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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.  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.
  
This is a sample list of things you might take on a week-long hiking trip.  Some may not be useful to you, and there are inevitably additional items you'll want to bring along.
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== Wear ==
 
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== Clothing ==
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* 2 undershirts
 
* 2 undershirts
 
* 2 long-sleeve shirts
 
* 2 long-sleeve shirts
* 2 light pants
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* 2 pair of pants (suitable for current weather)
* hankies
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* 2 pair of underwear
 
* 2 pair of underwear
 
* 2 pairs of wool socks
 
* 2 pairs of wool socks
* sandals
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* hiking boots
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* sandals (for wearing when not hiking)
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* sweatshirt
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* gore-tex vest
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* swimsuit
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* raingear
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* hankies
  
== Toiletries ==
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== Eat ==
  
* 1 light trekking towel, shower-soap
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* oatmeal, cereal bars, corn flakes, raisins, sausage
* toothbrush, toothpaste
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* freeze-dried meals
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* cooking pots
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* gas camping stove, matches
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* plate, cup
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* can opener, bottle opener, corkscrew
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* dish cloth, scouring sponge
  
== Food ==
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== Sleep ==
  
* cereal bars, corn flakes, raisins, sausage
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* tent
* 2 bottles of ice tea
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* complete meals in bags
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== Camping ==
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* sleeping bag
 
* sleeping bag
 
* foam or air mattress
 
* foam or air mattress
* set of cooking pots
 
* camping gas stove, matches
 
* plate, cup
 
* can opener, bottle opener, corkscrew
 
* dishcloth, scouring sponge
 
  
== Hiking ==
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== Get around ==
  
* big backpack
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* backpack
 
* sunglasses, sun lotion, hat
 
* sunglasses, sun lotion, hat
 
* headlamp or flashlight, new battery
 
* headlamp or flashlight, new battery
* boots/shoes
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* maps
* polaire
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* gore-tex vest
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* swimsuit
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* plastic bags
 
* plastic bags
  
== Medicine ==
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== Stay healthy and safe ==
  
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* light trekking towel, shower-soap
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* toothbrush, toothpaste
 
* immodium, aspirin
 
* immodium, aspirin
 
* survival blanket
 
* survival blanket
* second skin: compeed
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* blister care (e.g. moleskin, adhesive bandages)
 
* insurance card
 
* insurance card
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* ID card
  
== Other ==
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== See and Do ==
  
 
* camera, film
 
* camera, film
 
* cash, bank card
 
* cash, bank card
* maps
 
* ID card
 
* travel insurance
 
 
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[[fr:Que prendre pour une semaine de randonnée]]
 
[[fr:Que prendre pour une semaine de randonnée]]

Revision as of 17:53, 17 April 2006

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. 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.

Contents

Wear

  • 2 undershirts
  • 2 long-sleeve shirts
  • 2 pair of pants (suitable for current weather)
  • 2 pair of underwear
  • 2 pairs of wool socks
  • hiking boots
  • sandals (for wearing when not hiking)
  • sweatshirt
  • gore-tex vest
  • swimsuit
  • raingear
  • hankies

Eat

  • oatmeal, cereal bars, corn flakes, raisins, sausage
  • freeze-dried meals
  • cooking pots
  • gas camping stove, matches
  • plate, cup
  • can opener, bottle opener, corkscrew
  • dish cloth, scouring sponge

Sleep

  • tent
  • sleeping bag
  • foam or air mattress

Get around

  • backpack
  • sunglasses, sun lotion, hat
  • headlamp or flashlight, new battery
  • maps
  • plastic bags

Stay healthy and safe

  • light trekking towel, shower-soap
  • toothbrush, toothpaste
  • immodium, aspirin
  • survival blanket
  • blister care (e.g. moleskin, adhesive bandages)
  • insurance card
  • ID card

See and Do

  • camera, film
  • cash, bank card
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