My Warm(ish) Weather Gear List For Truck Camping
I'm often asked about all the gear I carry with me while truck camping full time and I tell folks it's a mishmash of different items depending on the season. During the warmer months I like to spend the majority of my free time fly fishing, hiking, and backpacking so the gear I gravitate towards tends to be focused on those hobbies. Here's a comprehensive list for my Spring/Summer/Fall truck camping travels...
Osprey Aether 70 Backpack, Cabela's 0 Degree (F) Outfitters Sleeping Bag, NEMO Salsa 15F Sleeping Bag, Sea to Summit Comfort Plus Sleeping Pad, Sea to Summit Aeros Pillow Premium (L), REI Passage 2-Person Tent (soon to be replaced with a Big Agnes UL tent), MSR Heavy Duty Tent Stakes, Black Diamond Graphite Adjustable Hiking Poles, Black Diamond Head Lamp, ENO Doublenest Hammock, Grand Truck Hammock Straps, Therma-rest Z-Seat, Hand Shovel, Sea to Summit Pocket Shower, Sea to Summit Mosquito Pyramid Net (Double), 8’x9.5’ Outdoor Products Coated Tarp.
Nalgene Bottle, MSR Guardian Water Purifier, Vintage MSR Cook Set (from my Boy Scouts days!), Texsport single burner propane stove (for truck camping), MSR Pocket Rocket (backpacking), Bearvault 450 (backpacking), Yeti 10oz Tumbler (keeps my morning coffee piping hot), Yeti Roadie 35L Cooler, Reliance AquaTainer 6 Gallon Water Storage Container, Cabela’s 10” Cast Iron Skillet (shallow), Cabela’s 10” Cast Iron Skillet (deep dish), Sea to Summit Collapsable Kitchen Sink (10L), Small Cutting Board, Hotpad, Titanium Spork, Coleman 3-Piece Silverware Set, Campsuds Biodegradable Soap (concentrate)
Socket Ratchet Set (metric and standard), Hacksaw, Outdoorsman Axe, 14” Eastwing Hatchet, Machete w/ built in handsaw, Multitool 100, Swiss Army Knife, Vietnam Era Fold-up Shovel and Pick, Echo 14” Chainsaw and Fuel, 15’ Tow Chain, Work Gloves, Battery Powered Drill.
Merino Wool Hiking Socks (4 pair), Normal Cotton Socks (2 pair), Smartwool Underwear (4 pair), Prana Hiking Pants (3) and Shorts (2), Patagonia Men’s Shorts (3), Smartwool Long Sleeved Shirts (3), Arc’Teryx UV50 Short Sleeve Shirts (3), Patagonia H2No Jacket, Asolo Hiking Boots, Patagonia Base Layer (lightweight), Trucker Hat.
Electronics & Related Items
Sonim XP7 Tough Phone, Delorme/Garmin InReach Explorer GPS, Apple MacBook. Canon G9X Camera, MEFOTO Backpacker Air Camera Tripod, 400W Inverter, Charger for batteries (fan, computer, AAA, AA, 9 volt, camera battery).
Zen Fly Fishing Tenkara Rod, Fly Box, Tippet, Simms Waders and Boots, 6 Foot Ugly Stick w/ Pfleuger Spinning Reel, Granite Gear Dry Bag, 6 adjustable heavy duty bungee cords, 6 guylines , 550 Paracord (50ft), Counter Assault Bear Spray, Additional MSR Heavy Duty Ground Stakes, The Scrubba Laundry Bag, NEMO Showering Standing Pad, Fishpond Fly Fishing Backpack w/ Chestpack, Yoga Mat, Aeropress Hand Coffee Maker, Roll Up Table, Micro Hand Broom.