Now I see the secret of making the best person, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.
--Walt Whitman

There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.
--Sir Rannulph Fiennes

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
--Henry David Thoreau

To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.
--Helen Keller

Gear List:


[Not comprehensive by any stretch, just things I use the most often]
Packs
Field & Stream 65L pack [camping] Multi-day pack 4.5lbs
Realtree Hardwoods camo pack [day hike] Cold weather day hikes/ warm weather overnight trips 3.5lbs
this other backpack I own [day hike] Warm weather day hikes/ hot weather overnight trips 2lbs
Shelter
Grand Trunk Ultralight Hammock An inexpensive, durable, hammock 11oz
Hammock accessories Whoopie slings, guyline 8oz
5'x7' Coleman backpacking tarp (2) Combined two to provide double coverage 1lb 1oz
Coleman 2 person backpacking tent 7'x7' tent. Built in ground tarp. I like that. 2lbs
Bags & Pad
Magellan Sleeping Bag Liner Hot weather cover 8oz
Alpine Design MicroLite Terrain [45 degree] Warm weather sleeping bag 1lb, 11oz
Timber Creek mummy [0 degree] Cold weather sleeping bag 4lbs, 8oz
Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Mattress Only carry this when I'm carrying a tent 12oz
Cheap blue foam pad works better in the hammock 9oz
Kitchen, Water, Fire
Sterno fold up stove Dry weather stove 9.5oz
Coleman campstove Cold weather stove 11oz
Snow Peak Titanium Spork Speaks for itself 0.5oz
Coleman cup & aluminum deep dish Self explanatory 11oz
Katadyn Hiker Water Filter Lightweight, does the job 12oz
Firestarting kit cottonballs, waterproof matches, chapstick, Ultimate Survival Technologies Sparkie Fire Starter 8oz
Accessories
SOL Survival Blanket Also doubles as a tarp 3oz
Garmin Etrex GPS unit An inexpensive unit that does the job 5oz
Orange mesh vest I take it regardless of season 1.5oz
Trowel Leave No Trace trowel 3 oz
Repel all natural bug spray Works better than any DEET based product for me 4oz
Coleman Camp Towel super absorbent, works well! 5oz
Headlamp For when the moon's not bright enough 3oz
Life Gear Flashlight 5 settings make it a useful survival tool 1.5oz
Baseplate compass For when the gps unit fails 3oz
Trail Map Always take one, if available --
Kits
Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight/Watertight Medical kit .5 9oz
Repair Kit duck tape, zip ties, super glue, velcro straps 7oz