Ultimate Packing Checklist for Hiking and Camping Trips

Navigation Tools

Map, compass, GPS device, or smartphone with offline maps.


Moisture-wicking clothing, layers, rain jacket, and sturdy hiking boots.


A comfortable and properly fitting backpack to carry your gear.


Tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad for a comfortable night's rest.

Cooking Equipment

Lightweight stove, cookware, utensils, and fuel for preparing meals.

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