Backpacking Checklist (Outdoor Idaho: The Next Generation)

The Next Generation

BACKPACKING CHECKLIST
(provided by Whole Earth Provision Company)

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ESSENTIALS FOR ANY HIKE

map                                            whistle
compass                                        small flashlight
first aid kit                                  signaling device
first aid booklet                              fire starter/waterproof matches
pocket knife                                   sunglasses
extra clothing                                 waterbottle/canteen
extra food                                     toilet paper

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DAY HIKES
(add to the above)

comfortable boots or walking shoes             brimmed hat
rain parka or 60/40 parka                      guide book
gaitors                                        camera & film
daypack                                        extra clothes
food                                           silica gel
cup                                            binoculars
water purifier                                 child carrier
emergency space blankets                       book
insect repellent                               wallet & i.d.
sun screen                                     car key & money for phone
lip balm                                       blister kit
litter bag                                     hiking stick
trowel

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TWO OR MORE DAYS
(add to the above)

backpack                                       down parka
sleeping bag & pad                             moccasins/campshoes
tent                                           bandana
bivouac cover                                  soft nylon cord
ground cloth                                   extra matches
poncho                                         soap
stove                                          toothbrush/floss
extra fuel                                     mirror
cooking pot                                    medicines
pot scrubber                                   snake bite kit
spoon (knife & fork)                           notebook & pencil
extra socks                                    licenses & permits
extra shirts                                   playing cards
extra pants/shorts                             zip-loc bags
wool shirt/sweater                             ripstop repair tape
down vest (pile items)                         towel
biodgrble soap                                 deodorant
portable shower                                shampoo
lantern

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This list is simply intended to help you remember some of the items you
will need on your trip. But of course, one person's `essential' is another's
'extra'. So this checklist should serve only as a starter, to be constantly
amended by you according to your own needs - remember: judgement and
imagination should ultimately prevail. Parentheses indicate those optional
items that you may or may not want to carry, depending upon the length of
the trip, climate, weather conditions, personal preference or necessity.


The Next Generation