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My Gear List: 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 & Pack Raincover

Fjallraven Bumbag

Tent – MSR Hubba Hubba NX2

Groundsheet – Sheet of Tyvek

Sleep System

Sleeping Bag – Highlight Sleeping Bag (Given this by someone in Tanzania – not sure of the model but it’s warm!)

Summer sleeping bag – Vango Cobra 400 (Will use this from April/May onward)

Sleeping Mattress – Thermarest Z-Lite Sol

Sleeping Bag Liner Sea to Summit Thermolite Reactor

Pillow – Thermarest Compressible Pillow

Headtorch – Petzl Actik Core


Shoes – Altra Lone Peak 7 Trail Runners

Camp shoes – Crocs

Hiking Socks – Darn Tough Micro Crew x 2

Waterproof Socks – Otter Waterproof socks x 2

Hiking Poles – Forclaz Hiking Poles x 2


Insulated Jacket – RAB Cirrus Flex 2.0

Beanie Hat Beanie by Outdare

Sun Hoodie – Quecha Sun Hoodie

Warm Hoodie –

Hat –

Long sleeve shirt – Columbia

T-shirts – 2 x polyester tshirts

Shorts – Bought at Decathlon

Zip off long pants- Solognac Trousers

Boxers – Ex-Officio Give N Go x 2

Leggings – Wolly leggings for sleeping purchased on Amazon

Gloves –

Waterproof mittens –

Buff –

Rain Gear

Rain Jacket – Frog Togs Ultra lite rain jacket

Rain Pants – Rain pants purchased on Amazon

Poncho – Hiking Rain Poncho

Cooking Gear & Water Filter

Portable Stove – Titanium Camping Stove by Maple Fire

Pot – Toaks 650ml Pot

Long handle spoon – Toaks long handle spoon

Pocket knife


Water Filter – Katadyn Befree Water Filter

Smart water bottle

Cnoc 3-Litre


Gas canister

Lighter & MSR fire starter


Camera – Canon G7x Mark iii

Rode lavalier microphone

Editing Device – iPad 10th Gen – I use iMovie software to edit videos

iPhone 7

Misc Cables & Headphones

Powerbank – Anker Powerbank 20,000 ampere plus Anker 10,000 amp

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


Sunglasses & case

Compactor bag (to waterproof inside backpack)

Food Bag & 50ft paracord


Emergency foil blanket

Tick remover

Mosquito head net

Ultralight spade

Toilet paper

Ziploc Bags from supermarket

Dr bronners soap

Small Towel

Small washing line & pegs

Toothbrush, toothpaste & floss


SPF lip balm


Pocket knife


Band aids

Compeed/second skin plasters

I think that’s the lot!