Hiking Gear List

Listed below is my personal hiking gear checklist. Over the years I’ve been fortunate to buy, test and use all of the gear below. I’ve lost count on how many times I’ve chopped and changed this list. I will update and add reviews when available. Feel free to add, change, delete to suit your own hiking needs. This list is what I use on a regular basis for all day walks and overnight hikes.

You can also download a copy for yourself in EXCEL format. The excel format has a checklist for day walks and overnight walks. (Hosted on Google Drive)

If the hiking list helps or you have suggestions on new equipment, please let me know.

Updated Hiking Gear List for Overnight and Day Walks

Hiking Bags

  • Osprey Atmos AG 65 – Overnight bag
  • Osprey Escapist 30L Adventure Daypack – For day walks
  • Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Sacks – Different Sizes

Feet

  • SALOMON Quest 4D GTX Men’s Hiking Shoes
  • Wool Socks X 2
  • Gaiters – Sea to Summit Quagmire Snake Resistant

Clothing

  • Buff Headwear
  • Rain Jacket > Cape Brand
  • Rain Pants > Cape Brand
  • Spare Camp Shoes or Thongs
  • Thermal Black Top and Pants
  • Black Gloves

Cooking

  • Pot for Cooking: Olicamp Xcelerator Titanium
  • Stove for cooking: XTS Stove Combo
  • Stove: Mini Trangia (Optional)
  • Fuel for Stove (Gas Canister / Alcohol)
  • GSI Diamondback Pot Grippers
  • X-Bowl X-Set Sea to Summit. Bowl and Cup
  • Spork, Spoon, Knife, Fork – Sea to Summit

Electronics

  • Power Bank (for GoPro, Phone and Electronics)
  • Phone
  • Batteries 2 X AA
  • Solar Panels – Guide 10 Plus Solar Kit (Goal Zero) – For Extended Walks
  • GoPro Hero3 + Assorted Accessories + Batteries

Fire System

  • Lighter X 2
  • Fire Striking Rod – Bear Grylls Survival Series Fire Starter

First Aid

  • Adventure First Aid Kit – Ultralight & Watertight .7
  • Emergency Blanket

Lights

Navigation

  • GPS eTrex 20 + 2 AA Batteries
  • Silva Ranger Compass
  • Map for Area
  • Map and Compass Waterproof Holder – Sea to Summit
  • ResQLink – Personal Rescue Beacon (PLB)

Shelter

  • Tent – Vango Banshee 200
  • SOL Bivvy (Emergency Use) – For Day Walks
  • Portable Tarp / Tyvek Ground Sheet

Sleep System

  • Sleeping Bag – Komodo Ultra Compact Sleeping Bag (No good for Winter)
  • Sea to Summit Thermolite Reactor Compact Plus Liner
  • Vango Ultralite Full Size Self-Inflating Hiking Mat
  • Sea to Summit Ultralight Insulated Inflatable Sleeping Mat Regular
  • EXPED Air Pillow – Medium

Toiletries

  • Hand Sanitiser
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toothpaste and Toothbrush
  • Napkins / Wet Wipes
  • Bushman Plus Dry Gel Insect Repellent with DEET
  • Sunscreen SPF 30+

Hiking Tools

  • VANQUEST Everyday Carry Maximizer EDCM-Husky
  • Survival gear to fit into Maximizer Husky (Various items)
  • Paracord
  • Trowel (Orange)
  • Knife (Bear Grylls)
  • Mirror, Whistle
  • Sea to Summit Freestanding Folding Bucket 10L
  • Folding Seat Pad – DutchWare
  • All Weather Notebook + Pen

Water System

  • Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter
  • Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter Bag 32oz
  • Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter Bag 64oz
  • Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter Bag 16oz
  • Platypus Insulator (3.0L) – Water Bladder
  • Nalgene Bottle 1L X 2 Bottles