What Gear to Take on a Backpacking Trip

First off, you’ll need a backpack! 🙂

Here is a list of gear that will be essential to your backpacking adventure:

 

Shelter:

tent

ground cloth or tarp

sleeping bag

sleeping pad/pillow

 

Navigation:

map

GPS

necessary permits

compass

guidebook

 

Clothing:

beanie

gloves

thermals (top & bottoms)

moisture-wicking t-shirt

1 shorts/1 pants

rain gear

sandles

extra socks

hiking boots

down jacket

 

First Aid:

wilderness first aid kit

medications/aspirin/vitamins

emergency blanket

whistle

duct tape

activated charcoal powder

matches

 

Food:

water bottles

coffee mug

bowl/pot

stove/fuel/lighter

water filtration

spork

pocket knife

 

Skin Protection:

sunscreen

sun glasses

chapstick

hat/visor

bandanna

mosquito head net

insect repellent

 

Personal Items:

phone (in a protective case)

tooth brush & paste

hygiene items

toilet paper and small shovel

head lamp

small towel

 

Optional Gear:

trekking poles

book

journal & pen

camera

waterproof pack cover

gaiters

solar charging device

solar light

binoculars

ice ax & crampons

rope

 

You may not need ALL of the above gear. The items you use may be specific to the location and climate of your hiking area.

Happy hiking, and be safe out there!

 

Much Love,

 

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Author: Suzie Bosko

Born in Fremont, California and now living in Utah, Suzie M. Bosko is an author, blogger, former prison wife, survivor of narcissistic abuse, and lover of the outdoors. She also manages InmateBlogger.com, a website dedicated to giving inmates a voice through the therapeutic power of writing. She believes in letting the incarcerated share their opinions, struggles, and inner thoughts as a way to kickstart their rehabilitation and growth. Please leave a comment, or you may email suziebosko@gmail.com.

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