REI’s Day Hiking Checklist

A lot more important as Fall moves along into unpredictable temperatures and situations.

via REI

Day Hiking Checklist

Our comprehensive checklist for day hikers can help you from forgetting anything important. Includes the Ten Essentials.

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The Ten Essentials

For safety, survival and basic comfort:

1. Navigation
2. Sun protection
3. Insulation
  • Jacket, vest, pants, gloves, hat (see Clothing)
4. Illumination
5. First-aid supplies
6. Fire
7. Repair kit and tools
8. Nutrition
9. Hydration
10. Emergency shelter

Beyond the Ten Essentials

Warm Weather Clothing Options

  • Wicking T-shirt
  • Wicking underwear
  • Quick-drying pants or shorts
  • Long-sleeve shirt (for bugs, sun)
  • Sun-shielding hat
  • Insulating fleece jacket or vest
  • Bandana or Buff
  • _____________________

Cool Weather Clothing Options

  • Wicking long-sleeve T-shirt
  • Wicking long underwear
  • Hat, cap or headband (synthetic or wool)
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Insulating fleece jacket (or vest) and pants
  • Rain jacket (or soft shell and waterproof hat)
  • Rain pants (or soft-shell pants)
  • _____________________


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