gear list for the Te Araroa

Backpacking: An extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need for half the distance they planned to go in twice the time it should take.


The Blissful Hiker does it!

Packed weight for five months on the Te Araroa under 15 pounds and she’s still taking professional audio gear. Praise the ultralight gods, and all my engineering pals at Minnesota Public Radio.

I want to give a big thank you to Granite Gear, La Sportiva, Tarptent, Leki, Balega, SawyerWestern Mountaineering and Midwest Mountaineering for supporting me. I’m grateful to advocate for these fabulous companies while I (heavily) use their gear on the trail.

And also a huge thank you to John Reamer and Associates for supporting the making of my audio narratives.

Reader Comments

  1. I think that the list great – really nicely laid out and very informative….I actually love such a list as it has everything needed under one roof and the equipment is easy to find by clicking the link (have already started doing so!). A weight column might be good for your international readers.

    And what a great choice of gear – it can’t get better or lighter?

    Great job!!

    1. That’s a fantastic idea! We’ll get weight in grams up later today. Stay tuned and thanks for following! Super excited to have pulled it all together leaving me plenty of room to carry more food! 🙂

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