Desert Gear Checklist

Here are most of the items I plan to take on March 2007 Backpack
This is a good start but not all inclusive - I'll be refining it
(Don't forget return trip clothes)


  • Basics

    • Backpack
    • Day pack, hydration
    • Groundcover or tarp
    • Pillow (small rollup, supplement with clothing)
    • Sleeping Bag (20 degree)
    • Mattress (Thermarest)
    • Hand Towel
    • Tent



  • Toiletries

    • Toilet paper, sealed in zip lock bags, trowel
    • Toothbrush & paste
    • Floss
    • Sunblock
    • Hand sanitizer



  • Clothing

    • Sun Hat
    • Stocking hat
    • Long Sleeve Shirt
    • Sunglasses
    • Pants convertible
    • Hiking Shoes (A spare pair of laces)
    • Sandals
    • Long Johns (below 40)
    • T-Shirt "wicking"
    • Duofold longsleeve turtleneck (below 40)
    • Rain shell jacket
    • Lightweight sweater
    • Fleece Glove (below 40)
    • 2 pair hiking socks
    • 1 pair liner socks
    • Flip flops



  • Food

    • Water (6 liters) MOST PEOPLE PLAN 1 GAL OF WATER PER DAY with dehydrated food plan on using more water
    • Snack Food (Energy bars, cheese, jerky, dehydrated fruit, honey stingers)
    • Dinner (dehydrated meal)
    • Breakfast (dehydrated meal)
    • Energy drink powder



  • Utensils/Cookware

    • Jetboil stove, cup, fork and spoon
    • Pocket Knife / folding knife
    • Food storage container



  • Emergency/Medical

    • Backpacker First Aid Kit
    • Space blanket



  • Navigation

    • Compass
    • Maps (USGS, and/or Trails Illustrated)
    • Hiking plans



  • Other

    • Trekking pole / gloves
    • Camera
    • Matches/Lighter
    • Notepad / pen
    • Headlamp
    • Hand flashlight
    • Watch (Electronic compass)
    • Thermometer
    • Plastic garbage sacks


Table of Contents

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San Gorgonio Wilderness Participation Agreement September 15, 2007 9:46 PM anonymous
Desert Gear Checklist August 3, 2008 3:11 PM anonymous
Let's Go Backpack! January 24, 2007 9:31 PM anonymous
How To... December 29, 2006 12:15 AM anonymous
Event Guidelines and Fees August 1, 2011 4:57 PM anonymous
Our Activities December 28, 2006 11:39 PM anonymous
About Southern California Backpacking Cooperative September 10, 2007 9:09 PM anonymous
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