Hiking/Backpacking
3-Season Hiking Check List.

Think you'll never forget anything important, like your FOOD? By no means the definitive list -- simply a list that has worked well for us for most three season trips. Add or delete items based on personal preference, time of year, and length, purpose, destination of trip. What would you add or change? Email suggestions/comments/ideas to suggestion@utahwild.com
Ten Essentials
1. map of area (in plastic)
2. compass
3. flashlight (headlamp best)
4. extra food
5. extra clothing (socks, mitts, sweater, shirt, etc)
6. sunglasses
7. first aid kit*
8. pocket knife/all-in-one tool
9. matches in waterproof container, or lighter
10. extra water & purification tablets

Main Items
tent
tarp for tent
sleeping bag
sleeping pad
pack
small daypack
pack rain cover

Cooking
food
stove (fuel pump, accessories)
fuel
two Nalgenes
cooking pot(s)
small plastic dipping/measuring cup
cup or mug
pot scrubber

Clothing
boots or running shoes
waterproof clothing bag
socks, inner and outer
underwear
(long underwear)
synthetic pants
(rain pants)
pile jacket
shirt (long and/or short sleeved)
GoreTex/waterproof-breathable Parka
hats (sun)
(cold-weather hat)
fleece headband
lightweight liner gloves
 
Small but important items
water purification tablets/bottle
sunscreen
lip protection
Campsuds
(P-38 can opener)
toothbrush
toothpaste
watch
toilet paper in plastic
extra garbage/plastic bags

Extras/Repair
extra cigarette lighter
extra flashlight bulbs
extra batteries
extra pack buckles (waist buckle, 3/4" buckle)
extra toggles
Therma-Rest and tent patch kit
stove maintenence kit
tent pole repair tube
sewing kit (w/heavy duty needle, thread)
bit of wire, cord
duck tape (plenty of it)

*First Aid Kit
folding scissors
moleskin migraine medicine/Tylenol
cold medicine
diahrea medicine
cough drops
antacid
assorted bandages (strip, fingertip, Steri-Strips, butterfly, etc)
flex guaze
roll bandage
first aid tape
first aid cream
bandanna/cloth
alcohol swabs
burn cream

Other
camera and film
tripod
binoculars
notebook
nylon cord

Mountaineering/Climbing
ice axe
crampons
carabiners
slings (chest, prusik)
seat harness
(hard hat)
(avalanche cord)
climbing rope