Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Backpacking Essentials


All backpackers must take specific items with them.  These are known as the essentials.  In the video below I will go through the essentials I always carry while out backpacking.

Here is a list for you:
Backpacking Essentials

  • Navigation Compass Map GPS (optional) 
  • Sun Protection 
  • Sunglasses Sunscreen 
  • Lip Balm 
  • Hat 
  • Extra Clothing
  • Illumination Headlamp/Flashlight 
  • Extra Batteries 
  • Repair Kit and Tools Multi Tool Survival Knife 
  • Duct Tape 
  • Zip Ties 
  • First Aid 
  • Insect Repellent 
  • Bandages Bandaids 
  • Bandanda 
  • Medicine 
  • Denatured Alcohol 
  • Wipes 
  • Tick Tweezers 
  • Food/Water 2 Extra Liters of Water 
  • Water Treatment Device (drops, tablets, or filter) 
  • 1 Extra Days Worth of Food 
  • Emergency Shelter Space Blanket / Shelter / Tube Tent 
  • Sleeping Pad T
  • Trash Bag 
  • Bivy Sac