3 Day Backpacking Gear List For Olympic National Park

Everyone loves watching backpacking gear list videos right?! Well here is another lightweight backpacking gear load out that is sure to be a good one. HA!
I am leaving Utah for the first time to do an extended backpacking trip in Olympic National Park. This is an area I have never visited before and while trying to decide on the gear I’d be taking, I found I felt a little vulnerable with what to take. It’s been difficult to know what to expect, so this gear list for a 3 day backpacking trip is a little different than my other backpacking gear load outs.

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– Down Coat: http://bit.ly/2Sz5iWo
– Tent: http://bit.ly/2C72czG
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50 Comments

  1. Jake Bates on September 16, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    Down sleeping bag…more like you need a down payment to pay for that thing!

  2. Sero Tonin on September 16, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    Ditch the chair, lantern, pot grabber, and knife. FAK looks like too much, get a lighter pack, carry just one pot oh wait….

  3. Justin Carver on September 16, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    Where in ONP are you going?

  4. Christopher Thayer on September 16, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    Looking forward to seeing your trip video. I live in Seattle and have hiked and backpacked many times in ONP. This time of year I am assuming you will be hiking a trail at fairly low elevation as anything about about 2k feet probably has snow. Get ready to see more of the color green than you have ever seen in UT. Moss, moss and more moss. I would agree with the comments recommending rain pants as well as switching to a fleece or wool hat. If you are in the national park, many areas require bear canisters which you can rent at the wilderness center if needed. You will love it man, so much of that area is very remote and so beautiful. Old growth trees 600-700 years old towering over you. If you are near Forks, WA grab a beer and a burger at Blakeslees pub.

  5. Dragon Roams on September 16, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    Nice run through. Have a blast! I’ve hike around on Mt Hood it’s beautiful in the PNW.

  6. Jeanne Panciera on September 16, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    I’m from the PNW. Chilly and damp is the norm as you know. You look well enough prepared to me. Have an awesome trip!! And please please please make a vid:)

  7. Dan Becker on September 16, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    So close to buying the Nemo dragonfly!

  8. bertman4 on September 16, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    We are currently experiencing a record high temperatures. That doesn’t mean the weather will change or that you won’t get rain, especially in ONP because it is technically a temperate rain forest. One piece of gear for these shoulder seasons that I find useful is a wide brimmed hat like the Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero. Have fun!

  9. Gilbert Rod on September 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Sounds like an amazing adventure! Be safe, stay dry (as much as possible) and yes, please share the journey 😊🍅

  10. ben holman on September 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Instead of carrying wet wipes, you should try these ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071ZNGVVY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_LMB1CbJ2KJCZJ ) I love them. They’re dry and light and work great for all cleaning tasks.

  11. Kim R on September 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    ❤️❤️❤️

  12. WorserTrash1 on September 16, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    I might suggest having a pair of gloves. I might have missed it, but when it’s cold and wet outside it sucks taking down your tent when it is cold.

  13. Richard Davies on September 16, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    If you plan to have a camp fire, make sure you have lots of hot burning, long lasting fire starters as the wood will be very wet and won’t want to light. I’ve also found a Pocket Bellows to be a useful tool for fire starting. https://www.amazon.com/Epiphany-Outdoor-Gear-Pocket-Bellows/dp/B00LDSW5BA/ref=sr_1_3

  14. Mark Parrett on September 16, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    When are you coming up? Bring rain gear! LoL

  15. Josh Herod Outdoor Adventures on September 16, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    Nice choice of gear! Looking forward to the trip Video

  16. Z0MB13Redfield on September 16, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    So I didn’t realize we were neighbors. I live in the potato state. Next month I’m hiking San Rafael Swells: Chute canyon and crack canyon. Have you done those? if so how were they?

  17. Lead Me Outdoors on September 16, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    😂😂 hanging out wirh poop. Haha. Great vid , Devin!

  18. Doug Hooton on September 16, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    I hope you have an amazing experience. Sounds like fun. I am from Northern Utah and was wondering if there is a group or open community of backpackers to meet up with. Thanks and be safe out there.

  19. rpelton1 on September 16, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Good looking loadout. What’s the total weight?

  20. Haggard Wilderness on September 16, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Hahaha don’t worry about packing jealousy cause I got plenty. Have fun man!

  21. Dave Somers on September 16, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    How do you spell relief? RAIN GEAR….

    Pack cover?

    One optional thing is a lightweight tarp. for creating a rain shelter for cooking and hanging out.

    Did I mention a mask and snorkel????

    I live in the Washington Convergence Zone so may be a little over-sensitive….

  22. The Backpack Blazer on September 16, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Awesome gear. Man I’m so jealous everyone is getting out. Have fun. Looking forward to seeing the trip.

