A list of the clothing items that are necessary for a backpacking trip.
- Boots - Appropriate for the expected weather and terrain.
- Socks - Thick material for warmth and protection from the elements.
- Extra Layers - Layerable items such as undershirts, leggings, jackets, vests, & coats.
- Parka or Raincoat - If necessary depending on the expected forecast.
- Hat - For sun protection or warmth.
A list of the necessary sleeping supplies for a backpacking trip.
- Tents & Stakes - Ensure all of the necessary materials are present, and that there are no tears or broken materials.
- Sleeping Bag - Ensure that the sleeping bag has a functioning zipper and no tears.
- Sleeping Pad - The extra cushion of support that is placed below the sleeping bag.
- Bear Bag - Make the bag is functioning properly and has no damage.
- Bear Bag Rope - Secure the rope, check for any tears or weak areas.
- Hand warmers - Depending on the forecast, pack extras to ensure warmth of hands and feet.
A list of the necessary cooking utensils for a backpacking trip.
- Food - Non-perishables, packed in light-weight, resealable containers.
- Stove & Fuel - Check the fuel levels and ensure the stove is operating properly prior to departure.
- Cooking Utensils - Sporks, knives, cutting boards, etc.
- Cups - Check for no cracks. Preferably temperature insulated.
- Bowls & Plates - Any preferred materials for eating and cooking.
- Dish Soap - Small container, safe to use on skin.
A list of the necessary cleaning materials for a backpacking trip.
- Biodegradable, environmentally-friendly soap.
- A small tube of toothpaste.
- A travel toothbrush.
- Small Towel.
- Toilet Paper.
A list of the essential survival tools for a backpacking trip.
- First-Aid kit.
- Moleskin - to help prevent blisters.
- Compact mirror.
- Emergency cash/card/money.
- Extra flash-light & bulbs.
- Extra set of durable rope.
Additional Items - Not required
This list is additional items that may enhance the experience, but are not required for the trip.
- Camera - Bring additional, charged batteries.
- Extra pair of shoes - light-weight, for leisure or for hiking.
- Hiking Stick - to help with stability on rocky terrain.
This is a list of miscellaneous items that are recommended, not required, for a backpacking trip.
- Pocketknife - Ensure this item is properly stored, and each individual is comfortable with how to operate.
- Matches - Store responsibly, and take with you after use.
- Water bottle or canteen - Ensure there are no holes, and the cap fits properly with no leakage.
- Fire Starters.
- Repair Kit - for tents, clothing, etc.
- Insect Repellant.