All the essentials when I go hiking. I’m still learning and looking for ways to cut weight so don’t assume this is dialed in.
|Pack||Ultimate Direction Fastpack 25|
|Sleeping Bag 30 deg||Feathered Friends Flicker|
|Sleeping Bag 0 deg||Feathered Friends Ibis|
|Bag Liner||Sea to Summit Extreme Liner|
|Sleeping pad||Nemo Tensor|
|Pillow||Sea to Summit Aeros|
|Tent||Nemo Hornet Elite|
|Footprint||Nemo Hornet Footprint|
The sleeping bag liner adds about 25 degrees of warmth while keeping the pack pretty light. It’s a little annoying to get in and out of at night but worth it.
|Shoes||Altra Lone Peak|
|Shorts||Tracksmith Session Shorts|
|Shirt||REI merino wool|
|Base layer||Patagonia Capilene|
Additionally I’ll carry two pairs of wool socks, a wool hat and gloves.
|Headlamp||Black Diamond Spot|
|Knife||Small Swiss Army|
|Stove||MSR Pocket Rocket|
|Cookware||Snow Peak Trek 700|
|1L Bottle||Smart water|
If we’re traveling long distances we’ll leave the stove behind and cold soak food. It’s pretty light on its own but packing enough fuel can add weight.
- Water filters are unnecessary when there’s plenty of mountain water at higher elevations.
- Need to get a down jacket that’s warmer and easier to pack.
- Down booties are lighter than wool socks.
- Anything that doesn’t keep you fed, dry or warm is unecessary weight.
- Need to find a lighter sleeping pad.
- A Halls in the morning and evening is nice.