As you may have heard, resident Fin & Feather Blog author, self-nicknamed Hawkeye, will be departing for the Pacific Crest Trail on May 2nd. As part of that process, or better yet, a huge part of the process was gaining and obtaining all the necessary gear to successfully complete the trek. While the gear will rotate in and out on the 6-month trek, for a variety of reasons, the only certain part of the set-up is the gear he’ll be beginning with:

*Disclaimer: While working at Fin & Feather helped in receiving certain promotions for gear, unfortunately for him no sponsors were gained in preparation for the trip, so you can consider all the gear you see below to be advertisement-free, instead it was just an ordinary person, with an ordinary budget, collecting gear for over a year:


From Left to Right: 

Big Agnes Scout 2 UL tent – Osprey Large Pack Cover – Soto Amicus Stove Combo-

Light My Fire Plastic Spork – Sea to Summit X-Bowl –

Therm-A-Rest ProLight Sleeping Pad – Sea to Summit TK II Sleeping Bag



From Left to Right 

Garmin GPS 64 – Harmonica – Sewing Kit – Beyond Coastal Face Balm and Chapstick –

Swiss Army Knife – Extra Tent Stakes – 2 Black Diamond Carabiners –

Petzel Tika Headlamp – Sea to Summit Tek Towel (small) –

Sea to Summit Alloy Pocket Trowel – Extra Strength Tylenol – Gear Aid Repair Kit

Iodine Tablets – Moleskin – 25 ft paracord – MSR Hyperflow Water Filter


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(5) 64g micro-sd cards – Moleskin Mini Notebook – Field Notes – (3) GoPro Batteries  –

3Way GoPro Mount and Case – GoPro Hero4 Black – (3) DSLR Camera Batteries & Charger-

Goal Zero Nomad 7+ Solar Panel – Goal Zero Venture 30 Battery Pack


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  • MSR Hydromedary (3L)
  • Extra Dry-Bags, Stuff & Compression Sacks
  • Bandana




  • Nalgene Water Bottle
  • Extra First-Aid, Lights, Batteries
  • Food Items



The Pack: OSPREY ATMOS AG (50 Liters) + Helinox Passport Trekking Poles



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