BACKPACK MINIMUM REQUIRED CHECK LIST

This is what is required and all you actually need. Can be done with an eight to ten pound pack weight without food and water.

WEAR:  Backpack... Trail shoes... Insole... Socks... Underwear... Pants... Shirt... Bandanna.... Hat... Whistle… Knife... Poles… Duct tape… Compass... Lip balm… Lighter…. Sun block… Notebook… Pen… Maps...

Pack: Sleeping pad… Sleeping bag... Shelter… Warm hat... Warm coat... Thermal shirt and pants… Night socks...  Raincoat and pants… Water bags... Mosquito net… plastic ground cover...

Kitchen (Optional): Cup... Spoon... Food… Fuel… Stove... Pot…Lid...

Utility: Toothbrush... Dental floss... Toothpaste... DEET... Head light... Water treatment … 50' of Nylon cord (required)... Toilet paper…

First aid: Band-aids...Medications...
_______All you really need_______________


Kitchen Sink Gear List

Shelter: Sleeping bag__ ground cloth__ sleeping pad__ tarp or tent or bivy bag

Equipment: __Backpack, __flashlight or headlamp with batteries, __small knife, __toilet paper __trowel, __compass, __maps, __water filter or pills, __binoculars, __GPS_.

Emergency: __Plastic garbage bags__matches or lighter __whistle, __siphon tube, __duct tape, __needle and thread, __mending wire, __signal mirror.

Clothes: __Running shoes or boots (broken in), __long sleeved shirt, __long pants, __hat with a brim or baseball cap with __bandanna, __underwear, __socks, __shell jacket,

Optional: __shorts, __tee shirt, __knit cap or balaclava, __gloves, __thermal underwear, __fleece jacket or sweater. You may want to leave a change of clothes in your car.

First Aid: __Small kit with band-aids, pain reliever, prescription drugs. __elastic bandage, __tweezers, __safety pins, __antiseptic, __moleskin, __sunscreen, __insect repellent, __snake bite kit, __chapstick.

Cooking (optional): __Stove and fuel, __cookset and __utensils, __paper towels,  __re-sealable plastic bags.

Food: Each person will bring food for their use on the trip. You may want to leave a cooler in your car with food and drinks.

Personal (optional): __Glasses, __sunglasses, __camera, __notepad, __toothbrush, __soap___.