The following is a list of gear that I use and recommend for backpacking, hiking, and camping. If the exact item I use is no longer available I include the most similar gear I could find and noted that. Each entry is a link to REI or Amazon where you can quickly purchase or review the item. I include the cost of the item (rounded up to nearest dollar) although it may have changed or gone on sale since the time of writing.


Major items used for backpacking, hiking, and camping trips.

Food and Water

Necessities for cooking, staying hydrated, and keeping food safe from bears!

Toiletries and Safety

Critical items for safety and sanitation at camp and on the trail.

Capturing the Trip

An essential list to remember great momements on the trail