The truth is, there's not an "end all, say all" solution for backpacking.  Each trip is unique along with the user.  Below you'll find some resources for various backpacking scenarios.  Each piece of gear listed is something I've personally used, believe in, or consider a solid investment based on what I know of the product and the company.  

On each different page, you'll find affiliate links to the products I'm suggesting, meaning that at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.  

Beginner Backpacking Resource

Ultimate Backpacking Packing List

Everyone has to start somewhere.  If you're just now getting into backpacking, it's important to bring things with you that are comfortable, reliable, and that make you want to return to the mountains after your trip is over.  This list of resources is a great starting point from which to build upon as you progress in your backpacking journey

Lightweight Backpacking Resource

Lightweight Backpacking Packing LIst

Going ultralight is not for everyone and that's perfectly okay.  Ultralight backpacking requires you to give up certain comfort items in order to keep that pack weight down.  For those like like to move fast, cover miles, and desire to live simply, check out this resource page.

Backpack Hunting Resource

Backpack Hunting Packing List

Backpack hunting can be a different beast.  It requires you to think differently about where you're going, what you're doing, and ultimately how you're going to get your harvest out of the backcountry.  For the most part, you'll be taking many of the same things with you that you would if you were just backpacking, but there are some differences.  This resource page shows will help guide you to building your backpack hunting kit.

Thru Hiking Resource

Thru Hiking Packing List

So you're ready to hike thousands of miles?  Sweet!  It's really time to get serious about what you need and what you don't need.  This resource page will help you sort through those decisions and with any luck, help you reach that final terminus without too much trouble.