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My Mountaineering/Backpacking Favorites (A Work in Progress…)

Updated: Oct 11, 2022

Welcome to the journey. This page includes some of my current favorite Mountaineering and Backpacking gear. This is a "work-in-progress"…BIG TIME, as I am inexperienced in this adventure. But as in most things, I research the SNOT out of everything. So right now, this is a snapshot in time of some of current gear choices.

First, some money saving tips:

  • REI 20% coupons go out in November, March, and May

  • REI credit card 5% back

  • Rakuten 10% back on



  • REI Igneo 25 Sleeping Bag (discontinued)

  • NEMO Tensor Insulated Sleeping Pad ($199.95):



  • Jackets

    • Parka (RENT)

    • Soft Shell Jacket

    • Hard shell

  • Layers

    • Base layer

    • Midweight

  • Pants

    • Base Layer

    • Soft Shell Pants

    • Hard shell

  • Gloves

    • Light weight

    • Medium weight

    • Heavy weight mittens

  • Head

    • Buff

    • Warm Hat

  • Eyes


  • Boots (RENT)

  • Approach Shoes

  • Socks

  • Gaiters



  • Helmet

  • Trekking Poles

  • Harness

  • Ice Axe

  • Carabiner

  • Crampons

  • Avalanche Transceiver

  • Headlamp

  • First Aid Kit


These are affiliate links. They don't cost you any money, but they DO support the channel and provide resources for the content I bring weekly. THANK YOU for the support! -JB

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