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== Préliminaires ==
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This is a sample list of things you might take on a week-long trip hiking in a wilderness area.  Even more than with other kinds of travel, packing for this kind of trip requires compromises between keeping weight down and making sure you bring everything you'll need, because you have to carry it all with you.  Depending on where you're going and the time of year, some of the items may not be useful to you, and there are inevitably additional items you'll want to bring along, but this should give you a general idea of what you'll want to pack.  (Please keep in mind that we want this list to be useful to people in general, so don't edit it for your own specific needs.)  For information and advice about gear ''selection'', see [[Wilderness backpacking]].
* a priori, pour randonneur; pour les randonneuses, faut prévoir des adaptations ;-)
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* Il est possible que la liste contienne certains ''belgicismes''
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* La liste est prévue pour une rando d'une semaine sur une partie du GR20/Sud (Conca->Vizzavona)
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* Il est probable que la liste ne soit pas complète...
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= Don't forget anything! =
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== Wear ==
  
== Clothing ==
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* 2 synthetic undershirts
 
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* 2 capilaines
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* 2 long-sleeve shirts
 
* 2 long-sleeve shirts
* 2 light pants
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* 2 t-shirts
* 2 slips
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* 2 pair of pants (suitable weight for current weather)
* hankies
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* 2 pair of underwear (long underwear if needed)
* 2 pairs of wool socks
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* 2 pair of wool socks
* sandals
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* hiking boots
 
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* sandals (for wearing when not hiking)
== toilet ==
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* waterproof windbreaker, or at least a jacket.
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* raingear - ponchos can drape over your pack and save you the expense of a waterproof packcover.
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* swimsuit?
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* women: 2 good sports bras
  
* 1 large hand towel + shower-soap
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== Eat ==
* toothbrush + toothpaste
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* Q paper
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== food ==
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* oatmeal, cereal bars, trail mix, sausage
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* freeze-dried meals
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* cooking pots
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* gas camping stove
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* waterproof matches/lighter/fire starter
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* plate, cup, utensils
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* dish cloth, scouring sponge
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* multi-tool pocket knife (e.g. Swiss Army or Leatherman)
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* water bottles
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* plastic bag for trash
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* water filter -to remove physical debris
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* iodine tablets -to remove germalogical issues an alternative is water purification tablet
  
* cereal bars + corn flakes + raisins + sausage
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If you're traveling in bear country ensure your food is bagged so it can be tied up and away from the floor.
* 2 bottles of ice tea
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* 3 complete meals in bags
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== camping ==
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== Sleep ==
  
* [sleeping bag] + bag cover
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* tent
* [foam or air mattress]
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* sleeping bag
* set of cooking pots
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* foam or air mattress
* camping gas stove + bonbonne + matches (forbidden in plane?)
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* travel pillow?
* covers + plate + cup
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* can opener, decapsulator, corkscrew
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* dishcloth + scouring sponge
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== hiking ==
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== Get around ==
  
* big backpack
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* backpack
* sunglasses + sun lotion + hat
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* headlamp or flashlight, spare battery
* headlamp + new battery
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* maps, compass - make sure you can read them before you set out.
* bottines/godasses
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* hiking staff
* polaire
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* gore-tex vest
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* maillot
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* plastic bags
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== medicine ==
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== Stay healthy and safe ==
  
* immodium, aspirin
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* sunglasses
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* sun lotion
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* after sun treatment such as aloe vera gel
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* a hat (to shade your face and/or trap heat)
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* light trekking towel, bioshower-soap
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* insect repellent
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* toothbrush, toothpaste, floss
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* an analgesic painkiller such as aspirin or ibuprofen
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* anti-diarrhea medicine
 
* survival blanket
 
* survival blanket
* second skin: compeed
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* blister care (e.g. moleskin, adhesive bandages)
* [formulaire E111 de la mutuelle] (Belge)
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* insurance card (Highly unecessary, but doesn't weigh much)
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* ID card (Highly unecessary, but doesn't weigh much)
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* cash, bank card (Highly unecessary, but doesn't weigh much)
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* hankies (dozens of uses, mere ounces of weight)
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* snakebite kit where appropriate
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* a knife
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* 3 metre length of rope (myriad of potential uses)
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* women: tampons or pads
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* a least one lighter, gas or petrol plus small pack of storm matches (can be a life-saver in heavy rain)
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* topical antiseptic solution (eg Iodine) for cuts, bites and grazes
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* wet-wipes
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* water proof stuff packs
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* small shovel (This can be left behind if your pack weight is too heavy already)
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* lantern
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* whistle
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* cyalume glow-stick
  
