Outdoor Gear Checklists

Summer Day Hikes

The Ten Essentials:

  • Map
  • Compass
  • Warm clothing: warm jacket, hat & long pants
  • Extra food and water
  • Flashlight/headlamp
  • Matches & firestarter
  • First aid & repair kit
  • Whistle & signal mirror
  • Rain jacket and pants
  • Pocket knife

Also Consider:

  • Sturdy footwear & extra socks
  • Trekking poles
  • Watch
  • Trash bag
  • Tarp or space blanket
  • Guidebook
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Bandana
  • Headnet/insect repellent
  • Gloves/mittens
  • Personal medications
  • Cord/rope
  • Gaiters
  • Extra batteries
  • GPS
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Bear Spray

Overnight Trips & Groups

  • Large backpack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Foam pad
  • Tent/shelter
  • Stove & fuel
  • Pot, cup, bowl & spoon
  • Food & bear canister
  • Water purification
  • Toiletries, towel, TP & trowel
  • Extra clothing

Winter

  • Extra warm clothing
  • Insulated parka
  • Extra mittens & overmitts
  • Balaclava
  • Insulated boots
  • Snowshoes/skis & ski poles
  • Ski wax/climbing skins
  • Chemical heat packs

Above Treeline

  • Rope
  • Belay/rappel device
  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Boots
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Ice tools
  • Ice screws
  • Locking carabiners
  • Prusiks
  • Face mask
  • Goggles
  • Insulated sit pad

Avalanche Terrain

  • Avalanche transceiver
  • Avalanche probe
  • Snow shovel

On the Water

  • Personal flotation device
  • Boat
  • Paddles
  • Dry bags
  • Throw rope
  • Water footwear
  • Dry suit/spray top & bottoms
  • Helmet
  • Paddling gloves

Bicycle

  • Bike
  • Helmet
  • Panniers
  • Lights
  • Bright/reflective jacket
  • Lock
  • Spare chain links
  • Lubricant
  • Spare tubes
  • Pump
  • Pressure gauge
  • Multi-tool

Vehicle

  • Preventative maintenance
  • Full gas tank
  • Cell phone & charger
  • Warm clothing
  • Blankets
  • Extra food & water
  • Flashlight
  • First-aid kit
  • Chemical heat packs
  • Shovel
  • Tool kit
  • Jumper cables
  • Flares
  • Full size spare (inflated)
  • Lug wrench
  • Bike pump
  • Tire plug kit