Hiking and Backpacking Checklist

What to Pack

Packing for a trip in the outdoors is different for everyone and depends on several factors and may include such things as personal needs, weather, terrain, length of trip, skill, physical condition and a variety of other factors. We have put together a very basic list of items to consider on a day trip and an overnight trip. While this list is by no means exclusive, it should give you a starting point. If you are unsure on how or what to pack on your trip, please consult with a professional guide.

Day Hikes

  • Daypack
  • Hydration Bladder
  • Headlamp
  • First-aid Kit
  • Survival Kit
  • Rain Jacket
  • Bottle
  • Food
  • Camera
  • Bandana
  • Trekking Poles
  • Clothing (ie: hat, gloves, layers, jackets)

 

Overnight Trips

  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Hydration bladder
  • Bottle
  • Bandanas
  • Rain Gear
  • Clothing (ie: hat, gloves, layers, jackets)
  • Camp Towel
  • First-aid kit
  • Survival Kit
  • Headlamp
  • Stove
  • Food
  • Utensils
  • Chord/Twine
  • Trekking Poles
  • Extra socks
  • Tent
  • Pillow
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Map
  • Plastic bags
  • Water Purifier
  • Toiletries
  • Camera
  • Camp Shoes