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Backpacking Checklist
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Item
wt
Remarks
Backpack
2.5 kg
circa 1979 Jansport D3
Sleeping Bag
2 kg
20* rating
Therma-rest
3/4 length, very comfortable!
Space Blanket
Ground cloth, sun,wind & rain shelter, signaling,
Tent
4 kg
Cord
Shelter setup, safety, securing gear...
Poncho
Rain gear, shelter, basin... multitude of uses
Stove
1.5 kg
determined by menu
Fuel bottle
.8 kg
includes fuel
1 liter Pot
cooking, container
Spoon
cooking, eating, trowel
Cup
Insulated
Bowl
Aluminum, cooking, eating, scooping snow
Water Bottles
3+ liters total
Water filter
Matches
Bic lighter.
Candle
Fire staring, light, waterproofing
Flashlight
light, signals
Knife
Gerber LST, cutting & spreading. Excellent knife.
Toothbrush
TP
sanitation, fire starting, marking
Mirror
signal, first aid
Whistle
Signaling
Soap
multi purpose
First aid kit
Cuts, blisters, splinters,
Sun protection
Hat, sunglasses, sun screen
Compass
Silva
Maps
Bandanas
Shade, first aid, cooking, towel ...
Gloves
Balaclava
Socks
2 pair minimum
Thermal tights
Fleece Vest
Wind Jacket
Shorts
Shirt
Short sleeve w/ collar & pockets
Arm Warmers
Cycling style
Fleece Jacket
Gore-Tex socks
Camp Shoes
River fording, Aqua socks, flip flops
Boots
Food