Backpacking

Tomorrow, my girlfriend and I are going to a hike in campsite for the first time!  We do plenty of car camping, but this will be more rustic.  I’m looking forward to it.

It will be great to get away for a couple of nights and enjoy the outdoors.  Plus it will be interesting to carry everything we need on our backs.  Usually when we go car camping, we have a big tent, big cooler, grill, extra blankets, chairs, and plenty of other stuff along with us.  This is fun, but will be nice to see how a minimalist trip turns out.

We were able to find most of our gear used on craigslist so we managed to save a ton of money.  Plus this way, if we hate it, we won’t be out much and can probably resell everything for about the same price.

Here is my super cool camping list:

Backpacks

Sleeping bags

Tent

Water filter

Camp stove

Fuel

Cooking gear

Pot/pan

Plates

Forks – plastic

Knives – plastic

Sleeping pads

2 flashlights

Head lamp

Water bottles

Small cooler

Day pack

Trash bags

Compass

Freezer bags

Rope/cord

Shovel

TP

Paper towels

Small towel

Knife

Watch

Lighter

Matches

Fire starter

Bug spray

Coffee cups

Duct Tape

Safety Pins

String

Bear Spray

Camera

Antibacterial

Chap Stick

Clothes to wear

Hiking pants

Dry fit shirt

Wool Socks

Underarmor boxers

Longsleeve dry shirt

Fleece

Rain jacket

Thermal bottoms

Thermal top

Boots

Hat

Gloves

Sunglasses

Food

4 steaks (two will stay in cooler in car)

6 potatoes

2 pounds green beans

6 eggs

10 strips bacon

Beef jerky

Almonds, walnuts, raisins, bananas

2 oranges

2 apples

Chocolate

Graham crackers

Marshmellows

Wine

1 pound cheese

Coffee – Starbucks VIA

Water

Gatorade

Beer/Pop in the car

First Aid

Bandaids

Guaze

Neosporin

Tums

Immodium

Excedrine

Moleskin

Probably too much stuff, but good for a first time out.  Have a good weekend.

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