Backpacking Checklist

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Backpacking Checklist

Packing List of backpacker essentials for camping in the backcountry.

How to Pack a Backpacking Pack:

Start with your sleeping bag in the bottom for a solid foundation. Put the heaviest items like your clothing, food, and cooking gear in the main compartment, keeping the weight close to your back, nearest your center of gravity. For men, this is higher, and for women it tends to be lower, towards the small of the back.


Pack & Sleeping:



  •   Boots, well sealed
  •   Camp shoes and sandals
  •   Liner Socks
  •   Hiking Socks
  •   T-Shirts
  •   Shorts
  •   Warm Shirts
  •   Long Pants
  •   Extra Underwear
  •   Thermal Underwear
  •   Warm Jacket/Fleece
  •   Rain Gear
  •   Gloves Fleece/Wool
  •   Hat with brim
  •   Warm Hat
  •   Clothes for drive home


Ten + Essentials:



Group Equipment:


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Backpacking Checklist PDF - A free packing list of backpacking gear for your next trip


You can purchase most of these items at your local A16 store or right here on adventure16.com


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4620 Alvarado Canyon Rd.
San Diego, CA 92120
(619) 283-2374

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Solana Beach, CA 92075
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5425 Reseda Blvd.
Tarzana, CA 91356
(818) 345-4266

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11161 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 473-4574


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