Backpack Solo

Checklist

A trimmed down checklist of gear for the solo backpacker

ESSENTIALS

  • bandanna
  • compass / GPS
  • EpiPen ®
  • first aid kit
  • flashlight
  • glasses | lens cloth
  • glasses | reading
  • glasses | reading | case
  • hand sanitizer
  • insect repellent
  • knife
  • 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 purifier | tabs
  • whistle

CAMP

  • carabineers (x2)
  • chair
  • pillow 
  • sit pad
  • sleeping bag (quilt)
  • sleeping bag | stuff sack
  • sleeping pad
  • sleeping pad | repair kit
  • socks | sleep
  • tent (hammock, tarp, bivy or tent) 
  • tent | fly
  • tent | guide ropes
  • tent | pegs
  • tent | poles
  • tent | stuff sack

TRAVEL

  • gaiters
  • pack | back
  • pack | fanny
  • trekking poles


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CLOTHING

  • buff | regular
  • footwear | hike
  • gloves | warm
  • gloves | sun
  • hat | warm
  • hat | sun
  • jacket | rain
  • long john | bottom
  • long john | top
  • pants | hike
  • pants | rain
  • shirt | long sleeve 
  • shirt | t 
  • socks | hike (x2)
  • socks | liner (x1)
  • stuff sack | clothing 
  • top | fleece | 100
  • top | puffy 
  • underpants (x2)

KITCHEN

  • bowl
  • food | bag
  • jar | cold soak
  • lighter (2)
  • mug
  • pot
  • pot | holder
  • rope | food bag 
  • stove
  • stove | fuel
  • stuff sack | kitchen 
  • utensils | spoon

TOILETRIES 

  • cream | rash
  • mirror
  • stuff sack | toiletries 
  • tooth | brush 
  • tooth | paste

PERSONAL

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

CAMERA

  • batteries
  • camera | point & shot
  • case | backpack
  • memory cards
  • tripod | short

MISC

  • book | read
  • games | playing cards
  • knife | spare
  • lighter (2)
  • repair kit | sewing


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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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