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Jason and Susan's Top Five Backpacking Essentials

One of the things we love most about living in the Pacific Northwest is the ability to get out into nature as often as possible. While we're happy hiking and camping no matter what, we've found that certain gear makes our adventures even better. Here are some of our faves that we're happy to recommend:

Susan camping by a mountain stream

Susan's top 5 favorite backpacking items:

  1. Osprey Ariel 65 backpack
  2. Insulated Camp Mug
  3. Helinox Chair Zero
  4. Jetboil Flash Cooking System
  5. Salomon X Ultra 3 Low GTX Hiking Shoes

BONUS MUST-HAVE: Instant Adventure Coffee

Jason's top five backpacking items:

  1. Six Moon Designs Haven NetTent & Tarp 
  2. CNOC VECTO and BeFree Water Filtration Kit 
  3. Six Moon Designs Fushion 65 Backpack
  4. Jetboil Flash Cooking System
  5. Wool fisherman's cap - made by mom!

 What are your favorite pieces of trail gear? Send us your top picks!

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