To give an idea of the backpacking I’m doing based on this checklist, I’m usually in California’s Eastern Sierra during the summer on easy well-traveled terrain where navigation is a no-brainer. Read on for a packing checklist template and more.
Today I’m sharing the checklist I use for backpacking with the hope that you’ll be able to use it during your own planning. With food, water and Nikon DSLR, my pack weighs in at about 28 lbs. This list is certainly not all-encompassing, so feel free to edit and tailor it to your climate, legalities and style.