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Backpacking Gear Checklist

Basics

  • Backpack
     
  • Backpack Rain Cover 
                                             
  • Tent 
                                                                        
  • Stakes    
                                                                  
  • Footprint  
                                                                
  • Sleeping Bag  
                                                           
  • Sleeping Pad                                                        

                                                                                 

Ten Essentials                                                       

  • Water w/Quart Bottle 
                                                  
  • Matches/Lighter  
                                                      
  • Compass and Map   
                                                 
  • Basic First Aid Kit    
                                                                                                              
  • Pocket Knife    
                                                         
  • Emergency Space Blanket     
                                              
  • Emergency Food               
                                                           
  • Flashlight/Headlamp w/Batteries
     
  • Extra Clothes (Rain Gear, Fleece Jkt., Wool Hat/Gloves)
     
  • Sun Protection (Glasses, Sunscreen, Brim Hat)                                             

                                                                                 

Cooking                                                                  

  • Stove/Fuel
                                                                 
  • Cook Kit 
                                                                  
  • Bowl & Utensils
                                                       
  • Pot Gripper
                                                              
  • Insulated Cup w/Lid
                                                
  • Biodegradable Soap w/ Scrub Pad
                          
  • Pack Towel
     
  • Trash Bags
     
  • Bear Bag w/50’ Nylon Cord
     
  • Food

 

Water

  • Water treatment
     
  • Water Bag for Camp

 

Clothing

  • Quick Dry Shorts
     
  • Quick Dry Pants
     
  • T-Shirts
     
  • Extra Underwear
     
  • Long Underwear (midweight)
     
  • Fleece Jacket
     
  • Hat/Gloves
     
  • Sun Hat
     
  • Rain Gear
     

Footwear

  • Backpacking Boots
     
  • Backpacking Wool or Synthetic Socks
     
  • Liner Socks
     
  • Camp Shoes/Sandals
     

Personal

  • Insect Repellent
     
  • Toilet Paper/Towel
     
  • Medications
     
  • Hygiene Items
     
  • Snacks
     
  • Sunscreen
     
  • Bandana
     
  • Sunglasses
     

Miscellaneous (options)

  • Trekking Poles
     
  • Extra Water Bottle or Hydration System
     
  • Camera/Film
     
  • Binoculars
     
  • Reading Material
     
  • Note Pad & Pencil
     
  • Lightweight Camp Chair
     
  • Small Cutting Board
     
  • Bear Canisters
     
  • GPS
     
  • TwoWay Radio
     
  • Day or Fanny Pack
     
  • Lightweight Tarp
     
  • Frying Pan
     

All of the above is a checklist and you are free to swap our suggestions with others, we feel that this list is a good starting point. If you have any questions feel free to us a call regarding any gear that you might need. Our staff at the store enjoying making sure you are prepared and can enjoy any trip that you are planning. You can also check out some recommendations from our employees on the “Bottom Line” page as well.

 
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