Winter Backpacking / Hammock Camping Gear

My base pack, as of January 2019.

Left to Right:

  • Tarp.
  • Suspension straps.
  • Hammock & winter cover.
  • Food: from back to front, food & fuel bag, cooking set, water filter, cup & spoon.
  • Fleece sleeping bag/blanket.
  • 10°F underquilt.
  • 40°F top quilt.
  • Down pillow.
  • At front: sit-pad.
  • At rear: 60+10 liter Deuter backpack.

Not shown, clothes, electronics, and 2 liter water bottle which I normally carry empty and fill when I’m getting ready to camp.

Don’t be fooled by the size of my pillow, it’ll just about fit into my cup if need be. Base weight is around 20 – 22 lbs. The 40°F quilt doubled up with the fleece blanket has worked fine down to 23°F. I’m waiting for my 10° quilt to arrive when I’ll be able to leave the fleece behind, well I might not leave it behind as it’s good to wrap myself in while I’m sitting round the campfire, and it has lots of burn holes to show for it. My new quilt will not be ready for another five weeks, and if the weather improves, I may not need it by then. That’s one of the problems of buying from cottage manufacturers.

What do you think?