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|
|Under-Shorts||Long Sleeve Shirt|
|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|
|Deodorant||Two Plastic Bags|
|Comb / Brush||Two Large Ziplock Bags|
|Nylon Cord (1/8"X25 feet)|
If you are on a backpacking trip please download and be familiar with our Trailhead Checklist and Guidelines.
More Information about Sleeping Bags & Tents
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
- Backpacking: best in spring, summer and early fall. It should have a screen top, sturdy design and be built for wind.
- Convertible: A tent designed to withstand 4-seaon conditions but can be pitched in a 3-season configuration.
- Mountaineering: Built for winter and high elevations. It can withstand snow and high winds. It has rounded edges, but has poor ventilation.
- Family Base Camping: A spacious shelter with such luxuries as a porch or awning.
- Ultralight Solo: Some are hammocks, some are floorless and some are thin single walls
Tent Livability Features
- Dual doors make easy access.
- Vestibules offer sheltered space for storing gear.
- Gear attics help keep clutter off the floor.
- Rainfly vents prevent condensation.
- Fly windows let in light.