Day Hike Packing List

Prepare for your next Shoestring Adventure Day Hike Gear Checklist!

  • 10 Essentials
    • Navigation: Map, compass, GPS
    • Sun protection: Sunscreen, SPF chapstick, sunglasses, hat
    • Insulation: Warm clothing, waterproof layer, gloves, hat
    • Illumination: Headlamp, extra batteries
    • First-aid supplies
    • Fire: Matches or lighter
    • Repair kit and tools: i.e. Knife or multi-tool, duct tape
      Nutrition
    • Hydration: Water bottle or bladder, water filter or other treatment system
    • Emergency shelter: Tarp or reflective blanket
  • Daypack
  • Lunch
  • Water: 3L for day hike
  • Snacks (energy bars, electrolytes, gels, etc)
  • Poop Kit: trowel, toilet paper, baby wipes, hand sanitizer
  • Bag for collecting trash
  • Bugspray
  • Trekking poles
  • Trail description
  • Bandana or quick-dry towel
  • Hiking boots or shoes
  • Wool hiking socks
  • Sandals (for river crossings)
  • Watch
  • Camera
  • Pair of Walkie-Talkies or GoTennas
  • Cellphone with external battery charger
  • Emergency beacon
  • Trip itinerary left with friend
  • Post-hike snacks, water, towel, clothing change


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