Freeman's Backpacking Recommendations

A Listmania! list by FREEMAN
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.

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Pick them up here. Or something similar."
TETON Sports Explorer4000 Internal Frame Backpack
1.  TETON Sports Explorer4000 Internal Frame Backpack by Teton Sports
The list author says:
  "I currently own Teton and I prefer it over my North Face Terra. Comfortable, roomy, good storage, and CHEAP."
$64.19 - $149.00
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (648 customer reviews)

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GSI Outdoors Haluite Minimalist
2.  GSI Outdoors Haluite Minimalist by GSI
The list author says:
  "AMAZING COOKSET. For ONE guy. If you want something a Little larger, look no further than the Soloist."
$27.94
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Soloist
3.  GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Soloist by GSI
The list author says:
  "1.1 Liter capacity. Amazing Set. A little on the large side for one guy, You should be fine with the Minimalist. Unless I'm cooking for two, that's what I bring along."
$51.72   Used & New from: $44.46
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

SteriPen AdventurerOpti Water Purifier (Black with Green Accents)
4.  SteriPen AdventurerOpti Water Purifier (Black with Green Accents) by SteriPen
The list author says:
  "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."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Featherlite +20 Ultra Light, Ultra Compact, Sleeping Bag By Ledge
5.  Featherlite +20 Ultra Light, Ultra Compact, Sleeping Bag By Ledge by Ledge
The list author says:
  "No way you'll be comfortable down to 20. But it's lightweight, comfortable, and you'll be good to 40. MAYBE 30 if you're dressed properly."
Used & New from: $99.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

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Cocoon Primaloft Overbag Sleeping Bag
6.  Cocoon Primaloft Overbag Sleeping Bag by Cocoon
The list author says:
  "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."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

10 pcs Energizer Lithium CR123A 3V Photo Lithium Batteries
7.  10 pcs Energizer Lithium CR123A 3V Photo Lithium Batteries by Energizer
The list author says:
  "Batteries for your steripen. Don't go out without an extra pair for it..."
$17.85   Used & New from: $8.18
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (253 customer reviews)

Woodland Camouflage Waterproof Bivy Cover
8.  Woodland Camouflage Waterproof Bivy Cover by Tennier
The list author says:
  "keep out the water. You could use this thing to sleep on snow, or in a puddle and you'd wake up dry. Gore Tex: The Miracle Fabric. Also completely windproof."
$61.98   Used & New from: $24.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (338 customer reviews)

S.O.L. THERMAL BIVVY SACK
9.  S.O.L. THERMAL BIVVY SACK by Adventure Medical Kits
The list author says:
  "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."
$24.99   Used & New from: $19.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

MSR PocketRocket Stove
10.  MSR PocketRocket Stove by MSR
The list author says:
  "beautiful, lightweight backpacking stove. it's what i use, and i can boil a liter of cold water in about 2 minutes flat. #Winning."
$36.42   Used & New from: $24.44
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (245 customer reviews)

Gasone Premium Butane-propane Mix Fuel (Mix Fuel 4 Oz.) - 2 Pcs
11.  Gasone Premium Butane-propane Mix Fuel (Mix Fuel 4 Oz.) - 2 Pcs by GasOne
The list author says:
  "Cheaper, and better fuel. Better than what you'll get in walmart."
Out of stock
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Coleman Butane / Propane Mix Fuel (Mix Fuel 7.75 oz.) - 7.75 oz.
12.  Coleman Butane / Propane Mix Fuel (Mix Fuel 7.75 oz.) - 7.75 oz. by Coleman
The list author says:
  "you can pick this up in walmart for 5 bucks a pop. a little more expensive here. but this is what you need."
$19.99   Used & New from: $7.69
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

Petzl E99 PG Tikka XP 2 Headlamp, Graphite
13.  Petzl E99 PG Tikka XP 2 Headlamp, Graphite by Petzl
The list author says:
  "Best headlamp for the money in my opinion. This little guy kicks butt. Pick this up now. you NEED THIS if you're out backpacking. over 200 hours of battery life."
$62.78
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (141 customer reviews)

Snow Peak Hozuki LED Candle Lantern
14.  Snow Peak Hozuki LED Candle Lantern by Snow Peak
The list author says:
  "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."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Thai Deodorants Thai Natural Crystal Deodorant Push-Up Stick 2.125 oz
15.  Thai Deodorants Thai Natural Crystal Deodorant Push-Up Stick 2.125 oz by Thai Deodorant Stone
The list author says:
  "Stuff works really well, and you cant really use normal deodorant on the trail due to chaffing and the fact that it attracts bears and the like. Pick this up."
$2.89   Used & New from: $1.83
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (166 customer reviews)

