This is a complete backpacking checklist that you can download as a PDF. It encompasses everything you need to think of to prepare for an long-distance hike. Includes trip preparation (resupply points, insurance, emergency precautions) and essential gear items (food, clothing, navigation and much more).
With our archives now 3,500+ articles deep, we’ve decided to republish a classic piece each Sunday to help our newer readers discover some of the best, evergreen gems from the past. This article was originally published in June 2021. Next week, Kate and I will be joining a friend in Colorado for a backpacking trip. […]