Backpacking List | 3-5 Day Trip

The Basics
Backpack (3,000 to 5,000 cubic inches)
Sleeping bag (rated to 20 to 50F)
Sleeping pad or Hammock
Tent or Tarp

Water bottles or Hydration Bladder
Water Filter or Purification Tablets
Fuel Stove
Pot or Pan
Matches, Lighter, or Fire Starter
Cup or mug
Lightweight bowl and spoon
Multi-tool or Utility knife
Pot Scraper

Trail-running shoes or Hiking Boots
Sandals or Camp Shoes
Wool or Synthetic Socks
Synthetic long-underwear
Convertible pants
Underwear
Wicking T-shirt
Rain Gear or Poncho
Wool or fleece jacket
Wool or fleece hat
Wool or fleece gloves
Bandanna*
Gaiters*

Accessories
Trail Map
Headlamp
Toilet paper or Wet Wipes
Small Shovel or Trowel
Extra Ziploc/trash bags
Lip balm
Sunscreen
Hand sanitizer
Toothbrush and toothpaste
First-aid kit
Pack Rain Cover or Garbage Bag
Parachute Card

Trekking poles
Sun/rain hat
Sunglasses
Journal and pen
Camera, extra memory cards
Ground cloth
Duct tape
Watch
Whistle