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What's in my Ditty Bag?

Some friends and I put together a series of videos showing what we're carrying in our ditty bags while backpacking. Basically everything that could get lost in the expanse of a large backpack, so it's kept in a small little bag.

2017 Gear List

I've never done a gear list here before, but I think it would be helpful for some people to know what I am carrying every year on the trip reports that I am posting. As of this writing I have made a couple changes to what I carry in 2017.

Review: Osprey Exos 58

When shopping for a pack 2 years ago I was looking for something lightweight, durable and suitable for both overnighters and trips lasting up to a week without resupply. Like many people my first stop on this search was REI and that's where I stumbled upon the Osprey Exos 58. It seemed to fit the bill and to this day I am still very happy with my purchase.

Review: Tarptent Rainshadow 2

Despite what the name implies the Tarptent Rainshadow 2 is a 3-person tent. At 78" wide it can fit three 25" wide sleeping pads. Not many people use 25" wide sleeping pads, but if you did then this could fit em! It is 84" long. That's 7 FEET long. So, all you tall people out there - this tent is a good option. These dimensions make for a tent with a whopping 42 square feet of floor space. How much does this palace weigh? Only 2.6 lbs. Incredible.