My gear list for solo, three-season hiking in Colorado or similar. I also added some gear I may swap in depending on the trip type. Updated.
Going lightweight (sub-20lbs) with typical gear and clothing from REI.
This lightweight “backpacking fad” is not that new or a fad. Despite what some people may state.
Key items of gear and clothing that have stood the test of time for me. My outdoor trips often take all or some of these items.
Backpacking gear on the cheap. If you are new to backpacking and/or on a budget, here is a complete gear list for less than $300. Updated Jan 2017.
A grab bag of favorite items that I have consistently used for a variety of outdoor activities.
An introductory overview to winter backpacking.
Limited budget, space and/or time? Here is a Jack of All Trades gear kit for backpacking, camping , trail work , day hikes and mild winter activities.
A sequel of sorts to my $300 gear challenge. A little over $800 for a kit that is light, functional and easily assembled.
A simple, functional utilitarian kit for backcountry ski repair. For snowshoeing, too.