Overnight Backpacking Checklist

(Choose the items that match your trip plans and the expected weather conditions)

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The 10+ Essentials
Extra clothing in layers
Map of hiking area (in waterproof case)
Drinking water (1+ gallon per person per day)
Compass
Food
Headlamp or flashlight (with extra batteries/ bulbs)
First-aid kit
Sunglasses (with retaining strap)
Pocket knife
Sunscreen
Matches (in waterproof container) and firestarter
A pack to carry all the above


Hiking Clothing
Quick-drying pants/shorts
Fleece jacket or wool sweater
Short-sleeved shirts
Wicking long underwear (top/bottoms)
Long-sleeved shirts
Regular underwear
Warm pants (fleece or wool)
Quick-drying swimsuit
Fleece or wool vest


Outerwear
Rainwear (top/bottoms)
Fleece or wool gloves/mittens
Wide-brimmed rain/sun hat
Waterproof gloves/overmitts
Warm hat (fleece or wool)
Bandanna


Footwear
Hiking socks
Extra laces
Wicking liner socks
Gaiters
Hiking boots/shoes that match the terrain
Camp shoes/slippers
Moleskin


Camping Gear
Backpack
Funnel
Day/summit pack
Matches/lighter
Pack cover
Cook set, dishes
Tent, tarp or bivy sack
Cooking/eating utensils
Rainfly
Drinking cup
Tent stakes
Pot grabber
Footprints
Biodegradable soap
Tent broom
Pot scrubber/dish towel
Sleeping bag (in waterproof stuff sack)
Plastic garbage bags
Compression sack
Resealable plastic bags
Sleeping pad
Water filter/purifier
Sit pad or sleeping pad chair kit
Water-purification tablets
Water Filter
Extra nylon stuff sacks
Water bottle(s)
Food (adequate supply for your trip)
Collapsible water container
Stove and fuel
Lantern


Personal Items
Toilet paper
Sanitation Trowel
Lip balm (with sun protection)
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Insect repellent
Small bath towel
Head net
Brush/comb
Other personal toiletry items


Other/Extras
Altimeter
GPS
FRS Two Way Radio
Cell Phone
Repair/sewing kit
Binoculars
100-foot accessory cord
Field guides
Axe/saw
Camera and film
Money
Notebook and pencil
Photo ID
Travel games
Camping/fire permits, if needed
Watch/alarm clock
Fishing license
Weather radio
Hiking poles
Extra Batteries for the above gadgets
Trip Plan with return time (left with a responsible friend)


Last Updated: Saturday November 11, 2006