What to Bring Backpacking: The Ultimate Packing List
This ultimate backpacking packing list is for those who are looking to get started and want to ensure they’re comfortable from start to finish. For backpacking trips lasting anywhere from 1-3 nights in the backcountry, this suggested packing list will serve you well and not cause any frustrations along the way.
All *ESSENTIAL items are listed as such meaning they are required for a safe trip.
By the time you reach the trailhead on your way back home, you’ll be eager to plan your next trip with the items listed here!
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I’ve spent a lot of time sorting through all the gear out there so you can cut right to the chase. Some of this gear can be purchased at your local outdoor store, however others cannot. I’ve personally used nearly all of this gear and if I haven’t, I’ve researched and spoken to those who have who recommend these items as well.
As always, if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
**This packing list is tailored to a summer trip during average summer temperatures in fair weather.