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Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Check lists on 09/19/2010 13:04:09 MDT Print View

I'd like to throw in my check lists for day hiking and multi-day trips. They are generic lists as reminders, not gear specific. Of course there will be items on my list that you wouldn't take, but I'm very interested in other items you might include.

Please note my "apres hiking" section. I have a little kit in the trunk that makes returning to the trailhead more comfortable. Having things to eat and drink, to clean up with, comfy shoes and warm dry clothes, can be a real treat. Experience pays off-- like trailhead toilets with no TP. Not bad things to have when traveling by car anyway.


Day hiking checklist:

( ) Note to trusted person on destination and return time

( ) Pack
( ) Trekking poles

( ) Water container(s)
( ) Water treatment (chemicals, Steripen, filter)

( ) First aid kit
( ) Spare personal medications)
( ) Lighting (headlamp, flashlight)
( ) Spare batteries
( ) Knife
( ) Whistle
( ) Signal mirror (use compass if available)
( ) Fire starting (Mini-Bic lighter, firesteel, matches, tinder)
( ) Emergency shelter (space blanket, bivy, poncho tarp)
( ) Duct tape
( ) Spare line
( ) Sun screen
( ) Insect repellent
( ) Toilet paper
( ) Cat hole tool (trowel, stake, sharp stick)
( ) Sanitizing hand cleaner
( ) Sunglasses
( ) Reading glasses
( ) Wallet (ID, medical card, credit card, cash)


( ) Compass
( ) Maps

( ) Bandana
( ) Hat
( ) Gloves
( ) Gaiters
( ) Spare socks
( ) Rain gear
( ) Insulation layer
( ) Wind shirt
( ) Insect head net

( ) Food
( ) Extra food

Assumed worn or in the car:

( ) Boots/shoes
( ) Socks
( ) Pants/shorts
( ) Base layer tee
( ) Briefs

Optional:

( ) GPS
( ) Emergency beacon (SPOT, EPIRB)
( ) Camera
( ) Camera accessories (tripod, spare batteries, memory cards)
( ) Binoculars
( ) Kitchen kit (stove, fuel, cup, bowl, spork)
( ) Radio/MP3 player
( ) Book
( ) Cellular phone
( ) Fishing gear
( ) Sit pad/chair
( ) Umbrella
( ) Notebook and pen


Apres hike kit:

( ) Comfortable shoes
( ) Socks
( ) Change of clothing
( ) Soap
( ) Towels
( ) Washcloth
( ) Toilet paper
( ) Shaving kit
( ) Water
( ) Snacks


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Multi-day hiking checklist:

( ) Note to trusted person on destination and return time

( ) Pack
( ) Trekking poles

( ) Shelter (tent, tarp, bivy)
( ) Poles
( ) Stakes
( ) Guy lines
( ) Footprint/ground cloth
( ) Bug screen

( ) Sleeping bag/quilt
( ) Sleeping pad

( ) Water container(s)
( ) Water treatment (chemicals, Steripen, filter)

( ) First aid kit
( ) Spare personal medications)
( ) Lighting (headlamp, flashlight)
( ) Spare batteries
( ) Knife
( ) Whistle
( ) Signal mirror (use compass if available)
( ) Fire starting (Mini-Bic lighter, firesteel, matches, tinder)
( ) Emergency shelter (space blanket, bivy, poncho tarp)
( ) Sun screen
( ) Duct tape
( ) Spare line
( ) Insect repellent
( ) Toilet paper
( ) Cat hole tool (trowel, stake, sharp stick)
( ) Sanitizing hand cleaner
( ) Sunglasses
( ) Reading glasses
( ) Wallet (ID, medical card, credit card, cash)
( ) Additional hygiene items (comb, toothbrush, floss, toothpaste, soap)


( ) Compass
( ) Maps

( ) Bandana
( ) Hat
( ) Gloves
( ) Gaiters
( ) Spare socks
( ) Rain gear
( ) Insulation layer(s)
( ) Wind shirt
( ) Insect head net


( ) Kitchen kit (stove, fuel, pot, cup, bowl, spork)
( ) Food (make your own food checklist)
( ) Extra food
( ) Bear bag kit


Assumed worn or in the car:

( ) Boots/shoes
( ) Socks
( ) Pants/shorts
( ) Base layer tee
( ) Briefs

Optional:

( ) Bear can
( ) GPS
( ) Emergency beacon (SPOT, EPIRB)
( ) Camera
( ) Camera accessories (tripod, lenses, spare batteries, memory cards)
( ) Binoculars
( ) Radio/MP3 player
( ) Book
( ) Cellular phone
( ) Fishing gear
( ) Sit pad/chair
( ) Umbrella
( ) Notebook and pen
( ) Camp shoes


Apres hike kit:

( ) Comfortable shoes
( ) Socks
( ) Change of clothing
( ) Soap
( ) Towels
( ) Washcloth
( ) Toilet paper
( ) Water
( ) Snacks

Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
No weights listed on 09/19/2010 14:08:27 MDT Print View

You didn't post any weights on your list, making it pretty hard to offer any insights. Remember, this is a LIGHTWEIGHT backpacking forum.

I started a thread titled:
Suggested GEAR LIST ETIQUETTE

- LINK -

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=31018&skip_to_post=262364#262364

Unknown abc
(edude) - F
"Check lists" on 09/19/2010 14:16:26 MDT Print View

LOL Mike....

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Sometimes a checklist is just a checklist on 09/19/2010 18:12:26 MDT Print View

Mike's bot wrote: "You didn't post any weights on your list, making it pretty hard to offer any insights. Remember, this is a LIGHTWEIGHT backpacking forum....."


It's supposed to be a checklist, Mike :) If you must, imagine that each item is the lightest version available. The idea is to make sure you get to the trailhead with all the toys you need, to avoid arriving at your campsite and finding that you left the tent stakes behind. Like the time I got to the top of the hill with visions of kung pao chicken dancing in my head, to find that it was laying on my workbench at home and I had tea and a granola bar for dinner. BEEN THERE? DONE THAT?

It would also be nice to hear about the little niceties that others take along. So, Matey, what's in your wallet?

Expanded food checklist:

( ) Dehydrated dinners
( ) Breads (bagels, pita, sandwich thins, rye krisp)
( ) Pasta
( ) Instant oatmeal
( ) Sugar packets
( ) Dried fruit
( ) Cookies
( ) Granola bars
( ) Candy
( ) Hard cheese
( ) Beef jerky
( ) Instant rice
( ) Couscous
( ) Top ramen
( ) Hot chocolate mix
( ) Tea
( ) Coffee
( ) Drink mix
( ) Scotch

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Sometimes a checklist is just a checklist on 09/19/2010 19:12:44 MDT Print View

Actually a checklist is a good idea, so you do not forget something. I have a spreadsheet with all my gear, and check items I will be taking, and then it calculates weights for different categories. It is good to use so I do not forget something.

Dale, you can delete the first item

( ) backpack

I doubt anyone would forget this item :)

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Sometimes a checklist is just a checklist on 09/19/2010 19:39:04 MDT Print View

"Dale, you can delete the first item

( ) backpack

I doubt anyone would forget this item :)"

I did, however, forget my boots one time!

--B.G.--

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Forget me not on 09/19/2010 19:43:38 MDT Print View

Yes, I doubt anyone would forget the pack, but how do you make a list without it.

What would you add?

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: No weights listed on 09/19/2010 19:47:03 MDT Print View

Heh heh, Mike does have a sense of humor... I mean he meant it as a joke, right? :)

Edited by ben2world on 09/19/2010 20:02:08 MDT.