What Is In My Pack

“It is better to be prepared and not have an opportunity, than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.

Whitney M. Young
My Backpack
My overnighter

Maybe one day, I will write a whole blog post about getting my gear together. But then again, I need to get better at shoved it all in my backpack before giving advice. Here is the list, divided into categories recommended by R.E.I and the Sierra Club.

Not all of this stuff I bring with me on day hikes. The pack is about 30 pounds with full gear, and I don’t need a tent on a day trek through an urban forest.

If it goes in both my day and overnight then it will be BOLD. Hey, it must be important to make both.

I am also going to divide it into 13 categories based on what you need to survive.


  • Food bag
  • Spork
  • Cooking kit
  • Pots/pans
  • mug
  • Food



Fix -It

  • Duck Tape
  • Multi-tool
  • Sewing kit


  • First aid kit
  • Medication
  • Medicine
  • List of medication
  • Bug/Mosquito Spray
  • Tick Picker


  • Warm cloths
  • Good socks
  • Sock liners
  • Poncho
  • Wind Breaker
  • Gloves
  • Beanie
  • emergency blanket


  • Lamp
  • Headlight
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Rechargeable Battery pack


  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Gaiter/cooling
  • Sun lotion


  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Pillow
  • Eye Cover
  • Ear plugs


  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Map
  • Itinerary


Odds & Ends

There you have it. I might do a small blog post on some of my more unique items and what i have learn.

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