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Rough draft of GEAR for the Hayduke, spring 2020


  • Luna Sandals – Oso Wings (~16oz pair).
  • Outdoor Research – Ferrosi shorts (6oz).
  • Patagonia – Barely there bra
  • Patagonia – Barely there underwear
  • Patagonia – Sol Patrol sunshirt (5.9oz).
  • Tank top.
  • Sunday Afternoons – sun hat, altered (~3oz).
  • Black Diamond – Trekking poles, women’s (21oz).


  • Gossamer Gear – ~36L Kumo Backpack (17.45 ounces).
  • Gossamer Gear – shoulder strap pocket, large (1.75oz).
  • Gossamer Gear – shoulder strap feed bag (1.15oz).
  • Bandana (for sweat or snot).


  • Homemade ~20°F sleeping quilt/bag – “Apex Climashield” synthetic insulation with “Momentum 50” outer shell and “Momentum 50” liner.
  • Homemade sleeping bag cover/bivy – “Pertex Sheild” waterproof breathable fabric.
  • Gossamer Gear – Nitelite tri-fold pad (doubles as pack frame) (6oz).
  • Cocoon – Hyperlite air-core pillow (2.4oz), used between my knees for my back.


  • Homemade puffy jacket – 2.5oz “Apex Climashield” synthetic insulation with “Pertex Quantum” outer shell and “Momentum 45” liner. (~8oz).
  • Outdoor Research – Vigor hoody (9oz).
  • Homemade Raingear – ultra-silnylon, includes pullover jacket, chaps, skirt, booties, and mittens (~7 oz).
  • Coalatree – Slimfit trailhead pants (10oz).
  • Smartwool – leg warmers (these were arm warmers that I cut the cuff off of).
  • V-Toe Flip Flop Socks – 2 pair wool socks.
  • Homemade booties – “Weatherstopper Laminate” Softshell (2oz).
  • Liner gloves.
  • Homemade mittens – “Weatherstopper Laminates” softshell (2oz).
  • Outdoor Research – Exhale Ubertube neck gaiter (0.7oz).
  • Buff – half buff (0.4oz).
  • Patagonia – underwear.
  • Patagonia – Barely there bra.
  • Sea to Summit – Bug Net (1oz).


  • Sea to Summit – Alpha lite spoon, short (0.3oz).
  • Nalgene – 16 oz bottle for mixed drinks like coffee, chia, or protein powders. I can also cold soak food in it (3oz).
  • Platypus – 2L Hoser (3.6oz).
  • Platypus 2 @ 2L bottle (1.3oz each).
  • Platypus 1L bottle (1.2oz).
  • Platypus 750ml bottle for liquor (0.8oz).
  • Simple Ecology – 3 @ organic cotton bags for trail mix and seeds.
  • Simple Ecology – small organic cotton strainer bag (for pre-filter).
  • ***Bearvault – BV450 bear canister (2lbs 1oz)–*only carried for Salt Creek Canyon section in Canyonlands.


  • Arniflora – Arnica gel. I only carry this for the first couple of weeks.
  • Weleda – Arnica tablets (carried the whole time).
  • Uncle Henry’s – Complete tissue and bone repair salve (carried in an old chapstick tube).
  • Uncle Henry’s – Complete tissue and bone repair capsules (just a few days worth).
  • Homemade electrolyte salt mix.
  • Super glue (mini).
  • Gear Aid – Tenacious tape.
  • Needle & thread (on plastic bobbin).


  • Toothbrush (cut down).
  • Uncle Harry’s Natural Tooth Powder (I keep a small amount in a plastic contact lens holder).
  • floss.
  • piece of comb.
  • piece of eyeliner.
  • lip balm with carabiner.
  • toilet paper.
  • nail clippers.
  • Lena, menstrual cup.
  • Small piece of cloth (~6 in sq) for washing my face at the end of the day.
  • 1 oz bottle with olive oil (I use olive oil on my skin. It also works great as an anti-chafe and after care for chafe.


