Overnight Backpacking Trip Packing List

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Must have Items

Clothing

  • Waterproof walking shoes or boots suited to terrain and weather
  • Sandals for breaks
  • Weather-appropriate jacket
  • Weather-appropriate pants or shorts
  • Moisture-wicking shirt (long/short sleeve), spare ones
  • Insulating mid-layer clothing: long sleeve/jumper/pants
  • Underwear, long underwear, spare
  • Warm socks, multiple pair
  • Warm, insulated jacket for breaks
  • Extra base layer for sleeping, wool socks

Hiking Needs

  • Backpack (50-100 litres), rain cover
  • Dry bags
  • Navigation: Map and compass or Trail description
  • Fire: Matches or lighter in a waterproof bag and a knife
  • Seat pad
  • Cellphone with fully charged battery
  • Toilet paper
  • Hydration: Water bottle or bladder, plenty of water

Camping

  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bag (Three Seasons or Summer)
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Quick-dry Towel
  • Personal hygiene items, prescription medications
  • First Aid Kit: assorted plasters, blister plasters, hygienic cleansing wipes, wound care dressing, elastic bandage

Food&Water

  • Stove, fuel and cooking pots
  • Mug, plate, utensils
  • Biodegradable soap, sponge
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner and high-energy snacks
  • Hydration: Water bottle or bladder, plenty of water

First Aid Kit

  • First Aid Kit: Triangular bandage, sterile pads and bandage, elastic bandage, assorted plasters, blister plasters, antiseptic wipes, wound care dressing, tweezers, blunt-tip scissors, hydrocortisone tablets

Miscellaneous

  • Portable Power Bank
  • Multi-tool
  • Repair Kit: Duct tape, rope, fine thread
  • Needle and thread sewing kit

Good to have Items

... depending on the season and weather

  • Spare mid-layer and base-layer clothing, multiple layers
  • Gloves, warm hat, scarf
  • Windproof jackets and pants
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Head Torch
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat or sun cap
  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Long trousers in a tick-infested area
  • Insect repellent
  • Mosquito head net
  • Candles

... depending on activities

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

Overnight Backpacking Trip Packing list/Winter

Must have Items

Clothing

  • Insulated walking shoes or boots suited to terrain and weather
  • Insulated footwear for breaks
  • Weatherproof jacket with a hood
  • Weatherproof pants or shorts
  • Moisture-wicking shirt (long/short sleeve), spare ones
  • Insulating mid-layer clothing: long sleeve/jumper/pants
  • Underwear, long underwear, spare
  • Warm socks, multiple pair
  • Warm, insulated jacket for breaks
  • Extra base layer for sleeping, wool socks, warm hat, handwear
  • Head and face protection: hat, balaclava
  • Scarf
  • Warm gloves or mittens with insulated liners

Hiking Needs

  • Backpack (50-100 litres), rain cover
  • Dry bags
  • Navigation: Map and compass or Trail description
  • Fire: Matches or lighter in a waterproof bag and a knife
  • Seat pad
  • Cellphone with fully charged battery
  • Toilet paper
  • Head torch

Camping

  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bag (Winter), liner
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Quick-dry Towel
  • Personal hygiene items, prescription medications
  • For huts: spare 9 V battery for the fire alarm or own travel fire alarm

Food & Water

  • Stove, fuel and cooking pots
  • Mug, plate, utensils
  • Biodegradable soap, sponge
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner and high-energy snacks
  • Hydration: thermos, warm drink, water

First Aid Kit

  • First Aid Kit: Triangular bandage, sterile pads and bandage, elastic bandage, assorted plasters, blister plasters, antiseptic wipes, wound care dressing, tweezers, blunt-tip scissors, hydrocortisone tablets

Miscellaneous

  • Portable Power Bank
  • Multi-tool
  • Repair Kit: Duct tape, rope, fine thread
  • Needle and thread sewing kit

Good to have Items

..... depending on the season and weather

  • Warm, insulated jacket for breaks
  • Spare mid-layer and base-layer clothing, multiple layers
  • Spare socks
  • Windproof jackets and pants
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Candles

... depending on activities

  • Snow shoes, sliding snow shoes and poles
  • Ice picks and other ice safety items
  • Skis, skiing poles, ski shoes
  • Nature Viewing Guidebooks