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Gear Lists

Lightweight backpacking enthusiasts entertain various degrees of obsession with spreadsheets, postal scales with tenth-ounce accuracy, and other activities central to gear checklist planning.

More Gear Lists

Click a backpacking gear list below to view an application-specific example of how a lightweight backpacker might deal with a given situation.

Winter Backpacking Checklist (Gear List): Ultralight Winter Snowcave Camping

by Ryan Jordan on December 10, 2014

Backpacking Checklist (Gear List): 3-Season, 3-Day

by Ryan Jordan on October 11, 2011

The Global Test III: Trekking in Russia

by Danny Milks & Kristin Tennessen on May 24, 2011

The Global Test Part II: Evaluating System Efficiency for a Round-the-World Journey

by Danny Milks & Kristin Tennessen on May 10, 2011

24-Hour Gear Lists

by the BackpackingLight.com Readership on May 10, 2011

The Global Test: One Gear List for Two Years and Five Continents

by Kristin Tennessen with Danny Milks on July 13, 2010

Two in One Boat: Sharing a Packraft on a River Trip

by Ryan Jordan on August 04, 2009

Lightweight in Wonderland

by J. Sinclair Oal on December 09, 2008

Post-Trip Assessment of Lightweight Gear for Long Distance Hiking

by Roger Caffin on January 02, 2008

Lightweight Gear for Long Distance Hiking: Four Months in Europe

by Roger Caffin on April 18, 2007

Ultralight in the Icebox

by Andrew Skurka on January 03, 2007

A Lightweight Guide to Backpacking in Sustained, Cold Rain

by Alan Dixon on December 27, 2006

SuperUltraLight Favorites Gear List 2006

by Carol Crooker on August 30, 2006

Boy Scout Gear List: Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico, Summer

by Doug Prosser on April 19, 2006

Backpacking Food List: Vegetarian

by Amy Friends Stone on October 04, 2005

Boy Scout Gear List: New Scouts, Three-Season

by Doug Prosser on June 07, 2005

Backpacking Food List: Protein-Powered Food for Sustained Energy

by Carol Crooker on October 18, 2004

Summer Desert Gear List

by Carol Crooker on July 09, 2004

Packrafting Gear List

by Ryan Jordan on July 09, 2004

Desert Hiking Gear List

by Carol Crooker on May 04, 2004

SuperUltraLight: Breaking the Five-Pound Barrier

by Ryan Jordan on August 06, 2003

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