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Light Overnight Backpacking Gear List – Summer

Gear List for Lightweight Overnight Backpacking Trip – Summer

The following is a list of suggested items for doing a short overnight trip in the mountains around Aspen.

[ ] 3000-4000 cu in Backpack (depending on how light you pack)
[ ] Lightweight Sleeping Pad (preferable insulted with foam/down/synthetic)
[ ] 15-20F Sleeping Bag
[ ] Tent or Tarp
[ ] Technical Tee Shirt (Wool or Synthetic)
[ ] Shorts or Pants (Softshell/nylon/synthetic preferred)
[ ] 1 Lightweight Insulating Tops (Wool/Fleece)
[ ] Thin Down or Synthetic Fill Jacket/Top
[ ] Thin Baselayer Bottoms (Wool/Synthetic)
[ ] Thin Long Sleeve Baselayer Top (wool/synthetic)
[ ] Rain Jacket (waterproof breathable material preferred)
[ ] Rain Pants (waterproof breathable material preferred)
[ ] Warm Hat (Wool/Fleece)
[ ] Sun Hat / UV Buff
[ ] Lightweight Gloves (Fleece/wool/Nordic)
[ ] 2-3 Pairs Socks (Wool/Synthetic)
[ ] Backpacking Boots
[ ] Sunglasses
[ ] 2-One Liter Water Bottles or (Hydration Bladder for Pack)
[ ] Water Purifiction or Filtration
[ ] Headlamp
[ ] Toilet Kit (tp/lighter/plastic shovel/zip lock bag-or wagbag)
[ ] First Aid Kit (sterri strips/4x4s/white tape/triangular bandage w safety pin/ ace bandage at minimum)-One per group.
[ ] Sunscreen
[ ] Lip Balm
[ ] Moleskin or Duct Tape (Blister Kit)
[ ] Knife or Multi-tool
[ ] Matches/Firestarter
[ ] Repair Kit (fabric repair/sewing/tent pole/buckles/dcut tape)
[ ] Light Stove
[ ] Fuel
[ ] Pot w/Lid
[ ] Spoon or Spork
[ ] Bowl
[ ] parachute cord for hanging food
[ ] Food/Energy Bars/Freeze Dried food
[ ] Maps / Directions to Trailhead

Optional (depending on route, length of trip, personal preferences)
[ ] Camera
[ ] Hiking Poles
[ ] Climbing Equipment (Rope, Ice Axe, Crampons, Protection, Harness, Rescue Gear)
[ ] GPS
[ ] Compass
[ ] Extra Pots or Pans/Extra Utensils/Cup/Plate
[ ] Gaiters
[ ] Tent Footprint/Ground cloth/Tarp
[ ] Solar Charger – for portable devices

 

THESE ARE ONLY SUGGESTIONS AND REMINDERS. MODIFY AS NECESSARY WITH REGARD TO THE NEEDS OF YOUR TRIP.

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To download this guide in PDF format, please click here: Light Overnight Backpacking Summer Gear List

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