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Backpacker Magazine – Gear Guide 2012

Gear Guide 2012: The Ten Essentials

Get prepped with this core gear.

by: Kelly Bastone

Wenger Fidis Lighter (Courtesy Photo)
Wenger Fidis Lighter (Courtesy Photo)

First Aid
Minimalist Kit: Adventure Medical Kits SOL Survival Medic

Sun Protection

Sunscreen: Elemental Herbs Zinc Sunscreen
Hat: Outdoor Research Revel Convertible Cap
Shirt: Columbia Solar Polar 1/2 Zip

Extra Food

Emergency Calories: Bridgford Ready To Eat Sandwiches

Knife/Multitool

Do-it-All: Gerber Steady Multitool

Illumination

Headlamp: Black Diamond Icon Headlamp

Hydration

SteriPen Freedom Water Treatment

Fire

Wenger Fidis Lighter

Navigation

Brunton O.S.S. 10B Compass
Custom Maps: MyTopo/BACKPACKER Pro Maps
Long-trail Maps: Pocket Profile Maps

Emergency Shelter

Minimalist Kit: Adventure Medical Kits Escape Bivvy Blanket

Trekking Poles
Alpine: Dynafit Broad Peak Trekking Poles
Packable:Leki Micro Stick Trekking Poles
Lightweight: Helinox Featherlite Trekking Poles

Apparel
Super-fit Pants: Helly Hansen Odin Quick-Dry Pant
Minimalist Pants: Stoic Microlith Softshell Pant
Mountain Hardwear Rifugio Trek Shorts
Puffy: The North Face Think About It Jacket

Baselayers
Heavyweight: E.C.W.C.S. Thermal Zone Polartec Power Dry Baselayers
Midweight: Duofold Champion Varitherm
Underwear: Polarmax TransDRY Cotton Underwear

Socks
Midweight: Balega X Athlete Multisport Crew Socks
Lightweight: FITS Performance Trail Socks
Ultralight: Patagonia ULW Merino Crew Socks



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