Backpacking Checklist

Backpacking Checklist for Backpacking and Camping Trips
Tips For Fly Fishing And Wading
Tips On Fly Fishing And Wading

Tips For Fly Fishing And Wading

Maintaining your floating or front heavy fly fishing line is extremely important. When you are fishing, look for any nicks or abrasions in the line.

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Are You Going Backpacking Use This Advice To Plan
Are You Going Backpacking Use This Advice To Plan

Are You Going Backpacking Use This Advice To Plan

You can use dryer lint to kindle your campfire. Get more camping and backpacking advice and tips here now.

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What You Need To Know About Backpacking
What You Need To Know About Backpacking

What You Need To Know About Backpacking

Make sure that you are aware of the dangers around the camping site you choose. Knowing what poisonous creatures to look for and where terrain gets rugged.

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Camp Easier With These Tips And Tricks On Backpacking
Camp Easier With These Tips And Tricks On Backpacking

Camp Easier With These Tips And Tricks On Backpacking

While you may count on Mother Nature to have plenty of wood to stoke your campfire, you may encounter only wet wood that won't burn. Learn more tips now.

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Have The Time Of Your Life While Backpacking
Backpacking Checklist

Have The Time Of Your Life While Backpacking

Your camp should always be set up before nightfall.

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Solid Advice For Making Backpacking Less Stressful
Solid Advice For Making Backpacking Less Stressful

Solid Advice For Making Backpacking Less Stressful

Always pack and carry a survival kit when backpacking. Learn more backpacking advice and see the must have checklist.

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Enjoy Nature with These Backpacking Tips
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Enjoy Nature with These Backpacking Tips

Buy special camping pillows instead of using your standard ones. Get more backpacking tips now.

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Getting Ready For The Backpacking Trip Of A Lifetime
Getting Ready For The Backpacking Trip Of A Lifetime

Getting Ready For The Backpacking Trip Of A Lifetime

Pick a type of sleeping bag that happens to be appropriate for the season. Get ready for the backpacking trip with these tips.

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Solid Advice For Making Backpacking Less Stressful
Solid Advice For Making Backpacking Less Stressful

Solid Advice For Making Backpacking Less Stressful

Kids might enjoy a camping activity called the "jungle breakfast. Learn more backpacking tips here.

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Have Fun On Your Next Backpacking Adventure
Have Fun On Your Next Backpacking Adventure

Have Fun On Your Next Backpacking Adventure

your survival kit, be sure you have waterproof matches, a flare gun, a first aid kit, water-purifying tablets and a knife. Get more camping tips here.

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Backpacking Checklist - Hiking Checklist - Camping Checklist

Backpacking Checklist and Camping Checklist was created by backpackers with 50 years experience. Learn how to prepare your backpack and camping gear.

– Backpacking is an outdoor activity where people pack food, clothing, camping and survival gear into backpacks. Gear usually includes food, water, sleeping bags and a tent.

10 Essential Backpacking Checklist Items

Since each backpacking item must be carried in the pack, weight is an important factor in choosing equipment options. Follow these important Backpacking Checklist and Camping Checklist tips.

  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothing (like a sweater, warm hat and rain jacket)
  • Map of the area
  • Compass
  • Flashlight, extra batteries extra bulb
  • Pocketknife or all-in-one-tool
  • Fire-making items (lighter, or matches in waterproof container, candle)
  • First aid kit
  • Sun protection like sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm and a hat

Main Items
Backpack
Pack rain cover
Day pack
Tent, poles, pegs, groundsheet
Sleeping bag
Sleeping pad

Cooking Items
Food
Stove
Fuel
Wide-mouth water bottles (2-3)
Cooking pot
Cup or mug
Pot scrubber

Check Functionality Items
Flashlight
Stove
Camera
Cell Phone (charged)
Lighter

Special Items
Camera and film
Cell Phone
Tripod
Binoculars
Notebook
Reading material, cards, other

First Aid Kit
Cold medicine
Pain reliever
Antacid tablets
Antibiotic ointment
Antiseptic towelettes
Adhesive bandages
Butterfly adhesive bandages
Roller gauze
Burn cream
Medical tape
Krazy Glue (to close minor cuts)
Moleskin
Safety Pins
Needle, Tweezers
Scissors
Thermometer


Clothing Items
Boots or hiking shoes
Sandals
Waterproof clothing bag
Socks, inner and/or outer
Underwear
Pants (non-cotton)
Pile/fleece jacket
Shirts (long-sleeve and short-sleeve)
Gore-Tex (or similar) Parka
Hat
Cold-weather hat
Lightweight gloves
Rain Pants
Long Underwear
Winter gloves or mittens

Repair Items
Extra lighter
Extra flashlight bulbs
Extra batteries
Extra pack buckles
Extra draw cord toggles
Mattress and tent patch kit
Stove maintenance kit
Tent pole repair tube
Sewing kit
Small length of wire
Duct tape
Nylon cord


Other items
Water purification system
Sunscreen
Insect Repellant
Biodegradable Liquid Soap (Castile Soap is perfect)
G.I. can opener
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Watch
Toilet paper in plastic
Hand sanitizer
Plastic bags (grocery bags, garbage bags)

History of Backpacking

Many would say that the history of backpacking began in 1920 with Lloyd F. Nelson’s invention of the camping backpack. As the story goes, in an effort to make his carrying “pack” more comfortable, Nelson fashioned a rigid pack board, which not only gave structure to the backpack, but also made it easier to carry over long hauls.

Prior to Mr. Nelson’s invention, the backpack (also known as knapsack or rucksack) was simply a loose sack with shoulder straps. The pack board created a division between the contents of the bag and the carrier’s back. In addition, it distributed weight more evenly across the shoulders. To this day, the design remains relatively the same.

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