Backpack Gear List (2-3 Days, Summer Weather)

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Personal Gear

  • Backpack
  • Tent w/ poles, rain fly & stakes (share w/ partner)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Closed cell foam or air mattress
  • Clothes:
  • Wear:  Pants (convertibles), shirt, underwear, socks, boots, broad brimmed hat
  • Pack:  1 pair socks, 1 underwear, rain gear, light coat, shirt, beanie-hat
  • Spoon
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Toilet Paper (in zip-lock bag)
  • Sunglasses
  • Pocket Knife
  • First Aid Kit
  • Flashlight (2 battery AA or AAA Mag light)
  • Whistle
  • Matches
  • Sun Screen (1-2 oz bottle)
  • Compass
  • Watch
  • Map
  • Food
  • Water, 2-3 Nalgene bottles full
  • Small carabineer
  • Medicines (scout meds carried by adults)
  • Prescription glasses (if needed)
  • Wal-Mart type bag (to put dirty cloths in)
  • Large garbage bag (to cover pack if it rains)

Group Gear

  • Stoves (1 per 6 people)
  • Stove Fuel (estimate usage add 25%)
  • Pot w/ lid
  • Water filter (1 per 4 people)
  • Larger First Aid Kit
  • Small leather man
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Small Shovel

Nice Extras

  • Propel drink mix
  • Nuun drink mix (it replaces electrolytes)
  • Stove repair kit
  • Backpack repair items
  • Duct tape (roll up 10’ onto itself)

Think About

  • Fishing pole, reel, & tackle
  • Camera
  • Towel
  • Soap
  • Gloves
  • Rope (50’ 1/8” for bear bag)
  • Sponge
  • Hiking Stick
  • Insect repellant
  • Camp shoes
  • Pencil or Pen

List courtesy Mr W. Harris