Gear video

Time Lapse of me setting up my tent along the Mississippi River in Minnesota.


CANOE: Mohawk 18&1/2 ft., fiberglass (borrowed)


OARS: Braca Macon sculling oars (bought used)

KAYAK: Native Watercraft & Werner paddle (borrowed from my dad for very beginning of trip

TENT: Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2 mtnGlo (borrowed from my dad)           

HAMMOCK: Hennessy Ultralite Backpacker A-sym Zip

SLEEPING BAG: Mountain Hardwear Ultra Lamina  

SLEEPING PAD: Thermarest ZLite, then upgraded to NeoAir

STOVE: Jetboil WATER BLADDER: Platypus Big Zip LP 3L 

CAMERA: Canon SX620 HS (fell in the river in Minnesota); GoPro Hero5 Black; Panasonic Lumix            

CLOTHES: Stearns PFD, Chacos, Frogg Toggs rain jacket, NRS Hydroskin pants (while in kayak), padded bike shorts (used in canoe), Stoic longjohns, Cabela neoprene booties (while in kayak), shorts, JL rowing vest, Mountain Hardwear puffy, Patagonia Capilene layer, 2 short sleeve tops, 1 tank, 1 long sleeve top, 4 pairs underwear, Nike sports bra, Icebreaker sports bra, bikini top, AL baseball cap, sun hat, buff, arm sleeves

Kitty will not be making the trip

Kitty will not be making the trip


TOILETRIES: toothbrush, toothpaste, nail file, Dr Bronners, conditioner, moisturizer, sunscreen, tiger balm, insect repellent, chapstick, contacts, contact solution, glasses, earplugs, moleskin & band-aids, aloe vera, comb

MISC.: Black Diamond Storm headlamp, Goal Zero Nomad 7 solar panel & Venture 30 battery bank, Sea to Summit: aeros pillow, silk sleeping bag liner, carrier wheels; JBL Clip 2 bluetooth speaker, Chico resuable bag, REI: Flexlite camp chair, pack towel; duct tape, swiss army knife, multi-use tool, TP, Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi, journal & pen, iPhone and cords, headphones, camera cords, UV sungalsses, debit card, credit card, cash, rope, sponge, bungee cords, daypack, 5gal water tank, stainless steel cup, shaker bottle, spoon, iron pills, bike lock, Thermacell Backpacker mosquito repeller


Stocked up at Costco. Just some of the food I'll be taking.

Stocked up at Costco. Just some of the food I'll be taking.