Minimalist Travel Gear | Travel Tips | Backpacking The World

My tried-and-true minimalist backpacking travel gear, essentials to bring when traveling, back-country hiking, and hitchhiking the World

This gear has taken me over 23,000 Miles hitchhiking, and countless miles through the back-country. I hope this helps your future endeavors

Programs used:
GoPro Studio
FL Studio 12
Hybrid 2
Wobble 2
Akai MPK Mini


  1. Freedom Traveling on July 1, 2018 at 7:01 am

    Great video 🙂
    I have my own set up, but it’s always nice to see what other travellers came up with 🙂
    I love how you packed everything into separate bags to put inside. I think that really helps with organisation 🙂

  2. quelah07 on July 1, 2018 at 7:02 am

    what shoes do you use?

  3. John Sokirka on July 1, 2018 at 7:05 am

    Hi Cat. I just seen your post on Homemade Wanderlust and came over to Subscribe. I’ve been Camping and Hiking for a lot of years, and am comfortable with my gear. But in my case I want to learn new tricks, HaHaHa even though I’m a ”Old Dog”. I intend to watch all, of your videos. It seems that you are new to YouTube and I enjoy seeing and hearing fresh new thoughts about our passion for the outdoors. I’m from Northeastern Pennsylvania, and have so much (what we would call) Endless Mountains that hiking is always a adventure. So I just wanted to touch base with you and say Hi, and I’ll see you again in your videos and maybe sometime, on the trail. Happy Hiking!  John.

  4. Kylee Lee Lee on July 1, 2018 at 7:07 am

    You make it look easy!

  5. maroosk on July 1, 2018 at 7:08 am

    check out the Travel Pocket Wall on Etsy by Maroosk

  6. Gypsy Ray on July 1, 2018 at 7:10 am

    What kind of hatchet do you recommend? I was thinking Gerber but wanted to see what you thought. =)

  7. 222Julchen222 on July 1, 2018 at 7:20 am

    nice video 🙂 but what about hygiene, like when you have to pee in the wild, your period, washing yourself etc.

  8. 67Dinosaurus on July 1, 2018 at 7:25 am

    Great vid thanks ! Rain jacket+pants or Poncho….??!!!

  9. Jack Pumpkin on July 1, 2018 at 7:33 am

    Great video. What about food?

  10. Tomek_PL on July 1, 2018 at 7:34 am

    Can you tell me the base weight? And i love how used and abused your stuff is.

  11. Gypsy Ray on July 1, 2018 at 7:36 am

    What size stuff sack are you using for your clothes?

  12. Tetsuo on July 1, 2018 at 7:36 am

    I’m watching all these videos wishing I’d have seen some of them earlier on. Fortunately (i guess) ive figured alot of this stuff out through trials. my own pack is very similar. i noticed them are HEB baby wipes, are you a texan as well?

  13. Phillip Gomez on July 1, 2018 at 7:42 am

    Where you get the tarp

  14. AG Survival on July 1, 2018 at 7:43 am

    New sub here. Loving your vids! Been wanting a hiking guitar for a while now. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Remy 2time on July 1, 2018 at 7:43 am

    Awesome set up, thanks

  16. Nathaniel Veglover on July 1, 2018 at 7:44 am

    I would love to travel with her!

  17. Gökhan on July 1, 2018 at 7:49 am

    thanks for a verry useful video Cat. How do you keep your axe sharp? is there a plastic cover for the blade? and your axe looks nice. what is the brand?

  18. Thomas Jacob on July 1, 2018 at 7:55 am

    cool setup but hardly minimalist