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 Checklist for Backpacking 
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Flatfoot
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 Checklist for Backpacking
I am planning a 2 night trip backpacking by myself. do you have any suggestions of what to bring. Heres my list so far.

Flashlight
Knife
Multitool
Stove
Pot
Utensils
Water
Food
Tent
Sleepingbag
extra clothes
Compass
Duct Tape

Any ideas on what I am missing


Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:10 pm
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Backpacking Checklists vary from person to person, but you
listed a lot of the essentials on just about everybody's list.
Other items include: Rain Gear, Wool Hat and Mittens, waterproof
matches, trail maps, extra high energy foods in reserve, first aid supplies
(such as a non-prescription pain killer, adhesive bandages, gauze,
antiseptic), nylon cord, trash bag, toilet paper, extra batteries for flashlight. You should have a water filter as
all backcountry water is recommended to be treated
(with a filter, iodine tablets or boiling). Also, avoid wearing cotton
and wear wool or synthetic material instead. Do you have a
sleeping pad to go underneath your sleeping bag?

I'm sure I've left out a few items.

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Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:03 am
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Also, where you're solo, leave your itinerary with someone and depending on where you're going check in at places like Pinkham.
You didn't say when you're going so maybe some kind of traction like stabilicers.
I think woodsdweller finished off the list nicely.

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Adept Ascender
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 I am pack mule
There are many gear lists on-line.

Here is mine - I am trying to cut down, but...

Overnight – 3 season

travel
back pack
water bladder and hose
pack cover

clothes [on me]
wicking undies
wicking t-shirt, long sleeve, quarter zip
hiking pants, nylon, convertible
low gaiters
wool socks
hiking boots
super feet
fleece jacket
rain hat
watch
bug net

clothes [in pack]
wind blocker gloves
rain pants, hard shell
rain jacket, hard shell
pants and long sleeve shirt for camp
wool socks
wool hat

sleep/shelter
tent body and poles
tent stakes
tent fly
tent footprint
sleeping bag
pad
compression dry sack
stuff sacks for tent stuff, bags & air pad

cook
stove
32oz fuel bottle for gas 32oz with pour cap
cook set
fork & spoon
water filter/purifer
water - 1 liter

safety
whistle
compass
map
head light [aaa]
bic lighter #1
bic lighter #2
firestarter [lint]
matches in w/p container
swiss army knife
extra pair of glasses in hard case
duct tape
electrical tie wraps
advil
aqua mir tablets
1st aid kit
wool socks
hygiene
tp and small plastic trowel
hand sanitizer
tooth brush
tooth paste [travel size]

misc
hiking poles
camera [with new aa]
shoulder strap container - camera
Insect Repellent
sunscreen
Guidebook - relevant sections [in baggie]
banadana
Cell phone [in baggie]
various stuff sacks
candle lantern
book, paperback
REI mini thermometer
camp shoes

food
ramon noodles
protein powder [premeasured]
instant oatmeal
coffee [tea bag style]
spring veg cup of cup
jello mix
pb pretzels
gatorade mix
beef jerky
freezer bag
bear bag kit


Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:34 am
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Since it is all mostly subjective outside the "necessities", of which has been covered pretty well by the above, all I will add....a deck of cards, or maybe an iPod, or other form of self entertainment. Trust me, it can get boring sometimes just sitting there with nothing to do. My sister and I travel with mini games or a deck of cards to keep us occupied. We once forgot the cards and got stuck in our tents early because of a rain storm (we were in a big group, but obviously the rain forced everyone into their tents which were all sacttered quite far so that no one could talk to each other) and were forced to play "20 questions". Have you played "20 Questions" before? If not, trust me, it gets boring QUICK! At least a deck of cards allows you to play solitare if your alone, or any other 2 or more person card game if with travel companions. Self amusement seems to be something not many folks consider.

Brian


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woods dweller wrote:
Backpacking Checklists vary from person to person, but you
listed a lot of the essentials on just about everybody's list.
Other items include: Rain Gear, Wool Hat and Mittens, waterproof
matches, trail maps, extra high energy foods in reserve, first aid supplies
(such as a non-prescription pain killer, adhesive bandages, gauze,
antiseptic), nylon cord, trash bag, toilet paper, extra batteries for flashlight. You should have a water filter as
all backcountry water is recommended to be treated
(with a filter, iodine tablets or boiling). Also, avoid wearing cotton
and wear wool or synthetic material instead. Do you have a
sleeping pad to go underneath your sleeping bag?

I'm sure I've left out a few items.


YES that's right, its very important to have a fresh and healthy water, so use a water filter..


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DONT EAT RAMON NOODLES! They are full of sodium. If you eat a pack of them it turns out you drink one liter of water to stay hydrated.


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