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walkingnatureworld
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PostSat Mar 21, 2020 7:13 am 
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You can watch the full video here:

In this video we are going to show you our favorite gear items that we can't live without and won't hike without from now on and some of the gear failures that we plan not taking with us anymore. We are going to talk about electronics, camping stuff and food as well. These conclusions were made after being hiking for 4 months doing TMB hike, Via Francigena, Cinque Terre and Dolomites hiking. So we have quite a lot a gear to show you. Hope you find it helpful.


What is some of your favorite gear to carry in your backpack?

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PostThu Mar 26, 2020 7:22 pm 
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I love my GSR tea kettle. It nests with my titanium pot and so I have a dedicated water pot for drinks and cleanup that never gets funky or has to be washed! Also I have a Sawyer mini filter that has saved me a pound of weight from my old pump filter. My bowl has been replaced by an instant noodle bowl and my cup by a gourmet ice cream container. These items were "free" and if they crack, who cares? Backpacking kits should be evaluated after every trip. The best piece of gear however is a merino wool hoody. I bought it 2 sizes too big and use it as pajamas, anti bug gear, extra outer layer for warmth, or baggy base layer under puffy gear.

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walkingnatureworld
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PostFri Mar 27, 2020 3:50 am 
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the1mitch wrote:
I love my GSR tea kettle. It nests with my titanium pot and so I have a dedicated water pot for drinks and cleanup that never gets funky or has to be washed! Also I have a Sawyer mini filter that has saved me a pound of weight from my old pump filter. My bowl has been replaced by an instant noodle bowl and my cup by a gourmet ice cream container. These items were "free" and if they crack, who cares? Backpacking kits should be evaluated after every trip. The best piece of gear however is a merino wool hoody. I bought it 2 sizes too big and use it as pajamas, anti bug gear, extra outer layer for warmth, or baggy base layer under puffy gear.

Thanks for sharing your best gear items, we may have a look at some of them as we are in the search of a new pot for cooking and cooking stuff in general so it is really useful for us. What kind of pot are you using? We love our sawyer mini too because it doesn't take much space at all even though we haven't used it much last year. We have heard good things about the Merino wool but never get a chance to try it, it sounds like a universal piece.

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PostSun Mar 29, 2020 7:41 pm 
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walkingnatureworld wrote:
What is some of your favorite gear to carry in your backpack?

Warm jacket, especially down.  Feels like heaven when you need it.

Water filter.  It saves so much weight!

GPS watch.  Doesn't go in my pack, but it's a piece of my favorite gear.

Does electrolyte mix count?  It's what plants crave!  😁  I feel more thirsty drinking just water, it helps me feel more satisfied.
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PostMon Mar 30, 2020 6:31 am 
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Cyclopath wrote:
walkingnatureworld wrote:
What is some of your favorite gear to carry in your backpack?

Warm jacket, especially down.  Feels like heaven when you need it.

Water filter.  It saves so much weight!

GPS watch.  Doesn't go in my pack, but it's a piece of my favorite gear.

Does electrolyte mix count?  It's what plants crave!  😁  I feel more thirsty drinking just water, it helps me feel more satisfied.


Agree on the warm jacket, it is a life saver sometimes. What kind of GPS watch you are using? We've been looking recently into some GPS trackers to always stay on track and also record our trails. Electrolyte mix sounds interesting, is it really that good? We can see that there are a lot of them on market.

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PostMon Mar 30, 2020 11:30 am 
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I'm using a Garmin Fenix 6X.  Love it.  I don't use it much for navigation (except on the bike), it's mostly for recording, for fitness, and it tells me things like how far I've hiked so far or where I am in terms of uphill on a hike - helps me pace my effort.

Electrolytes are good if you sweat a lot and especially if your sweat is salty.  Some people need them, but not everybody.  They help me.
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PostTue Mar 31, 2020 2:21 am 
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Cyclopath wrote:
I'm using a Garmin Fenix 6X.  Love it.  I don't use it much for navigation (except on the bike), it's mostly for recording, for fitness, and it tells me things like how far I've hiked so far or where I am in terms of uphill on a hike - helps me pace my effort.

Electrolytes are good if you sweat a lot and especially if your sweat is salty.  Some people need them, but not everybody.  They help me.

Yeah, they look good, we've been looking for the universal piece of equipment to use as a navigation and track recorder as well.

That's interesting information about electrolytes, have to research it more.

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