  • SteriPEN – Steripen Ultra, rechargeable (4.8oz).
  • Anker – Powerbank 10,000 mAh (6oz).
  • Suntactics – Solar panel 1200w, 5v (7oz).
  • Double USB charger.
  • Charge cables, 1 for phone, and 1 for electronics.
  • Headphones.
  • iPhone – 8 plus.
  • Sony – NEX-5T mirrorless camera (~1lb), charges via usb.
  • Biolite – Headlamp 200 lumens, rechargeable (1.6oz), *for occasional night hiking.


  • ZPacks – Duplex.
  • Big Agnes – 8 v-stakes.




GEAR for Bikepacking through Latin America

(Scroll down to see the different bag setups I used over the course of my Latin America cycle tour)


  • Advocate Cycles: Seldom Seen.
  • Stans: ZTR Major, no tubes 27.5″ wheels.
  • Terrene Tires: Chunk (tough), tubeless, 27.5 x 3″.
  • Ergon: GP5 hand grips.
  • Brooks: Cambium C19 (with gel seat cover).
  • Specialized: Bennies Platform Pedals.


    • Revelate Designs: front roll harness.
    • Tillak: Kiwanda 20L drybag/backpack.
    • Revelate Designs: Mountain Feedbag (2).
    • Revelate Designs: Gas Tank & Jerry Can.
  • FRAME:
    • Homemade partial frame bags (2) [hand-sewn while on tour, from an old worn-out Revelate Designs SaltyRoll and Gas Tank].
    • Sea to Summit: 20L Dry River Bag.


    • DOWNTUBE: King Cage: Manything Cage.
    • FRONT FORKS: King Cage: Manything Cage (2).
    • HANDLEBAR TOP MOUNT: King Cage: Iris King Cage.
    • REAR RACK: Ratking Frames/Tumbleweed Bikes: T-Rack
    • REAR CAGES: King Cage: Manything Cage (2) [mounted to rack].

    BIKE STUFF: tools, spare parts, etc

    • Voile Straps
    • Cable and lock.
    • Planet Bike: Super flash taillight.
    • Cateye: Enduro Cycle computer.
    • Lezyne: Microfloor HVG Pump (8 oz).
    • Multitools: Lezyne V10 (3.6 oz), and Leatherman PS4 (1.9 oz).
    • Tire boots, tire plugs, chain lube, rag, presta to schrader adapter, gorilla tape, tenacious tape, needle & thread, shoegoo, tire levers.
    • Tubeless sealant.
    • Tubolito inner tube & patch kit.
    • Spare brake pads, quick links, cables, spokes, valves, derailleur hanger, and a few bolts.
    • Fiskers small scissors.



    • Giro: Hex helmet.
    • Dabrim: Classic Visor (attached to helmet).
    • Bike gloves.
    • Luna Sandals: OSO 2.0
    • Native Eyewear: Sidecar Sunglasses (and spare lenses).


    • Enlightened Equipment, Convert Down Quilt/Sleeping Bag 10°F (25.5 oz).
    • Cocoon, hyperlight air-core pillow (2.4 oz).
    • EVA foam mat.
    • Zpacks: Duplex tent, listed under shared gear.


    • Klean Kanteen, single-wall bottles, 64 oz and 27.5 oz.
    • Tillak, Metolius 18 oz insulated bottle.
    • Platypus, 1L Softbottle (2 @ 1.2 oz each)
    • Valtcan, 450ml titanium cup, with lid (2.5 oz).
    • Opinel Knife (No8), small (1.5 oz).
    • Sea to Summit, Alpha Light Spoon short (0.3 oz).
    • Keychain style can opener.
    • 2 Mini binder clips (for keeping food packages closed).
    • Baggu, standard reusable ripstop nylon bag (always kept in my stuffsack purse so I had it with me for market and resupply shopping).


