Gear That We Share

Having items that are shared while on trail is a fantastic way to save space in your pack, share the weight of some of the heavier items, and save money! Here are the items we share when we are on a trip.


Brand/Style: Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL3

Contains: Tent body, rain fly, ground sheet, poles, stakes, guy lines


Trail Weight3lb 7oz / 1.56kg 
Packed Weight3lb 14oz / 1.76kg 
Fast Fly Weight2lb 12oz / 1.25kg 
Packed Size4.5″ x 20″ / 11 x 51cm 
Floor Area41 sq ft / 3.8 m² 
Head Height43″ / 110cm 
Vestibule Area 9 / 9 sq ft / 0.8 / 0.8 m² 
Footprint Weight8oz / 227g 
Number of Seasons3
Number of Doors2
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Description: The Copper Spur HV UL series is designed with a high volume hub to maximize strength and increase living space without adding weight. Large dual zipper doors and steep wall architecture make backcountry trips with a partner – or dog – more comfortable than you may have thought possible. The double rip-stop nylon fabric is incredibly durable and is designed to hold up to the heavy day to day use while on trail.

Likes: Fast, easy set up. Dry set up option. Plenty of room for 2 people + gear, or dog! Lightweight. Dual entry with spacious vestibules.

Dislikes: Poles can slip out of the grommets during set up. Internal gear pockets could be larger.

How it’s shared: Kris typically will carry the tent body, rain fly, and ground sheet. Shari will carry the poles and tent stakes.

Cost / Place of Purchase: We purchased our tent at REI in May of 2017 for $480.00 (includes ground sheet)


Cooking System

Brand/Style: Etekcity (stove), Toaks (cook pot), microfiber towel

Contains: See above ***EXTRA ITEM: small lighter in case the ignition button fails***

Specs: Stove – Weight: 8.8 ounces. Dimensions: 3 5/8 diameter (cooking surface) x 3” tall x 3” wide (with handle extended)

Toaks cook pot – Weight: 4.8 ounces. Capacity: 1100ml. Dimensions: 4 1/2” diameter x 4 3/8” tall

Description: Stove – Made of aluminum alloy and stainless steel, this stove is lightweight and able to withstand high temperatures. The design is perfect for ultralight camping and backpacking. It is compatible with any 7/16 thread single butane/butane-propane mixed fuel canisters (EN 417). The adjustable valve allows for fast maximum heat output all the way down to a simmer quickly and efficiently.

Toaks cook pot – This 1100ml cook pot is made of ultralight titanium, is corrosion-resistant, and has rounded bottom edges to improve heating efficiency and make cleaning easy. The handles fold away for compact storage and the lid has a lockable grip.

Likes: All items are very light weight and durable. The ignition button on the stove is great! The cook pot handles are solid. The cook pot lid has a fold-down handle. All items fit inside the cook pot.

Dislikes: ???

How it’s shared: Shari will carry the entire kit but we only need one between the two of us.

Cost / Place of Purchase: Stove – Amazon $18.00 (for 2), Toaks – Amazon, $53.00

Website: Etekcity …….. Toaks

Water Filtration

Brand/Style: Sawyer Squeeze (filter), CNOC 3liter bladder (collection/carry), Smartwater bottles

Contains: See above

Specs: Weight: Sawyer Squeeze – 3 ounces CNOC – 2.9 ounces

Description: Sawyer Squeeze – Hollow fiber filter that is rated to 0.1 micron absolute filtration, removing 99.99999% of all bacteria, (such as salmonella, leptospirosis, cholera and E.coli), 99.9999% of all protozoa (such as giardia and cryptosporidium), and 100% of microplastics.

CNOC 3 liter water bladder – Light, durable and easy to handle and fill with the dual opening design – slider sealed wide opening and standard soda bottle-style screw neck. Attaches directly to filters with a 28 mm thread, such as the Sawyer Squeeze. Durable despite the soft material (has a breaking point of 220 lbs)

Likes: Filter is lightweight and ease to use. CNOC bag is large enough to gather water for both of us at one time and has a tethered cap and slide closure.

Dislikes: The need to prevent the filter from freezing.

How it’s shared: Kris will carry the filter attached to a Smartwater bottle. Shari carries the CNOC bag.

Cost / Place of Purchase: We purchased the Sawyer Squeeze at REI for $35.00 and the CNOC was purchased on Amazon for $22.00

Website: Sawyer Squeeze …….. CNOC

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