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Day Hiking Pack

This pack weighs in at approximately 13lbs with 2500 calories of food and 2L of water.

Some items are usually carried in excess. Dropping items in the car is a good idea to shed weight. Items in italic can be cut down to reduce weight.


  • Backpack- North Face Recon
  • Trek Poles
  • Shemagh
  • Hammock and Slings
  • Thermal Headwear
  • Fleece Gloves
  • Trash Bag
  • Steri-Pen
  • Garmin Fortrex GPS
  • Headlamp
  • Cell Phone
  • Car Charger
  • Glucagon Kit


  • Spare batteries
  • 2L Water- No more than 2L for a day hike. Possibly less if conditions are favorable. Assume you will drink 1L in the morning and 1L at night for a total of a 4L/1gal day.
  • Food Pack
    • 2000 calories is more than sufficient for a day hike. Food is a major component of pack weight.
    • Sugar Supplement
  • Wet Wipes
  • Sunscreen


  • Appropriate clothing
day_hiking_list.txt · Last modified: 2014/09/30 20:52 by admin