Items needed in this checklist will depend on the type of adventure or your personal preference.
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1: Tent (Setup and Check your Tent before you leave) Bring small repair kit with nylon filament,
duck tape and thin wire) Note: Make sure your tent is suitable for the weather conditions like
high winds and cold temperatures. If expecting cold weather leave a nit hat and extra clothes
in your tent and put on your rain flap to protect from cold wind. Nikwax Water Proofing
Siesta4: Heat & Light Blocking Tent with Fans
Cinch! Ultimate pop-up tent with solar power & LED
Crua Hybrid Tent - Hammock
2: Sleeping Bag that's a little longer then you and rated for 30 degrees below expected temperature.
(You can always remove clothing if too hot or you can use the sleeping bag like a blanket).
Kachula 2.0- Packable Multi-Use Adventure Blanket Waterproof, Packable and Versatile.
3: Sleeping Pad, Pillow and maybe a sleeping bag liner if you need one.
4: Back Pack with small waist pack Backpack Adjusting Tips Camping Guidelines
Backpacks utility bags made in Canada by ynot
5: Hiking Boots with Reinforced Hiking Socks that wick away moisture.
(Wear your hiking socks when trying on new boots at the store to get a good fit)
SKINNERS: Revolutionary Ultraportable Footwear
6: Camp Stove and Fuel (If flying to your destination buy fuel when you land)
Cooking at Camp Solar Oven (amazon) Camping Stoves
7: Cooking Pan or Camping Pot Set with Lexan Utensils. Keep Everything Clean and Fresh
8: Sunscreen that's waterproof so that you don't have to reapply as often.
9: Swimsuit or River shorts.
(Bring large trash bags to keep items dry and to keep wet items separate)
10: Camp Towel and Bath Bag
Biodegradable Toilet Paper (amazon) Super Absorbent Towel that's light and quick drying
11: Sunglasses with strap (preferably with a light tinted glass for better visibility)
12: Matches that are waterproof or matches in a waterproof tin and small candle.
Remember 9 out of 10 forest fires are started by people. Enviro-Log
So know the Rules and your Responsibilities when making Fires
13: Sneakers, River shoes or Durable Sandals for wading and walking around the campsite.
14: Hat for shade in summer, a hat for warmth in spring, fall and winter (Bandana) Hoo Rag
15: Polypro, Fleece, Spring and Fall (wear synthetic material as a first layer to wick away moisture)
Thinsulate - Primaloft - Aerogel or go natural with Merino Wool
16: Clothing (always bring something warm, extra socks, rain gear or long underwear)
SilverTech, Odorless Underwear Made in Pure Silver Sustainable organic boxers, socks and t-shirts.
The Forever O.G. Pants - Lifetime Quality Pants that are Odor, Liquid & Stain Resistant - backed by a Lifetime Quality and Size Guarantee Silver infused pants that are Odor, Liquid & Stain Resistant, Made in New York and backed by a Lifetime Quality and Size Guarantee.
17: Mesh Ditty Bag. (Use to separate dirty clothes and to tie up food in trees to avoid animals)
18: Waterproof container or pouch for personal items or electronics.
19: Litterbag. Large Trash bags (makes an adequate poncho if you don't bring one)
20: Cell phone is optional depending on coverage and Walkie-Talkies are fun to have.
(Always notify a close family member or friend of your travel plans)
21: Compass and Maps even if you have a GPS
(Learn how to read topographic maps @ education.usgs.gov ) Trail Maps
Make sure your compass declination matches the map you are using. Trackers
(true north or magnetic north) Portable Solar Power Personal Energy Generator
22: GPS that's Hand held, water proof with downloadable waypoints and
a 12 parallel channel WAAS-enabled receiver.
23: First Aid Kit with mole skin. Leukotape Hydropel Sports Ointment (amazon)
24: Food (Bring some extra dry food, some brown sugar, salt, broth cubes and tea bags.
Food Ideas MRE's Meals Ready to Eat (amazon) Sweet and Sara
25: Flashlights (Bring two, one hands free with Extra Batteries). Cree Led Flashlight Blackfire
Swivel Head Flashlight Hands Free Headband Solar Waterproof Flashlight Surefire
The World's Smartest Outdoor Lantern
1000W LED Flashlight - Worlds Brightest (90,000 Lumens) (youtube)
BioLite BaseLantern - Smartgrid Goes Off-Grid
Touch 1K, The Only Flashlight You'll Ever Need
26: Foil (to use as a cup or a signaling device in an emergency by using the sun's reflection)
27: Insect Repellent and or Head Net. Avoiding Ticks
28: Rope or Water Proof Cord. 52 Playing Cards with Survival Tips on each Card
Qliplet - The Everyday Adventure Super Clip
29: Pocket Knife - or Multi-Tool and GI Can Opener.
30: Folding Hand Saw and or Machete or Axe
31: Folding Shovel.
32: Trekking Pole or Poles (Hiking Pole can double as a tripod or unipod for a camera)
FLM: The Ultimate Travel Tripod
33: Pocket Mirror (to use as a signaling device, some bath bags have mirrors)
34: Prescription Glasses (an extra pair if you can)
35: Prescription Medications if needed.
36: Radio or MP3 Player with Radio and extra batteries.
MP3 Downloads Audio Books Battery Charger Personal Energy Generator
37: Power Inverter for car cigarette lighter to charge batteries and run other electronics.
Portable Solar Power
38: Space blanket or a piece of plastic (to use for warmth, tarp shelter or ground cover)
39: Water Bottle An extra large collapsible water bottle if car camping or for a large group.
40: Water Purifier and or Water Purification Tablets SteriPen Opti Kit Katadyn
41: Whistle (to scare off animals or to use as a signaling device in an emergency)
42: Digital Camera with extra batteries and memory. Recommended Cameras
Cool Camera Modifications Hacks Pakpod Versatile Tripod
43: Small Sewing Kit.
44: Fish Hooks and some Fishing Line.
45: If Car Camping bring at least 2 Coolers. One for Drinks and the other for Food. Car camping
also means that you can bring an inflatable mattress and a pillow to make it more
comfortable. Portable SUV Tent for Tailgate
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