Gear I Carry on a Day Hike

** Stuff/Gear I Mention in this Video **

Osprey Escapist 18 –

ZPacks Nero –

ZPacks Ditty Bag –

Fenix E05 Flashlight (w/clip) –

Spyderco Knife –

Anger PowerCore 10000 Charger –

Canon G7X Mark ii –

Iphone 6 Plus –

EE Copperfield Wind Jacket –

EE Torid APEX Jacket –

Sawyer Squeeze Filter –

Cnoc Vecto Water Container –

Buff –

Cnoc Vertex Carbon Cork Trekking Poles –

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*** Gear Used to Shoot this Video! ***

– Camera –
Canon EOS T6i –

– Lense –
Canon EFS 24mm –

– Sound –
TakStar Shotgun Mic –

– TriPod –
Targus 360 Trigger Tripod –

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  1. Pharaoh on September 16, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Thanks bro ♥️🌹💪🌍

  2. Bj on September 16, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    excellent video. thank you so much for the tips!!!

  3. Ciridan on September 16, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    2 joints and a flask of whiskey

  4. Kevin223 on September 16, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    can you elaborate on how you pack away your camera+lens gear?

  5. Martin Fano on September 16, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Long day hikes I pack extra hiking socks with foot powder added. I live in I also carry a snake bite kit…I also carry a floppy sun hat, fingerless gloves and hiking poles. I like the hydration packs I use a 3 Lt Camel Bak.

  6. Clifton Asuncion on September 16, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    awesome info man. Great suggestions

  7. metallurgicarborist on September 16, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Dude! You forgot your weed!

  8. Brandon Druckenmiller on September 16, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    My six year old son Carry’s choo choo trains

  9. shadowdance4666 on September 16, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    Wet wipes, a bit of iodine, Neosporin, wool blend socks, dental floss, safety pins or a needle and a reliable knife of course 2 lighters and a ferro rod. Snacks are always a given wherever you go

  10. Eric S on September 16, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    you left out liquor

  11. TheMightyRen on September 16, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Watched lots of these videos and yours are by far superior. Thank’s for your insight as always!

  12. Jack Kennedy on September 16, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Camera but no COMPASS? COMPASS? COMPASS?

  13. FaerieDust on September 16, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    I always, ALWAYS carry a variety of blister plasters and foam toe spacy thingies. It doesn’t matter how well I’ve broken in my shoes, how great my socks are, I will get blisters from anything. I preemptively wrap and tape and foam pad my feet and toes until they look absolutely ridiculous, and I always keep spares of everything in my bag – nothing will kill a hike as quickly as finding yourself unable to walk 😛

  14. Susie Blackburn on September 16, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    Space Blanket, lighter, extra socks, small pepper spray

  15. Touchthesky412 on September 16, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Call me pampered but am also taking a mountain house and camp stove for a hot lunch on the trail. 😜

  16. D.A. Risse on September 16, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    And "buff" stands for?
    Just a piece of towel ?

  17. Lewis Findley on September 16, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Thank you!

  18. Ben Moore on September 16, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    I like the hydration bags and think they are right up there with the wheel as far as inventions for back packing goes. But it seems that there is a trend away from them that I don’t understand. I have an older camel back that keeps me hydrated I carry two additional water bottles and use those to refill my bag when it goes dry. Really great information on all your videos, I’m a fan.

  19. Wyatt McCormick on September 16, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    I like to have a first aide kit

  20. cyber on September 16, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    A condom lol😂

  21. Theodore Sweger on September 16, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    The day hike hopefully doesn’t turn into a situation, take the 10 essentials tell someone where you are going, don’t forget common sense.  Don’t forget to have fun.

  22. John Cheeseman on September 16, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Hey Darwin, hiking in northern Colorado and southern Wyoming, I added three items to my ditty bag, Space blanket, emergency poncho, and 50ft. of para cord. total weight 5.5 oz.

  23. Chris McGrail on September 16, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Bug repellent

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  25. twig 1 on September 16, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    May as well buy a mule to carry all your stuff

  26. James F on September 16, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Spare socks, gold bond medicated powder for feet and groin.

  27. Nature Bound Adventure on September 16, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Awesome recommendations! I don’t necessarily like carrying just a bottle of water, because those tend to get warm. I love using a double-wall insulated thermos and putting it inside my pack, in case I need something cold. They also make hydration bladders that you can put in your freezer, so that your water stays cooler longer!

  28. Bob Jones on September 16, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Curious, why don’t you like to use hydration bladders?

    And two things I always keep in my pack: a whistle and one of those foil blankets.

