backpacking gear checklist
Backpacking Equipment Checklist

 
CLOTHES
  ___ boots, shoes
  ___ socks, extra socks
  ___ liner socks, extras
  ___ gore-tex socks
  ___ low gaiters
  ___ high gaiters
  ___ overboots
  ___ booties, mukluks
  ___ camp shoes
  ___ lightweight underwear
  ___ midweight underwear
  ___ expedition underwear
  ___ fleece liner gloves
  ___ GTX overgloves, mitts
  ___ baseball cap(s)
  ___ windbloc cap/ear cover
  ___ windbloc balaclava
  ___ nylon windproof vest
  ___ down or fleece vest
  ___ down or fleece jacket
  ___ long-sleeve shirt
  ___ long fleece pants
  ___ long down pants
  ___ rain poncho
  ___ wind/rainproof jacket
  ___ wind/rainproof pants
  ___ windbreaker (nylon)
  ___ shorts for hiking
  ___ swimsuit
  ___ towel,bandana

SHELTER & SLEEPING
  ___ tent, poles, stakes
  ___ ground cloth, tarp
  ___ bivy sack
  ___ sleeping bag
  ___ sleeping bag liner
  ___ sleeping pad
  ___ sit pad

 
PACKING
  ___ backpack
  ___ pack cover
  ___ daypack, fanny pack
  ___ ziploc freezer bags
  ___ lashing twine/straps
  ___ lg plastic garbage bags
  ___ stuff/compression sacks

COOKING & FOOD
  ___ coffee, tea, cocoa
  ___ electrolytes
  ___ food
  ___    breakfast
  ___    lunch/snacks
  ___    dinners
  ___ condiments
  ___ herbs
  ___ vitamins
  ___ water filter/purifier
  ___ water bottles
  ___ water bottle jacket
  ___ iodine
  ___ cook pot
  ___ cook/eating utensils
  ___ insulated cup (w/lid)
  ___ stove & fuel
  ___ matches, lighter
  ___ piezo stove igniter
  ___ bear bag

NAVIGATION
  ___ compass
  ___ maps, map case
  ___ notepad & pencil
  ___ eye glasses/contacts
  ___ headlamp, flashlight
  ___ extra batteries
  ___ GPS unit
  ___ altimeter
  ___ guide book/notes

 
OTHER ESSENTIALS
  ___ first-aid kit
  ___ prescribed medicine
  ___ knife
  ___ waterproof matches
  ___ firestarter,candles
  ___ sun glasses,goggles
  ___ sun block, lip balm
  ___ bug protection
  ___ space blanket/bag
  ___ plastic whistle
  ___ signal mirror
  ___ extra food

SNOW & ICE
  ___ ice axe
  ___ snow shoes
  ___ snow poles
  ___ crampons
  ___ snow shovel
  ___ avalanche beacon
  ___ snow wands
  ___ hand warmers

MISCELLANEOUS
  ___ sewing kit
  ___ parachute cord
  ___ fishing gear
  ___ duct tape
  ___ pack towel,bandana
  ___ camera,film,tripod
  ___ toilet paper
  ___ toothbrush/powder
  ___ repair kits
  ___ thermalite chair
  ___ binocular/monocular
  ___ candle/oil lantern
  ___ cards, games
  ___ rubber bands
  ___ clock/watch
  ___ reading material
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