Hello all. Today I want to list all of the gear I will be carrying with me on the trail coming up soon. I pretty much have 99% of everything I will need for the trail and am mostly ready to go. Since I have less than a month left until my start I figured I’d make a post as such in case anyone was curious as to what I will have with me. Researching and purchasing gear has been a whole lot of fun in the past 6 months of planning for me. Having to learn why I would need this and what I would do with that has all been part of the adventure I’m about to embark on. I am posting a video at the bottom of this post which will be a visual guide to the gear I am bringing. The video is a bit lengthy but will go into detail of the items at hand.
Tent: Tarptent Notch
Backpack: Osprey Atmos 50 – link is to new model. I had the older model. Very similar however.
Front Pack: Zpacks Multi Pack – This will be attached to the front of my backpack on my chest to hold my camera gear.
Sleeping Bag: REI Igneo 19F bag
Sleeping Pad: Thermarest Pro-lite plus
Cook system: MSR pocket rocket stove
Headlamp: Black Diamond Spot
Trekking Poles: REI Traverse Power Lock Cork Poles
Shoes: Salamon Speedcross 3
Mid-Layer: Patagonia Nano Puff
Jacket: Columbia Titan Pass Fleece 2.0
Shirt: REI Tech T-shirt
Shorts: Patagonia Baggies – Similar to a running short or swimsuit style shorts
Pants: Bluffworks Chinos – Synthetic/comfortable/stylish
Socks: Darn Tough Quarter Length Wool Socks
Underwear: ExOfficio synthetic
Gloves: Not Yet Determined
Hat: Kavu hat
Camp Shoe: Teva Original Sandal
Food Bag: Zpacks Cuben fiber bear bag
Tent Footprint: Tyvek custom cut sheet (used to keep bottom of tent safe from rough terrain) – Purchased from Zpacks.
- duct tape
- Leukotape ( for blisters)
- Electrolyte tablets
- Triple antibiotic cream
External Battery Pack: PowerAdd Apollo2 10,000 Mah pack
- Panasonic GH4
- Panasonic 12-35 2.8 pro lens
- Joby Gorillapod (tripod)
- Videomic Micro shotgun microphone
- (4) Batteries
- (4) 64GB SD cards
- Charger for Batteries
- SD card protective case
- 1TB external hard drive used for dumping footage on when and if a computer becomes available.
Luxury Items: I will be bringing my iPhone, a Kindle for reading, and a leather Journal for documenting my experience.
Well I believe that’s all of it. Hope you guys enjoyed seeing what I will be packing with me. I’ll keep you guys updated as my trip nears the start! The excitement is unbearable!! Here is the video: