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Backpacking Packing List

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For a standard weekend backpacking trip you'll need:

Sleeping Bag
Sleeping Pad
Tent and Ground Tarp

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

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)
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)
Stove and Fuel
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)
Mosquito Lotion
Sun Block
Toilet Paper

Alarm Clock
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