What to Bring Backpacking: The Ultimate Backpacking 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 trips that last from 1-3 nights in the backcountry, this suggested backpacking gear will serve you well and not cause any frustrations along the way.
By the time you reach the trailhead on your way back home, you’ll be eager to plan your next trip!
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I’ve spent a lot of time and energy 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.
Food and Water
Use an organizational bag for all those extra items you don’t need throughout the day or for snacks.