Posted 20 May 2013 - 08:58 AM
My Gear List
Now that you know what bases you need to cover, here is an idea of what I personally bring on my day hikes. Again though, this varies based on weather conditions but imagine it's a typical summer day.
Suunto M-3D compass
GORUCK TAC Hat
Randolph Engineering Aviators
Outdoor Research Helium jacket
Small kit in ziploc bag
EDC Trauma Kit
TAD Survival Spark
Tinder-Quik fire tabs
Micro roll of duct tape
15-20 feet of orange paracord
Trail mix or energy bars
3L Source Hydration bladder
Nothing. I would find natural shelter or build my own.
It's worth mentioning again that you should look for clothes that both breathe easily and wick moisture away from your body. Cotton is not a material that does that. Below is a list of what I've been wearing and really liking recently.
Outdoor Research Growler Shirt. I really like this shirt because it's technical without looking like it is. Being a blend of nylon and polyester, it wicks moisture away and it breathes really well.
Outdoor Research Treadway Convert Pants. They're comfortable in material and movement and zip-off into shorts if things get hot. They also shed water well if you get caught in a sudden downpour.
Footwear and Socks:
This all depends on the trail. Some day hikes I go on only require running shoes and others are better suited for boots.
If I can get away with running shoes, I prefer a pair of Balega low cut socks. I just love how comfortable and cushioned they are.
When I wear my Lowa Renegade hiking boots, I'll go with a light or medium weight pair of SmartWool PhD socks.
Benchmade Mini Griptilian
Notebook and Pen
Field Notes Expedition Notebook
Pen Project [space pen]
Pocket Survival Pak Plus
What do you carry?
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