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 –… 316770

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  1. is the escapist large enough to comfortably carry some camera gear.. dslr and a lens or two?

  2. 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?

  3. i lov ur vids. im 64 yr old tomgoy love the outdoors.. happy trails to u darwin

  4. I carry thermal top and bottoms in a dry bag, and some means of shelter (poncho tarp or Tyvek groundsheet). They weigh next to nothing and add another layer of protection against the elements if I’m forced to stay out overnight.

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

  6. 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.

  7. I always carry an extra pair of socks and an ankle brace

  8. Solid advice! Great tips. My family just started the 52 hike challenge and we are documenting it on our channel. We are rookies and your advice has been super helpful!

  9. See my video for hiking in Morocco guys in my channel i hope you like it❤️

  10. Ooooook, making my own hiking videos… now I see. This is much more amazing. It's clear video and audio. Somebody come over and critique my Channel please. It's not like this so lower your expectations!

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

  12. Awesome, just in case anyone is wondering a tarp saved me from hypothermia once I was cold and wet and shivering. I found it in a trash can it was new never used like a gift from above I put it around me and felt instant warmth so I’ll never be without one even a very light one

  13. 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.

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

  15. Fire starter, packs of sugar to use as blood stop, bandanna, extra socks, and a compass.

  16. 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

  17. I know that a knife is a good piece of equipment to have and my Gerber LST is very light, but I always pack a multi-tool. What is your opinion of survival value vs. extra weight?

  18. 17 mile day hike!!! I was tired after 2 miles !!! Good God you are hard-core!!! Love the videos man… I am a 50-year-old kayaker camper but I seem to be having an interest in the hiking lately

  19. This is the channel for me! You've earned a sub!

  20. In addition i carry a whistle, a loud one. If you get lost or injured it may save your life. Another item is in my first aid kit is EmergenC or Zip Fiz. Watch out for dehydration.

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