Every adventurer or weekend warrior has a love affair with Gear. We love to talk about it, research it, buy/sell it and most of all use it! Over the years I have owned my fare share. Every time I go on a new adventure I replace something. It’s a revolving door of sorts, as none of us starts as an expert. We learn as we go and refine out set up.
Throughout the One of Seven Project and on other adventures I have learned many lessons. What works, what doesn’t, which items are must haves, which I absolutely don’t need and other value lessons. I also learned the most hiking and bikepacking gear is the same, you just carry it differently.
I have taken the time to put what I used during my bikepacking and thru-hiking triple crowns into the two pages below. Keep reading to find out my Pros/Cons, What worked and didn’t, and what I would do differently next time.