Backpacking America

What to bring  when your backpacking.

The essentials: Backpack, tent, sleeping bag, compass, whistle, map, waterproof container, bottle of water, water strainer, Swiss-army knife, twenty (20) meters of nylon, flashlight, extra battery. For cooking: Food, Cooking pot with handle and lid, gas stove, spoon, cup, match placed in a waterproof container, trash bag Clothes: Boots/shoes for walking, sandals or rubber shoes for running, two pairs of socks, shirt with long sleeves, jacket, pants (not denim), shorts, cap, bandanna, shades, gloves, and raincoat.

First-aid kit: Gauze, cotton, band-aid, antibiotic, and personal medicines. For emergency: Duct tape, trash bag, Ziploc, thread and needle, shoelace. For personal hygiene: Mirror, sunscreen, lip balm, toothpaste, toothbrush, insect repellent, tissue.

For documentation: notebook, camera, cellphone, pen