Camping Gear Checklist

Backpack (with frame and hip belt) Personal First Aid Kit
Sleeping Bag Personal Medicines
Tent (with poles, stakes & ground cloth) Chapstick
Dish & Utensils (plate/bowl, fork/spoon) Moleskin
Drinking Cup Hiking Boots
Ten Essentials Hiking Socks
Spare Clothing: Orange T-Shirt
      Socks Long Pants
      Under-Shorts Long Sleeve Shirt
      T-Shirts Sweatshirt
      Long-Sleeve Shirt Hat
      Pants / Shorts  
Extra Pair of Shoes Patrol Equipment:
Trail Food       Large Pot
Extra Water (1-1/2 quarts)       Medium Pot
Map & Compass       Frying Pan
Lightweight Flashlight (batteries)       Spatula and Large Spoon
Rain Gear       Gas Stove (2)
Waterproof Matches       Gas Cans (2)
Pocket Knife       Dish Soap
Sun Screen       Water Pump
Toilet Articles:       Patrol Food
      Soap       Ax or Saw
      Toothbrush and Paste       Roll of Paper Towels
      Towel       Water
      Deodorant       Two Plastic Bags
      Comb / Brush       Two Large Ziplock Bags
      Toilet Paper  
Nylon Cord (1/8"X25 feet)  
Insect Repellent  

If you are on a backpacking trip please download and be familiar with our Trailhead Checklist and Guidelines.

More Information about Sleeping Bags & Tents

Sleeping Bags: Select a bag with a comfort rating for the coldest temperatures you expect to encounter. When in doubt, go warmer. Down is the lightest, warmest, and most compressible fill per ounce. Synthetics are more economical and retain warmth when wet. A sleeping bag is essential for comfort.

A comfort rating identifies the most extreme temperature at which the bag will keep you warm. These ratings are also based on using a sleeping pad under the sleeping bag. Make sure your bag is completely dry. Store it uncompressed in a large breathable sack.

Tents: Choosing a tent depends on a few factors. How many sleepers and how roomy? Capacities assume a snug fit. How severe might conditions get? Convertible and 4-season tents are built to handle snow and wind.

Type of Tents
Tent Livability Features