Hiking Checklist
Getting ready for an upcoming hiking trip? We’ve put together this hiking checklist to help you stay organized. Our list covers just about everything you’ll need, including basic gear, hiking clothing, emergency gear and a few other items that may come in handy on the trail.

Basic Hiking Gear

Hiking Clothing

Emergency Preparedness

  • First-aid kit
  • Signaling mirror
  • Fire steel and tinder
  • Water purification tablets
  • Parachute cord or thin rope
  • Wire saw or folding saw
  • Candle
  • Fishing line and lures
  • Small plastic tarp

Other Hiking Gear

  • GPS Unit and spare batteries
  • Hand warmers
  • Sewing kit or repair kit
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Bear repellent spray
  • Field guide