Nathan is a self proclaimed gear addict and it’s exceedingly difficult for him to become his ideal self, a minimalist. Especially for our indefinite travel plans. Gear is only as effective as its owner is knowledgeable in when and how to use it.

With that said the right gear can help you go further, longer, and help you accomplish things you otherwise could not. This ranges from shoes, clothing, packs, cameras, everyday carry items, camping supplies, and much, much more.

Careful, because GAS (gear acquisition syndrome) is a real thing! With that said, let’s dive into the good! 


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Our Top 3: Insulated Water Bottle, Travel Mug, and Pint

An insulated water bottle is kind of the best thing since sliced bread. Wow, that made us sound old. We're not, yet. Basically, stainless steel double wall vacuum insulation keeps liquids hot or cold for ...

5 Travel Essentials for the Outdoor Traveler

Your smart phone is an extension of your arm so we won't be adding that to the list. You probably already know to bring your wallet and passport if you're traveling. So what are some ...
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12 Articles of Cold Weather Clothing to Keep You Warm

We've all been in a situation where we wished we'd packed more cold weather clothing to keep warm. Many of us know to bundle up when the temperature drops, but how many of us know ...

9 Expert Steps to Choosing the Right Hiking Shoes

Hiking shoes and boots are an investment for your feet and overall mood while out on the trail. Wear the wrong shoes and an otherwise beautiful experience out in nature can turn into a nightmare ...
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Top 3 International Travel Backpacks for Minimalist Travelers

You've learned to save money, you've made your travel itinerary, the plane tickets have been bought, and now you need to fit at least a weeks worth of clothes and gear into a single travel ...
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Best Travel Cameras: 5 Types to Consider

I think everyone can agree that pictures are invaluable when it comes to travel. You can't have a successful road trip without taking silly pictures of your friends and family, right? Depending on your budget ...

Stay Hydrated While Hiking: Water Bottles, Bladders, & Purification

Our bodies expel water in two ways: sweat and urine. We do this naturally throughout our day and even more so when we're physically active. Shelby and I always have water bottles within arms reach ...

Top 10 Essentials for Hiking – Know Before You Go

Going on a hike sounds straight forward and for the most part, it is. Slap on a pair of good hiking shoes, grab a bottle of water, and hit the trail. Many people practice this ...

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