Core –  Sleeping Pad
    • Big Agnes Pumphouse Ultra  – Pad Pump & Shower
    • Klymit Pillow X – Pillow & Camp Pad
  • Kitchen & Cooking
    • Jetboil Flash – Stove
    • GSI Infinity Mug – Cup
    • Snow Peak Titanium Spork – Fork & Spoon
    • Zpacks Bear Bagging Kit – Food Storage
    • Katadyn Hiker Pro – Water Filter
  • Rain Gear:
    • Joy Walker Back Pack Cover – Rain Gear
    • Mountain Hardware Thunder Shadow – Rain Jacket
    • Marmot Precip – Rain Pants
    • REI Minimalist GTS Mittens – Rain/Snow Covers
  • Wearables:  Not a comprehensive list and doesn’t include what I typically wear for pants, shirts, hats, gloves, buffs, or extra layers on a hike as needed.   Just remember cotton, while comfortable, kills.
    • Croc Classic – Camp Shoe
    • Merrell Moab FST s Waterproof – Hiking Shoe
    • REI, SmartWool, etc. – Wool Socks
    • UnderArmor – Midweight Base Layer Tops & Bottoms
    • My Trail 800 Ultra Light Jacket – Winter Jacket
    • Mountain Hardware Softshell Jacket – Light Jacket
  • Emergency & Misc: Not a comprehensive list either of what I typically carry depending on the experience like a lighter, camp towel, camp trowel, pocket knife, medical kit, cell phone, maps, hiking watch, bug spray, sunscreen, lip balm, water bottles, sunglasses…etc.
    • Petzl Actik – Head Lamp
    • Coghlan Six Function Saftey Whistle – Emergency Signal
    • Lierty Tick Key – Tick Remover
    • Adventure Medical – Head Net
    • Adventure Medical – Emergency Blanket
    • Wilcor Shock Absorbing Trecking Poles – Hiking Poles