This is the pack I used for the Pennine Way. I can’t commend this pack enough. Not only is she beautiful, but she’s comfortable as well. I was able to fit all the clothes I needed, a small propane tank, water bottle, poles, sleeping bag/pad/liner, as well as kitchen utensils.
Gregory Baltoro 75 Pack
Jeremy describes this as the Cadillac of packs. A replacement pack when he hiked the AT, it has lasted through countless miles of hiking. It can fit all that my pack can and much more. For the strong, sturdy hiker, this is the pack for you.
Big Agnes – Copper Spur UL 2 Person Tent
The Copper Spur UL by Big Agnes is light weight and easy to put up and take down. If you don’t mind sleeping a little closer to your partner, this is a great light weight option for two people.
Leki Corklite Trekking Poles
An absolute must for a novice or expert hiker or walker. I had never used poles before our trip, but I found that I didn’t want to hike without them. They are adjustable and comfortable. Plus, they fit on the side of our packs while in transport. That includes being checked at the airport.
Neoair Xlite Sleeping Pad
I don’t know about you, but when I’m camping after a long day of hiking, the last thing I want to do is blow up a whole sleeping pad. That’s where the Xlite comes in. While it has a blow up device, the middle upper part opens up and allows a greater flow of air, allowing it to completely fill up in a matter of a minute… maybe. And you’re ready to cuddle up in your sleeping bag in no time.
Snow Peak Titanium Spork
Small, but powerful. When hunger strikes on trail, don’t be caught with a flimsy plastic fork, knife, or spoon. Go with Titanium, of any brand, but we use Snow Peak.
Women’s Merrell Moab Mid GoreTex Hiking Boots
While these boots are beautiful and comfortable, the GoreTex and water proof features did not hold up as long as I’d hoped. My feet were soaked once and any time it rained on the Pennine Way, it took a matter of minutes for these babies to “fill up”. I like them, but, depending on the climate, you may want some boots that are more waterproof.
GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Dualist Cookset
This set is easy to use and easy to pack. All pieces pack up into one bag that is super light. We may eventually upgrade to something more durable, but it has definitely done the job.
Radiant 19 Sleeping Bag
Through the process of finding a sleeping bag for the hike, we learned that REI changed the location of the zippers on women’s bags. That wouldn’t be a problem normally, but we wanted to zip our sleeping bags together. We decided it made more sense for me to get a Unisex bag instead of a women’s bag. Not only are we able to zip them together, but the Unisex and men’s bags have more room (women’s bags are smaller and curvier. I really like this bag. It’s simple and lightweight.
Last but not least… Jeremy had tried to convince me to get a Buff before we left the states. I usually wear my hair up and he told me the Buff would be a great way to keep my hair out of my face. He was totally right. I eventually got one at a local outdoors store in town and didn’t know how I’d hiked without it. I can’t say enough. I love it. Plus, they come in a variety of colors.