by: Matt Simerson
IP: 54.237.183.249
Monday 28 Sep 20

Matt Simerson - 2 Days Hike List

Matt's 2 Day Backpacking checklist

 __ Reservations - Reserve campsite in advance printer friendly version

Essentials

__ Map (buy at trailhead)
__ Trash bags (emergency poncho / pack cover)
__ Petzel Tikki Plus headlamp
__ Compass
__ Pocket knife
__ Matches (waterproof) & BIC lighter
__ Fire starter(s) (wax logs)
__ 100 feet of mountaineering cord.
__ Sun glasses.

Shelter/Bedding

__ Tent (as weather dictates)
__ Ground cloth for tent (polyethene fabric)
__ Sleeping bag (Kelty Blue Kazoo) or Fleece blanket
__ Pillow
__ Sleeping pad (Thermarest)
__ Emergency Blanket 

Cleaning & Personal Items

__ All purpose Soap (castile)
__ Toothpaste & toothbrush
__ Toilet Paper / pocket Kleenex.
__ Diaper wipes

Miscellaneous

__ Duct tape (wrapped around something usefule like a lighter)
__ Camera w/good battery and extra film (Yashica T4 Super)
__ ID - drivers license or credit card
__ Sunscreen - (Banana boat SPF 15 bite-block)
__ Insect repellent

Clothing

__ Hat - as weather dictates
__ Bandana
__ Underwear - 1 pair - (Duofold coolmax).
__ Long underwear (lightweight polypro long sleeve top and bottoms)
__ Tshirts - 1 coolmax
__ Shirt - Ex Officio long sleeve
__ Sock liners - One lightweight nylon / Coolmax
__ Socks - Two smart wool hiker.
__ Water/windproof Jacket (Izumi)
__ Water/windproof Pants (Goretex)
__ Hiking boots - As weather dictates
__ Sandals - Teva
__ Swim suit

Food & Drink

__ Water filter - (MSR Miniworks)
__ Iodine water purification tablets
__ Water bottle - (Nalgene 1 liter smoke colored)
__ Oatmeal - Instant single serving packs
__ Powdered milk
__ Mashed potato flakes
__ Rice packages - boil in bags are nice
__ Hard bread (pita shells, bagels) and/or Trisciut crackers
__ Salami / Sausage / Pepperoni
__ Jerky - BBQ Pork or Beef & Honey Ham Turkey
__ Cheese - Sharp cheddar, swiss, mozzarella
__ Granola Bars & Snickers
__ GORP (Mixed nuts & M&M's.)

Prepackaged Meals

__ Mountain house
__ Pack Lite Foods for Camping and Backpacking
__ AlpineAire Foods
__ Backpacker's Pantry Foods
__ Natural High Foods

First Aid Kit

__ Triangular Bandages
__ "Ace" Bandage
__ Supports weakened limb joints.
__ Holds compresses or splints in place.
__ Sterile pads 4"X 4" - Dress large wounds.
__ 4" bandage compress - Dresses large wounds.
__ Band-aids - Treat small wounds.
__ Roll of adhesive tape
__ Moleskin tape squares - Prevent and treat blisters.
__ Antiseptic soap - Cleans wounds
__ Tube of chapstick - Prevents dry lips
__ Aspirin - Relieves aches and pains.
__ Antacid - Relieves nausea.
__ Small scissors - Cuts moleskin and tape.
__ Safety pins - Hold compresses or splints in place.
__ Tweezers - Remove splinters and ticks.
__ Allerest
__ Poison Oak remedies - antihistamine creams.
__ Superglue (liquid skin)

Cooking

__ Cooking Stove & Fuel (MSR Whisperlite Int'l 600)
__ Pot or sauce pan - With lid. (MSR stainless two quart pan w/lid)
__ Plate - Lexan (very versatile)
__ Mug/cup - Coleman Mountain Mug style
__ Spoon (Lexan)
__ Ziplock Bags
__ Aluminum Foil