Everything you need, to walk 800 miles across Arizona

This week we head off for our first few miles on the Arizona National Scenic Trail, which runs for 800 miles across Arizona (from Mexico to Utah).


Recently, we shared a little with you per our food resupply strategy and some great products provided to us by vendors such as FBomb, Justins, Guayaki, Maruchan, Mooncheese, Nicks Sticks and Patagonia Provisions.

In this post, we’ll share with you some of the gear which we will use on this thru-hike (a lot of which we used this past Summer on our bicycle ride from AZ to CO and again on our thru-hike of the 486 mile Colorado Trail). Where possible, we’ll provide Amazon links for this gear (we are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program).



The tent we will be using for our thru-hike of the Arizona Trail is The Two from Gossamer Gear, it’s a non-free standing tent, which utilizes one’s tent poles to erect (this image is from our recent overnight on the Cabin Loop Trail)


For our thru-hike of the Arizona Trail, we will be using 10 degree down quilts (Revelation) from Enlightened Equipment. Our inflatable camp pillows are Trekology DREAMER COMFORT  and the pads which we will use are Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite (Sandra) and Therm-a-Rest Z-rest (Dominic)


gear (4 of 4)
Dominic will be using an Osprey Exos 58 and Sandra will be using an Osprey Eja 48


We will be using 2 Sawyer Squeeze‘s and hoping for good luck with water sources along the way.

A bog shout out to the team at Sawyer in FL, who overnighted (at their expense) a replacement Sawyer Squeeze to us for our thru-hike of the Arizona Trail


Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digitial Camera 24.3MP SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black) w/16-50mm Power Zoom Lens


gear (3 of 4)
DZO Stainless Camping Backpacking Cups (with homemade cozies) & MSR PocketRocket StoveTitanium Spork & Spyderco Ladybug knife
cabin loop backpacking (16 of 25)
One of our DZO Stainless Cups 


Altra Lone Peak 3.5 (Sandra)

Brooks Men’s Cascadia (Dominic)

Injinji’s (Sandra)

Darn Tough (Dominic)

Superfeet (Sandra)


Foxelli USB Rechargeable Headlamp Flashlight

Petzl Tikka XP Headlamp


TheTentLab The Deuce #2 UL Backcountry Trowel



And don’t forget, we are doing some fundraising for the Humane Society while on this hike also, so if you can, please support our hike and the great work that the Humane Society does by going here. You can pledge as little as 5¢ per mile and pay your full donation when we finish the AZT. 90% of your donation will go directly to the Humane Society and the remaining 10% will help support the Arizona Trail Association.






Please follow us on our blogs:

  • Thru-hiking the Arizona Trail blog
  • Thru-hiking the Colorado Trail blog
  • Cycling from AZ to CO blog
  • RV Road Trip – 12 months on the road – US, Canada & Mexico blog
  • Southwest Adventures blog 
  • Florida Adventures blog


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