OLYMPIC BACKPACKING MASTER LIST



An experienced hiker - (currently headed to New Zealand) has kindly offered to share her packing list. Her extensive experience hiking in the Park and throughout the world make this a helpful list - even though she modestly states ... "There are other opinions on what to pack, and certainly my list is not the be all and end all"....THANK YOU MS. B

Anyone with additions or comments please CONTACT ME . Someday I will have the ultimate packing list. See HIKING TIPS for other packing lists, hints, recipes, info. But first, review Ms. B's comprehensive list:



HOW MUCH ?


HOW MUCH FOOD ?......A general rule of thumb is to allow two pounds of food per person per day, although some people eat one and a half. It's always good to pack an extra day's food just in case you are delayed. When my companion got stomach flu on our Olympics trip, we were glad to have the spare food when his illness required an unexpected extra day in the backcountry.

HOW MUCH FUEL ?......To calculate fuel quantity: allow 1/4 cup per person per day. If you expect colder conditions, allow 1/2 cup per person per day.


CLOTHING


HYPOTHERMIA

Liner Socks
Fleece Hat
Visor Hat
Hiking Socks
Bandannas
Pants
Thermal Top
Gloves
Fleece Jacket
Underwear
Thermal Bottom
Rain Pants
Rain Jacket
T-shirt, Wool shirt, sweater, an insulating layer




FOOTWEAR

Boots Extra Shoelaces Shoes or Sandals


CAMPING GEAR

Groundcloth
Fuel
Sewing kit
Knife/Multi-tool
Sleeping Pad
Bowl
Extra bulb
Gaters Fuel bottle
Stuff sack for sleeping bag
Daypack
Hiking Poles
Stove
Lighters (2)
Water bottles/bladder
Body Sunscreen
Spoon
Safety Pins
Tent (with poles/pegs)
Sleeping Bag
Backpack
Lip Sunscreen
Trowel
Sunglasses
Scrubbie for pot cleaning
Spare Batteries
Cook kit
Water filter
Cord for bear rope/canister
Fire Starter
Space Blanket
Garbage Bags
Whistle
Mug
Iodine tablets (filter back-up)
Plastic Bags
Flashlight
Extra hip clasp
Stuff sack for food/bear can
Duct Tape
Tent Pole repair sleeve


MEDS/HEALTH STUFF

spacer First Aid Kit (make sure you review the contents and they aren't outdated)

spacer Toilet paper (don't burn or bury it - hike it back out with you)

spacer Biodegradable soap (never use soap within 200 feet of water sources)

spacer Toothbrush / paste / floss


MISCELLANEOUS

ESSENTIAL ITEMS ARE ALL IN CAPS
Camera
Comb
TWO PENS
Film
PAPER
PERMIT
Binoculars
MAPS
Trail/Field Guides
Book
Extra camera battery



TRAVEL AND CAR STUFF

Cash Shampoo Towel I.D. Clock Conditioner Address Book Clean clothes



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