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.
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
on each trip. Much depends on your party,
weather and the area you are hiking. This
a general list to work from. With time you
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
age gear out there and remember, its about
Basic First Aid Kit
- Aspirin or Tylenol - 100 tablets
- Tylenol 3 (aspirin and codeine - prescription only)
- 30 tablets
- Antihistamine - 20 tablets
- Laxative - 10 tablets
- Anti-diarrhoea tablets - 25
- Band-Aids of varying size and shape - 30
- Sterile gauze pads, 4 " squares - 5
- Porous adhesive tape, 1" wide - 1
- Waterproof adhesive tape, 1" wide - 1
- Spenco Second Skin (for burns), 2" x 4" - 4
- Elastic bandage, 3" wide - 1
- Triangular bandages - 2
- Safety pins - 10
- Antiseptic cleaning solution - 2 ounces
- Calamine lotion - small bottle
- Scissors - 1
- Tweezers - 1