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Camping Packing Checklist for Fall-Winter Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by [deleted]

What to pack

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.


Backpack or Day pack for short hikes
Bandana (2)
Glasses and/or contact lenses­(plus an extra pair)
Pack cover
Waterproof gloves
Wide-b­rimmed rain or sun hat


Fleece or wool gloves
Fleece jacket or wool sweater
Fleece or wool vest
Hiking boots & socks
Long-s­leeved shirts
Quick-­drying pants and/or shorts
Quick-­drying swimsuit
Rainwear (tops and bottoms)
Regular underwear
Short-­sleeved shirts
Warm hat (fleece or wool)
Warm pants (fleece or wool)
Wicking liner socks
Wicking long underwear

Equipment & Gear

Alarm clock or Watch with alarm function
Axe & Knife
Camera or Video camera
Cell phone
Collap­sible water container or Canteen
Compre­ssion sack (for stuffing sleeping bags into backpacks)
Extra nylon stuff sacks
Lantern (LED)
Matche­s/L­ighter (water­proof case)
Rope/Cord 25-50 ft
Sleeping bag in a waterproof stuff sack
Sleeping pads to place underneath sleeping bags
Stove & Fuel
Tent & Tent stakes

Food & Cooking Tools

Aluminum foil
Cookin­g/e­ating utensils
Cookset & dishes
Drinking cups
Food & Snacks
Paper towels
Plastic garbage bags
Pot grabber
Pot scrubber & dish towel
Resealable plastic bags
Reusable water bottles
Water filter­/pu­rifier or purifi­cation tablets

Health & Beauty Items

Antiba­cterial wipes
Biodeg­radable soap
Body lotion
Comb & brush
Contact lens solution
Dental Floss
Face cleanser
Insect repellent
Lip balm (recommend SPF 15 or higher)
Medica­tions (if needed)
Person­al-­hygiene items
Razors & Shaving gel
Shampoo & Condit­ioner
Small mirror
Sunscreen (with SPF 15 or higher)
Toilet paper
Toothbrush & Toothpaste

First Aid kit

Anti-d­iarrhea medicine
Antihi­stamine for allergies
Bandages & Band Aides
Gas Relief tablets
Mild laxative
Non-As­pirin pain reliever
Thermo­meter in a hard case


Campsite Reserv­ation or Permits
Cantee­n/Water Bottle.
Compass and/or GPS
Maps & Directions
Money (Cash, ATM card, etc...)
Treaking Poles (2)


1. Wool keeps it’s shape and insulation qualities when wet.
2. Dress in layers and avoid cotton. Today’s hikers can choose from numerous fabrics that wick moisture, dry quickly or conserve heat.