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Best Camping Back Packing List!

Camping back packing and camping hiking can be scary when you don't bring the right gear. Pack your backpack to begin.

Camping Back Packing
Camping Back Packing

Put your sleeping bag in the bottom first. Keeping the weight close to your back, put the heaviest items in the main compartment.

Sleeping Bag
Sleeping Bag, Camping Back Packing

So you can stay organized, we will put it into smaller groups by breaking down the next backpacking equipment list...

Ten Essentials

Ten Essentials!
Ten Essentials, Camping Back Packing

1) Water Bottle, one quart

2) Lighter or Matches

3) Map and Compass

4) First Aid Kit

5) Whistle

6) Extra Batteries and Flashlight

7) Multi Tool or Pocket Knife

8) Blanket

9) Food for Energy

10) Sunscreen and Sunglasses

Camping Gear

Camping Gear
Camping Gear, Camping Back Packing

  • Small Stove
  • Small Lantern
  • Water Filter/Purification
  • Insect Repellent
  • Towel and Toilet Paper
  • Trash Bag
  • Repair Kit
  • Bear Proof Canister
  • Water Container
  • Dish Soap
  • Dish Towel and Scrub Pad
  • Utensils
  • Frying Pan and Pots
  • Cutting Board, small
  • Glove, insulated
  • Snacks, Spices and Food
  • Communication Devices and GPS

Accommodations and Packs



  • Cameraicon with extra Memory Cards and extra Battery
  • Binocularsicon
  • Bowl and Plate
  • Spoon, Knife, Fork and Cup
  • Lip Balm
  • Hiking Poles
  • Hydration System or Extra Water

Cold Weather Camping Optional

  • Snow shovel
  • Beacons, avalanche probes
  • Snow shoes

This is not everything you can possibly have for hiking and camping, but it is a good start. For your particular situation, you can add items that you feel are necessary. The important thing is to have fun and to be safe!

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