New gear is a necessity.
Yes, I admit it I am guilty of forever researching the newest and lightest in backpacking equipment. It is fun and I just love it. Jason Klass posted this video on his blog “Gear Talk with Jason Klass”. You might just watch and listen and say what, what, what are they talking about? But for me it is music to my ears. Have fun.
Here is a quick summary of gear and food from the Sierra Section:
-NRS Wet Socks
-Camp Corsa Ice Axe
-My i Phone 4 of course (love the battery life and photo/video quality!)
-breakfast – Mix in ziploc, Better than Milk Powered Soymilk, Vanilla Spirutein Protein Shake Mix and 1 teaspoon Medaglia D’Oro Instant Espresso Coffee. Thank you PCTer, Dreams.
-Mary Jane’s Organics Freeze Dried Dinners – Couch Potatoes, Chili mac, Red Pesto Pasta
-The photos in this section were taken by three different cameras:
Panasonic Lumix LX-5
Canon Elf 1400
All video was shot with the Canon S95 exclusively.
-By far we loved the photos from the Panasonic Lumix LX-5 the most. Some of you have asked about the camera’s battery life. I used just one battery during the 9 day trip and it still had life left.
Things we really didn’t like
-Bear Valley Meal Bars – I thought they were a good idea but I had trouble swallowing them.
-Neutrogena Dry Touch 70 Sunscreen
-Neutrogena Lip Balm
-Blistex Lip Balm