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Snow Trip Gear

Tomorrow I am off to Park City, Utah for a few days of snowboarding before I head off to South America in three weeks.

I thought it might be a cool opportunity to highlight the humorous fact that the gear load for a five day trip to a cushy place with a bunch of buddies is almost exactly the same as the load for a few months around South America on a motorcycle. Aside from my sleeping bag, liner, basic tools, and a couple pieces of camera gear not going with me to Utah, this will be the sum total of my worldly possessions for the next few months:

For the picky or curious, there’s a detailed breakdown below.


  • The North Face (TNF) Mountain Light jacket (Gore-Tex Performance Shell)
  • TNF Heatseeker Eco liner from my previous Expansion Tri-Climate jacket
  • First Ascent Downlight Sweater
  • REI Polartec fleece jacket (no model name, might be old Muir Woods?)
  • 3x ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer Briefs
  • 3x ExOfficio ExO Dri T shirts
  • 2x Underarmor long sleeved baselayers
  • TNF Stretch Softwool Pants (baselayer)
  • ExOfficio Nio Amphi pants
  • TNF Mountain Light pants (Gore-Tex Performance Shell)
  • 2x Smartwool sock pairs
  • Black Diamond Virago gloves
  • Leather Converse Chuck Taylors treated with SNO-SEAL
  • First Ascent beanie
  • My trusty Buff
  • Pair of random board shorts that have lasted me 2+ years already
  • My lovely Reef flip flops


Audio Visual

  • Canon T2i DSLR (running Magic Lantern)
    • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS kit lense
    • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lense
    • Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 fisheye lense
    • Aputure Timer Intervalometer
    • Opteka RC-4 Wireless Remote Control
    • Random other bits including lense hoods, lights, microphones, cables, chargers, memory cards, etc.
  • ContourHD 720p
  • Panasonic DMC-TS2

random gear

And it all fits into that 60L duffel with plenty of room to spare for some other random bits like flashlights and the like. Good stuff!



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