So after years of purchasing gear this is the list of the things that keep me dry and comfortable in adverse conditions. Bag weighing in around 45 lbs depending on weather situations this is more leaning on the cold weather stuff to keep me warm and dry. My hiking boots have seen over hundreds of miles of trails an update is needed…. This is my life and I thrive outdoors when most people avoid the snow or rain, or wind those are my favorite times to get out and explore. I feel at home in the great outdoors connecting with the energy from nature.
Canon 40D, or Canon Elph 300HS point and shoot, and a mini tripod
GoLite Shangri-la 3 tent , Big Agnes 3″ sleeping pad, Tyvek foot print, Black , The NorthFace Cats meow 20 degree sleeping bag, Grand Trunk Hammock
GSI Soloist cookset, MSR Pocket Rocket Stove,
Water Purification setup:
MSR Water Filter, Iodine Tablets, MSR Stove (boil water), 2 Nalgene water bottles.
2012 200 lumen Black Diamond Icon, Black Diamond back up 20 lumen headlamp, Laser Flashlight, Candle Lantern (9 hours of light)
Knife / Multi Tool Setup:
Gerber Suspension Multitool, Gerber 3″ pocket knife
Making Fire setup:
Lighter, Light My Fire Fire Steel, Grandpa’s Wax Fire starter, Steel Wool, UCO Storm Proof Matches (even work underwater)
Mountainsmith 75 liter backpack, Military Grade Compass, Black Diamond Trekking Poles, Sunglasses, extra rope and line, bear spray, , 2 bandanas, emergency kit, toilet paper, extra batteries, [small water proof case emergency kit for fire, fishing, trapping, energy] 3 different Seal Line waterproof bags, National Geographic Topo maps, , Sea to summit biodegradable soap, sunblock.
Rain gear set up:
Golite Goretex rain jacket, Red Ledge rain pants, golite poncho/tarp.
Cold weather setup:
Outdoor Research full face mask, Outdoor Research -20 degree gloves, The Northface Windproof beanie, 3 pairs of wool socks, MSR quick dry towel, Nylon Pants, Coldpruf pants, Thermal tee, Northface fleese, Northface vest,
Hiking Boots / Cold Weather boots
Merrel hiking boots, Keen – 40 degree boots, Kahtoola ice cleats (for icy conditions)
This is the gear that keeps me dry and comfortable in some adverse conditions.