100 Items or Less

"I would rather own little and see the world, than own the world and see little of it"

Alexander Sattler
The idea behind this 'item cap' (crap cap?) is to basically own less in order to experience more. It not only helps me conserve space and money, as well as gives me the element of mobility, but also helps to alter my consumption patterns and reduce my carbon footprint. I also try my best to obtain used items whenever possible (except, of course, for running shoes and safety equipment), as there is an over-abundance of 'stuff' that is just so readily available. I personally feel that cutting consumption is the first step towards creating a more sustainable and just world, and is something that I feel that all of us need to work towards.

Bear in mind that you make your own rules. I have decided to not include items that are shared with other family members (such as cleaning supplies or cups), and to count collections as one item (such as my survival kit and medical kit). I also use a 100/100 rule which helps me cut down the number of items that I own. The principle is simple enough--an item is discarded if it has not been used in the last 100 days and will most likely not be used in the next 100 days.

Living a profligate lifestyle is something that I strive to avoid at all costs.

Chargeable using the GoalZero Guide 10 Plus Solar Kit

Not chargeable using the GoalZero Guide 10 Plus Solar Kit

Total: 96 Items

Gadgets: Trackers
# Name of Item Weight Origin Method Obtained
01 Suunto 9 Baro Black (reviewed here) 81g Sponsored
02 Suunto Spartan Ultra All Black Titanium and Suunto Smart Sensor 77g Sponsored
03 Suunto Ambit and Suunto Dual Comfort Belt (Legacy) 78g Purchased New '12
04 Suunto D5 All Black Dive Computer and Suunto Tank Pod 90g Work Perk

Gadgets: Photography
# Name of Item Weight Origin Method Obtained
01 Olympus OM-D E-M1 497g Pre-Owned
02 Olympus OM-D E-M5 425g Pre-Owned
03 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f/1.8 FE PRO 315g Purchased New '18
04 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO 382g Purchased New '16
05 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO 880g Pre-Owned
06 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro 185g Purchased New '16
07 Fotopro M5 Mini Tripod & FPH-53P Ballhead 790g Purchased New '16
08 2x Yongnuo YN560 IV Speedlite and YN560-TX Transmitter 540g Purchased New '16
09 Nauticam NA-EM5 Underwater Housing with Dome & Macro Ports 1.1kg Pre-Owned
10 Set of Inon Z-240 Type 4 Underwater Strobes & Arms 583g Pre-Owned
11 Skywatcher 150mm Refractor (750mm) with Plossl Eyepiece Set 6.8kg Pre-Owned

Gadgets: Outdoor
# Name of Item Weight Origin Method Obtained
01 GoalZero Guide 10 Plus Solar Kit 640g Purchased New '14
02 Alonefire G700 UV Light (395 nm) 170g Purchased New '23
03 LED Lenser P7.2 (320 lumens) 175g Purchased New '14
04 LED Lenser MH5 Rechargeable Headlamp (400 lumens) 211g Purchased New '22
05 Adventurer Opti Water Purifier 108g Pre-Owned
06 Baofeng UV-5RE Two-Way Radio 560g Purchased New '16

Gadgets: Miscellaneous
# Name of Item Weight Origin Method Obtained
01 Asus ZenBook Pro (UX501VW) Laptop 2.6kg Pre-Owned
02 Samsung Galaxy S8+ (EDC) 173g Pre-Owned
03 WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones 251g Pre-Owned
04 Kindle Paperwhite (EDC) 182g Purchased New '12
05 Panasonic Hair Trimmer GY10K Pre-Owned

Gear: Camping
# Name of Item Weight Origin Method Obtained
01 Hennessy Explorer Deluxe Asym Classic Hammock (Shelter for Solo Hikes) 1.4kg Purchased New '13
02 Fjällräven Abisko View 2 (2 Person Tent) 2.7kg Pre-Owned
03 Exped DownMat Winterlite (7.0 R-Rating) 620g Sponsored
04 Jetboil Zip (Ultra-Portable Cooking System) 340g Purchased New '14
05 Sawyer Micro Squeeze Filter 51g Purchased New '23
06 Morakniv Garberg Black Carbon with Multimount Sheath (Bushcraft Knife) 326g Sponsored
07 OEM Sleeping Bag (Gore Dry Loft, 80% Goose Down 700 Fill, -20 Degrees Rating) Purchased New '12

Gear: Hiking
# Name of Item Weight Origin Method Obtained
01 Sea to Summit Quagmire eVent Gaiters (Snow, Mud, Snake Protection) Pre-Owned
02 Sets of Icebreaker Technical Hiking Socks with sock liners Pre-Owned
03 Salomon S-Lab X Alp Mid Hoodie (Mid Layer) Sponsored
04 Salomon S-Lab X Alp Pro Pant (Waterproof/Hiking) Sponsored
05 Salomon S-Lab X Alp Touring Pant (Touring/Hiking)Sponsored
06 Camelbak StoAway (Insulated Hydration Bladder) 430g Purchased New '14
07 Kelty Redwing 50 litres Backpack 1790g Gift
08 Merakigear Serra 30 litres Daypack Purchased New '22

