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Backpacking Essentials: Survival Gear Guide

When you’re in the middle of nowhere and your phone dies, what do you do next? Hopefully you planned ahead and packed the essential gear for safety and survival. Here are some lifesaving tools that could, well for lack of a better term, actually save your life the next time you take a trip.


1. Water

  • Water bottle
  • Water treatment

2. Food

  • Extra food
  • Snacks

3. Fire

  • Matches
  • Lighter
  • Flint
  • Waterproof container 

4. Shelter

  • Tent, reflective blankets

5. Navigation

  • Maps
  • Compass

6. Light

  • Headlamp
  • Batteries

7. First-Aid

  • First-aid kit

8. Clothing

  • Warm/cold weather clothing (see clothing below)

9. Sun Gear

  • Hat
  • Glasses
  • Sunscreen

10. Poor Man’s Repair Kit

  • Pocket knife
  • Duct tape


Warm Weather

  • Long sleeve t-shirt (to avoid sunburn)
  • Sport t-shirt (wicking material)
  • Wicking shorts/pants
  • Wide brim hat

Cold Weather

  • Hat, beanie
  • Long sleeve t-shirt
  • Gloves
  • Rain jacket
  • Pants
  • Poncho

Nice to have

  • Boots
  • Long socks 
  • Meals
  • Snacks
  • Camera
  • GPS
  • Wallet (with extra cash)
  • Bear spray
  • Bug spray
  • Sandals
  • Towel
  • Pillow
  • Sleeping bag/pad
  • Tooth paste
  • Tooth brush
  • Pen
  • Journal
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Plans left with friends back home 


  1. When you want to go out and backpack, make sure you have excellent gear. Don't settle for knock-offs or substandard items that can place your life in jeopardy. Be smart and go online to check on the latest safety gear and to read a lot of reviews if you want to buy a particular item. Do ask for recommendations from your friends, too. For the best backpacking gear, check out this site:

  2. Great comments Alice! Thanks for sharing.


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