  23. Shrimpslushi on September 16, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    How’s the Nemo tent compared to the MSR Hubba Hubba? I’m stuck between those two and I’m going to do Longs peak in Colorado with my friend, and need a good tent for the cold on atleast a 5 day trip. What’s the best bet for me?

  24. EDC Adventures on September 16, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    thanks for sharing. Have a good time and stay safe!

  25. Scott Gephart on September 16, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Nice details on your planned kit. I saw your video on the trip, but you didn’t cover the gear you ended up taking with you. How did it all work out?

  26. Frank on September 16, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Have any issue with condensation in the tent? It must have been hard keeping the down dry…Why not use synthetic insulation in such a wet climate since it will keep you warm even when wet?

  27. Adventures with Frodo on September 16, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    I grew up in PNW, Fork, actually LaPush., take a boat, lol. But who k9nows. 2 yrs ago I went to Alaska and it rained most of the 7 days. But last year is only rained about 60 minutes using 10 days.

  28. COAR OAS on September 16, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    Are you hiking the Hoh River trail or  Mt. Olympus? The area is a temperate rainforest, but Mt. Olympus is glaciated year round. I did the Hoh to Blue glacier maybe 10 years ago.

  29. Lj's Vlog on September 16, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    Don’t forget your Bigfoot spray!

  30. Outbound Jesse on September 16, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    This looks like a great well thought out pack set up! I see rain pants were already suggested.. hopefully you won’t need them!

  31. Larry L on September 16, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Been there sir, I’m from Arizona and decided to do my first thru hike on the AT. What a 180 from Az but I can see you doing fine!

  32. Danielle Bath on September 16, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    What brand are the pouches that you keep your food, water kit and the black one that you are putting your clothing in? I really like that style of bag. Thanks!

  33. Leeioh on September 16, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    This is making me believe I go hiking very unprepared.

  34. tnprime on September 16, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    I call it "SCENIC", CNOC, why do people call it KNOCK?

  35. Ed A on September 16, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    backpacking gear is my favorite way to spend money. Thanks for the vid. Have a great trip!

  36. Z0MB13Redfield on September 16, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    Oh and hiking in Washington expect rain.

  37. Meghan O'Neill on September 16, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Rain pants/gaiters and a bear canister. I hope it was fun!

  38. Steve Dustin on September 16, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Rain pants and one more pair of socks.

  39. brett hikez on September 16, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    are you FEAR PACKING ?lol…great gear choices dude..hope you enjoy the trip..the pics I’ve seen on the GRAM of Washington are breathtaking..

  40. LinTastic on September 16, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    I’m from farther north in Skagit and Whatcom counties. Hope you get some sun! When the sun is out its magical, when its not it’s still amazing! You might try synthetic for your jacket and sleeping bag because even though its not raining the humidity can still get everything pretty damp. Wool is a fantastic way to go as well. Hope you have a wonderful time!

  41. jonathan lawton on September 16, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Rain pants ,RAIN PANTS
    trust me you my need them

  42. bertman4 on September 16, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    I’m not sure where you are going in, but parts of Olympic National Park require you to have a bear canister.
    https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/wilderness-food-storage.htm

  43. Chris Hessey on September 16, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    That stuff cost way to much just to go walking through the woods.

  44. Kurts Random Outdoor Stuff on September 16, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    Bring more dry socks! Weather here in Olympia has been really fair lately but rain is always expected. Good luck out here in my back yard! Olympic National Park is very beautiful! You should come out in mid June to catch all the rhododendrons in bloom though.

  45. ONETIME OUTDOORS Dj on September 16, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    Very nice have fun and just an idea and rain pants/ skirt

  46. Montana Backcountry Adventure on September 16, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Dude! I was just in Seattle last weekend! and we were talking about hiking the Olympics! It should be a great trip. One thing you might consider, if the forecast is for rain, is rain pants. Have a great trip! Nice edit! Also, where are you hiking, what trails?

  47. Keypen Hiker T on September 16, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    I live very the Olympics. I would change out the down beanie. Most areas in the Olympics require a bear canister. Where are you going in the Olympics? Alan

  48. Carl Hyden on September 16, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Bear Can?………..I live in Port Angeles……cant hike Olympic National Park without a bear can……that’s another 3 lbs and a lot of square footage, show us your pack with the bear can included, that’s what I want to see……..you’re talking day hike only, In Olympic National Park, without a bear can.

  49. peakspike on September 16, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    This is our last night of a seven day trip around the Olympia peninsula. All seven days were cloudless and 60 to almost 80! We had all the rain gear ready though.

  50. Jack Waknitz on September 16, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Get a wool beanie. Will keep you warm even if wet. Down beanie seems… bad in the rain. Rain pants would be nice, especially if you’re hiking in an area with dewy bushes, even if it isn’t raining. Expect to wake up with dew on your tent every day as a dry tent is a rarity. It does not rain as much as people say, but there’s always a chance of rain, especially in March/April. Build a giant beach fire and enjoy it.

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