Gear I Use

Camera Equipment

  • Nikon D7000
  • Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 35mm
  • Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 10-24mm
  • Nikon Nikkor 16mm Fisheye
  • Nikon ED AF Nikkor 300mm
  • Sirui Tripod
  • Kenko Step up ring
  • Hoya  HMC Polarized filter
  • Hoya ND x400 filter
  • Nikon Battery Grip with AA battery insert (D7000 has a proprietary rechargeable battery that is quite expensive, but I’ve been impressed by the Nikon battery life. With normal daytime shooting, the battery can easily last between 5-9 days. Charge will significantly diminish with night time shooting. Instead of buying another Nikon battery I purchased the grip).
  • Nikon IR remote
  • Lowe Pro TLZ 1

Backcountry Equipment

**My equipment list has evolved over time, with trial and error and income.

  • ArcTeryx Altra 65 (multi-day trips)
  • Osprey Finesse (Day pack out of production)
  • Black Diamond Outlaw (Backcountry Skiing)
  • Sierra Designs VaporLight long (for Two plus dog) (I’m 6’4” and the this tent is has ample length for it’s weight)
  • Sierra Designs VaporLight single (tight fit for me)
  • Tyvek (for tent foot print)
  • Thermarest Neoair (Thick, warm super light and seems to be durable)
  • Jet Boil Stove with 1.5L cook-pot
  • MSR 1 gal dromedary bag with hydration hose
  • MSR water filter
  • Black Diamond Storm Headlamp
  • ArcTeryx Gamma AR pant (for nearly every activity except skiing)
  • ArcTeryx Atom LT hoody (mid-weight insulation)
  • Patagonia Hoodini (for height of summer wind breaker and light weather resistance)
  • Patagonia Torentshell  (for wet places and shoulder season activities)
  • Gloves (I never leave home without some kind of glove. I have long fingers and have found that the following brands serve me well: ArcTeryx, Pearl Izumi, Outdoor Research and KingCo)
  • Long underwear – slowly switching to wool as stuff wears out. It lasts longer and doesn’t stink
  • Hiking poles – I have an old pair of Leki Makalu poles. There a bit heavy and noisy because of an absorbent spring in the upper shaft.
  • Home assembled med kit (I’ve been taking Wilderness First Responder courses for over a decade and now have a two-piece med kit. 1. Trauma 2. medications/pills)
  • Silva mirrored compass with declination adjustment
  • Energizer rechargeable batteries
  • Bear Vault canister (for trips in bear country)
  • Frontiersman Bear Spray (for trips in bear country)( I typically carry the 10oz canister)

* The links above are provided for your convenience. I am not a sponsored photographer or athlete and do not have any affiliation with any of the product manufacturers listed above.

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