BARE MINIMUM GEAR Starter Kit?

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Contributor II

98
Olympia, WA, USA
First Name
Bjorn
Last Name
Odinsson
Service Branch
US Army
ha! well, i'm an ex-navy submariner and an ex-commercial diver...so yeah, beer and ice are essential. :grinning:
however....i retired at 46 and got remarried at 52 and my new wife is really into nature and all that, so i have gotten more into enjoying nature and going more minimalist and totally enjoying the experience! she loves waterfalls, so we do a lot of hikes that have waterfalls. i dipped a can of grizzly a day and easily drank a case of beer a day....now i'm tobacco free and drink on occasions and do a lot of hiking and life is freaking great! who knew? less is more!
Your new wife sounds amazing! Congrats on the New You!
I don't think my wife could drag me away from my "blue mountain" cans LOL.

See you in Valhalla!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM_gbQqrn7jxuRSIB41xF9A?sub_confirmation=1
 
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Contributor II

98
Olympia, WA, USA
First Name
Bjorn
Last Name
Odinsson
Service Branch
US Army
Bare minimum? I’ll take a stroll back to 1974/5/6
66 VW bug
Sleeping Bag
Good hiking/work boots
Couple gallon jugs of water
Hatchet
Rope
Bag of trail mix/gorp
Coleman ice chest (a green one) stocked with a couple days worth of cold cuts, fruit ,veggies, yogurt, etc.
Old Army surplus collapsible shovel, (still have that)
Compass
Map
Tool kit
This set up got me out of the basin for many a great 3 day weekends up into the San Gabriels, out onto the Mohave, or down to Ensenada.
REAL DEAL IS RIGHT! Love it man, awesome!
 

Contributor II

98
Olympia, WA, USA
First Name
Bjorn
Last Name
Odinsson
Service Branch
US Army
Here is my "initial gear" I bought without consulting anyone (I have some more stuff to add it appears with all these great suggestions).
Please try not to cringe to bad, the video production quality is pretty crappy LOL! :tongueclosed:

See you in Valhalla!
SotN