The following is a basic list of items I take with me Backpacking. The items you need can vary greatly depending on the climate of the region you plan to hike as well as the season. Be prepared for the extreme conditions (just in case).
Waterproof jacket & Pants
Socks & Liners
Full change of clothes for every 2-3 days
Snacks (power bar, chocolate, nuts, granola bar, etc...)
2 Quarts Water
Water Purification (filter, chemical)
Pots & Pans
Backpack & Cover
Tent & ground cloth
Stove & extra fuel
First Aid Kit**
Trowel (hand shovel)
Compass and/or GPS
Fishing Pole & Gear
Sun Glasses (mandatory in snow)
Camera (film/compact flash)**
Toothbrush & Toothpaste
Soap (I use a liquid that serves as shampoo, dish and hand)
Leave in Car
Full change of clothes (including shoes and socks)
Empty garbage bag for dirty clothes
Snacks and Drinks
old blanket, sheet, or towels for seats
* Be sure to include extra lithium batteries and bulb for EACH light!!
** Double bag everything that you do not want to get wet!!
If we have missed something please let us know.
Brooks Range Alaska