Be Organized. Optimize for Weight. Compress for Size. Check Expiration on Food and First Aid Items. Let Someone Know Your Itinerary.
Prepare mind and body to make trip safe and enjoyable. Secure normal carry items such as keys, wallet, and phone.
Trek Poles (balance for rough terrain and elevation, ease tension in legs, barrier to ward off threats, and crutch for injury)
Extra socks and shirts. Adjust for weather. Minimize cotton (consider nylon, polyester, spandex, and fleece).
Nutrition Bars, Salted Nuts, Jerky, Fruit, Veg
Gatorade, Water (drinking and cleaning)
Water Filter, Tablets
Avoid foods you normally don’t eat to avoid unexpected reactions. If necessary take a laxative 2-3 days before trip.
Gauze Pad Non-Stick
Head Net (Can also be used as a water filter)