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…
- Jansport Katahdin 60L – 3 lb, 5 oz
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.
- Cave Creek Hammock & Outdoor Gear, Netless Hammock – 11.6 oz*
- Cave Creek Hammock & Outdoor Gear, “Roaster” 3/4 length underquilt,Down – 7.25 oz*
- Cave Creek Hammock & Outdoor Gear, Silpoly Hex Tarp, 10.5’L x 9.5’W – 11.6 oz (without guylines)*
*If you like DIY, all fabric used for the 3 above items can be obtained from Ripstop By The Roll.
- Helium Hiking Equipment, 0 degree, “Static” Top Quilt, (Custom) 0 Degree Synthetic – 20 oz
- Klymit, Inertia X-Frame Pad – 9 oz
- Swiss Barefoot Company FYF minimalist (camp shoes)
- Aluminum trekking poles – 1 lb 5 oz
- ColdPruf leggings
- Glacier Glove Ice Bay Neoprene Gloves
- Primus Stove Attachment
- Assorted Cookware
- AWOL Guide
- Sawyer Squeeze Mini
- 2L Platypus + 1L sports bottle
- 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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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?