Gear

Can’t hike without gear, now, can you? This page will (eventually…) list some thoughts on the gear we use.

Camping

  • Tents
    • Big Agnes Jack Rabbit SL2 tent
    • Wild Country Mistral tent
  • Sleeping bags
    • Marmot Helium sleeping bag
    • North Face ?? sleeping bag
    • Rab Ascent 500 sleeping bag
  • Inflatable mattresses
    • Thermarest ProLite 4 inflatable mattress
    • Thermarest Womens’ ProLite inflatable mattress
  • Pillows
    • MEC down pillow
    • MEC basecamp inflatable pillow
  • Sleeping bag liners
    • MEC fleece liners
    • Silk liners
    • Cotton liners

Backpacks

To be continued…

Hydration

To be continued…

Clothing

To be continued…

Footwear

To be continued…

Food

To be continued…

Misc gear

To be continued…

Cameras

Over the years we seem to have amassed a number of cameras, from a mere 2 megapixels up to a ridiculous (yet fantastic) 24 megapixels. Some were good, some not so good, but they all served a purpose and they helped us document our adventures.

  • 35-mm film SLR:
    • Canon EOS500: May 1996 – Sep 2004
  • Compact digital cameras:
    • Canon Powershot A20: 2 MP (1600×1200) Jun 2001 – Jul 2005
    • Canon Powershot A80: 4 MP (2272×1704) Apr 2004 – Sep 2008
    • Canon Powershot S3IS: 6 MP (2816×2112) May 2007 – Dec 2011
    • Canon Powershot SX230HS: 12 MP (4000×3000) Dec 2011 – Dec 2015
    • Sony RX100II: 20 MP (5472×3648) Dec 2015 – present
  • Digital SLRs/Mirrorless ILCs:
    • Nikon D5000: 12 MP (4288×2848) Jul 2009 – Aug 2018
    • Nikon D3200: 24 MP (6016×4000) Dec 2012 – present
    • Canon EOS M50: 24 MP (6000×4000) Dec 2018 – present
  • Phone cameras:
    • Google Pixel 2: 12 MP (4032×3024) Apr 2018 – present

Read our camera reviews here.

Transport

  • Acura Integra (1992): Jun 2005 – Jun 2011
  • Honda CR-V (1999): Jun 2011 – present

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