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Backpacking Gear List

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).

The List

Clothing**
Waterproof jacket & Pants
Shorts
Jacket
Shirt
Gators
Hat
Gloves
Socks & Liners
Full change of clothes for every 2-3 days


Food
Snacks (power bar, chocolate, nuts, granola bar, etc...)
2 Quarts Water
Water Purification (filter, chemical)
Pots & Pans
Eating Utensils
Cooking Utensils
Scrub pad


Gear
Backpack & Cover
Tent & ground cloth
Head Lamp*
Candle**
2 Lighters**
Garbage bag
Stove & extra fuel
First Aid Kit**
Sharp Knife
50'
Sleeping Bag**
Sleeping Pad
Whistle
Trowel (hand shovel)


Navigation
Map
Compass and/or GPS


Options
Fishing Pole & Gear
Sun Glasses (mandatory in snow)
Camera (film/compact flash)**
Binoculars
Playing cards
Dice
River Sandals
Paperback book


Personal
Sunscreen
Insect Repellent
Chapstik
Toothbrush & Toothpaste
Toilet paper
Soap (I use a liquid that serves as shampoo, dish and hand)
Prescription Meds
Eye Glasses/contacts


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.

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