Gear & Clothing List

Below is the Gear & Clothing list I made before departing for New Zealand. Please also read my ‘Gear & Clothing Review‘ to discover what I kept and discarded, and what I thought about each item I carried along the 3,000 km journey.

Equipment Brand/Details Photo
Backpack ULA – Catalyst 75L  
Backpack cover ULA – Pack cover  
Tent MSR Hubba NX  
Ground sheet MSR Hubba Footprint  See above
Sleeping bag Western Mountaineering Ultralight -7 ℃  
Sleeping pad Therm-a-Rest Neoair  
Stove Jetboil  
Cup and bowl Jetboil base and pot  See above
Spork Titanium  See above
Sponge 1/3 kitchen sponge  See above
Fuel Fuel cannister (any brand I can find)  
Lighter Mini Bic lighter  
Pocket knife Mini Swiss Army multi tool  See above
Water bottles Gatorade  
Water bladder 2L MSR Dromelite with drinking hose  
Mouth guard To cover drinking hose mouth piece  See above
Water filter SteriPEN Freedom  
Water filter (backup) Aquatabs (or tablets of any brand)  See above
Hiking Poles Black Diamond Ultra Distance Trekking Pole with metal tips  
Umbrella Gossamer Gear Liteflex  
Bug head net Outdoor Research Deluxe Spring Ring Headnet  
Dry sacks (2) Sea to Summit 8L & OR 15L (clothes and sleeping bag)  
Food bag Loksak (Odourless sack) 32 x 50cm  
Headlamp Black Diamond Ion  
Mini bike light (for tent) Turtle white LED light  
Clothing Brand/Details Photo
Shoes Vasque Mantra  
Socks Darn Tough & Smartwool (3 total)  
Gaiters Dirty Girls  See above
Knee braces Mueller Knee Stabilizers  
Pants Kathmandu zip offs  
Shorts Kathmandu running shorts  
Singlet Muk Muk tank top  
Short sleeve t-shirt Icebreaker GT 200 Women’s Base Layer  
Long sleeve top/sleep top REI Lightweight crew shirt  
Arm warmers Homemade sleeves from a quick dry towel  
Underpants (2) Patagonia Active Briefs x 2  
Bandana Matt – buff  
Sports bra Patagonia Barely Bra  
Sunglasses Cancer Council Australia  
Sunglasses case/cleaner Cancer Council Australia bag  See above
Cap Picky Bars cap  
Rain jacket MEC  
Rain pants Saloman  
Fleece vest Homemade from a $3 fleece blanket  
Puffy jacket Arc’teryx Women’s Ceva Hoody  
Wind breaker Marmot Original Windshirt DriClime®  
Handkerchief Any brand  
Gloves Kathmandu wind gloves  
Camp shoes Immitation Crocs (Frocs)  
Leggings Sweetlegs (polyester & spandex)  
Technology Brand/Details Photo
Solar panel sCharger-5 USB Solar Charger  
Mobile phone iPhone SE  
Phone charger iPhone SE plug and cord  See above
Headphones Apple  See below
External battery Powerpod  See above
Phone case Lifeproof  
Watch Casio  
Toiletries Brand Photo
Toothbrush Any brand  
Toothpaste Little tube  See above
Dental floss Any brand  See above
Mentrual Cup Diva Cup  
Hand sanitizer Clip to outside of pack  
Sunscreen Clip to outside of pack  See above
Needle To pop blisters  
Alcohol swabs (2) Any brand  See above
Sports tape Wrapped around hiking pole  See above
Second skin Great for bad blisters and burns  See above
Pain killers Advil  
Antihistamine Telfast  
Antiseptic cream Bepanthen  See above
Lipbalm Chapstick  
DEET Ben’s 30% DEET wipes  
Wipes Kleenex or other brand (unscented)  
Muscle pain Sore No More  
Other Items Brand Photo
Safety pin Large (for drying wet clothes on pack) See below
Batteries (2) AAA Lithium batteries (headlamp)  
Pen Ballpoint  See above
Velcro To attach solar panel to pack  
Tenacious tape To fix tears in tent, sleeping bag etc  See above
Hair tie One for hair or open chip packets  See above
Little Muk Muk A small companion goes a long way  
Trash bag Large zip lock bag  
Earrings Thin sleepers  
Passport Inside ziplock bag  
Purse Light zip up pouch See above
Credit/Debit card Travel money card See above
Money $40 See above
Driver license Canadian See above
Foam To sit between my stomach and hip belt / sit on

Discovering what it means to be alive, one step at a time…

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