February 26, 2013 in

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 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.

Total: 94 Items

  • Trackers / Photography (28)
  • Camping / Hiking (22)
  • Climbing / Diving (28)
  • Wearables (16)



#Name of ItemWeightOriginMethod Obtained
01Suunto 9 Baro Black - Reviewed!81gSponsored
01Suunto 7 All Black (EDC)70gWork Perk
03Suunto Spartan Ultra All Black Titanium and Suunto Smart Sensor 77gSponsored
04Suunto Ambit and Suunto Dual Comfort Belt 78gPurchased New '12
05Suunto D5 All Black Dive Computer and Suunto Tank Pod 90gWork Perk
06Stryd Powermeter 9gPre-Owned


#Name of ItemWeightOriginMethod Obtained
01Olympus OM-D E-M1 497gPre-Owned
02Olympus OM-D E-M5 425gPre-Owned
03Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f/1.8 FE PRO315gPurchased New '18
04Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO382gPurchased New '16
05Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40mm-150 f/2.8 PRO880gPre-Owned
06Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro185gPurchased New '16
07Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8305gPre-Owned
08Fotopro M5 Mini Tripod with the FPH-53P Ballhead790gPurchased New '16
09Yongnuo YN560 IV Speedlite and YN560-TX set540gPurchased New '16
10Nauticam NA-EM5 Underwater Housing1.1kgPre-Owned
11Set of Inon Z-240 Type 4 Underwater Strobes583gPre-Owned
12Skywatcher 150mm Refractor (750mm) with Plossl Eyepiece Set6.8kgPre-Owned


#Name of ItemWeightOriginMethod Obtained
01GoalZero Guide 10 Plus Solar Kit 640gPurchased New '14
02LED Lenser P7.2 (320 lumens beam)175gPurchased New '14
03Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp (110 lumens beam)100gPurchased New '15
04Adventurer Opti Water Purifier 108gPre-Owned
05Baofeng UV-5RE Two Way Radio 560gPurchased New '16


#Name of ItemWeightOriginMethod Obtained
01Asus ZenBook Pro (UX501VW) Laptop with Logitech M330 Silent Mouse2.6kgPre-Owned
02Samsung Galaxy S8+ (EDC)173gPre-Owned
03Sony WF-1000X Noise Cancelling Earbuds (EDC)6.8gPre-Owned
04Kindle Paperwhite (EDC)182gPurchased New '12
05Panasonic Hair Trimmer GY10K Pre-Owned

Chargeable using the GoalZero Guide 10 Plus Solar Kit
Not chargeable using the GoalZero Guide 10 Plus Solar Kit



#Name of ItemWeightOriginMethod Obtained
01 Nemo Galaxi 2P Backpacking Tent (Birch Leaf Green)2.8kgPurchased New '15
02 Hennessy Explorer Deluxe Asym Classic Hammock (Shelter for Solo Hikes)1.4kgPurchased New '13
03 Exped DownMat Winterlite (7.0 R-Rating)620gSponsored
04 Jetboil Zip (Ultra-Portable Cooking System)340gPurchased New '14
05 Sawyer Mini Water Filter57gPurchased New '15
06 Morakniv Garberg Black Carbon with Multimount Sheath (Bushcraft Knife)326gSponsored
07 Leatherman Freestyle127gPurchased New '14
08 OEM Sleeping Bag (Gore Dry Loft, 80% Goose Down 700 Fill, -20 Degrees Rating)Purchased New '12


#Name of ItemWeightOriginMethod Obtained
01 Salomon X-Ultra 3 GTX (Hiking Shoes) - Reviewed!760gSponsored
02 Sea to Summit Quagmire eVent Gaiters (Snow, Mud, Snake Protection)Pre-Owned
03 Sets of Icebreaker Technical Hiking Socks with Icebreaker Hiking Sock LinersPre-Owned
04 Salomon S-Lab X Alp Mid Hoodie (Mid Layer)Sponsored
05 Salomon S-Lab X Alp Pro Pant (Waterproof/Hiking)Sponsored
06 Salomon S-Lab X Alp Touring Pant (Touring/Hiking)Sponsored
07 Camelbak StoAway (Insulated Hydration Bladder)430gPurchased New '14


#Name of ItemWeightOriginMethod Obtained
01 Salomon Speedcross 4 (Trail Running Shoes)300gPurchased New '21
02 Suunto Running Team (Moisture Wicking) T-ShirtSponsored
03 Salomon Agile Long tight (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 (20l) (Trail Running Bag)484gSponsored
07 Castelli Body Paint Tri SuitPre-Owned


Rock Climbing

#Name of ItemWeightOriginMethod Obtained
01 Edelweiss Escape 3 Harness415gPurchased New '18
02 Edelweiss Climbing Slings20gPurchased New '12
03 Mad Rock Koala Chalk BagPurchased New '12
04 DMM Carabiners (Revolvers and the Belay Master)156gPre-Owned
05 Petzl Grigri (Belaying Device)225gPurchased New '12
06 Black Diamond ATC-Guide (Belaying/Abseilling Device)88gPurchased New '12
07 Blue Water Eliminator (10.2mm Dynamic Rope, 60m Length)3.8kgPurchased New '15
08 Edelrid Pure Quickdraw Set990gPurchased New '12
09 Red Chili Matador Lace (Climbing Shoes)Purchased New '12
10 Mammut Skywalker 2 (Climbing Helmet)Purchased New '14
11 Mammut Runbold Pants (Climbing Pants)Purchased New '14
12 250hz AutoStart Pro Powerball GyroscopePurchased New '12

Scuba Diving

#Name of ItemWeightOriginMethod Obtained
01 Tusa X-Pert BCD (BCJ-6900)1.4kgPre-Owned
02 Apeks XTX200 regulator with the Apeks XTX40 Octopus and Apeks SPG1.3kgPre-Owned
03 Oneill Psycho II Zen Zip 3/2 Full WetsuitPre-Owned
04 Apollo SV-2 Pro Mask (Prescription Lenses)Purchased New '14
05 XS Scuba Power Fins2.4kgPurchased New '14
06 Scuba Diving LogbookPurchased New '12
07 Odysea 5mm Neoprene Boots (Dive Boots)Purchased New '18
08 Adrenalin 2P Thermo Shield (Thermal Hood)Purchased New '14
09 Zhik P2 PFD (Personal Floatation Device)Purchased New '18
10 North Face Base Camp Duffel (71l) (Diving Bag)1.6kgCompetition


#Name of ItemOriginMethod 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 (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


Headgear & Gloves

#Name of ItemOriginMethod Obtained
01 Sea Shepherd Cuba CapDonation
02 High UV Pro Visor Buff (Isobar Black)Purchased New '12
03 Polar (with Polartec fleece) Buff (Black)Purchased New '14
04 Suunto BuffSponsored
05 Bobster GXR SunglassesPurchased New '12
06 Outdoor Research Stormtracker GlovesPre-Owned


#Name of ItemOriginMethod Obtained
01 Mountain Designs Firefly Softshell JacketPurchased New '14
02 Mountain Designs Monsoon 13 GTX Rain JacketPurchased New '14
03 Tweed River Long-sleeve Black T-ShirtPurchased New '14
04 Suunto Summit 2017 (Moisture Wicking) Salomon T-ShirtSponsored
05 Suunto Ambassador (Moisture Wicking) T-ShirtSponsored
06 Suunto 9 (Moisture Wicking) T-ShirtSponsored
07 Scubadive West T-ShirtPurchased New '20


#Name of ItemOriginMethod 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