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Connecting Youth To The Outdoors

Backpacking

Backpacking is an awesome way to spend time in the outdoors, exploring places that you never knew even existed. 

CLOTHING

  • Hiking Boots – Should be broken in and waterproofed.
  • Rain Jacket and Pants
  • Wool or Fleece Pants
  • Fleece Jacket or Wool Sweater
  • Wool socks
  • Liner socks (if you like liners)
  • Underwear AND T-shirts
  • Shorts
  • Wool or Fleece Cap
  • Lightweight Hat with Brim
  • Bandanna

EQUIPMENT

  • Backpack
  • Map of your route and a compass (and the ability to read both)
  • Appropriate food for your trip plus some extra
  • Bear Canister allowed for use in the area you’re visiting
  • Sleeping Bag & Waterproof Stuff sack
  • Tent or tarp with ground cloth
  • Sleeping Pad
  • First-aid Kit – don’t forget moleskin
  • Stove, cook-kit and fuel
  • Matches or lighter
  • Lightweight Eating Gear – cup, bowl, spoon.
  • Flashlight or Headlamp
  • Pocket knife or multi-tool
  • Garbage Bags
  • Water Bottle
  • Collapsable water container for camp
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Chapstick and Sun Screen
  • Toilet paper – in a plastic bag
  • Trowel for digging cat holes (for human waste–check out our LNT page)
  • Toiletries – toothbrush/paste, personal medications
  • Repair Kit
  • Dark Glasses
  • Duct tape!

OTHER IDEAS:

  • Sandals or camp shoes
  • Journal and pen/pencil
  • Fishing Gear with a fishing permit
  • Camera
  • Binoculars