Preparation and Supplies for Hiking and Backpacking. Optimize for Weight and Compress for Size. Check Expiration on Food and First Aid Items.
24 Hr Prep:
Prepare your body and mind to make the trip more safe and enjoyable.
Leave unnecessary items at home. Every little bit helps for reducing weight.
Trek Poles (Ease tension in legs, balance for rough terrain, barrier to fight off animals, and crutch or splint for injury)
Hat for Sun/Beanie for Cold
Minimize cotton. Wear nylon, polyester, spandex, fleece, etc. Pack extra socks and shirts. It’s worth it to buy quality clothing.
Nuts, Bars, Jerky, Fruit, Veg
Gatorade, Water (drinking/cleaning)
Water Filter, Tablets
Don’t bring foods you normally don’t eat to avoid reactions.
Gauze Pad Non-Stick
Bug Head Net (Can also be used as a water filter)