Backpacker's Gear Checklist

St. Regis Canoe Outfitters

Backpacker's Gear Checklist

Camping Gear

  • sleeping bag
  • tent
  • foam pad
  • internal/external frame backpack
  • dry bags
  • day pack
  • pack cover/large trash bag
  • tarp or dining fly
  • cook set (with pot grippers)
  • saw
  • fry pan, spatula, serving spoon(s)
  • plate, cup, bowl
  • knife, fork, spoon
  • rope
  • food (meals & snacks)

Clothing

  • wet shoes/sandals
  • hiking shoes/boots
  • shorts (not cotton)
  • long pants (not cotton)
  • t-shirts (not cotton)
  • long underwear (not cotton)
  • underwear (not cotton)
  • bandana
  • hat with brim or visor
  • wool hat
  • gloves
  • rain gear (pants and jacket)
  • wind shell
  • long sleeved shirt (not cotton)
  • wool shirt/sweater
  • swim wear
  • sneakers or camp shoes
  • gaiters

Personal Articles

  • towel
  • toothbrush/toothpaste
  • biodegradeable soap
  • comb or brush
  • toilet paper/paper towels/trowel
  • tampons/pads
  • earplugs
  • hand sanitizer

Pocket Items & Optional Accessories

  • matches/lighter
  • duct tape/repair kit
  • pocket knife
  • flashlight/headlamp/batteries
  • water bottles/hydration pack
  • insect repellant/headnet
  • sunscreen/lip balm
  • camera/memory card(s)/batteries
  • sunglasses/strap
  • binoculars/field guide
  • first aid kit
  • whistle
  • compass
  • candles
  • permits
  • medical needs
  • water filter/purification
  • maps/map case
  • guidebook
  • GPS
  • multi-function watch
  • trekking pole(s)/rubber tip(s)
  • bear canister/bear bag
  • small amount of cash/ID
  • traction device (for cold weather)