TurboPup– Meal Bars. I feed Atlas a couple of blocks every time we stop for a rest break.
Tuckers Carnibar- Dehydrated Meat Meals. I feed Atlas 1 for breakfast, lunch and dinner. These have just been discontinued, so i’m looking for a new option.
Water/Food Bowl– This has to be the lightest weight dog bowl on the market. It folds up into nothing and fits in my pack’s hipbelt for quick access to get Atlas hydrated without needing to take my pack off.
Ground Bird Gear Pack – I tried a lot of different packs that didn’t work before finding this company. I highly recommend it. Marie, the owner, will work with you on a custom pack for your dog.
Grip Trex Dog Boots– I use these if Atlas has any paw injuries or if the trail is really hot or has sharp rocks. He wears a different size for his front paws vs his back.
Boot Liners- I use these under his boots. I’ve tried the boots without these liners but he gets friction sores on his feet. They work well but fall down over time and so I adjust them each time we stop.
Cooling Jacket– This really helps him out in the heat. It has cooling technology and drops his body temp pretty substantially. It does dry out fairly quickly when it’s really hot. I won’t hike in the desert without this.
Sleeping Pad Thermarest Z-Lite– We use this a lot! I cut it in half vertically because i don’t need the whole thing. I use it for my sit pad for breaks during the day and Atlas sleeps on it at night.
Ground Bird Gear Down Quilt – When it’s below about 40 degrees I pack this overstuffed 800 fill down quilt for Atlas’ sleepwear. It’s got a lightweight harness it connects to him with so it stays in place during the night. Game changer.
Synthetic Jacket– I tried the doggy sleeping bag that Ruffwear makes but Atlas hates being zipped into it. This jacket works really well instead unless it’s really cold. Below about 40 degrees it’s not quite warm enough.
Fido Pro Airlift– This is a great little rescue device that i carry in case Atlas were to get injured to the point he can’t walk. I could use it to carry him to a point we could get rescued.
Skin Irritations- Chlorhexidine solution with gauze. If he gets a skin cut I use this as a disinfectant so it doesn’t get infected.
Skin Antibiotics- Cefpodoxime Proxetil tabs
Diarrhea Antibiotics- Metronidazole tabs
Anti-inflammatory- Rimadyl tabs
Eye Drops- Tobramycin solution