Let’s Talk About Gear, Baby!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, i’m about to get romantic with you gearheads. Time for a “What’s In My Bag?” post, hiker style. I’ve included weight where I thought you might find it interesting and lots of links, too. Because I know what gets your motor running unless you are a super, ultra lightweighter. In that case, you might want to close your eyes, or at least squint (heavily). No clothing items included, unless you count camp shoes, so turn your eyes away if that’s what you’re looking for!

Well, for starters…
The Pack

  • Jansport Katahdin 60L – 3 lb, 5 oz
I love this monster.

I love this monster. Photo courtesy of my lovely husband in the Smokies backcountry about 4.5 seconds before I nearly derped straight into a bear.

I’ve taken this pack on several trips and I love it. May not be ultralight or super high end but it’s coming with me, end of story.

Sleep System

*photo of my hammock setup taken by Rick of Cave Creek Hammock & Outdoor Gear

*photo of my hammock setup taken by Rick of Cave Creek Hammock & Outdoor Gear



  • Swiss Barefoot Company FYF minimalist (camp shoes)
  • Aluminum trekking poles – 1 lb 5 oz
  • FroggToggs
  • ColdPruf leggings
  • Glacier Glove Ice Bay Neoprene Gloves
  • Primus Stove Attachment
  • Assorted Cookware
  • AWOL Guide
  • Sawyer Squeeze Mini
  • 2L Platypus + 1L sports bottle
  • Yaktrax

Luxury Items

  • Journal/Pen
  • Mini Pillow
  • Hp Stream 8 (tablet) – 12.3 oz
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 – 5.11 oz
  • IHome 2200 mAh Portable Battery – 0.2 oz
  • Various charging accesories

Think of something I may be forgetting? In love, appalled, or outraged over a certain item?Suggestions and comments are always welcome and appreciated. If something listed worked/failed for you, i’d like to hear about it. (Y’know, before I spend over 2000 miles with it.)

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Comments 3

  • Bob Rogers : Feb 17th

    Have you used your FroggTogg? I just bought one from a Gander Mtn that is going out of business. I rinsed it out as the directions said and let it dry. Feels like cardboard. Granted I’ve only rinsed it the once but yuck. Does it get softer with time?

    • Kimmy Morris : Feb 17th

      I never rinsed mine. They felt awful at first and the pants are still a mile too big/long for me but they have softened up a ton since getting them. (had this set maybe a year? ) My husband felt the need to put his in the dryer once…yeah, don’t do that. They also make a good wind breaker when it’s too warm for a jacket or something similar.

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