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Backpacking Packing List


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For a standard weekend backpacking trip you'll need:

Sleeping
Sleeping Bag
Sleeping Pad
Tent and Ground Tarp

Equipment
Backpack and Pack Cover
Headlamp / Flashlight
Knife / Multi-Tool
Map, Compass, GPS (optional)
Sun Glasses

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Packing list for a weekend backpacking trip

Clothing
Boots
Fleece Jacket (winter)
Gaiters (if rough weather is expected or if you are traveling through snow)
Hat (or Stocking Cap)
Jacket (light in the summer, heavy in the winter)
1 Pants (shorts for the summer)
2 Socks (don't skip out on the socks)
2 T-Shirts (undershirts work great)
2 Underwear (long underwear for the winter)
Rain Gear (Rain pants are very valuable in bad weather)

Clothing (Winter)
Balaclava
Gloves and Liners
Snow Pants
Heavy Socks

Cooking / Hydration
Cleaning Supplies (a few 'baby wipes' work great)
Energy Bars
Backpacking Food
Fire Starter or Matches (inside waterproof cases and water proof watches)
Pot
Stove and Fuel
Utensils
Water Containers and Water Filter or Chemical Purification
Hydration Pack (Optional but a big plus)

Toiletries / First Aid
Emergency Money (a couple twenties to convince a taxi to take you some where and some change to operate a pay phone)
Emergency Numbers (i.e. rescue, doctors etc)
First Aid Kit (make a homemade first aid kit)
Medicine
Mosquito Lotion
Sun Block
Toilet Paper

Commodities
Alarm Clock
Pen
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