BLOG: Gear list for my upcoming three-day trip
I'm always interested to see what other people carry in their packs for multi-day trips. Usually, unless they are quite experienced, they over pack, trying to fill every nook and cranny of their 30, 40 or 60 liter pack. Below is a list I made up for an upcoming three-day, hike-in, fish and hike-out trip in north central PA.
It's not a long trip, in time or distance. Five miles from the hard road to my camping spot on a secluded wild trout stream. There is, however, almost 2,000 feet of elevation change in the five miles so it's a bit of a tough hike. The goal of this trip is to 1. warm up for an upcoming week-long trip in South Carolina 2. get a much needed getaway, sleep under the stars, maybe catch a few wild brook trout on the tenkara rod and sip some Ole Smoky moonshine by a roaring fire.
Osprey Atmos 65 Backpack - this is going to be my first outing with the new pack, can't wait!!
Hill People Gear Kit Bag
Warbonnet Ridgerunner Hammock
Warbonnet Superfly tarp - it's not going to rain, I keep telling my self that
Thermarest sleeping pad (3/4 length)
Marmot Aspen 40 sleeping bag - way to warm, but it's new so I have to try it out
stakes and tie-downs for Superfly
Fires starting kit
LifeStraw Go water bottle
Collapsible water bottle
EMS convertible pants
EMS Techwick shirt
EMS insulated pullover
Marmot rain jacket -
Merrill Hiking boots
Athletic shorts (sleepware)
Buff - multi-use, I wear it on cool evenings on my head as a beanie, like a face mask if the bugs are bad, and made wet and worn around the neck is great on hot sticky days
Dragontail Komodo Tenkara rod -
Line, tippet -
Fishing License -
Simple Knife - never leave home without it
Leki Trekking Poles
Princeton Tech headlamp
Olight AA flashlight
First Aid Kit
Bug Spray - Naturapel for me, I'd rather get eaten by bugs than get cancer from Deet, and besides Naturapel works just as good!
Thin-Optics eye glasses
Backpackers Pantry meals x3 - I'll only be in the woods for dinner two nights, but I always carry one extra meal, just in case!
Trader Joe's Instant Coffee - absolutely the best instant coffee around
Snacks - Granola/Trailmix/Jerky
Flask - Ole Smoky
extra stuff sack, rope to hang food away from bears at night
One of the biggest mistakes I see when people pack for a multi-day trip is they pack way too much clothing. There is no need to take a change of clothing for every day you are in the woods. Matter of fact, other than socks and maybe an extra pair of underwear (if you ware them) extra cloths are just unneeded extra pounds.
Keep an eye out next week for photos and info from my trip, as well as a review on the SPOT Satellite Messenger.