My Backpacking Gear

A Listmania! list by Karl Bielefeldt (Huntsville, AL USA)
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The list author says: "I'm a very casual backpacker, just recently starting up again after a decade or so of absence, but occasionally get asked about my gear. I hope this list will help others get started. Not the lightest gear, not the cheapest gear, but what I think is a good balance."
Outdoor Products Firefly External Frame Pack
1.  Outdoor Products Firefly External Frame Pack by Outdoor Products
The list author says:
  "My pack.  Good size for the length of trips I do, easily accessible pockets, a pocket for a hydration reservoir, very comfortable and adjustable, and mellow color."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Eureka! Backcountry 1 - Tent (sleeps 1)
2.  Eureka! Backcountry 1 - Tent (sleeps 1) by Eureka
The list author says:
  "My tent.  Lightweight, easy to set up, roomy for sleeping in.  Not enough room to easily put my pack inside, though."
Out of stock
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

Slumberjack Tourlite 40F Regular Sleeping bag
3.  Slumberjack Tourlite 40F Regular Sleeping bag by Slumberjack
The list author says:
  "Small and light, as long as it doesn't get to freezing temperatures at night."
Out of stock
2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Coleman Exponent Hand Shovel
4.  Coleman Exponent Hand Shovel by Coleman
The list author says:
  "Lightweight shovel you won't notice until you need it when "nature calls.""
$9.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Hammer Nutrition Endurolytes- Electrolyte Replacement Supplement-Dietary Supplement, 120 Count
5.  Hammer Nutrition Endurolytes- Electrolyte Replacement Supplement-Dietary Supplement, 120 Count by Hammer
The list author says:
  "I got heat exhaustion and was very glad to have some of these in my first aid kit.  I bought this to help prevent exhaustion next time."
$19.95   Used & New from: $19.89
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (246 customer reviews)

Brunton Raptor Foldable Canister Stove with Piezo Ignition
6.  Brunton Raptor Foldable Canister Stove with Piezo Ignition by Brunton
The list author says:
  "Very lightweight.  The piezo ignition makes it extremely easy to ignite.  No worrying about matches."
Out of stock
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

Brunton Lensatic Military Style Sighting Compass
7.  Brunton Lensatic Military Style Sighting Compass by Brunton
The list author says:
  "A compass of some sort is a must, along with a good map.  This one is nice and durable."
$15.47   Used & New from: $10.99
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

McNett Tactical Field Fix Kit for Gear Repair
8.  McNett Tactical Field Fix Kit for Gear Repair by McNett Tactical
The list author says:
  "I haven't needed to use this yet, but I'll be glad to have it if I do.  Nothing worse than having unrepairable gear in the middle of nowhere.  This kit is lightweight yet surprisingly thorough."
$16.42   Used & New from: $12.99
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

ALPS Mountaineering Comfort Series Air Pad
9.  ALPS Mountaineering Comfort Series Air Pad by ALPS Mountaineering
The list author says:
  "A pad is a must for insulating from the cold ground.  This one is a good trade off between price and weight."
$37.45 - $271.08
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (422 customer reviews)

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Katadyn Hiker PRO Water Microfilter
10.  Katadyn Hiker PRO Water Microfilter by Katadyn
The list author says:
  "Purification tablets don't work for me because of thyroid disease.  This pump is easy to use, lightweight, and the water tastes great."
$85.05   Used & New from: $84.95
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)

Coleman Trekking Pole
11.  Coleman Trekking Pole by Coleman
The list author says:
  "Take some strain off your knees and have a handrail wherever you go.  Best purchase I ever made."
Out of stock
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Coleman 5-Piece Aluminum Mess Kit
12.  Coleman 5-Piece Aluminum Mess Kit by Coleman
The list author says:
  "Aluminum is cheap and lightweight, albeit easily bent.  Pack it right and you won't have a problem.  To save even more weight, I've found I don't need the entire kit for the way I cook."
$10.99   Used & New from: $3.99
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (308 customer reviews)

13.   by Adventure Medical Kits
The list author says:
  "First aid kits are a must."
$86.53
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (222 customer reviews)

Coleman Fold and Go Camp Pillow (Small, Colors May Vary)
14.  Coleman Fold and Go Camp Pillow (Small, Colors May Vary) by Coleman
The list author says:
  "A comfortable pillow is worth its weight in gold.  This one has a foam pad that makes it feel much less like an inflatable."
$11.99   Used & New from: $5.00
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)

Garmin GPS V Waterproof Hiking GPS
15.  Garmin GPS V Waterproof Hiking GPS by Garmin
The list author says:
  "A GPS is very useful, but no substitute for being familiar with the area by a good map.  This is an ancient one I've had forever, but I'm upgrading to a foretrex 401 soon.  Anything with a lat/long output will work."
Used & New from: $39.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

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Carrand Co. TW300T-6 Chamois With Tube
16.  Carrand Co. TW300T-6 Chamois With Tube by Carrand
The list author says:
  "A chamois makes an excellent camp towel.  It is lightweight and it doesn't get saturated and stop working.  You can squeeze it out and it is good as new."
$9.38   Used & New from: $2.95
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

CLC Rain Wear R104 C .10MM PVC Poncho - Camo Large
17.  CLC Rain Wear R104 C .10MM PVC Poncho - Camo Large by Custom Leathercraft
The list author says:
  "Lightweight and cheap, ponchos barely make a dent in your pack, but having one on hand can mean the difference between going home happy and dry or wet and soggy."
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1.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Brunton Ball Compass; Pin-on Luminescent #9067
18.  Brunton Ball Compass; Pin-on Luminescent #9067 by Brunton
The list author says:
  "This compass is small, easy to read, and lightweight.  I pin it to my trekking pole strap to help keep my bearings without stopping."
Out of stock
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

 
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Space Compressible Bag BRS-9212ZG Vacuum-Seal Travel Roll Bags, Set of 4
19.  Space Compressible Bag BRS-9212ZG Vacuum-Seal Travel Roll Bags, Set of 4 by Space Bag
The list author says:
  "I use these to keep my spare clothing.  They keep the clothes dry and roll up nice and compact to make fitting in your pack easy."
$17.94   Used & New from: $10.47
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)

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