Updated Gear List

Equipment Brand/Details
Backpack ULA – Catalyst 75L
Backpack cover ULA – Pack cover
Tent Tarptent – Moment
Ground cloth Tyvek offcut
Sleeping bag ULA – 20 degree, 550 down sleeping bag
Sleeping bag liner Mountain Design silk liner (cold weather only)
Sleeping pad Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol Sleeping Pad
Stove Caldera Cone Alcohol Stove System
Cup and bowl Caldera Cone plastic caddy
Pot Evernew Titanium Non-Stick 600ml Pot
Spork Titanium
Spork (backup) Light my fire
Sponge or cloth To clean cup, bowl, spork and pot
Fuel HEET (yellow bottle)
Lighter (2) Mini Bic lighter
Pocket knife Mini Swiss Army multi tool
Water bottles Gatorade/Smart Water
Water bladder 4L MSR Dromelite with drinking hose
Mouth guard To cover drinking hose mouth piece
Water filter Katadyn Hiker Pro pump/Steripen/Sawyer Squeeze
Water filter (backup) Aquatabs (or tablets of any brand)
Hiking Poles Black Diamond Ultra Distance Trekking Pole with metal tips
Bug head net Outdoor Research Deluxe Spring Ring Headnet
Dry sacks (2) Sea to Summit 7L & 20L (clothes and sleeping bag)
Food bag Loksak (Odourless sack) 32 x 50cm
Headlamp Black Diamond
Mini bike light (for tent) Turtle white LED light
Bear cannister Bearvault BV 500 (through Yosemite NP)
Ice Axe Charlet Moser Snowalker (snow only)
Snow footwear Yaktracks (snow only)
Technology Brand/Details
Solar panel sCharger-5 USB Solar Charger
Mobile phone iPhone 4S 32gb
Phone charger iPhone 4S plug and cords x 2
Portable music player iPod touch
External battery X5 mobile ultra
Phone case Cellairis rapture full moon case
Camera Olympus TG-2 (Tough)
Camera charger Olympus TG-2 (Tough) USB cord
Personal Locator Device SPOT 2 Satellite
Watch Polar
Clothing Brand/Details
Shoes Brooks Cascadia trail runners (approx 3 pairs overall)
Insoles Sofsole low arch
Socks (3) Dry Max running socks
Gaiters Dirty Girls
Knee braces Mueller Knee Stabilizers
Pants North Face – Paramount Peak Cconvertible Pants
Shorts Veloxa Shorts Women – Black (for town)
Singlet Light cotton (for town/doubles as a pillow case over dry sack)
Short sleeve t-shirt Icebreaker GT 200 Women’s Base Layer
Long sleeve top/sleep top Smartwool Women’s NTS Micro 150 Crew
Shirt White Sierra
Sports bra Champion Sports Bra
Underpants (2) Patagonia Active Briefs
Bandana Matt – buff
Bandana (pee) Head Gear Multi Scarf
Sunglasses Cancer Council Australia
Sunglasses cleaner Small wipe cloth
Sun hat Cancer Council Australia/Nike cap
Sun gloves Outdoor Research (for the desert)
Rain jacket Kathmandu
Rain pants Blizzard – Storm waterproof pant
Fleece North Face – Wonen’s OSO Hoodie (cold weather)
Puffy jacket Arc’teryx Women’s Ceva Hoody
Wind breaker Marmot Original Windshirt DriClime®
Beenie Icebreaker – Pocket hat
Handkerchief Any brand
Gloves Black Diamond/OR waterproof gloves (for snow)
Glove liners Icebreaker – Oasis glove liners
Camp shoes Immitation Crocs (Frocs)
Sleeping pants Smartwool long johns
Sleeping socks Darn tough
Toiletries Brand/Details
Toothbrush Any brand
Toothpaste Little tube
Dental floss Any brand
Mentrual Cup Diva Cup
Hand sanitizer Clip to outside of pack
Sunscreen Clip to outside of pack
Moleskin For blisters
Needle To pop blisters
Alcohol swabs (3) Any brand
Sports/Duct tape Wrapped around hiking pole
Leuko tape For blisters
Second skin Great for bad blisters and burns
Pain killers Ibuprofen/Advil/Alieve
Benadryl Alergies or for sleeping
Multi vitamins Centrum
Antiseptic cream Neosporin/Bepanthen
Lipbalm Chapstick
DEET Ben’s 30% DEET wipes
Wipes Kleenex or other brand (unscented)
Arnica cream For sore muscles
Other Items Brand/Details
Safety pin Large (for hanging wet clothes on pack)
Handbook pages Yogi’s PCT notes and town info (for current section)
Printed itinerary Spreadsheet
Printed permits Thru hiking permit, campfire permit, entry into Canada
Batteries (3) AAA Lithium batteries (headlamp and SPOT)
Thumb drive To backup photos (bounce ahead)
Pen Ballpoint
Velcro To attach solar panel to pack
Tenacious tape To fix tears in tent, sleeping bag etc
Emergency blanket For areas with snow
Hair tie (2) One for hair, one for open chip packets
Little Muk Muk A small companion goes a long way
Trash bag Large zip lock bag
Small plastic screw top container For olive oil
Earrings Thin sleepers
Latex gloves Waterproofing for Black Diamond gloves
Passport Inside ziplock bag
Purse Light zip up pouch
Credit/Debit card Some towns only take cash
Money Some towns don’t have ATMs

7 thoughts on “Updated Gear List

    • Yes definitely. It would have been good to have it in Mammoth Lakes to use before I hit the major mosquito zone in Yosemite. I don’t know how long it repels mosquitos for after washing your clothes so it could be good to test this before the hike if possible!

    • Good point! I was so traumatised using this through mosquito country I must have subconsciously left it off. It was a Sierra Designs Baffin Sleeping Bag Bivy. Would be good for SoCal perhaps with a tarp incase it does really rain but I must say I loved having my tent with me. Do not take just a bivy through Yosemite unless you never want to sleep!

      • Thanks for the reply! I’ve been reading you blog every night! I’m planning a trip for a graduation present so it’s not until 2015. Your blog has been such an inspiration to me and your gear reviews have been the most helpful thing I have read!!

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