Kula Cloth Pee Rag
No more dripping dry! The Kula Cloth is a pee rag that you use to wipe after going to the bathroom for better hygiene in the backcountry. Attach it to the outside of your pack and rinse.
Eureka Ignite Plus 2-Burner Camp Stove
This is the stove we carry in our van. It’s a basic 2-burner camp stove that is very efficient and durable.
Enlightened Equipment 2-Person Accomplice Quilt
Want to snuggle with your honey? This ultralight 2-person quilt is warm, allows freedom of movement, and packs down much smaller than two separate sleeping bags.
Black Diamond Distance FLZ Trekking Poles
Lightweight, adjustable, and collapsible, these trekking poles take pressure off your knees and allow you to use your upper body on the uphills
TentLab The Deuce Poop Shovel
This trowel makes it easy to quickly dig a hole and Leave No Trace when you have to poop in the woods. An essential piece of your backcountry kit!
Garmin InReach Mini
An emergency communication device that allows you to call for search and rescue, as well as to send custom text messages to family and friends. A must for backcountry safety!
Platypus GravityWorks Water Filter System
A gravity fed water filter that does all of the hard work for you. Just hang it from a tree and let the water flow through the filter into your water bottle.
Therm-a-Rest ProLite Plus Sleeping Pad
This isn’t the lightest or most compact sleeping pad, but to me, it’s the most comfortable (I prefer a flat mat vs one with baffles). It’s quiet, easy to blow up, and provides insulation on colder nights.
Western Mountaineering Versalite 10 degree Sleeping Bag
The last mummy bag I will ever buy. It’s so warm, only weighs 2 pounds, and is made using ethically sourced down.
Zpacks Triplex Tent
This 3p ultralight backpacking tent only weighs 21 oz and utilizes your trekking poles. It’s super roomy, very durable and waterproof (I’ve used it in multiple thunderstorms)
Jetboil Stash Cooking System
The lightest and most efficient Jetboil backpacking stove that only weighs 7.1 ounces
Deuter Aircontact Lite 60 + 10 SL Pack
The pack I took on the John Muir Trail. Comfortable, durable, and budget-friendly backpacking pack with ample room for a multi-day hike.
BioLite Head Lamp
A rechargeable, powerful headlamp that is easy to adjust to your head for the perfect fit
Helinox Sunset Camp Chair
A high-back, supportive camp chair that packs down small and weighs just over 3 pounds.
Cleanwaste GO Anywhere Portable Toilet
A foldable toilet for #2 when you can’t go outside or in sensitive environments where you are required to pack out your poo. Just go in the bag and throw it in the trash afterwards.
Yeti Ramber 20 oz Tumbler
My go-to mug that keeps coffee and tea hot for hours.
REI Co-op Quick Dry Towel
We have several of these that we use to dry dishes, wipe up messes, and dry off after swimming. They are great for international travel too!
Rumpl Original Puffy Blanket
We have a 2-person Rumpl blanket on our van bed, and it’s also a nice addition to a tent. It’s machine washable and shakes clean, making it perfect for dog owners
RTIC Original Hard Cooler
Keeps ice cold for days and cheaper than a YETI
CGI Slimfold Cook Station
I love how easy this cooking table is to setup and put away. We store it behind the drivers seat in our Sprinter Van and it fits perfectly.
Teva Hurricane XL2 Sandals
My favorite camp sandals. They have a sturdy, grippy sole and are oh so comfy!
Arc’teryx Beta LT Jacket
A bomb-proof Gortex rain jacket with pit zips (an essential feature)
REI Co-op Active Pursuits 4.5″ Shorts
A comfy pair of hiking shorts with an elastic waistband and pockets
Patagonia Women’s Houdini Jacket
A ultralight windbreaker great for sun, wind, and bug protection
A great accessory for protecting your face and neck against sun, dust, or wind.
Wallaroo Sedona Hat
My favorite crushable sun hat that offers full coverage
Oboz Bridger Mid BDry Hiking Boots
A fantastic waterproof hiking boot for tougher trails and backpacking trips
Oboz Sawtooth II Low BDry Hiking Shoes
A sturdy, waterproof low-ankle boot good for everyday hiking
Darn Tough Hiking Socks
The best hiking socks ever with a lifetime guarantee!
Arc’teryx Atom LT Insulated Hoodie
A warm, yet breathable hiking layer for those colder days
Patagonia Capilene Cool Daily Long-Sleeve Shirt
The long-sleeved version of my favorite hiking shirt for additional sun protection