== diverse ==
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== See and Do ==
  
* camera + film
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* camera, film
* VISA card + Bancontact card + cash 300 euros (Belge)
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* notepad and pen for journal
* plane tickets + boat tickets
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cards
* GR20 maps
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{{outline}}
* Club Alpin map + ID card
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* travel insurance
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[[fr:Que prendre pour une semaine de rando]]
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[[fr:Que prendre pour une semaine de randonnée]]
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{{related|Wilderness_backpacking}}
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{{related|Leave-no-trace_camping}}

Revision as of 06:35, 13 August 2011

    This article is a travel topic

This is a sample list of things you might take on a week-long trip hiking in a wilderness area. Even more than with other kinds of travel, packing for this kind of trip requires compromises between keeping weight down and making sure you bring everything you'll need, because you have to carry it all with you. Depending on where you're going and the time of year, some of the items may not be useful to you, and there are inevitably additional items you'll want to bring along, but this should give you a general idea of what you'll want to pack. (Please keep in mind that we want this list to be useful to people in general, so don't edit it for your own specific needs.) For information and advice about gear selection, see Wilderness backpacking.

Contents

Wear

  • 2 synthetic undershirts
  • 2 long-sleeve shirts
  • 2 t-shirts
  • 2 pair of pants (suitable weight for current weather)
  • 2 pair of underwear (long underwear if needed)
  • 2 pair of wool socks
  • hiking boots
  • sandals (for wearing when not hiking)
  • waterproof windbreaker, or at least a jacket.
  • raingear - ponchos can drape over your pack and save you the expense of a waterproof packcover.
  • swimsuit?
  • women: 2 good sports bras

Eat

  • oatmeal, cereal bars, trail mix, sausage
  • freeze-dried meals
  • cooking pots
  • gas camping stove
  • waterproof matches/lighter/fire starter
  • plate, cup, utensils
  • dish cloth, scouring sponge
  • multi-tool pocket knife (e.g. Swiss Army or Leatherman)
  • water bottles
  • plastic bag for trash
  • water filter -to remove physical debris
  • iodine tablets -to remove germalogical issues an alternative is water purification tablet

If you're traveling in bear country ensure your food is bagged so it can be tied up and away from the floor.

Sleep

  • tent
  • sleeping bag
  • foam or air mattress
  • travel pillow?

Get around

  • backpack
  • headlamp or flashlight, spare battery
  • maps, compass - make sure you can read them before you set out.
  • hiking staff

Stay healthy and safe

  • sunglasses
  • sun lotion
  • after sun treatment such as aloe vera gel
  • a hat (to shade your face and/or trap heat)
  • light trekking towel, bioshower-soap
  • insect repellent
  • toothbrush, toothpaste, floss
  • an analgesic painkiller such as aspirin or ibuprofen
  • anti-diarrhea medicine
  • survival blanket
  • blister care (e.g. moleskin, adhesive bandages)
  • insurance card (Highly unecessary, but doesn't weigh much)
  • ID card (Highly unecessary, but doesn't weigh much)
  • cash, bank card (Highly unecessary, but doesn't weigh much)
  • hankies (dozens of uses, mere ounces of weight)
  • snakebite kit where appropriate
  • a knife
  • 3 metre length of rope (myriad of potential uses)
  • women: tampons or pads
  • a least one lighter, gas or petrol plus small pack of storm matches (can be a life-saver in heavy rain)
  • topical antiseptic solution (eg Iodine) for cuts, bites and grazes
  • wet-wipes
  • water proof stuff packs
  • small shovel (This can be left behind if your pack weight is too heavy already)
  • lantern
  • whistle
  • cyalume glow-stick

See and Do

  • camera, film
  • notepad and pen for journal

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