Gear: Running
# Name of Item Weight Origin Method Obtained
01 Salomon Speedcross 4 (Trail Running Shoes) 300g Purchased New '21
02 Suunto Running Team (Moisture Wicking) T-Shirt Sponsored
03 Salomon Agile Long Tights (Running Tights)Sponsored
04 Salomon Exo Twinskin Shorts (Running Shorts)Sponsored
05 Salomon Intensity TW Shorts (Running Shorts)Sponsored
06 Salomon S-Lab Peak 20 (20 l) (Trail Running Bag) 484g Sponsored
07 Salomon Active Skin 4 (4 l) (Trail Running Vest) 202g Pre-Owned
08 Castelli Body Paint Tri SuitPre-Owned

Gear: Rock Climbing
# Name of Item Weight Origin Method Obtained
01 Edelweiss Escape 3 Harness 415g Purchased New '18
02 Mad Rock Koala Chalk Bag Purchased New '12
03 DMM Carabiners (Revolvers and the Belay Master) 156g Pre-Owned
04 Petzl Grigri (Belaying Device) 225g Purchased New '12
05 Black Diamond ATC-Guide (Belaying/Abseilling Device) 88g Purchased New '12
06 Blue Water Eliminator (10.2 mm Dynamic Rope, 60m Length) 3.8kg Purchased New '15
07 Edelrid Pure Quickdraw Set 990g Purchased New '12
08 Red Chili Matador Lace (Climbing Shoes) Purchased New '12
09 Mammut Skywalker 2 (Climbing Helmet)Purchased New '14
10 Mammut Runbold Pants (Climbing Pants)Purchased New '14

Gear: Scuba Diving
# Name of Item Weight Origin Method Obtained
01 Tusa X-Pert BCD (BCJ-6900) 1.4kg Pre-Owned
02 Apeks XTX200 regulator with the Apeks XTX40 Octopus and Apeks SPG 1.3kg Pre-Owned
03 Oneill Psycho II Zen Zip 3/2 Full Wetsuit Pre-Owned
04 Apollo SV-2 Pro Mask (Prescription Lenses) Purchased New '14
05 XS Scuba Power Fins 2.4kg Purchased New '14
06 Delayed Surface Marker Buoy Purchased New '22
07 Scuba Diving Logbook Purchased New '12
08 Odysea 5 mm Neoprene Boots (Dive Boots) Purchased New '18
09 Zhik P2 PFD (Personal Floatation Device)Purchased New '18
10 North Face Base Camp Duffel (71 l) (Diving Bag) 1.6kg Competition

Gear: Riding
# Name of Item Origin Method Obtained
01 Kawasaki Versys 650cc Motorcycle Pre-Owned
02 LS2 Motorcycle Helmet Gift
03 Alpinestars Verona Air Jacket Pre-Owned
04 Motowolf MDL0325 Riding GlovesPurchased New '23

Gear: Miscellaneous
# Name of Item Origin Method Obtained
01 Thule Aspect DSLR Backpack (Camera/Travel Backpack) Pre-Owned
02 8l Sea to Summit Lightweight Dry Sacks (Multipurpose Dry Sack) Purchased New '14
03 Blackhawk Medic Roll (Modular Expedition-Grade Medical Kit) Purchased New '12
04 Toiletries Kit: A small palm-sized mesh bag with a
toothbrush, toothpaste, a bar of soap, and a quickdry towel
05 Survival Kit: A small palm-sized molle bag with a Suunto A-10 Compass,
a spork, emergency blanket, cable ties, signalling mirror, etc
06 Suunto BottleSponsored

Wearables: Headgear & Gloves
# Name of Item Origin Method Obtained
01 Sea Shepherd Cuba Cap Donation
02 Black Quick Dry Cap Purchased New '22
03 Various buffs including High UV Pro Visor Buff and Polar (with Polartec fleece) Buff Purchased New '12
04 Bobster GXR SunglassesPurchased New '12
05 Outdoor Research Stormtracker GlovesPre-Owned

Wearables: Shirts
# Name of Item Origin Method Obtained
01 Mountain Designs Firefly Softshell JacketPurchased New '14
02 Mountain Designs Monsoon 13 GTX Rain JacketPurchased New '14
03 Suunto Summit 2017 (Moisture Wicking) Salomon T-Shirt Sponsored
04 Suunto Ambassador (Moisture Wicking) T-Shirt Sponsored
05 Suunto 9 (Moisture Wicking) T-Shirt Sponsored
06 Scubadive West Cotton T-Shirt Purchased New '20
07 Plain Black Cotton T-Shirt Gift
08 Plain Black Cotton T-Shirt Gift

Wearables: Pants
# Name of Item Origin Method Obtained
01 Black JeansPre-Owned
02 Set of Holeproof Explorer trunks, including 'Cotton Hi-tech' & 'Extreme'Purchased New '14
03 Underworks Thermal Tech - Long Sleeve Top & Long Johns set (Viscose/Elastene)Purchased New '14
04 Set of Gunze Boxer BriefsPurchased New '21