Backpacking Gear Checklist
This is the list I use while getting ready for a backpacking trip no matter the length. This should offer a guideline for you to follow as you pack for a wilderness trip, but not as a "what to buy" guide. I am a big fan of finding gear that is cheap money wise, but high quality in the way its made and lasts. I probably do too much research on all aspects of gear as I rely on my outdoor gear every day of my life. The gear with asterisks are "must-take" pieces of kit that come with me on every trip. Everyone has different needs and wants. I like to cover long and fast miles, so I invest in ultralight gear that I specifically use while backpacking. Feel free to print this checklist off and use it to help you remember what to bring as you pack for your next trip. Enjoy!