Backpack

Checklist

All the gear you could possibly think of for the next backpacking trip.

ESSENTIALS

  • bandanna
  • compass / GPS
  • EpiPen ®
  • first aid kit
  • flashlight
  • glasses | lens cloth
  • glasses | reading
  • glasses | reading | case
  • glasses | safety
  • glasses | sun
  • glasses | sun | case
  • glasses | sun | leash
  • hand sanitizer
  • insect repellent
  • knife | multi-tool
  • lighter (1)
  • lip balm
  • map
  • map | case
  • medication
  • moleskin
  • stuff sack | essentials
  • sunscreen
  • tape | duct
  • toilet paper
  • toilet paper | waterproof bag
  • watch
  • water | bottle
  • water | bottle | insulation
  • water | hydration bag
  • water purifier | system
  • water purifier | tabs
  • whistle

CAMP

  • axe
  • bivouac bag
  • carabineers
  • chair
  • hammock
  • pee bottle
  • pillow
  • pillow | case
  • rope | clothesline
  • saw
  • sleeping bag
  • sleeping bag | over-bag
  • sleeping bag | stuff sack
  • sleeping bag | VBL
  • sleeping pad
  • sleeping pad | repair kit
  • tarp
  • tarp | poles
  • tarp | ropes
  • tent
  • tent | fly
  • tent | footprint
  • tent | guide ropes
  • tent | pegs
  • tent | poles
  • tent | repair kit
  • tent | stuff sack

TRAVEL

  • gaiters
  • hiking stick
  • pack | back
  • pack | back | cover
  • pack | day
  • side pockets
  • trekking poles

CLOTHING

  • balaclava
  • belt
  • boots | hike
  • bra | sports
  • gloves | fingerless
  • gloves | fleece
  • gloves | Gortex ®
  • hat | bug
  • hat | sun
  • hat | warm
  • jacket | bug
  • jacket | down
  • jacket | Gortex ®
  • long john | bottom
  • long john | top
  • pants | bug
  • pants | camp
  • pants | Gortex ®
  • poncho
  • shirt | long sleeve
  • shirt | t (x2)
  • shoes | camp
  • shoes | camp | down
  • shorts | hike
  • socks | hike (x3)
  • socks | liner (x2)
  • stuff sack | clothing
  • suspenders
  • swimsuit
  • top | fleece | 100
  • top | fleece | 200
  • underpants (x3)
  • vest | down

KITCHEN

  • bags | garbage | spares
  • bags | zip-lock | spares
  • bowl
  • coffee pot/drip/press
  • cooking | spatula
  • cooking | spreader
  • corkscrew
  • cup
  • cutting board
  • food | bag
  • food | barrel
  • food | barrel | carrier
  • grater
  • grill
  • lighter (2)
  • mug
  • oven | Dutch
  • pan
  • pepper & salt
  • plate
  • pot
  • pot | holder
  • pot | scrubber
  • rope | food bag
  • salt & pepper
  • shot glass
  • soap | dish
  • stove
  • stove | fuel
  • stove | windshield
  • striker
  • stuff sack | kitchen
  • towel | dish
  • utensils | knife, spoon & fork
  • utensils | spork
  • water | bucket
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TOILETRIES 

  • bags | zip-lock
  • cream | rash
  • mirror
  • sanitary napkins
  • shovel | small
  • soap | wash
  • stuff sack | toiletries 
  • tooth | brush 
  • tooth | paste
  • towel | wash

PERSONAL

  • car key 
  • car key | spare
  • confirmation | rental equip
  • confirmation | reservation
  • identification
  • licence | fishing
  • licence | hunting
  • MedicAlert ®
  • money
  • passport
  • permit | firearm
  • travel duffle (left in car)
  • wallet

CAMERA

  • batteries
  • box | waterproof
  • camera | point & shot
  • camera | SLR
  • camera | video
  • case | backpack
  • lenses
  • memory cards
  • tripod | full
  • tripod | short
  • video | lighting
  • video | microphone

MISC

  • alarm clock
  • altimeter
  • bear | banger
  • bear | bells
  • bear | spray
  • binoculars
  • book | guide
  • book | read
  • candle lantern
  • candles
  • ear plugs
  • fire starter
  • firearm 
  • firearm | case
  • firearm | rounds
  • fishing gear
  • flashlight | batteries
  • flashlight | spare
  • games | board
  • games | playing cards
  • glue | super
  • knife | sharpener 
  • knife | spare
  • lighter (3)
  • notepad/pencil
  • personal locater beacon (PLB)
  • phone | cellular
  • phone | satellite
  • radio | AM/FM
  • radio | GMRS 
  • radio | weather
  • repair kit | glasses
  • repair kit | Gortex ®
  • repair kit | sewing 
  • rope | extra
  • scissors
  • signal flares
  • sleep mask
  • ear plugs
  • stuff sack | spares 
  • thermometer
  • trail marking tape
  • warmers | hand


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Checklists

A starting point ONLY. Don’t bring everything from the list, but rather cherry pick through them to see what you truly may need.

We have thought of everything (mostly), so you don’t have too.

Gear Lists

Dudley’s gear lists from past adventures. His gear choices continue to evolve as technology changes, fabric improve and tailored to ecosystems and seasons. See what he carried.

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