Gear Lists

The gear lists below are designed to meet the needs of the various types of trips I take. All are designed to be lightweight and/or ultralight gear lists. Some are lighter, some are heavier depending on my needs for durability, safety and comfort. Note the overall weights of all lists are low but include such items as a camera (luxury) and insulating layers (safety).

List One: Summer Backpacking

This is my “go to” list. It contains all the backpacking essentials required to spend a weekend or a week on the trail in comfort and safety with minimum weight.  Follow the link to view my “summer list” in a new tab/window of your brower. Or, scroll through the file contents in the iframe below.

List Two: Long Distance Backpacking

The long distance list was created primarily for my thru-hike of the 1200 mile Pacific Northwest Trail and therefore contains all elements necessary for survival for periods up to nine days.  Follow this link to view my “long distance list” in a new tab/window of your brower. Or, scroll through the file contents in the iframe below.

List Three: Sub Five Pound Backpacking

This list is my most basic gear list. It allows me to carry only five pounds of gear on my back. I can take this gear plus four pounds of food for a comfortable and safe weekend in moderate to warm temps.  Follow this link to view my “sub five pound list” in a new tab/window of your brower. Or, scroll through the file contents in the iframe below.

 

List Four: Winter Backpacking

The winter list is to be taken when there is snow and/or temperatures below freezing. It includes a beefy sleeping pad and bag (essential for cold temps) as well as extra insulating layers.  Follow this link to view my “winter list” in a new tab/window of your brower. Or, scroll through the file contents in the iframe below.