Backcountry Camping Gear

Here’s a list of those wishing to do backcountry camping:

I personally only purchase quality, lightweight camping gear due to their warranty and also saves me the headache to keep going out and buy new ones.

  • GOOD hiking backpack, that you know you will need to carry this pack for a good 15km a day. Depends on your weight, most people have between 55litre and 65litre.
    I have: Osprey Ariel AG 65 litre.
  • Raincover (Please check if it fits your pack size + 10 litre)
  • Lightweight – 2 Person Tent (MSR and Big Agnes are good brand). I have: Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 2
  • Camping Stove. I have: MSR Rocket Pocket
  • Pot: I have: GSI Pinnacle Basecamper, Stanley Mountain Cookset
  • Bring 3 set of clothes, one for hiking, one for after hiking, and one for sleeping only. (Please don’t pack Cotton, buy Merino Wool product such as Ice Breaker)
  • Fleece and down jacket.
  • Windstopper/Rain GORE-TEX shell: I have: Arcteryx Theta Jacket
  • First-aid Kit
  • Headlamp
  • Hiking boots and an extra pair of socks, and foot balm. (if it rains, you will probably get blister because your shoe is wet)
  • Sandal or flip flop.
  • Swimming wear(I don’t mind you go naked, but really?).
  • Towel.
  • Sleeping bag. I have: Western Mountaineering Summerlite, and Western Mountaineering Versalite
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping Air Mattress pad. I have: Therma-Rest All Season Sleeping Pad
  • Personal Toiletry (toothbrush, paste, face cream..etc)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat and/or Buff
  • Whatever days worth of food, Freeze dried dehydrate food is probably the lightest you can carry.
  • Hiking poles. I have: Black Diamond Z Pole.
  • Your camera, phones, and battery backups.
  • Water filter. I have: Platypus Gravity Water Filter System.
  • water bottle or bladder. I have: Platypus Big Zip Bladder
  • Your eating utensils, bowls, and cups
  • Mosquito Headnet or Mesh jacket (apparently the black fly there is bad!)
  • Gaiter (in case it rains)