This is not the gear you are looking for…

Or maybe it is…. I think gear is so personalized. But I get asked a lot about what I’m bringing, so here it is! Anyone else hate how much they love these gear photos?


Dan Durston XP Mid 1

-Tyvek groundsheet


Hyperlight Mountain Gear Windrider


Enlightened Equipment Revelation 10 degree quilt

Big Agnes AXL

NEMO closed cell foam pad

-Zpacks pillow/stuff sack

-Western Mountaineering Tioga bag liner (you know to try to keep the massive stink of my body away from my quilt.)

Sleeping in the backcountry is the bane of my outdoor existence… so I carry a little more sleep weight than some.


Mountain Hardwear Crater Lake sun hoodie

Patagonia sports bra

REI wicking underwear (2 pairs)

-Beyond yoga bike shorts (you know for the massive chaffing I am expecting)

Darn Tough Socks (2 pairs)

Hoka Speedgoat trail runners (non waterproof)

Mountain Hardwear puffy

OR Helium rain jacket

-North Face rain pants

Rab mid weight Polartech fleece


-Hand made Dyneema rain gloves

-Sleep pants/tank

– Buff



MSR PocketRocket

-spoonula (the best!! – you can scrape out your bowl to make dishes easier!!!)

Vargo Titanium BOT


-Fuel canister

-Waterless wet wipes

-Dyneema food bag and bear hang string

-Pot holder/bag

-Lightload towel (1/2) for cleaning


Cnoc bag

Sawyer Squeeze

-Smartwater bottle

Platypus bag (2- 2 liter bags for desert section)


-Waterless wipes, wilderness wipes

Deuce of Spades

-Hand sani

Kula Cloth pee rag (it’s not as gross as it sounds)

-Portable bidet (makes for a much cleaner backcountry)

-Foldable toothbrush



-Lip balm




Head net

-First aid kit



Tenacious Tape

Garmin InReach Mini

Anker power bank, cords


Trekking pole

Whippet trekking pole

-Misc. small Dyneema bags for small stuff

-Credit cards/id/money


-Cell phones

-Fanny pack (all the cool kids are doing it!)

-Umbrella for sun/rain

-Laminated permits (PCT, CA fire)

Sierra gear:

Bear canister

-Whippet ice ax

Micro spikes

– Bug spray for nor cal

Snow baskets

-Considering waterproof socks depending on the final snow levels


Oh! And I got my first trail magic from two wonderful friends! Luxury foot/bum wipes and some fruity snacks!

So thats it, everything I need for 6 months outside … besides food, water, and my mind vice.

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Comments 2

  • pearwood : Feb 7th

    Every time I look at one of these photos (or my own pile of gear) I ask, “Tell me you actually intend to fit all of _that_ in _there_??”
    Blessings on your way.
    Steve / pearwood

  • Dan Durston : Feb 8th

    Awesome stuff! Hope that X-Mid treats you well!


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