Looking for a packing list for your first backpack? Here is a list of what we carry in our backpacks. Plan on splitting items for the group items over the more experienced hikers to make packs lighter for those with less experience.
To make it easy to plan your trip, here is a packing list for your next backpacking adventure. Below are all the items we make sure to bring along.
Backpack – good quality with the hip belt. Ideally fitted to your body
Industrial garbage bag (use inside your bag to keep everything dry)
FIRST AID, SAFETY & REPAIRS
First aid kit
Duct tape (roll some around your water bottle or hiking pole to save space & weight)
Swiss Army Knife or multi-tool
Underwear & socks
Hat & mitts
Rain jacket & rain pants
Deodorant (more for those you’re backpacking with)
FOOD AND DRINK
Meals, separated for each day.
Ultra-light emergency food for 1 day
Water purification of some sort (tablets, filter, drops)
Platypus water bladder
Bear Canister (where required)
Canoeing dry-bag (for food storage)
Pot/s for cooking.
Waterproof matches or lighter
Scrubbie & pot scraper
Tent – make sure you have all the parts – yes, we’ve been in the backcountry without our fly!
Camp pillow or stuffable pillowcase
ON THE TRAIL
Hydration bladder or water bottle
Rain cover for backpack (can be removed if you take a garbage bag as a liner)