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Current Gear: Everything in My Backpack

by Derek Cullen

Please note this gear list is NOT a recommendation or endorsement. I am just telling you what I am using at the moment. You should always do your own research before buying a piece of gear and perhaps visit a store for any advice etc.

Tent & Backpack

Backpack – Osprey Exos 58

Tent – Vango Nevis 100

Chest-bag – I made this myself.

Sleep System

Sleeping Bag – Vango Cobra 400 (Not recommended for cold weather)

Sleeping Mattress – Thermarest Z-Lite Sol

Sleeping Bag Liner Sea to Summit Extreme Reactor

Pillow – Trekology 2.0 Aluft

Headtorch – Petzl Actik Core


Shoes – Altra Lone Peak 6 Trail Runners

Hiking Socks – Darn Tough Micro Crew x 3

Waterproof Socks – Otter Waterproof socks x 2

Hiking Poles – Forclaz Hiking Poles (Decathlon)


Insulated Jacket – RAB Cirrus Flex 2.0

Beanie Hat Tree of Life Beanie by Outdare

Sweater – Tree of Life Crew neck by Outdare

Baseball Hat – Patagonia Hat purchased at a market in Asia.

T-Shirts – Tree of Life t-shirts by Outdare x 3

Shorts – Bought at Decathlon

Trousers – Bought at Decathlon

Boxers – Standard boxers (But I recommend Ex-Officio brand if you can get them)

Leggings – Wolly leggings purchased on Amazon (mostly used for extra sleeping layer)

Rain Gear

Rain Jacket – Trespass Fraser II Rainjacket

Rain Pants – Standard pair of rain pants Purchased on Amazon

Poncho – 30L Poncho by Decathlon

Gloves – Standard pair of light gloves

Cooking Gear & Water Filter

Portable Stove – Titanium Camping Stove by Maple Fire

Pot – MSR Solo Pot

Spork – Spork by Sea to Summit

Water Filter – Lifestraw (But I recommend the large size Sawyer Squeeze)

Misc items for cooking incl oil, salt etc.


Camera – Canon G7x Mark ii

iPad – I use iMovie software to edit videos

iPhone 7

Misc Cables & Headphones

Powerbank – Energiser powerbank plus eLoop Powerbank (Approx 40,000 ampere total)

Keep in mind that I only carry the above items in order to make the videos.


Emergency foil blanket

Tick remover

Mosquito head net

Ultralight spade

Toilet paper

Ziploc Bags from supermarket

Bar of soap

Small Towel

Toothbrush & toothpaste


SPF lip balm



Fairy liquid

Cooking oil

Pocket knife


Band aids

Compeed/second skin plasters

Rehydration sachets

This list is not complete but I will try to update when I have more time/info.