Updated March 9, 2016: There’s much more gear I want to include, but it’ll have to wait for a later date – I start hiking tomorrow.

The Basics

Backpack: Gregory Z65, from REI. $190.94.

Tent: REI Dash 2, from REI. $199.00.

Sleeping Bag: North Face Cat’s Meow 20 Degree, from REI. $169.00.

Sleeping Pad: Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol, from REI. $34.95.

Trekking Poles: Black Diamond FlickLock, from REI. $99.95.

Headlamp: Black Diamond Gizmo, from REI. $19.95.



Base Layer: Patagonia Capilene Midweight & Lightweight, Tops & Bottoms, from REI. $59 each (x4) = $236.00.

Underwear: REI, from REI. $22.50 (x 3) = $67.50.

Socks (Liner): REI Merino Liners, from REI. $10.50 (x 2) = $21.00.

Socks (Outer): Darn Tough Hiker Boot, from REI. $23 (x 2) = $46.00.

Pants: Prana Stretch Zion Convertible, from REI. $89.00.


T-Shirt: Patagonia Nine Trails, from REI. $45.00.

Midlayer: Patagonia R1 Hoody, from Patagonia. $159.00.

Puffy: REI Co-op Down. $99.50.

Rain Shell: North Face Venture, from North Face. $99.00.

Rain Pants: Marmot PreCip Full-Zip, from REI. $100.00.

Gloves (Outer): Outdoor Research Flurry, from REI. $39.00.

Hat (Winter): Spacecraft Outfitter Beanie, from REI. $28.00.

Hat (Summer): Outdoor Research Swift Cap, from REI. $25.00.

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban New Wayfarer, from Macy’s. $140.00.

Boots: Merrell Mid Moab (US 9), from Macy’s. $130.00.

Gaiters: REI Alpine Light, a gift from my buddy Curt (via REI). $54.50 (or free from me).



Stove: MSR PocketRocket, from REI. $39.95.

Fuel: Snow Peak, from REI. $5.50.

Pot: GSI Outdoors 1.1L, from REI. $29.95

Cup: Snow Peak 600, from REI. $36.95

Spork: Snow Peak, from REI. $8.95.

Camp Towel (All Purpose): REI. $13.50.

Soap: Sea to Summit Wilderness Wash, from REI. $3.95

Water Sterilizer: Sawyer Mini, from REI. $24.95.



Camera: Sony NEX-5T, used on eBay. $297.82.

External Battery: RavPower 26800, from Amazon. $49.99.

Bluetooth Keyboard: ZAGG Folding Keyboard, from ZAGG website. $69.99.

The Rest

Stuff Sacks: Sea to Summit (x3). $21.50, $32.95, $37.95 = $92.40.

Ditty Sacks: REI (3 Pack). $16.50.

Food Bag: Sea to Summit 20 L, from REI. $42.95.

Tech Bag: REI Toiletry Kit. $19.50.

Pepper Spray: Mace brand spray, from a random car wash (no kidding). $11.95.

Knife: Leatherman WAVE, a gift from dad. $89.85 (or free for me).

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