Backpacking list for the feint of heart. The amount
of junk and weight that armchair backpackers would
have you take is ridiculous. The surest sign of an
experienced backpacker is the light weight of the
pack. Pack weight really does make a huge difference
here. Even a pound or two is noticeable when you are
lugging it up a mountain at the end of the day. Hence,
our backpacking list.
This is our backpacking list made up from years and
years of experience in the Rocky Mountains, Himalayas
and elsewhere. From our own packs, and from watching
lots of other backpackers strain with bulging veins
under absurd loads. When in doubt - don't take it...
We'll start off with the list, then go into the details
of our backpacking list recommendations on the following
- external backpack, internal, hip belt, top brands,
best packs for the money, what kids like, packs for
crotichity old men, boulder hopping punks, pack repair
kit, backpack reviews.
_______ Nylon pack cover, or 3-4 very large garbage
bags. They tear, but if you're not a complete klutz
they will usually work, and are cheap.
4 to 8 one-gallon freezer bags (tougher than sandwich
bags) to use as clothes packets to keep stuff dry.
Sometimes I just cram clothes in a garbage bag in
the pack. With this backpacking list, I don't go backpacking
to be an organization nut.
Sleeping Bag -
lightest, warmest, best bargains, how much bag do
you need, mummy or bigger, brand comparisons. Sleeping
- water filters and purification, or, how to keep
from getting sicker than a mangy dog on the trail,
options and prices, and what NOT to use. Water filter
Clothing - backpacking
list of typical clothing for summer in the higher
Rocky Mountains. You need to at least be able to survive
if it snows. Backpacking gear recommendations - the
pairs wool socks.
pairs of liner socks.
paris of underwear.
pair of Supplex or nylon short.
pair of Supplex or nylon pants.
cap or hat.
Thermax, Capilene or other synthetic long under wear
- 2 tops, 1 bottom.
or wool jacket-shirt.
- backpacking gear gory details
least 3 water Bottles
to carry at least 3 liters of water.
or 2 bandannas
dinky flashlight, check out backpacking gear gory
light bowl, 1 light cup, 1 spoon
brush and nearly empty small toothpaste tube
_______ Backpacking Stoves
- Backpacking Stove Reviews
tents - Backpacking tent reviews
Other Backpacking Gear
Ok, if you have an overwhelming urge to grow long
ears, a tail and bray, then you can be a backpacking
mule by adding some of the following to the backpacking
If you really want to look like a neophyte, take a
for side hikes.
and paper to write a best-selling novel. And that
is about all of our backpacking list
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