One Day Out: Gear List for my First Overnight Excursion

The day is finally here!! Tomorrow morning marks the start of my first solo overnight hiking trip. I will be hiking the Highland Trail in Algonquin Provincial Park, which totals a fairly short 35 km. I’ve been busy all day with gathering and packing up all my gear and food, and thought it would be fun and informative to post a list of all the gear I am bringing on this trip. This will also be a good way to tally up all weights for my gear items, in order to find out what my base pack weight for this trip will be.


All my gear laid out! (Minus the clothes I will wear)


Backpack: Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60 (1.003 kg)

Waterproof pack liner: Large garbage bag (23.4 g)

Tent: Tarptent Protrail (737 g)

Sleeping bag: Mountain Hardwear HyperLamina Spark (737 g)

Sleeping pad: Thermarest Neoair Xlite (340 g)

Rain jacket: Outdoor Research Helium II (156 g)

Rain pants: MEC brand (295 g)

Pajama bottoms: Smartwool NTS Micro 150 Bottom (128.2 g)

Pajama top: long underwear top borrowed from my mom (194.6 g)

Fleece: old fleece I had lying around (455 g)

Spare underwear (15.3 g)

Spare sports bra: Old Navy brand (57.2 g)

Spare socks: Wrightsock Merino trail socks (38.5 g)

Warm hat: Burton beanie (62.6 g)

Buff: Outdoor Research Echo Ubertube (20.2 g)

Camp shoes: Old Navy flip flops (160.5 g)

Clothing stuff sack: No Frills grocery bag (10.2 g)

Pot: aluminum pot borrowed from parents (190.7 g)

Food bag: ZPacks bear bagging kit (85.6 g)

Matches (23.4 g)

Stove:  Primus gas burner (262 g)

Spoon: plastic camping spoon (6.7 g)

Mug: aluminum camping mug (107.4 g)

Small plastic container: Nalgene (23 g)

Large plastic container: Nalgene (51.2 g)

Water bottle: Gatorade bottle (40.2 g)

Water bags: Platypus Platy Bottle (36 g), Platypus Softbottle (25 g)

Water filtration system: Sawyer Squeeze Mini (69.1 g)

Toiletry bag: toothbrush, toothpaste, body glide, sunscreen, deodorant, toilet paper, contact lenses & contact solution (340 g)

Bug spray: Muskol 8 hour insect repellent (53.4 g)

Trowel: plastic trowel (56.9 g)

Flashlight: Dorcy LED flashlight (84.8 g)

Headlamp: Petzl Tikka Plus (75.7 g)

Knife: Swiss army knife (103.7 g)

Wallet: Ziploc bag w/ cards, IDs, and car keys (107.7 g)

Phone: Moto X Play (172.4 g)

External battery: AuKey Portable External Battery (465 g)

Waterproof phone pouch: MEC phone pouch (17.7 g)

First aid kit: Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight/Watertight .3 (62.8 g)

Map: Backpacking Trails of Algonquin Provincial Park map (30.6 g)

BASE PACK WEIGHT = 6.924 kg // 15.27 lbs


(Gear I will be wearing or carrying in hand)

Trekking poles: Fizan Compacts (158 g)

Shoes: Salomon Ellipse GTX Trail Shoe (736 g)

T-shirt: MEC slim fit shirt (102.9 g)

Long sleeve shirt: Toronto Waterfront Marathon tech shirt (250 g)

Pants: Prana Sage Convertible Pant (380 g)

Socks: Wigwam Rebel Fusion Quarter II Sock (38.3 g)

Sports bra: Old Navy (87.9 g)

Underwear (28.2 g)

Hat: Nike ball cap (89.8 g)

Sunglasses: running sunglasses (24.6 g)

TOTAL BASE WEIGHT = 8.82 kg // 19.45 lbs 

L: My Gossamer Gear Mariposa all packed up and ready to go. R: All the food for the trip!

I’m quite happy with my base pack weight for this trip, as it is quite comfortably within the lightweight range! There are quite a few items on this list that I would like to replace before any trips of significant length, and I know that will help me get my BPW down even lower.



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