  29. John O'Sullivan on September 16, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    ultra light compass with flip up sighting mirror no batteries required and two micro bic lighters carried in separate spots, one pair extra socks

  30. cartwheel406 on September 16, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    Goin on a day hike like 3 hours. How many beers do I need?

  31. Robert Johnson on September 16, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    Loving your channel!!!!!

  32. refresh77 on September 16, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    Good video!

  33. Mike Smith on September 16, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    No survival kit. No signaling for rescue. Only one method to start fire.
    Sunscreen. Old school map but no compass. Hmmm
    Hes better prepped than most but hes still a SAR magnet. We go looking for experienced yet ill prepared for emergency people like darwin often.
    In joshua tree. There is vertually no water. Only carrying 1 litre is irresponsible.
    He should be rocking 3 litres.
    Hes a gram counting junkie.
    Heres the deal, if you cant handle an extra 3lbs of water and shtf gear, your fitness is shit and you belong on a treadmill not out in the wilds.

  34. Will Griffith on September 16, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Three things that I always carry when dayhiking are: 1. A Ka-bar knife. The ease with which you can cut things with a large knife definitely makes it worth the extra weight. Plus it can be used as a shovel if need be, not to mention how effective it is for self defense. 2. Gu. It’s a high calorie snack that will give you a ton of energy if you need it. Great emergency food. 3. I always carry my hammock. It’s awesome to be able to set up a place to chill whenever you want and it makes great emergency shelter if you need it. A Kammock with its straps is roughly the size of two baseballs and ways maybe 2 lbs. Definitely worth the weight

  35. Dean Nilvalli on September 16, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Ditty bag that you keep and add to any pack is great idea to avoid forgetting the essentials. I’d add compass, map, whistle. Whistles are vital for emergency signalling – saves energy over shouting.

  36. Zama Nokhwe on September 16, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    fruit..I carry a pack full of food and nuts to nibble on…yes. ..I’ve a YouTube channel & IG so I carry a camera

  37. Coles Outdoor vids on September 16, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Great vid mate. 😃

  38. Gary Bishop on September 16, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Is this a commercial?

  39. Supreme Leader George on September 16, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    I always carry a bucknife on my belt and a canister of bear spray on one of my side pouches of my backpack

  40. Michael Green on September 16, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    I carry a whistle and signal mirror in case I’m out of cell phone range.

  41. Brandon Peeler on September 16, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    My glock 19 is a essential also

  42. Kim AndGetMe on September 16, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    First time here. First thing I saw was the tattoo. Beautiful.

  43. nat bais on September 16, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Can anyone say Adderall

  44. Manuela Vizcaíno on September 16, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Thanx. for the video, I’m gonna do a 3 hr. hiking

  45. John Schmalbach on September 16, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    You pretty much covered the bases I do with 4 additions. 1. My fire/tinder kit, 2. A 2go Systems Trifecta, 3. Compass, 4. Cordage.

    The Trifecta is similar to an emergency blanket but its made of Tyvek with one side reflective and can be used as a tarp and a bivvy sack as well. I like being prepared for sudden "inconvenient Camping trips.

  46. Helen Burnley on September 16, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    I would add no.36 bankline, ibuprofens, vaseline, hand mirror and tweezer. I’ve had things get flown into my eye and needed a pocket mirror to see it and had tiny splinters that needed tweezing.. now imagine a combination of splinter into the eye and needing to tweeze that sucker out! Yes I had to do that while having my contacts in and in the middle of kayaking. I had a bad experience before while four wheeling so I was prepared on this trip. NEVER again will I go with out that!

  47. Grepadu on September 16, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    50+ years of serious wild country trekking have taught me that 1 through 3 you can leave at home or spare the expense entirely by having the proper footwear and proper fit. I haven’t had hiking blisters since I was a teen by making sure of this one essential. #4 is a good item. I carry something else that does all those things, but the idea is the same. #5, lightweight yet durable rain gear is always an essential. Even in the desert it can be used as a windbreaker. Good video. You got people thinking and that is your best piece of gear. Trek on, my brother.

  48. lifeislikewater 78 on September 16, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Go follow me

  49. Nan on September 16, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    I love your content!!!! I carry most of the same things as you like rain jacket, puffy warm jacket, buff, snacks, camera, emergency kit but I also ALWAYS ALWAYS carry thin gloves, extra socks and a toque…a canadian here, Lol!!!

  50. Richard Booth on September 16, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Lip gloss is a must, as well as a large bandana! Basic first aid supplies, too…

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