2018 Light Weight/Ultralight Backpacking Gear List (updated 05.01.18)

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As Edward Abbey said, “An indoor life is the next best thing to a premature burial.”

👣 Click: 👉PACKING & CAMPING for details.
1. Backpack

2. Pack Rain Cover (optional)


4. Tent Footprint (optional)

5. Sleeping Bag

6. Bag Expansion (optional)

7. Sleeping Bag Stuff Sack

8. Sleeping Pad

👣Click: 👉PACKED CLOTHING for details.
9. Base Layer Top

10. Base Layer Bottom

11. Torso Insulation

12. Rain Jacket

13. Warm Hat

14. Gloves

15. Spare Socks

16. Clothing Stuff Sack

👣 Click: 👉Cooking & Drinking for details.
17. Stove

18. Fuel

19. Cook Pot

20. Cup

21. Spork

22. Coffee Maker

23. Dish Scrubber

24. Dish Towel

25. Water Containers

26. Drinking Tube

27. Water Purification

28. Food Stuff Sack

👣 Click: 👉PERSONAL & SURVIVAL for details.

29. GPS Receiver

30. Cell Phone/Camera/Media

31. Accessories/Batteries


32. Map

33. Compass

34. Flashlight

35. Knife

36. Fire Starter

37. Backup Fire Starter

38. Emergency Whistle

39. Signal Mirror

40. Journal


41. Sewing Kit

42. Sleeping Pad Repair Kit

43. Tape

44. Cord

·First Aid

45. First Aid Kit

46. Medication (Advil, Tylenol PM, Imodium AD, Benadryl)


Click here For women’s eyes only.

47. Toothbrush

48. Toothpaste

Toilet Paper 

49. Wash Towel

50. Sunscreen

51. Lip Balm

52. Insect Repellent

👣Click: 👉Clothing & Gear, Worn & Carried for details.
53. Shirt

54. Pants

55. Underwear

56. Socks

57. Shoes

58. Insoles

59. Hat

Backpackers Holster

60. Sunglasses

61. Wallet

62. Watch

63. Trekking Poles

👣Click: 👉Cold Weather Backpacking for details.
Lightweight Wool Top

Midweight Wool Top

Wool Bottom


Rain Pants

Sleeping Bag Liner

Cold Weather Sleeping Bag

👣 Home (you are here)


👉Packing & Camping 

👉Packed Clothing 

👉Cooking & Drinking

👉Personal & Survival

👉Clothing & Gear, Worn & Carried

👉Cold Weather Backpacking

👉Trail Bites

👉Trail Music

👉Trail Links


Ultralight backpacking gear is offered by my friends at Rocky Mountain Outfitters (RMO) in Kalispell, MT.


Trailspace.com is the best site I’ve found on the internet for real, honest, & complete gear reviews.  It’s worth a visit before purchasing your gear.


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