adapted from REI’s thoughtful resource:

Note: This list is intentionally extensive; not every person will bring every item on every trip.

The Ten Essentials

For safety, survival and basic comfort:

  1. Navigation
  1. Sun protection
  1. Insulation
  • Jacket, vest, pants, gloves, hat (see Clothing)
  1. Illumination
  1. First-aid supplies
  1. Fire
  1. Repair kit and tools
  1. Nutrition
  1. Hydration
  1. Emergency shelter


Beyond the Ten Essentials




Travel Equipment (depending on type of trip)

Footwear; Assorted Personal Items