Day Hike Load-Out


In the past I have found load-outs to be very useful in informing and inspiring me as to what kit is now available and what I could and should be carrying in an effort to make my hike is as comfortable and as safe as possible.

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So this is my load-out I hope you find it helpful.

My Day Hike gear has 3 main purposes:

  1. Gear for the hike that I will almost defiantly use; Food, Water, Brew kit [for making tea] Water proof gear, Extra warm clothing etc
  2. Gear that I may use from time to time: Tools, Fire lighting, iPhone charger etc
  3. Gear I will need should things go wrong: First aid, Signalling and Shelter, navigation and Fire lighting

What ever the season I'll carry the same gear. In this I can rely that I'm carrying what I need without thinking too much about it and in my part of the world it can, quite famously rain at any time of the year and can be chilly late in the day even in the summer. The main change to my kit would be the clothes I wear. Warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer, waterproof when its raining... no shit! : )

With above in mind and the trail before us, below is my list of gear I always carry, whether I need it or not, because one day... I will need it.

GEAR LIST FROM L-R:

• 511 COVRT MOLLE platform insert sml
• Hydro Flask 40oz [1.1L]
• Kelly Kettle stainless steel mug 17fl oz [500ml]
• Oakley Sunglasses bag
• Rayban Wayfarer sunglasses
• Vortex SOLO 10X25 Monocular
• Survival bag [Generic]
• Signing Whistle
• Field Notes A6 x2
• Exped 5L dry bag
• Lifesystems First Aid kit
• Petal Tikka head touch
• Plastic bottle [Generic]
• 4mm Shock cord

AUXILIARY POWER & CHARGER

• Maxpedition Micro Mini Organizer, inc Ravpower battery, OPSO USB and cables
• AAA batteries
• Sprayway Nakuru Gore-tex Rainpants
• Condor Outdoor Convoy 22L rucksack
• Electrical Tape
• Primus Lunch Jug 14oz [0.4L]
• Eagle Creek Pack-It System bag [sml]
• BIC/Clipper lighters x2
• Light My Fire flint and steel
• WetFire Tinder x3
• Exped dry bags X3 Blk, OG-3L, OG-5L

X3 KNIFE CONFIG - PUMA, WAVE, CADET

• Puma 230 270 lock back knife
• Leatherman Wave multitool
• Cadet Swiss Army Knife
• Tactical Taylor Enhanced Admin Pouch

ADMIN POUCH CONTENT:

TACTICAL TAYLOR ENHANCE ADMIN POUCH inc CONTENTS DETAIL

• ThruNite Ti3 Torch
• Apple iPhone EarPods
• Punch Habana cigars x2
• Kingston Flash Drive 128GB
• Parker & Spacepen refills
• Sharpie Fine Point Marker
• Parker Jotter Mechanical Pencil
• Parker Jotter Ballpoint Pen
• Fisher Spacemen Bullet

BACK TO THE FLOOR:

• Osprey Raincover [19-30L]
• Paracord
• Burton Cable Lock
• Multimat Compact Kumfie Mat
• Buff Neck Scarf
• MotoX Fox Beanie Hat
• Boonie Hat Multicam
• Deshok Sweat Shirt OG

PACKED UP AND STRAPPED DOWN. EVERYTHING IN IT'S PLACE AND BLOODY STAYING THERE.

So this is my Day Hike load-out, larger than some, smaller than others and is always changing. For instance right now I am considering returning to using a small stove to heat my water as apposed to the thermos flask that I carry now, in this, freshly boiled water, although takes a little longer to organize than simply pouring from a flask, will always be hot! I do like a good cup of tea especially in the afternoon so this is a good way to go. I hope you have enjoyed this post and found as useful as I have found similar in the past.

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Leave a comment. Tell me what you think. What does your load-out look like? It would be great to hear. Thanks very much for taking the time. Enjoy the rest of the site.

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