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What To Bring

Below is a basic list of what to bring. Consider this a good starting point and taylor your kit to your liking from there.

There are several very good packing checklists in the "more" section.

Backpacking Gear List (The Basics)

The Big Three
Backpack
Tent or Tarp
Sleep System (Sleeping Bag and Sleeping Pad)

Clothing (Moisture Wicking/Fast Drying)
Base Layers (Long Johns)
Pants (x2)
Long Sleeve, Button-up shirt
T-Shirts (x2)
Underwear (x2)
Wool Socks (x number of days)
Hiking Boots (Broke-in)
Down Sweater of Fleece Jacket
Rain Jacket or Poncho
Head Covering (Hat, Bandana…etc.)

Cooking
Backpacking Stove
Fuel for Stove
Solo Backpackers Cook Pot
Fork and Spoon or Spork
Stuff Sack for Food/Bear Bag
40’ of 550 Cord (Para cord) for hanging Bear Bag

Food
Breakfast Meals (x number of days)
Lunch Meals (x number of days)
Dinner Meals (x number of days)
Snacks (x number of days)

Water & Water Treatment
32oz Water Bottle (Plastic)
…and/or…32oz Water Bottle (Stainless Steel, Single Wall)
…and/or…3 Liter Hydration Bladder
Water Treatment System (your choice):
- Filter System
- StariPen (and spare batteries)
- Iodine Tablets

Fire
Mini Bic Lighters (x2)
Ferro-rod w/striker
Fire Starters

Hygiene
Small Stuff-Sack
Tooth Brush
Tooth Paste
Handy-Wipes (2 packs)
…and/or Hand Sanitizer

Misc. Gear
Knife (Carbon Steel, 4” Blade, Full Tang)
Compass (Recommended - Silva Guide 426)
Area Topographical Map
Head Lamp
Signaling Whistle - Required for anyone <18 years of age!!
Cotton Bandanas (x2)

Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
What To Bring August 8, 2014 9:57 AM Phil
Kids July 31, 2014 10:23 AM Phil
Dogs July 31, 2014 10:25 AM Phil
About Us September 28, 2014 4:21 PM Phil
Post-Hike Hangouts July 31, 2014 10:26 AM Phil
Message Board Rules July 31, 2014 12:10 PM Phil
Alcohol July 31, 2014 12:13 PM Phil
Helpful Links July 31, 2014 12:13 PM Phil
Voluntary Donation July 31, 2014 12:15 PM Phil
RSVPing July 31, 2014 12:21 PM Phil
No Shows July 31, 2014 12:30 PM Phil
Disclaimer June 3, 2010 3:48 PM former member

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