gear checklist for a thru-hike


Backpacking Gear

 

backpack

pack cover or liner

trekking poles

 

Clothes

shoes

2 liner socks

2 outer socks

1 pair sleeping socks

pants

2 shirts

3 underwear

hat

sunglasses

gaiters

 

Cold Weather Clothes

jacket

gloves

hat

baselayers

 

Rain Gear

jacket

pants

 

Cooking Gear

stove

pot

fuel

utensils  

 

Food Items

bear bag line

container for olive oil

plastic jar for jelly, etc.

Ziploc bags

 

large dry bag for food storage

Camping Gear

shelter

sleeping bag

sleeping bag liner

sleeping pad

space blanket

towel

headlamp

wet & dirty clothes bag

dry bags

bear bag line

water bottles

water bladder

water filter

quart jug for scooping water

1-gallon jug

 

First Aid Kit

first aid kit bag

sterile gauze pads

self-adhesive elastic gauze

roll of Leukotape

alcohol wipes

wound closure strips

non-drowsy anti-histamine

chewable Pepto-Bismol tablets

non-drowsy cold medicine

antibiotic ointment

antihistamine cream

iodine

superglue

small scissors

safety pins

irrigation syringe

 

Toiletries  

toiletry bag

toothpaste

toothbrush

floss

razor

tweezers

nail clippers

vitamin pills

ibuprofen

any prescription meds

lip balm

 

lubricant eye drops

Navigation

AWOL's AT Guide

Guthook's app

 

Sanitation

toilet paper

hand sanitizer

trowel

Ziploc bag

Dr. Bs Baby Mild (unscented)

 

Repair Items

tenacious tape

sleeping pad puncture repair kit

 

Bug Issues

EcoSmart bugspray or

All Terrain Herbal Armor

 

Misc.

pen

notebook

cell phone + charger

spare cellphone battery

SPF 50 sunscreen

spare headlamp batteries

calling card

note card with emergency #s

wallet with credit cards, ID

AAA card, et cetera

 

Luxury Items

ereader

paperback novel

camera + spare batteries

mp3 player/ radio

pillow

pass the pig & other games

 

camp shoes