Backpacking Checklist

Backpacking Gear needed for a checklist

This backpacking checklist is a complete resource.

This list will make sure you’re well prepared for any backpacking trip you take.

You might think, “Holy crap, that’s a thorough list!” haha.

And yes it is.

That’s because I want to make sure you have everything you need and don’t forget anything important.

Your Complete Backpacking Gear Checklist

– Updated 2/9/2020

The Ten Backpacking Essentials

For your safety, survival and basic comfort:

1. Navigation

2. Sun protection

3. Insulation

4. Illumination

5. First-aid supplies

6. Fire

7. Repair kit and tools

8. Nutrition

9. Hydration

10. Emergency shelter

Beyond the Ten Essentials


Warm Weather

Cool Weather


Various Personal Items

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