    • Toothbrush (cut down).
    • Uncle Harry’s Natural Tooth Powder (I keep a small amount in a plastic contact lens holder with my toothbrush, and some extra in a ziploc).
    • floss.
    • piece of comb.
    • piece of eyeliner.
    • lip balm with carabiner (2).
    • ear swabs.
    • toilet paper.
    • nail clippers.
    • Lena, menstrual cup.
    • REI mini multi-towel. (0.8 oz)
    • Small piece of cloth (~6 in sq) for washing my face at the end of the day.
    • 3 oz bottle with olive oil (I use olive oil on my skin; it’s easier to travel with than coconut oil. It also makes a great addition to food that is prepared cold, like salads, or cold-soaked oats or couscous. It also works great as an anti-chafe and after care for chafe).


    • Arnica salve.
    • Arnica tablets.
    • Betadine.
    • Rubbing alcohol.
    • Echinacea.
    • Probiotics.
    • Dr Christopher’s – complete tissue and bone repair formula.
    • Electrolytes.
    • Sea salt.
    • Various herbs: turmeric, ginger, cloves, oregano (depends on what I can find).


    • Shorts.
    • Tank top.
    • Northface, Sunshirt.
    • Haglofs, Essens Mimic Jacket, with hood (synthetic).
    • Patagonia, lightweight long sleeve zip neck shirt (3.6 oz).
    • Tatoo, lightweight, full zip, polartec hoodie.
    • Darn Tough, Micro crew cushion wool socks (altered to tabi).
    • Smartwool, short lightweight wool socks (altered to tabi).
    • Smartwool, leg warmers (they were actually arm-warmers, but I cut the tightest cuff off so I can use them as leg warmers instead).
    • Seirus, Stormsock (altered to tabi).
    • Thin liner socks (for sleeping).
    • Underarmour, Coldgear Tactical Leggings (~6 oz).
    • Patagonia, Cap 1 leggings.
    • Homemade ultra-sil raingear (~6 oz), includes jacket, chaps, tabi booties, mittens [I sent the skirt home].
    • Marmot, Precip rain jacket.
    • Homemade softshell mittens.
    • Light gloves.
    • Buff, polar (1.5 oz).
    • Buff, half (0.5 oz).
    • 1 pair underwear.
    • Patagonia, Barely Sports Bras (2).


    • Bandana.
    • An assortment of silnylon stuff sacks.
    • Sunhat.
    • Homemade silnylon wallet and cordura stuffsack purse, credit cards, ID, and passport.


    • Steripen, Ultra water purifier, UV light (4.8 oz), charges via USB.
    • Petzl, Elite (mini flashlight, 1 ounce) and spare batteries.
    • Petzl, Zipka headlamp.
    • iPhone 8 Plus.
    • Small 2 port wall charger.
    • Sandisk, MP3 Sansa Clip.
    • Headphones.
    • Charge cords.
    • Anker, 10000mAh powerbank.
    • Anker, 21W dual USB solar charger [I’ve currently sent this home, but I may retrieve it later].
    • Yichumy, Phone SD card reader [I use SD cards to store photos I’ve edited with my phone. It’s like an external hard drive for my phone].
    • Several SD cards (stored in an Altoids mini tin).
    • Sony NEX 5T camera (charges via USB).
    • Spare camera battery.
    • Camera brush, blower, cleaning cloth.


    • A few sheets of paper.
    • A few colors of paint and a few pencils.
    • Brushes, cut down, (2).
    • Princeton, Catelyst tool (cut down).


    • SteinCo.: Mini Cassette Lock.
    • 2 personal sized cuben fiber ground sheets.
    • ZPacks Cuben Fiber Duplex Tent (19 oz).
    • 2 carbon fiber tent poles (5 oz).
    • 8 aluminum v-style tent stakes (2.7 oz).


    • iPhone: using GPS apps and map PDF’s.
    • MapOut app.
    • Gaia GPS (classic) app.
    • Google maps, for more urban routes where signal is available.
    • Occasional paper maps & route descriptions.