Backpacking Gear Jabber

2020 Update link

Selecting gear is one of those things that is personal and requires much research plus trial & error for those serious about enjoying the sport of backpacking. What works for me may not work for you. However, it may give you a starting point and some questions to ask as you select or upgrade your own gear. 

I’ve packed a few thousand miles fine tuning my gear list along the way. My gear selection is considered lightweight not ultralight. The biggest lesson I’ve learned is that backpacking is all about compromise, there is no perfect!

blog - gear graph

Click on graph for a better quality image and to activate the product hyperlinks. Right click on each hyperlink to open in new tab or window.

Blog posts:

Grams = Ounces, Ounces = Pounds, Pounds = Pain

Choose your pain wisely!


5 thoughts on “Backpacking Gear Jabber

  1. Just wanted to let you know, I REALLY APPRECIATED your seven steps of “Gear Jabber”.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to put this together – it was very informative, well written, and useful.


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