Spring Organizing – Revamping My Daypack

My Current Daypack - Deuter Futura 32

Here in Central Idaho the trail are slowly starting to dry out - mainly near GearVine HQ. We are located in the town of Hailey which sits on the edge of the high desert and in a gateway valley to the higher mountain ranges which include the Sawtooths, Boulders & Pioneers. Lots of snow this previous winter will keep those higher trails covered for a while.


Locally  though, it has been a pleasure to start to get out & cover some ground. Today is grey & rainy so I am taking the opportunity to clean out my pack & make sure it is repacked with the basics I always carry.

These include:

  • Rain Shell
  • Lightweight capilene top & bottom
  • Warm hat & Gloves
  • Water Filter
  • Water Bladder
  • Lighter
  • Multi-tool
  • Headlamp
  • Sharpie marker & small notebook (sharpie wrapped with some backup duct-tape)
  • A couple of back-up energy bars

As of today that forms the basis of what is always in my day-pack & I consider ready to go. Just refill the water, add food or snacks for the day & I am ready to head out. Repeat as necessary. Over the course of the summer I will be updating this - particularly with the addition of emergency/first-aid/repair items.

Happy Spring & Happy Trails
~ David

Deuter Futura 32

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