Gear I Carry on a Day Hike

** Stuff/Gear I Mention in this Video **

Osprey Escapist 18 –

ZPacks Nero –

ZPacks Ditty Bag –

Fenix E05 Flashlight (w/clip) –

Spyderco Knife –

Anger PowerCore 10000 Charger –

Canon G7X Mark ii –

Iphone 6 Plus –

EE Copperfield Wind Jacket –

EE Torid APEX Jacket –

Sawyer Squeeze Filter –

Cnoc Vecto Water Container –

Buff –

Cnoc Vertex Carbon Cork Trekking Poles –

AZT Section Gear List –

AT Gear List –


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*** Gear Used to Shoot this Video! ***

– Camera –
Canon EOS T6i –

– Lense –
Canon EFS 24mm –

– Sound –
TakStar Shotgun Mic –

– TriPod –
Targus 360 Trigger Tripod –

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——- Music By: Mike Boren ——–

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Trestle Pine Outdoors says:

I took a day hike and created a video. Check it out!

Alex Gulino says:

I have a 40L for my day hikes….I think I overdid it. Lol

40BelowTr00per says:

Always in my pack even for a day hike: 1) emergency bivvy; 2) water bottle I can boil in; 3) aluminum pill bottle micro stove; 4) Sawyer Mini; 5) compass; 6) Mora Kansbol; 7) 1/4 cup of coconut oil (for chapped lips, cuts & scrapes, tinder accelerant, 470 emergency calories); 8) Petzle headlamp; 9) emergency whistle; 10) small first aid kit; 11) vape with one cartridge of Granddaddy Purple and one cartridge of Durban Poison; 12) caffeine pill.

My rationale is as follows: The result of a day hike could easily be an overnight in the wilderness with a hike out the next morning. For very little added weight you can prepare to weather that difficulty with a high likelihood of safe survival. With this setup I’m assured of shelter, clean water by two methods, fire/flame to boil keep warm, a good night’s sleep from the Indica, 470 calories to start the morning, some caffeine and a Sativa to get my a$$ moving for the hike out.

Wild Brigante says:

I wear glasses so an essential for me is spare glasses in case the first pair gets damaged/lost. Interesting video.

Tramp Trade says:

I need no jacket to break wind. Sorry, couldn’t resist a free fart joke. Great video. I carry a small pair of folding scissors in my gear. My dog has long hair and too often gets burrs, sticks, and other less pleasant things stuck in her fur. It’s easier, and less stressful to my dog just to snip them out than to try and extract them by hand.

MerSeaReigns says:

three knifes, 12gauge semi auto shotgun loaded with slugs, extra clips and + 25 round side sling, Stun gun with two additional cartridges, 9mm semi auto pistol with two extra clips loaded with hydra shocks , body cam, a dozen “have a nice day” stickers (for the kidz),


thanks for sharing.

Dirk Anderson says:

I carry water, snacks, phone, and Always now, headlamp/flashlight. I lost my keys once and had to repeat the hike at night, never did find them. I have returned from several hikes after dark especially shorter winter days.
I have been preparing for the Trans Catalina Trail for the longest time, I’m ready, damn, just do it.
I’m starting to aim my sights higher JMT maybe? See how it goes.
These day hikes have increased my strength and endurance dramatically, I am also doing some climbing/rappelling.
Just another one of the old “rotting posts”? Not me.

jenna c says:

Great content!! Pls go watch my hiking adventure >>

Wango Tango says:

Oh yeah, a garbage bag to pick up trash inconsiderate people leave behind and a space blanket.

Kimberly Richards says:

If it is greater then around 80F, then should be drinking roughly 1 liter of water an hour -basic hot weather training. If 100+F then you’re going to be in trouble if not drinking. Highly disagree 2 liters of water ok the day hike 5 or more hours. Highly recommend consulting park rangers to confirm and ask them how many dehydrated people they had to save

6 6 says:

OSMand maps. Putting commercial apps on your phone is just plain dumb.

Travel Plus Hunza says:

You need to have a pair of socks too darwin 🙂 loved it ! <3

Derpy Hipster says:

This is the channel for me! You’ve earned a sub!

River Rooney says:

Love this video, My brother and I just backpacked the whole mohawk lake trail where we make friends with some birds ( that even eat out of our hands ) explore bear caves. We were also woken up by mountain goats! We just posted a video of our trip if you want to check it out!

Cody Gadd says:

Did he really say 18 liters? If im not mistaken thats 4.75 gallons. I cant drink that in a day

ApexBandit says:

This guy is the boss, I’m planning to take your advice for my videos soon, click this and subscribe and please give me feed back and advice

Jeremy Mantooth says:

Hey Darwin, love the channel! Lots of great info, and very well produced! You may have addressed this, but I’m curious why you don’t prefer hydration packs? I understand why you would want to use a lighter “canteen” than a Nalgeen bottle, e.g. a smartwater bottle to save weight, but what’s your argument against using a hydrstion pack? I think the ease of quick access that you get from a shoulder mounted hydration pack hose offsets the extra weight that comes with it. What are your thoughts?

Robert Watkins says:

Appalachia is the worst place ever.

Nicole M says:

I use pretty much everything that you said, but I also pack pads, a journal, and my cbd

rpsimons58 says:

Add compass, emergency whistle, signal mirror and pocket strobe. Also a small first aid kit.

Paige Daniels says:

Reflective gear

Austin Eckhoff says:

Your mountains tattoo shows a true hiker

Northof49ncold says:

Great video, Darwin! Thanks for the effort. I’ve added a link to your excellent summary in the comments section of this Osprey Talon 18L review: . I prefer the Talon due to the lack of zippers on the main pack which have a tendency to pinch or fail. The Talon 18 is now available only through online suppliers in the UK and Europe since it was discontinued in North America.

julianne2saw says:

i think i might need more toilet paper than that. but i did wonder. very nice video.

Lars Vegas says:

gear i carry… bottle of water… phone… done! dont be such a wuss ur just hiking for a couple of hours..

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