One piece of gear I love is my waist pouch. In fact, it’s not just hiking gear, it’s become everyday wear! Yes, it may not be the most stylish accessory, but hey, style hasn’t been a priority of mine. Usefulness wins!
What’s useful about a waist pouch is that my essential items are safe and always available!
Here’s what I keep in my waist pouch:
- Credit cards
- Tiny journal tools
- Tiny bottles of essential oils
- Dental floss
- Tiny Pocket knife
- Extra phone batteries
- Ear buds
- A copy of The 13 Steps
- A spoon
- Needle & pins
This is a long list of items, right? The key is to have tiny versions of each thing!
And, my favorite pouch so far is the Eagle Creek Wayfinder or the Eagle Creek Tailfeather.
One of my five essentials for creating radiantly fulfilling walks is to Love My Gear! I’ve worn through several of these pouches already in my ten years of backpacking! I’ve even stretched their lifespan by replacing the zippers! My pouch is definitely one of the gear items that I love!