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Backpacking Checklist


Gear for a typical 3-season weekend backpacking trip.

Lake Placid

Core Items

General Items

Kitchen

Gear Repair

Personal

First Aid

  • Antibiotic ointment
  • BANDAGES
  • Cotton swabs
  • FIRST-AID KIT
  • Gauze
  • Medical tape
  • MOLESKIN
  • Pain medicine
  • Popsicle sticks

Clothing

Tasks

  • 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.