If you follow my social media you know I'm a huge fan of the Grayl Geopress
($89.95). In about eight seconds you have 24 ounces of drinking water that's free of waterborne pathogen (virus, bacteria, protozoan cysts), pesticides, chemicals, heavy metals and even microplastics, which is absolutely crucial since you'll be getting your drinking water from streams and rivers all along the way.
When you're in a land with no electricity, and it's the middle of the night and you need to go to the bathroom, the BioLite HeadLamp 330
($49.95) is pretty much your best friend.
Never underestimate the power of a Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket
($199) on just about any adventure. It makes a nice pillow in the car and shove it in your sleeping bag to keep your feet warm at night, because nights up here are pretty brutal.
If you've never heard of waterproof socks, prepare to have your life changed. These Showers Pass Crosspoint Waterproof Mountain Socks
($45) are a wool blend, so they're warm and functional!
Remember that part about no electricity? That means no phone chargers as well, not that you'll have reception anyways. But I'm sure you'll find a use for this BioLite SolarPanel 5+
($89.99) charger, even if it's just as a way to make friends with the herder boys.
Spend the money and invest in a solid waterproof bag like the Yeti Panga 75 Waterproof Duffel
($349.99). Trust me. Because arriving into camp and discovering everything you packed, including your sleeping bag, is sopping wet, is the absolute last thing you want to deal with after a long, exhausting day of riding.