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Backpacking Checklist

 
Essential Backpacking Gear

 

Food

 

Clothing

Underwear in a plastic bag
Hiking Socks (synthetic or wool blend)
Boots or hiking shoes
Poncho

 

Hygiene

Toothbrush and Tootpaste
Biodegradable Soap

 

Equipment

Backpacking with rain cover or trash bag
Sleeping bag in waterproof stuff sack
Tents, Tarps or Bivy Sacks
Personal First Aid kits with mole skin
Stove and fuel
Matches or lighter
Water Treatment (filter or iodine tablets)
Water and water bottles (2-3 liters)
Flashlight
Knife
Compass
50 ft lightweight cord
Deep plate, cup and spoon
2 sealable plastic bags for garbage
Toilet paper and paper towels
Pot for cooking

 

Optional Backpacking Gear

 

Leave in car

Full change of clothes (including comfortable shoes)
Snack and Drink

 

Optional Clothing

Long Pants (no jeans)
T-shirts
Gaiters
Sunglasses (with retaining cord)
Bandanna

 

Seasonal Clothing

Fleece jacket or wool sweater
Polypro long underwear tops and bottoms
Nylon or quick drying shorts
Gloves
Hat
Face mask
Swim suit
Light weight sandals to wear in camp

 

Hygiene

Hand Towel
Deodorant
Comb
Razor
Shampoo
Lip balm
Insect Repellent
Sunscreen

 

Equipment

Emergency Whistle
Aluminum foil
Scouring pad
Watch
Camera and film
Walking staff
Money and change for phone
Sleeping pad (essential in cooler weather)
Day pack
Notebook and pen or pencil
Camp Stool
Dishsoap
Plastic trowel (shovel)