What's In The Sack?


Sleep System

  • Backpack: Mountain Laurel Designs 3500 ci Exodus
  • Shelter: Zpacks Hexamid Solo Tarp
    • Ground Cloth: Polycro
  • Sleeping Bag: Western Mountaineering UltraLite 20 Degree
  • Sleeping Pad: Gossamer Gear Nightlight Sleeping Pad (Torso Length)

Clothes / Insulation

  • Insulation: GoLite Selkirk Ultralite Down Jacket
  • Rain Gear: Marmot Essence
  • Synthetic Base Layer Top (thin)
  • Synthetic Base Layer Bottom (thin)
  • Shorts
  • Long Sleeve Button Down Shirt
  • Darn Tough Hiker 1/4 Sock Cushion (2x)
  • Fleece Hat
  • Baseball Cap
  • Bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Stuff Sack
  • Shoes: Merrell Moab Ventilators

Cook System

  • Homemade Cat Food Can Alcohol Stove
  • Evernew Ultralite 0.9 L Titanium Pot
  • Titanium Spork
  • Aluminum Foil Windscreen
  • Mini Lighter
  • Disposable Water Bottle (for fuel storage)
  • Bandana
  • Large Stuff Sack (for food storage)


  • Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork Trekking Poles
  • Petzl Tika Headlamp
  • Gerber 1 in. Blade Knife
  • 1 oz. Bleach (for water purification)
  • Hand Sanitizer (travel size)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Dental Hygeine: Toothbrush (handle removed), Toothpaste (travel size), Dental Floss, Stuff Sack
  • Medical Supplies (Ibuprofen , butterfly bandage, needle, extra matches in water tight container, safety pins (2x), Zip-lock bag )
  • Sunscreen (1 oz. or similar)
  • Head Net
  • Trash Compactor Bag (used as waterproof lining within backpack)
  • Disposable Plastic Drink Bottles (usually two)
  • Maps
  • iPhone and Cord

Total Weight*: 7 lbs


Additional Cold/Wet Weather Gear (carried only when necessary)

  • Camp Nanotech Ice Axe
  • Synthetic Liner Gloves
  • Second Pair of Synthetic Baselayer (tops and bottoms)
  • Extra Socks
  • Homemade Garbage Bag "Rain Skirt"


*Total Weight does not include items worn on a typical hiking day -- one pair of socks, shoes, shorts, button down shirt, baseball cap, sunglasses, and trekking poles.