Essential Items List

BackPackDiagramGoing on a weekend trip? Have no idea what to bring? Here’s a list of essentials to pack. Not everything on this list is necessary for every single trip, so pack accordingly. Word of advice: If you’re just going for the weekend, pack what you need to make you comfortable, but don’t overpack. Over a few days, you won’t need more than a couple changes of clothes.

Hiking Clothing Worn (Not part of the pack weight)

-Sun hat

-Wind shirt

-Hiking socks

-Shorts/pants

-Boots

-Synthetic t-shirt

-Long-sleeve synthetic shirt

-Sunglasses with croakies

-Watch

In Your Pack:

-Small, medium, large stuff sacks

-Plastic ziplocks

Shelter:

-Tarp

-Tarp poles

-Tent

Cooking:

Backcountry stove

Lighter

Titanium pot/pot holders

Fuel bottle

Spork

Food bowl

Nalgene

Knife

Food

 Other Essentials:

First aid kit

Water purifier (Aqua-mira)

Bandana

LED headlamp

Sunscreen

Toiletries

Compass/Map

Mosquito head net

Sleeping:

Sleeping bag (down or synthetic)

Thermarest (sleeping pad that goes under your sleeping bag)

Ground cloth

Bivy sack (Optional, small shelter alternative to a tent)

Happy camping!

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