Monday, September 11, 2017

My Colorado Gear Load out - Backpacking the Rockies (Plus Tips)

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So you may have seen the Overnight Adventure to Cathedral Lake in Colorado which was EPIC in every way and in this video I will be going over all of the gear which I personally carried and used.

This will answer many of the questions which you may have had but if you have more, feel free to email me;

I will have a video up next week where I will go over my Day Hike Load Out which I carried.

Links :

Cathedral Like Overnight Adventure :

Arc Blast Backpack :

Katabatic Gear Alsek 22F :

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Ultra :

MSR Pocket Rocket 2 :

I have other videos for some of the other products so search the channel if you want more information.


Backpacking the Rockies - Colorado Gear Load out


Packs :                   Zpacks Arc Blast                        

Sleeping Bags :      Quilt – Katabatic Gear Alsek 22F                                  

Sleeping Pad :        Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Ultra                        

Stove :                    MSR Pocket Rocket 2

Pot :                        Toaks Titanium Pot 750ml with bail handle.

Cups :                     Titanium Cups – One is from MSR and the other is from mountain laurel designs

Silverware :            Titanium Long Spoons (2)

Power Kits


Head Lamps : One Extra Batteries

Battery Banks for Phones : Anker

Charging Cable



First Aid Kit with Ibuprofen (sinus pills)

Knives – pocket Knife

Bug Spray

Pack Cover – Mine is a cheap pack cover which I got from amazon years ago.  Purchased on amazon years ago for $10.  Works perfectly. It’s from Orange sport I believe.



Water bottle : Hydroblue – Review coming soon.

And a 1 liter Bottle

Backup water treatment tablets

Clothing :


Extra Socks (2)

Long Johns (2)(?)

Puffer Jackets (2)

Rain Gear (2 sets)

Convertible pants -




Hat – Seal Skin



Shoes – Vasque Mantra 2.0



Mountain House Dinner

Mountain House Lunch

Real Turmat Oatmeal

Breakfast (?)

Packit Gourmet Chicken salad

Instant Coffee


Had to rent a bear canister

Bear bags aren’t allowed or aren’t useful above the tree line.


Sunblock cream for face, ears, neck.

Maps loaded on All Trails App. Downloaded so I can use off line with GPS.

Had paper map backups along with a compass!  Very important especially when going off trail like Susan and I did.  Please do not go off trail unless you are very proficient with route navigation, map reading and location acquiring.

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