Checklist


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POWAY BACKPACKER’S CHECKLIST

EQUIPMENT:

__Backpack

__Sleeping Bag

__Ensolite Pad

__Ground Cover (no larger than 5’x7’)

­­__Sierra Cups (2)

__Tablespoon

__Water Bottle (wide mouth; 1qt. minimum)

__ Hydration Bladder*

__ Headlamp or Flashlight

__Spare Batteries & Bulbs

__Pocket Knife (max. 2 inch locking blade)*

__Ziplock Bags (heavy duty/freezer)

__Large Trash Bag (2)

 

CLOTHING:

__Hiking Boots/Trail Shoes

__Running Shoes (quick dry) NO SANDALS!

__Outer Socks (2) [1 to wear; 1 to pack]

__Inner Socks (2) [1 to wear; 1 to pack]*

__T-shirt (2) [1 to wear; 1 to pack]

__Shorts (2) [1 to wear; 1 to pack]

__Long Pants/Sweats (1)

__Underwear (2) [1 to wear; 1 to pack]

__Sweat/Thermal Shirt (1)

__Jacket/Vest

__Rain Poncho

__Wool Cap/Beanie

__Hat*

__Gloves*

__Bandana

 

PERSONAL & TOILET:

__Toothbrush & paste (travel size)

__Towel (med.; quick dry)

__WHITE Toilet Paper

__Trowel (plastic/light weight aluminum)

__Insect Repellent (minimum 90% DEET)

__Sunscreen (travel size)

__Deodorant (solid; travel size)

FIRST AID:

__Moleskin Plus (Dr. Scholl’s)

__Pain Reliever

__Lip Protection w/ SPF

__Band-Aids

 

MISCELLANEOUS:

__Sunglasses

__Duct Tape

__Notepad & Pen*

__Deck of Cards*

__Needle & Thread*

__Book or Magazine*

 

CAMERA*:

__Small Camera*

__Extra Batteries*

__Know how it works!

 

FISHING:

__Rod & Reel*

__Line & Leader*

__Lures & Hooks (barbless)*

__Bait*

__Sinkers*

__Pliers*

 

FOR THE BUS:

__Day Pack

__Change of Clothes

__Towel

__Game or Book

__Lunch/Snacks

__Money

__MP3 Player*

 

TRAIL SNACKS

__See Lunch Food List (June Meeting)

 

*ALL ITEMS W/ ASTERIC ARE OPTIONAL

 

LUNCH FOOD

(Eat before you shop!)

Recommended Food

  • Tortillas
  • Bread (w/ bread box)
  • Pringles (cans are great for storing other foods, too)
  • Granola Bars or Cereal Bars
  • Energy Bars or Energy Bloks
  • Cheese slices (individually wrapped)
  • Block of cheese
  • Velveeta cheese
  • Crackers (see Pringles can)
  • Dried Fruits
  • Fruit rolls or fruit chews
  • Jerky
  • Nuts
  • Tuna pouches
  • Drink mixes

Spreads

  • Peanut butter (squeeze tubes)
  • Jelly/jam (squeeze tubes)
  • Mayo & mustard packets
  • Taco sauce packets (Taco Bell or Del Taco)

Candy & Junk Food

  • Oreos (see Pringles can)
  • Gummy stuff
  • Candy bars
  • M & Ms
  • Jolly Ranchers or other hard candy
  • GORP (you can make your own)
  • Chocolate covered raisins or nuts
  • Pop Tarts

Heavy Stuff

  • Oranges or other fresh fruit
  • Fruit cups
  • Pudding cups
  • Hostess cakes
  • Hot Dogs or Hard salami

 

* Approx. 1/2 lb. a day is more than enough. You can make daily lunch bags in small ziplocks to conserve weight & space. Remember, shop on full stomach!

 

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