For Day Hikes and Extended Trips.
Section 1, Day Hikes, Summer:
Water bottles, Hydration system.
Sturdy boots. Goretex preferred.
First Aid kit.
Two pair socks.
Map & Compass.
Non Cotton Clothing.
Flashlight or Head lamp.
Sweater for the summits.
Sun Block and Chapstick.
Water proof matches.
Food. Bring enough.
Change of clothes. Leave in car.
Brimmed hat or baseball cap.
Section 2, Extended Trips, Summer:
All of section 1.
Backpack, 3500 cubic in. or more.
Sleeping bag and pad.
Nylon cord. 50 ft.
Spoon, fork and knife.
Watch or clock.
Toilet articles, toothbrush.
Note book and pencil.
Two pair of lash straps.
Moleskin, foot care.
Larger First Aid kit.
For Cold Weather Trips:
Sections 1 and 2 Plus.
Upper body insulation, 3 layers.
Lower body insulation , 2 layers.
Shell, wind pants
Hat, face mask, scarf.
Crampons . Instep or full.
Non cotton clothing. Cotton Kills.
Gloves or mittens.
Black water bottles, insulated.
Fatty foods. Cheese, chocolate, etc.
Spare parts for stove and water filter.
Insulated Gortex boots.
X- Country ski’s.
Emergency Space blanket.
Of course you won’t take all this gear with you
on each trip. Much depends on your party, the
weather and the area you are hiking. This is just
a general list to work from. With time you will know
what fits your needs best, Oh I almost forgot ,
remember the coffee.
Check out your local sporting goods store
or the links on the gear page for all the new gear that
is coming out. There are some really cool space
age gear out there and remember, its about function