/// Wild Tracks - Landscape Photography by Eduardo Gallo


Passion for Landscape Photography




Here I list all the remaining clothes that are generally within my pack, and which I only wear when in camp, in cold weather, in bed, or under the rain.

  • Wool Socks ⇒ REI. Loose fitting to keep my feet warm at night. Might leave them at home if temperatures are not expected to be too cold. XXXXX NOT any more, replace by down.


  • Socks ⇒ Quechua synthetic light weight. A clean second pair equal to the one I'm wearing, and which I switch every two or three days to keep my feet blister free. Only for long trips.


  • Base Layer Bottoms ⇒ ExOfficio Give N Go nylon/spandex briefs. A clean second pair equal to the one I'm wearing, and which I switch every two or three days. Only for long trips.


  • Thermal Underwear Bottoms ⇒ Smartwool Merino wool. Most nights I only wear these bottoms inside my sleeping bag, although there have been cold nights in which I've also put on my trekking pants and even my rain pants. I may wear them in the early morning as underwear until I warm up. I also own a lighter synthetic garmet which replaces this one if there is a warm forecast.


  • Thermal Underwear Top ⇒ Patagonia Merino wool/polyester. Provides warmth at night, rarely used on the trail. If cold within my bag, I start adding layers, all the way to the rain coat.


  • Base Layer Top ⇒ Mountain Hardwear hiking shirt. A clean second shirt equal to the one I'm wearing, and which I switch every two or three days. Only for long trips.


  • Outer Layer Bottoms ⇒ REI Elements nylon rainpants. Wind and waterproof garmet only worn under the rain. I carry it folded within its nylon stuff sack.


  • Outer Layer Top ⇒ Marmot nylon rain jacket. Wind and waterproof top that I usually keep within its stuff sack, although most nights I end up wearing it at camp for added warmth.


  • Outer Layer Gloves ⇒ Outdoor Research nylon/polyester gloves. Wind and waterproof, I wear them by themselves in the rain or over my fleece gloves if required.


  • Light Gaiters ⇒ REI nylon gaiters. Since my boots fully cover my ankles, I do not need them to keep sand and pebbles away from my feet. However, they assist in keeping my feet dry for a longer time under the rain, so I only use them in conjunction with (and below) my rain pants.


  • Thick Bandanna ⇒ Buff Fleece/nylon. Generally too warm when hiking, somehow it finds its way around my neck at all other times.


  • Balaclava ⇒ Seirus Ultra Clava polyester/nylon/spandex. Although rarely used, I continue taking this item as it has proved invaluable when I have encountered really nasty weather.


  • Warm Hat ⇒ Quicksilver wool hat. As soon as I stop walking, I remove my sunhat and put this one on to keep my head warm and avoid heat loss through the head.


  • Stuff Sack ⇒ Outdoor Research nylon sack, where I keep gloves, gaiters, hats, bandannas, and balaclava, so they do not start hiding away in all corners of my pack and can find them immediately if needed.


  • Compression Sack ⇒ SeaToSummit Ultra-Sil S Cordura nylon sack, which I use to keep together my remaining clothes while minimizing their volume.


  • Down Jacket ⇒ Mountain Hardwear Nilas 850 fill down jacket. Amazing garmet that heats you up as if you were being cooked and compresses so much into its own pocket that it seems like a miracle when you open it and leave it expand. Left at home unless weather is cold, the down needs to remain dry so it is useless in wet weather. I generally wear it when at camp as it is way too warm to do any kind of exercise with it.


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