Day Hike Packing List

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Day Hike Packing List/Summer

Must have Items

  • All-terrain runners, walking shoes or boots suited to terrain and weather
  • Weather-appropriate clothing, multiple layers
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Day pack (20-30 liters) and rain cover
  • Navigation: Map and compass or Trail description
  • Seat pad
  • Nutrition: Lunch and trail snacks
  • Fire: Matches or lighter in a waterproof bag
  • Hydration: Water bottle or bladder, plenty of water
  • Cellphone with fully charged battery
  • Toilet paper
  • First Aid Kit: assorted plasters, blister plasters, hygienic cleansing wipes, wound care dressing, elastic bandage

Good to have Items

... if planning to cook

  • Stove, fuel, pots and kitchen supplies
  • Mug
  • Plate
  • Spoon or spork

... depending on the season and weather

  • Warm, insulated jacket for breaks
  • Spare mid-layer and base-layer clothing, multiple layers, such as a jumper
  • Gloves, warm hat, scarf
  • Windproof jackets and pants
  • Waterproof jacket and pants, extra socks
  • Head Torch
  • Sunblock
  • Sun hat or sun cap
  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Long trousers in a tick-infested area
  • Insect repellent
  • Mosquito head net
  • Knife or multi-tool

... depending on activities

  • Camera in a waterproof case, extra battery
  • Binoculars
  • Nature Viewing Guidebooks

Day Hike Packing List/Winter

Must have Items

  • Insulated walking shoes or boots suited to terrain and weather
  • Weather-appropriate clothing, multiple layers
  • Warm, moisture-wicking long underwear
  • Warm socks
  • Day pack (20-30 liters) and rain cover
  • Mid-layer clothing, multiple layers
  • Head and face protection: hat, balaclava
  • Scarf
  • Warm gloves or mittens with insulated liners
  • Head torch
  • Navigation: Map and compass or Trail description
  • Seat pad
  • Nutrition: Lunch and trail snacks
  • Fire: Matches or lighter in a waterproof bag
  • Hydration: Thermos, warm drink  
  • Cellphone with fully charged battery, keep warm
  • Toilet paper
  • First Aid Kit: assorted plasters, blister plasters, hygienic cleansing wipes, wound care dressing, elastic bandage

Good to have Items

... if planning to cook

  • Stove, fuel, pots and kitchen supplies
  • Mug
  • Plate
  • Spoon or spork

... depending on the season and weather

  • Warm, insulated jacket for breaks
  • Spare mid-layer and base-layer clothing, multiple layers
  • Spare socks
  • Sunblock
  • Sun glasses or snow goggles
  • Knife or multi-tool

... depending on activities

  • Camera in a waterproof case, extra battery
  • Snow shoes, sliding snow shoes and poles
  • Ice picks and other ice safety items
  • Skis, skiing poles, ski shoes
  • Nature Viewing Guidebooks