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.

Altra - Men's Timp 3 Trail Running Shoe
Altra - Men's Timp 3 Trail Running Shoe
Altra - Men's Timp 3 Trail Running Shoe
Altra - Men's Timp 3 Trail Running Shoe
Altra - Men's Timp 3 Trail Running Shoe

Altra - Men's Timp 3 Trail Running Shoe

$140.00
Petzl - E+Lite 50 Lumens
Petzl - E+Lite 50 Lumens

Petzl - E+Lite 50 Lumens

$29.95
MSR - Trail Lite Mini Solo System
MSR - Trail Lite Mini Solo System
MSR - Trail Lite Mini Solo System

MSR - Trail Lite Mini Solo System

$39.95
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

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