Thursday, May 18, 2017


What to pack to survive San Jose Circuit in one day?

With trails to hike, mountains to climb, and railways to ride, San Jose Circuit is the perfect spot for a summer adventure. This physically demanding excursion includes steep climbs and rapid ascents that will challenge even the most dedicated climber.

The 3 peaks challenge has been by far the most insane and unbelievably amazing things I’ve ever done. With these folks supporting and encouraging each and everyone all the way through the challenge, we made it! Bring on the next adventure!  

A couple of months ago my crazy friends and I completed one of our most grueling physical challenge at the western mountains of Tarlac - we hiked what is known in San Jose. This challenge consisted of summiting three mountains in a day: Mts. Tangisan, Bungkol Baka and Kawayan. All of these three peaks usually done as day trips on their own, not to mention we did it all on the hottest day of the year battling a 39 degree temperatures. 

Spending a day visiting this mountain circuit, wandering it's neighboring mountains and run along the heat of the sun is a bit of adventure. 

I receive a ton of suggestions from readers, and one of the most popular emails I receive is from readers who want to share what’s in their bug out bag or survival kit in hiking several mountains in a day. 

The list of survival gear is presented so you can see what others carry, and to give you some ideas if you’re just getting started in preparedness. Everyone’s needs are unique and will change depending on a number of factors. 

What to pack to survive San Jose Circuit in one day?

1-2 ltrs of water for each hike – HYDRATE HYDRATE HYDRATE!!!!
Hiking poles
High ankle support 
1 litre of electrolytes between each hike – STAY HYDRATED, CAN’T EMPHASIZE THIS ENOUGH!
Packed Lunch
Arm Sleeves
GU Energy Gel and Clif bars 
First aid kit

The list is really meant to be a basic list for those just getting started. It is in no way a complete list, or a list of things that need to be included in everyone’s stockpile. It is here to give you some ideas, and some things to think about when getting started.

Random Pictures

Acknowledging my trail buddies for this 3 peaks 1 day challenge, we successfully hiked three mountains in one day on the time we didn't expect was possible. San Jose Circuit in one day for 6hrs and 20mins, a challenge worth accepting. Cheers to more trails!


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