ANDY LAUB aka CAMEL GEAR & WISDOMS
•Quilt by Enlightened Equipment
• A little 2 ounce squeeze bottle that you can just get on amazon, whenever we hit up a diner I put a bunch of hot sauce in that!
• GSI Double Wall Plastic Mug
• Rechargeable battery you can plug into via USB
I carry and I strongly, strongly, strongly recommend a Garmin inReach Mini.
It weighs like, gosh I wanna say it weighs about 2 or 3 ounces,
it weighs nothing and it pairs with your phone.
Food is about 1.5 pounds a day
Looking for dense calories
Super Butter – Peanut Butter and cube of butter
Super Butter Sandwich – super butter smeared on a marshmallow
Instant Mash Potatoes
Add Bacon Grease for calories
Tortillas and then I’ll carry out a hard block of cheese like extra sharp cheddar and pair that with
like usually summer sausage, hard salami or pepperoni.
Squeeze bottle with Hot Sauce
Kettle Chips for the crunch
Bagels with cream cheese; I pack up cream cheese when it’s like 110 degrees
out and if you pack it right inside your pack, keep it in a zippy.
My favorite kind of stretch is that one that’s like, you get to town on the night of the fifth night.
Five full days out, it’s like a pretty comfortable carry.
Trail Runners are the way to go, they’re the way to go because they’re light.
You can expect to change them every 500-600 miles.
Take that first 5-10 minutes and wash your socks; get a nice smooth stone
and get all the dirt out of there and then just loop them on your pack in a
tight way so that they can dry throughout the day
Listen to your feet. If you’re having really bad foot problems that are
just chronic, change up your footwear
It’s good to get at least 9 hours of sleep out on a trail I would say, you’re putting your
body through the ringer with how much you’re active, so it’s really important.
You interact differently, you appreciate things more,
I think you’re just more open as a person.
As soon as you’re able to, buy your plane ticket because once your plane ticket’s bought you can say out aloud that you’re going, cause you have a plane ticket that’s booked and its harder to get out of it.
Pay attention to the year you’re gonna hike, how much snow the Sierras get etc.
You just kind of have to manage and adapt whatever is thrown at you by the trail-gods!