Packing a backpack seems like a simple task, but are you really packing correctly and including the things that you should? If you plan to take a backpacking trip there are certain things to think about like the length of your trip, the weather etc. The information about your trip will then help you know what you need and how much you need to pack. Aside from understanding what you need, how much you need and how to pack everything into your backpack. Learning and understanding what items are of the upmost importance could in fact save your life if you find yourself in a sticky situation.

Backpacker's Basics
Backpack
Tent & Stakes
Sleeping Bag
Sleeping Pad
Day Pack
Sunscreen
Flashlight/Headlamp and Extra Batteries

Backpacker's Essentials
Full 1 Qt. Water Bottle
Matches or Lighter
Compass and Map
Basic First Aid Kit
Whistle with neck cord
50 Ft. Nylon Cord
Pocket Knife
Emergency Blanket
Energy Bar
Sunglasses

Clothing
Boots, well sealed
Camp shoes and sandals
Liner Socks
Hiking Socks
T-Shirt
Shorts
Warm Shirt
Pants
Extra Underwear
Thermal Underwear
Warm Jacket/Fleece
Rain Gear
Gloves Fleece/Wool
Hat with brim
Warm Hat
Clothes for drive home

Group Equipment
Camping Stove
Windscreen
Small Lantern
Fuel and Funnel
Matches or Lighter
Water Filter/Chemical
Insect Repellent
Toilet Paper and Towel
Trash Bag
Repair Kit
Large Firs Aid Kit
Water Storage Container
Bear Canister
Biodegradable Dish Soap
Scrub Pad
Dish Towel
Large Utensils
Pots and Fry Pan
Small Cutting Board
Pot Grip
Drink Mixes
Food
Spices
Snacks
Compass
GPS
2-Way Radios

Miscellaneous
Camera and Film
Binoculars
Bowl and Plate
Insulated Cup
Spoon and Fork
Personal Toiletries
Medication
Lip Balm and Lotion
Lightweight towel
Reading Material
Note Pad and Pencil
Lightweight Camp Chair
Hiking Poles
Bandanna
Fishing Gear and License
Stash Bags
Extra Water Bottle or Hydration System

Winter Camp Equipment
Avalanche probes, beacons
Boot protection/sealant
Snow Shovel
Extra Dark Sunglasses/keeper
Small piece of sleeping pad (ensolite) for stove
Extra pot for melting snow
Snow stakes
Snow Shoes
Crampons
Ice Axe

Ski Accessories
Waxes/skins
Scraper
Cork
Skis
Poles
Boots
Spare parts
Tools

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