Backpacking Equipment Checklist

Here is a quick checklist for essential backpacking gear. Add missing items in the comments. Have fun & be safe!

Map
Compass

Sunscreen
Lip balm
Sunglasses

Fleece jacket
Windbreaker (waterproof)
Rain pants
Socks (lots)
Mid weight shirt (smartwool)
T-shirt
Longsleve sun-shirt
Shorts
Thermal top
Thermal bottom
Gloves
Sun / hiking hat
Warm beanie
Hiking shoes
Mosquito hood

First aid kit
Headlamp
Lighter or matches

Knife or multitool
Trowel
TP

Water bottle
Camel pack / daypack
Water filter

Tarp
Twine
Spaceblanket

Pack
Waterproof trash bags (pack cover)

Sleeping pad
Sleeping bag

Camping stove
Fuel
Mess kit
Utensils
Cup

Freeze dried dinners
Fruit
Crackers
Hard cheese
Peanutbutter
Trail mix
Oatmeal + raisins
Loose tea + reusable tea bag
Bear canister


Toothbursh
Toothpaste
Floss
Hand towel
Hand sanitizer

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