The stainless steel pans double as food bowls, and when packed they hold the stove, lighter, cutlery, pan handler, spices, and tea bags.
The extremely robust, powerful and most versatile stove we ever owned. The Primus OmniFuel Stove runs on any fuel.
This little ring saved our day a few times, when regular gas cartridges weren’t available.
We make sure to carry two small lighters [new and full]. Experience has taught us that the Bic brand is the most reliable.
Shielded from the wind and reflecting the heat of your cooker, this inexpensive windscreen is a nobrainer to bring.
Our indestructible stainless steel MSR Alpine cooking set, which we daily use in our Land Cruiser, found its way into our hiking backpacks.
The MSR pan handler to handle all pots and pans we use on a daily basis, on our treks and in the Land Cruiser.
Lightweight and sturdy, the Snow Peak Titanium Spork fits perfectly in our MSR Alpine set.
Since the start of our journey this camping knife has been part of our gear. Not bloated with functions, it carries the bare essentials combined with a big, lockable blade.
To bring the perfect combination of spices on shorter hikes, but for longer hikes we prefer small ziplock bags.
We’ve had these foldable cups for years and they hold up perfectly.
The hiking gear that forms our home away from home, and protect us from the elements: The Tarptent, thermarest inflatables, and Big Agnes sleeping bags.
Weighing in under 1kg [34oz], the Tarptent MoTrail is our home away from home. Using our trekking poles to set it up means even less gear.
Lightweight, robust and waterproof, the Tyvek Ground Cloth has protected out tent floor and air mattresses well. Easily patched with Ductape.
MSR Mini Groundhog. Small, lightweight and sturdy (although we destroyed one on our 650K hike on Jordan’s extremely rocky terrain).
The best choice in terms of weight and packing size yet providing a thorough insulation from the cold ground. Our Therm-a-Rest ProLite 3/4 size packs even smaller. Ten years old and still going strong.
The ‘couple kit’ keeps two mattresses together and prevents you from ending up in between the inflatables.
The Big Agnes Downtek is light, breathable, packs small and is absurdly comfortable. Karin-Marijke uses the Sidney SL and Coen the Wiley.
What’s in our care pouch? The basics need to be solid.
The tiny N-rit camp towel is lightweight, super absorbent and fast drying. It wrings out almost completely dry.
The Camp Soap Sheets initially flabbergasted us. It’s convenient, takes no space, and you don’t have to carry a wet bar of soap in your pack.
When we doubt the quality of the water source, we treat it with Mircopur Forte tablets. Easy and small, it doesn’t leak (like the liquid version may do) and doesn’t need batteries.
We always keep one of these blankets in our packs. Apart from in an emergency situation, it can provide extra layer of heat at night if nessesary.
We’re impressed with the Neosporin antibiotic cream. It helps the healing cuts and wounds impressively quick.
Of course you want to prevent chafing and rubbing at all costs, but in case it does happen, Body Glide is the solution.
Tiger Balm in case we need to heat up our muscles. Also works perfectly to keep your back hot at night.
On one of the hikes, Karin-Marijke suffered from a persistent heel injury and we taped from heel up to her lower calf every few days, which minimized pain when walking.
For weeks on end we wear the same stuff, day and night.
Unbelievable. The Big Agnes Hole in the Wall jacket packs really small and keeps us extra warm.
Pinewood Outdoor shirts and pants, all day – every day.
Armadillo Merino is our baselayer choice perfect next to skin – unrestricted movement – no annoying labels. We use long pants as well as long-sleeved and short-sleeved shirts.
The Kick Ass Armadillo Merino Light Hiker socks keep our feet fresh and cool when we are hiking from dawn till dusk every day, no questions asked.
Lightweight, quick drying sun protection, our Nike Dry-Fit caps are our standard running / hiking caps.
These Keen waterproof hiking shoes carried me through the trail. At the finish, the sharp rocks had taken the shoes to their last resting place. Great shoe!
Headlights, Kindle, iPhone, and the necessities to charge them.
The Black Diamond is Karin-Marijke’s Petzle headlight. Rechargeable.
Coen love this rechargeable Mactronic headlamp. It has a sealed batterypack so water should not be a problem. And it remembers the dimmable settings!
The Princeton Tech Stash semi-hard shell provides protection for our headlights when not in use.
We fried one charger on our hike and were extremely happy have carried a second charger.
We carried a dual output Powerbank as a backup during our 650K Jordan hike.
Early to bed? Or reading up on trail sections? The eReader earned a fixed spot in our backpack.
A lightweight minimal repair kit is your first-aid kit for stuff, you could say.
Get some ductape and make small rolls, roll it on your hiking poles or on a pencil.
If your backpack did not include some spare buckles, get some!
We carry a few velcro straps in the top of our packs.
Always add a few lightweight carabiners to your backpack.
I was very happy with these when I found a puncture in our water reservoir the other day. Should easily patch air mats as well.
Have a few short straps or an extra guy line with you to lash things down.
From necessities to things that give just that of bit extra joy/comfort when roughing in for so long.
Bring a small game. It will quickly break the ice, especially with kids. Story Cubes are perfect!
Karin-Marijke takes lots of notes and on a 650K hike she needs a stack of small notebooks (rather than one big one, so everyday one can be carried in the pocket of her pants during the walk for the quick scribble in between).
We have been using Platypus reservoirs for a long time and have gone from the Hoser to the Big Zip series.
Keeping our stuff organized and dry inside our backpacks is key. Sea to Summit has nailed it with these ultra-light dry sacks.
We bought these lightweight hiking poles in South Korea.
Ever since it was a requirement at one of our Ultra races, we stuck to carrying these whistles as a means to communicate over long distances without an effort.
We were given these seat pads in South Korea and never thought much of them, until we used them on our first hike. A must carry from then on!
We mostly use our Millet picknick blanket to unpack and pack our backpacks to and from the tent.