Ergodyne 6485 CORE Performance Work Wear Multi-Band, Navy Western
16.  Ergodyne 6485 CORE Performance Work Wear Multi-Band, Navy Western by Ergodyne
The list author says:
  "I dont leave home without one of these. so many purposes. For a very affordable price."
$11.19
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages, Advanced Healing Blister Cushions, Multi-Day Protection, 6-Count Boxes (Pack of 6)
17.  Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages, Advanced Healing Blister Cushions, Multi-Day Protection, 6-Count Boxes (Pack of 6) by Band-Aid
The list author says:
  "Once those blisters start to form, you will be so glad you picked these up. Dont head out without a couple in your bag."
$28.99   Used & New from: $24.70
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)

Gerber 22-41420 Gator Combo Axe II
18.  Gerber 22-41420 Gator Combo Axe II by Gerber Blades
The list author says:
  "Great set for general firebuilding. Someone on the trail needs something like this. The saw works great and it is a huge bonus."
$42.98   Used & New from: $32.41
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (362 customer reviews)

SOG Specialty Knives & Tools F06TN-CP Fasthawk Tactical Tomahawk with 2-Inch Steel Axe Blade and Black Ballistic Nylon Sheath, Black Finish
19.  SOG Specialty Knives & Tools F06TN-CP Fasthawk Tactical Tomahawk with 2-Inch Steel Axe Blade and Black Ballistic Nylon Sheath, Black Finish by SOG Specialty Knives
The list author says:
  "Great UL alternative to the gerber set. Although for the weight, the gerber will give you more all around use."
$25.17   Used & New from: $24.41
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (415 customer reviews)

Windmill Delta Stormproof Lighter
20.  Windmill Delta Stormproof Lighter by Windmill
The list author says:
  "Start those fires! upside down? in a hurricane? underwater? who cares!? just get it done."
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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (227 customer reviews)

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Zippo Premium Butane Fuel (1.48 oz.)
21.  Zippo Premium Butane Fuel (1.48 oz.) by Zippo
The list author says:
  "Needs to run on something right?"
$7.35   Used & New from: $5.56
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)

Aqua-Quest "The Camo" Waterproof & Heavy Duty Tarp - 10 x 7 Army Camouflage Model
22.  Aqua-Quest "The Camo" Waterproof & Heavy Duty Tarp - 10 x 7 Army Camouflage Model by Aqua Quest
The list author says:
  "You need a shelter, and tents are HEAVY. This will work just as well, for a fraction of the weight."
$69.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

Kelty Adult Rain Poncho
23.  Kelty Adult Rain Poncho by Kelty
The list author says:
  "once it starts to rain, you'll be so happy you have this."
$24.95
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Liberty Mountain Nylon Gaiter (Black)
24.  Liberty Mountain Nylon Gaiter (Black) by Liberty Mountain
The list author says:
  "great addition to your gear for the price. great for any and all wet conditions."
$20.38   Used & New from: $15.99
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

Ka-Bar Becker BK2 Campanion Fixed Blade Knife
25.  Ka-Bar Becker BK2 Campanion Fixed Blade Knife by Ka-Bar
The list author says:
  "Yup. You're going to need a knife. Cant really do much better than this."
$72.34
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,112 customer reviews)

SOG Specialty Knives & Tools E37TS-K Seal Pup Elite TigerStripe Knife with Kydex Sheath
26.  SOG Specialty Knives & Tools E37TS-K Seal Pup Elite TigerStripe Knife with Kydex Sheath by SOG Specialty Knives
The list author says:
  "This is a solid choice too. The cheaper alternative is the regular SOG SEAL PUP. NOT the SEAL PUP ELITE. It'll be about $40 instead of 60-70. I'd stick with the Ka-Bar though if you can."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

 
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Brunton Classic Compass(9020G)
27.  Brunton Classic Compass(9020G) by Brunton
The list author says:
  "You're going to need a compass. Might be able to find one cheaper, just make sure you get one."
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Duracell Coppertop AAA Alkaline Batteries, 20 Count
28.  Duracell Coppertop AAA Alkaline Batteries, 20 Count by Duracell
The list author says:
  "Fuel for your headlamp. Going to need to pack a couple extras. you never know..."
$11.90   Used & New from: $6.91
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (539 customer reviews)

Rothco Type III Commercial Paracord
29.  Rothco Type III Commercial Paracord by Rothco
The list author says:
  "so many uses, it will blow your mind. every guy should bring their own stash JIC. 50 feet minimum."
$9.45   Used & New from: $7.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (473 customer reviews)

Outdoor Products 3-Pack Ultimate Dry Sack
30.  Outdoor Products 3-Pack Ultimate Dry Sack by Outdoor Products
The list author says:
  "These are ten dollars at walmart. they are a must. for clothes, and food and gear."
$9.97   Used & New from: $9.95
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (640 customer reviews)

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