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Winter Camping & Hiking Checklist

19 Mar

by Kristy


Navigation
Map (with protective case)
GPS
compass
multifunction watch with altimeter

Health and Safety
sunscreen
lipbalm
sunglasses and/or ski goggles
headlamp, flashlight, batteries
first aid kit and medications
survival kit (plus extras -in pocket of jacket)
personal locator beacon (on person)
avalanche transceiver, avalanche probe (can be rented)
slope meter
snow shovel/saw

extra batteries, or a solar charging bag

trail-marking wands

Cooking
waterproof matches
fire-starts
waterproof container; freezer bags
knife and multi-tool
duct tape (ie: around a pencil)
food
water and filtration unit (coffee filters and tablets, black trashbag, as backup)
water bottle and insulator (and electrolyte mixes to add, prevents freezing)
stove and extra fuel
cookset with pots, dishes, utensils, cups (and pot grabber)
food storage sacks,nylon cord – know your knots:http://www.netknots.com/html/knots.html

Sleeping
tarp/reflective blanket
4 season tent
bedroll
sleeping bag
tent repair kit, extra spikes
tent footprint
stuff sacks for all of above
pillow case
whisk brush to clean self before entering tent

Clothing and gear
backpack
snowshoes and crampons
ice axe
trekking poles
base later
mid layer shell (water/wind proof)
changes of socks, liners
balaclava or facemask
hat
gloves/mittens
boots
gaiters
toilet paper, sanitation trowel
towel
toiletries

Other
camera
binoculars
radios
cell/satellite phone

Resources
REI, EMS, LL Bean
http://www.backpacking.net
winterhiking.org
http://www.princeton.edu/~oa/winter/wintcamp.shtml

Must practice setting up the winter tent in the snowy backyard

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1 Comment

Posted by on March 19, 2011 in Kristy, Maine, Practical Lists, Travel

 

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One response to “Winter Camping & Hiking Checklist

  1. odoy

    March 21, 2011 at 5:13 am

    I think this is a very valuable info. Everyone knows how important knowledge about survival or basic knowledge of camping hiking as a factor supporting our salvation. nice share …

     

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