Essential items to take backpacking


By Madi Brown

These are some crucial items to bring when backpacking.

Navigation

  • Map ( with protective case)
  • Compass

Illumination

  • Headlamp and flashlight

First-aid supplies

  • First aid kit

Repair kit and tools

  • Knife or multi-tool
  • Duct tape strips; repair items as needed

Nutrition

  • Extra day’s supply of food

Hydration

  • Water bottles or hydration system
  • Water filter

Emergency shelter

  • Tent, tarp, bivy or reflective blanket

 

Source: REI Ultralight Backpacking Checklist

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