Backpacking Checklist

Gear for a typical 3-season weekend backpacking trip.

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Gear Repair


First Aid

  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Bandages
  • Cotton swabs
  • First-aid kit
  • Gauze
  • Medical tape
  • Moleskin
  • Pain medicine
  • Popsicle sticks



  • Obtain permits
  • Notify others of trip plan
  • Check weather

*Check local regulations.

Backpacking in unique environments like the desert, tropical forests, or in winter conditions require a modified checklist. If hiking with others, some items need to be carried by only one person in the group.

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