MY GEAR!

Over the years, I've slowly collected all sorts of gear and in this post I'm going to show you everything that I use in the outdoors today! I've grouped everything into different categories mostly based on what activities they're used for, with some gear just being listed under more general categories. Many of the different pieces of gear that I own are used in different activities so for the most part I tried to include those pieces of gear in every different category in which they're used. For example, I use different fleeces, puffy jackets, and socks for way more than just one activity or situation.

PACKS

Osprey Aether 60: Multi-day backpacking trips or luxurious single night trips

Osprey Kestrel 38: Single night backpacking trips, winter alpine hiking/climbing, long alpine days

Osprey Talon 22: Light day hikes, traveling, adventure days

Black Diamond Bolt 24: Long alpine days, short/technical winter days, fly fishing, adventure days

BACKPACKING AND CAMPING GEAR

MSR Pocket Rocket Backpacking Stove

Snow Peak Pot

Mountain House Backpacking Meals (Favorites: Chicken and Rice, Lasagna with Meat Sauce, Beef Stew)

Sea to Summit Delta Bowl and Lid

GSI Cutlery Set

Marmot Limelight 2P Tent

Mountain Hardwear Lamina Z Flame 22 Sleeping Bag with Compression Sack

Big Agnes Lost Dog 0 Sleeping Bag with Sea to Summit Dry Compression Sack

Thermarest Z Lite Foam Sleeping Pad

Thermarest NeoAir Venture Sleeping Pad and Blow Up Sack

Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow

Goal Zero Solar Lanterns

REI Towel

The first 5 items make up my backcountry cooking setup. I soon hope to replace my pot for a more concise and well put together kit for traveling into the mountains with more ease. I also plan to acquire more of a camping setup soon. I use the marmot tent for everything from car camping to backpacking, although it is a tad heavy for backpacking. It works great on a budget though, and I can usually get my friends to bring their tent if I'm not solo! I use the Mountain Hardwear sleeping bag for temperatures of about 25-30 and up, and the Big Agnes bag for anything lower than that. The Z Lite sleeping pad makes a good quick and dirty pad for adventures when I don't want to spend time inflating my other pad. They also work great for winter under the inflatable pad for extra warmth. I have two of the foam pads so I usually use both in the winter if I'm not backpacking. Lastly, I use the Sea to Summit Pillow anytime I'm sleeping outside or in the car and I remember to bring it! The Goal Zero solar lanterns are my go to lighting for camp but also double as an emergency light source that comes along on long trips or hikes.

GENERAL HIKING GEAR

EMS Trekking Poles

Oboz Sawtooth Boots

Oboz Bridger 10" Insulated Boots

Brooks Cascadia 13 Trail Runners

Brooks Cascadia 14 GTX Trail Runners

Smartwool Socks

Columbia Convertible Pants

Outdoor Research Cirque Softshell Pants

My footwear choice varies for hiking. I wear the Sawtooth boots if I know it's going to be a particularly muddy day, or if it's going to be wet and technical. I also use boots when I have a lot of weight on my back. The Bridger insulated boots are for winter and I use them for different activities like fly fishing too. I use the Cascadia 13 trail runners for dry, light days and for trail running as well. I use the Cascadia 13 GTX trail runners for wet days or on snow.

TECHNICAL WINTER GEAR

Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe

Black Diamond Contact Strap Crampons

Hillsound Trail Crampons

Black Diamond Wire Gate Carabiners

Black Diamond Mercury Mitts

Blackk Diamond Liner Gloves

MSR Revo Ascent Snowshoes

Outdoor Research Crocodile Gaiters

Most of the gear in this section is self explanatory. I use the true crampons in situations where the ice is too thick for my trail crampons or if there's a significant no fall zone. The trial crampons act as my overall microspikes but with more bite and stability than microspikes. The carabiners are used for strapping gear to my packs mid hike or mid adventure. The mercury mitts are my go to -20 degree rated above treeline mittens and the liners are used mostly below treeline or for trail running.

EMERGENCY/SAFETY GEAR

Mountain Series Hiker Medical Kit

Sol Emergency Bivvy

Goal Zero Solar Lanterns

Black Diamond Storm Headlamp

Petzl Tikkina Headlamp

Battery Charger

Phone

USB Cord

Matches in a Waterproof Case

Compass

Maps

The only thing worth noting here is that the black diamond headlamp is usually my go to lamp and the petzl one is on the cheaper end of petzl's lineup and acts as my backup or a lamp I lend to an adventure partner as a backup. I don't always bring maps along with me because I know the majority of the WMNF like the back of my hand, but if I go somewhere new or somewhere a little trickier to navigate I bring it along.

TRAIL RUNNING GEAR

Ultimate Direction Adventure Vest 4.0

Patagonia R1 Hoody

Patagonia Houdini Jacket

Under Armour Shorts

Non-brand Tights

Brooks Cascadia 13 REI PCT Edition

Brooks Cascadia 14 GTX

Darn Tough Socks

Smartwool Socks

Black Diamond Storm Headlamp

Tuck Life Hat

Thermonet Buff

Original Buff

Kuhl Beanie

Hillsound Microspikes

2.5 L Water Pouch

My layering changes from run to run depending on conditions and the season. Sometimes I'll run in my R1 hoody fleece  and other times I'll just have a base layer and my houdini wind breaker. As I explained in a previous section, the Cascadia 13s are more for dry conditions and the 14 GTXs are for wet conditions or for snow and ice. In the winter I run in Darn Tough socks but in the summer I usually run in Smartwool socks. The buff is a facemask, with the thermonet one being for winter and cold conditions and the original buff being for warmer conditions. I don't like using a hydration bladder so I often store water in a big soft pouch and use it to refill my soft flask bottle on the run. This may change as it is fairly annoying to take out the entire pouch mid run and screw up the organization of my vest.

GENERAL ADVENTURE GEAR

REI Nalgene Water Bottles

Hydroflask 32 ounce Wide Mouth Water Bottle

Sea to Summit Dry Bags

Yeti Mug

Oakley Half Jacket Sunglasses

ENO Double Nest Hammock

Outdoor Research Transcendent Puffy

LL Bean Rain Jacket

Flowfold Minimalist Wallet

FLY FISHING GEAR

Cabela's Bighorn 4 wt. Fly Rod

Cabela's Prestige Reel

White River Rubber Net

CAMERA GEAR

SONY A7III Mirrorless Camera

SONY G OSS 24-105 Lens

Mafrotto Element Travel Tripd

Peak Design Clip