-Camping & Hiking Checklist


PLANNING A CAMPING OR BACKPACKING TRIP?

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 or camping 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. .  We have provided a Backpacking Checklist and Camping Checklist to help with what items are of the utmost importance could in fact save your life if you find yourself in a sticky situation. 

Before you start jammin' goodies into that backpack, you need to decide whether to go with an internal frame or external frame.   Read more: http://www.dummies.com

 


BACKPACKING CHECKLIST







X Backpacking Gear:
X Backpacker's Essentials:






Backpack 

Full 1 Qt. Water Bottle

Tent & Stakes 

Matches or Lighter

Compact Sleeping Bag 

Compass and Map or GPS

Sleeping Pad 

Basic First Aid Kit

Day Pack

Whistle with neck cord

Sunscreen

50 Ft. Nylon Cord

Flashlight/Headlamp and Extra Batteries
Pocket Knife

Hiking boots


Emergency Blanket
X Ski Accessories:

Energy Bar




Sunglasses

Waxes/skins



Scraper



Cork



Skis



Poles



Boots



Spare parts



Tools








CAMPING CHECKLIST







X Clothing:
X Group Camping Supplies:






Boots, well sealed

Camping Stove

Camp shoes and sandals

Hammock

Liner Socks

Canopy Tent

Hiking Socks

Windscreen

T-Shirt

Small Lantern 

Shorts

Fuel and Funnel

Warm Shirt

Matches or Lighter

Pants

Water Filter/Chemical

Extra Underwear

Insect Repellent

Thermal Underwear

Toilet Paper and Towel

Warm Jacket/Fleece

Trash Bag

Rain Gear

Repair Kit

Gloves Fleece/Wool

Large First Aid Kit

Hat with brim

Water Storage Container

Warm Hat

Bear Canister

Clothes for drive home

Biodegradable Dish Soap




Scrub Pad
X Winter Camping Gear:

Dish Towel




Large Utensils

Avalanche probes, beacons

Pots and Fry Pan

Boot protection/sealant

Small Cutting Board

Snow Shovel

Pot Grip

Extra Dark Sunglasses/keeper

Drink Mixes

Small piece of sleeping pad (ensolite) for stove
Food

Extra pot for melting snow

Spices

Snow stakes

Snacks

Snow Shoes

GPS

Crampons

2-Way Radios

Ice Axe


Get more detailed list based on climate, and activity at http://www.scoutlists.com/

PACKING

How to Pack
Start with your sleeping bag in the bottom for a solid foundation. Put the heaviest items like your clothing, food, and cooking gear in the main compartment, keeping the weight close to your back, nearest your center of gravity. For men, this is higher, and for women it tends to be lower, towards the small of the back. Top off your pack with lighter items like your tent, maps or guides and anything you may need quickly at any particular moment like cameras, or chap stick etc. If you are unsure if everything is packed correctly try it on and walk a few steps around and see how it feels. Remember that the heaviest part of your pack should be towards the center or small of your back.


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