A Backpacker’s Essential Gear List

By Hannah Rheaume

Hannah is a Colorado-based adventurer. You’ll likely find her in some of the state’s most beautiful locations with a camera in hand. She’s the host of the podcast Women & the Wilderness, a yoga teacher, conscious creator and outdoor adventure photographer. You can follow her on Instagram @hannahrheaume.

Like so many others, Hannah began spending time in wild spaces when the outside world became a little too loud. What was once an escape quickly became her new normal. Below, Hannah shares her essential backpacking gear list.

Through a lot of trial and error, I figured out what works for me and what doesn’t on the trail. Keep in mind when reading through this list that what works best for me might not be best for you — thus the concept of trial and error. Have patience with yourself because it will take some time to navigate this new terrain.

To learn more about Hannah’s adventures, follow along on Instagram at @hannahrheaume.

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