What’s in My Pack? The essential gear I bring along every backpacking trip … so far

With my upcoming trip to Shenandoah National Park this week I was inspired to make a post about what I bring in my pack.

I am still a beginner backpacker, but this is the gear I am brining on this trip!

Pack: Osprey Aura AG  65 … 4lbs

Tent: REI camp dome 2 ( gifted from friends :))… 4lbs 8 oz

Sleeping bag: Kelty Dualist 6°F …4lbs 1 oz

Sleeping pad: Thermarest Z Lite SOL (new investment for this trip!) …. 14oz

Boots: Columbia Newton Ridge

Stove: $20 from amazon (13.25 oz)

Water filtration: Sawyer Squeeze

Headlamp:Petzl Tikka … 3oz

Reservoir: Ozark Trails (from yard sale)

Misc: Ben’s bug spray, blow up pillow (I get bad headaches, 2.75oz), ground blanket for tent footprint (7oz) , rain poncho, sunglasses, cheap flip flops, rain cover (5oz)

ROUGHLY estimated base pack weight: 15lbs 6oz ( only counting everything here that has a listed weight) … this does not include clothes, water, or food

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