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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.
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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.)
  
 
== Wear ==
 
== Wear ==
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* 2 undershirts
 
* 2 undershirts
 
* 2 long-sleeve shirts
 
* 2 long-sleeve shirts
* 2 pair of pants (suitable for current weather)
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* 2 pair of pants (suitable weight for current weather)
 
* 2 pair of underwear
 
* 2 pair of underwear
* 2 pairs of wool socks
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* 2 pair of wool socks
 
* hiking boots
 
* hiking boots
 
* sandals (for wearing when not hiking)
 
* sandals (for wearing when not hiking)
* sweatshirt
 
* gore-tex vest
 
* swimsuit
 
* raingear
 
 
* hankies
 
* hankies
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* sweatshirt or jacket
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* raingear
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* swimsuit?
  
 
== Eat ==
 
== Eat ==
  
* oatmeal, cereal bars, corn flakes, raisins, sausage
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* oatmeal, cereal bars, trail mix, sausage
 
* freeze-dried meals
 
* freeze-dried meals
 
* cooking pots
 
* cooking pots
 
* gas camping stove, matches
 
* gas camping stove, matches
 
* plate, cup
 
* plate, cup
* can opener, bottle opener, corkscrew
 
 
* dish cloth, scouring sponge
 
* dish cloth, scouring sponge
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* multi-tool pocket knife (e.g. Swiss Army)
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* water bottles
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* plastic bag for trash
  
 
== Sleep ==
 
== Sleep ==
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* backpack
 
* backpack
* sunglasses, sun lotion, hat
 
 
* headlamp or flashlight, new battery
 
* headlamp or flashlight, new battery
* maps
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* maps, compass
* plastic bags
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* hiking staff
  
 
== Stay healthy and safe ==
 
== Stay healthy and safe ==
  
* light trekking towel, shower-soap
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* sunglasses, sun lotion, hat
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* light trekking towel, bioshower-soap
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* insect repellant
 
* toothbrush, toothpaste
 
* toothbrush, toothpaste
* immodium, aspirin
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* aspirin
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* anti-diarrhea medicine
 
* survival blanket
 
* survival blanket
 
* blister care (e.g. moleskin, adhesive bandages)
 
* blister care (e.g. moleskin, adhesive bandages)
 
* insurance card
 
* insurance card
 
* ID card
 
* ID card
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* cash, bank card
  
 
== See and Do ==
 
== See and Do ==
  
 
* camera, film
 
* camera, film
* cash, bank card
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* notepad and pen for journal
  
 
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Revision as of 20:30, 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, 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.)

Contents

Wear

  • 2 undershirts
  • 2 long-sleeve shirts
  • 2 pair of pants (suitable weight for current weather)
  • 2 pair of underwear
  • 2 pair of wool socks
  • hiking boots
  • sandals (for wearing when not hiking)
  • hankies
  • sweatshirt or jacket
  • raingear
  • swimsuit?

Eat

  • oatmeal, cereal bars, trail mix, sausage
  • freeze-dried meals
  • cooking pots
  • gas camping stove, matches
  • plate, cup
  • dish cloth, scouring sponge
  • multi-tool pocket knife (e.g. Swiss Army)
  • water bottles
  • plastic bag for trash

Sleep

  • tent
  • sleeping bag
  • foam or air mattress

Get around

  • backpack
  • headlamp or flashlight, new battery
  • maps, compass
  • hiking staff

Stay healthy and safe

  • sunglasses, sun lotion, hat
  • light trekking towel, bioshower-soap
  • insect repellant
  • toothbrush, toothpaste
  • aspirin
  • anti-diarrhea medicine
  • survival blanket
  • blister care (e.g. moleskin, adhesive bandages)
  • insurance card
  • ID card
  • cash, bank card

See and Do

  • camera, film
  • notepad and pen for journal
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