Roger and Sue Caffin’s gear lists for their upcoming 4 months in Europe
Our Gear List Archive offers a variety of resources to make packing easier and to give you some ideas about what to pack for different types of trips. There's everything here from printable checklists to fully-annotated gear lists that reflect the author's rationale for making choices to include one item over another on their list.
Andrew Skurka, who pioneered the 7700-mile Sea-to-Sea Route, discusses his expectations, concerns, and gear choices for a frigid 400-mile hike through northern Minnesota with ultralight gear.
Taking a summer, long weekend backpacking trip carrying only 10 pounds on your back is easy, comfortable, and safe with the right gear. Here’s a list of the Backpacking Light editors’ favorite SUL gear.
Philmont Guidebook to Adventure: “Remember, the key to successful backpacking is to go lightly.”
Reader submissions of spreadsheet files used for trip planning and gear lists.
Yes, vegetarian fare can fuel endurance activities like backpacking!
New Boy Scouts (and your parents!), take note: going light will leave your patrol leaders in the dust and there will be money left over from your paper route.
Looking to boost energy while keeping the weight down? Try this protein-powered food list for backpacking.
Summer Desert Gear List
Seasons: Spring, Early Summer, Fall Length of Trip: 3-Day Weekend Context: The desert hiking gear list provided below is one example of how a lightweight backpacking enthusiast might select equipment for a 3-day weekend outing in benign desert conditions in the spring through fall. Deep summer conditions (the monsoon season), when torrential rains threaten and […]