I've Thru-Hiked Over 5,000 Miles. Here's What's In My Pack

By Bryden Bowley | August 3, 2021

If backpacking over 5,000 miles has taught me anything, it's that durability—and practicality—are king.

I've learned what I like to include in a simple med-kit, which sleeping bag keeps me just warm enough, and which water filter won't let me down. In the video below, I briefly discuss my choice of ultralight pack, the exact clothing I bring on a trip, and yes, my favorite lightweight camp stove. Because for me, a hot meal and a cup of steaming coffee is usually worth the extra 7.2 ounces.

Millie's Sipping Broth
Millie's Sipping Broth
Millie's Sipping Broth
Millie's Sipping Broth
Millie's Sipping Broth
Millie's Sipping Broth
Millie's Sipping Broth

Millie's Sipping Broth

$2.99
Platypus - Platy QuickDraw
Platypus - Platy QuickDraw
Platypus - Platy QuickDraw
Platypus - Platy QuickDraw

Platypus - Platy QuickDraw

$44.95
Hilleberg - Enan Tent
Hilleberg - Enan Tent
Hilleberg - Enan Tent
Hilleberg - Enan Tent
Hilleberg - Enan Tent

Hilleberg - Enan Tent

$680.00
Western Mountaineering - UltraLite Sleeping Bag: 20F Down
Western Mountaineering - UltraLite Sleeping Bag: 20F Down
Western Mountaineering - UltraLite Sleeping Bag: 20F Down
Western Mountaineering - UltraLite Sleeping Bag: 20F Down
Western Mountaineering - UltraLite Sleeping Bag: 20F Down
Western Mountaineering - UltraLite Sleeping Bag: 20F Down
Western Mountaineering - UltraLite Sleeping Bag: 20F Down

Western Mountaineering - UltraLite Sleeping Bag: 20F Down

$525.00

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