The list author says: "For my backpacking buddies. Buy the things on this list. You will need them. Not all of them are necessary, and we dont need to carry doubles of things. The ones closer to the top, are more important than the ones farther down. You decide.
I Didnt put any clothes on the list. That is personal preference. Just make sure THAT YOU DO NOT WEAR ANYTHING THAT IS COTTON. Buy a solid pair of hiking pants too. You will NOT REGRET IT.
"Never leave home without a way to purify water. Iodine Pills are way cheaper, but they are gross. This little sucker, if used properly, will not let you down. Make sure the source is clear and not cloudy."
"Just ordered this yesterday, and not sure how well it's going to work. If it doesnt work well, ill update, but sounds pretty solid to me. For those winter hiking trips, to extend the temp of your current bag by 50 degrees. Exciting stuff."
"A cheaper alternative to the gore tex bivy. It will work if you want to save some dough. Just make sure you buy some sort of bivy. You won't regret it. This has the added benefit of reflecting the majority of your wasted body heat on those windy nights."
"Been looking for an ultralight lantern. Im currently using a terrible energizer one. it gets the job done, but this thing would rock. Lanterns are NOT over rated. Once that sun goes down, you dont want to be confined to just your head lamp."