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Winter Hiking Gear list ( Mountains )

This is a a comprehensive gear list from the RI Outdoors . Its is more defined then then the AMC 'S and Hike Safe winter gear list .

Winter Gear List

EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST
(gear must be winter weather tested)

Cold Weather/Winter Essentials (required):
• Synthetic or Wool Wicking Underpant & Undershirt
• Mid-layer Synthetic or Wool Insulating Pant & Shirt
• Insulated/Fleece Jacket and/or Vest
• Windproof/Waterproof Shell w/hood & Pant
• Synthetic or Wool Sock Liners (wicking layer)
• Synthetic or Wool Socks (insulating layer)
• Sturdy Hiking Boots (waterproof & insulated)
• Hat & Gloves
• Balaclava
• Goggles
• Extra Insulating Layers (pant & top)
• Extra pair of Socks, Hat & Gloves
• Water (min. 2L) - in a wide-mouthed bottle
• Lunch
• Snack/Energy Food (extra food)
• Map/Compass/Whistle
• Headlamp/Flashlight (w/ fresh lithium batteries)
• Emergency Blanket (so small & light, there's no reason not to carry one)
• MICROspikes or more aggressive hiking crampons
• Snowshoes
• Gaiters

the Remaining Essentials:
• Medication/First Aid Supplies*
• Hand Warmers
• Sleeping Bag & Pad*
• Light-weight Emergency Shelter/Bivy*
• Stove*
• Fire (waterproof matches, lighter, starter)
• Repair Kit/Knife

Optional:
• Sunscreen/Sunglasses/Bug Repellent/Toiletries
• Trekking Poles (very helpful when using snowshoes)
• Camera/Binoculars

Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
Choosing hiking boots October 6, 2013 4:04 PM Tony C.
The Rhode Island Hunting Season 2013 -2014 August 21, 2013 12:59 PM Tony C.
Windchill and Frostbite Times Chart February 6, 2013 2:46 PM Tony C.
Winter Hiking Gear list ( Mountains ) February 3, 2013 1:12 PM Tony C.
REI'S LAYERING BASICS December 9, 2012 10:44 PM Tony C.
Hiking Ten Essentials plus Four December 9, 2012 10:19 PM Tony C.
The Basics of Pack Loading December 1, 2012 11:04 PM Tony C.
Boot Fitting Guide December 1, 2012 9:22 PM Tony C.
Hiker Responsibility Code October 22, 2012 5:40 PM Tony C.
Hiker's Responsibility from Hike Safe (HYDRATION) December 10, 2012 4:33 PM Tony C.
New DEM Regs for hunting season(s) October 21, 2012 9:19 AM Tony C.
About the Rhode Island Hiking Club October 21, 2012 9:15 AM Tony C.

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