Recommended Packing List

Published 2018-08-13
CampCrate provides the main backpacking necessities, but it will be up to you to bring the following items. These items will help ensure your trip is comfortable and safe on a 3 Day / 4 Night trip.  It is important to note that a heavy backpack will lead to discomfort and increased fatigue.  Keeping your backpack light is essential to enjoying your trip.  Do not overpack or bring heavy items not on this list.  If you're unsure about a specific item, use the chat window in the bottom right to send us a message.
  • One Long Sleeve Shirt
  • Two T-Shirts
  • One Sleeping Shirt
  • One Hiking Shirt
  • One Pair of Pants
  • 3 Pair Underwear
  • 3 Pairs of Wool or Athletic Socks (Non-Cotton)
  • Beanie/Toboggan
  • One Sports Bra
  • Running Shoes or Hiking Boots (Whichever you are use to - don't buy new)
  • Lightweight Down Jacket (For colder destinations.  May use polyester long sleeve shirts instead)

Necessities to Purchase
Miscellaneous Items
  • 4 Plastic Grocery Bags (used to waterproof sleeping bag, clothes, pad, and misc. items in pack)
  • Tampons
  • Medications/Multivitamin (Only bring what you need)
  • Lip Balm (with SPF)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher)
  • Travel Size Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Deodorant
  • 10ft of Toilet Paper rolled onto pen/pencil
  • Sun Glasses
  • Two 1.5 Liter Smart Water Bottles
  • Insect Repellant (Although necessary at times, insect repellant is very harmful to the environment.  Only use if necessary and apply conservative amounts to exposed areas.  Wear long sleeves and pants for primary protection.  Never spray near water sources.  The active ingredient in bug spray (Deet) will also dissolve/damage many materials, including polyester.)
  • First Aid Items (We recommend putting the following items from your medicine cabinet into a plastic sandwich bag.  10 Ibuprofen, 5 Benadryl, 10 Imodium Tablets, a few band aids, alcohol swabs, tweezers, 5 feet of duct tape rolled onto a pencil, and tampons (guys too – used as gauze to stop bleeding or fire starter if necessary)
  • Plastic Spoon
  • Travel Size hand sanitizer
  • Contraceptives (Pills/Condoms/etc.)
  • ID Card/Credit Card

Optional Items
  • Small Amount of Cash
  • Small Micro-Fiber/Quick-Dry Towel
  • Small, lite pocket knife
  • Gloves
  • Small lighter
  • Lightweight Flip Flops for Camp
  • Sun Hat
  • Baby Wipes
  • Camera
  • Portable battery for recharging
  • One creature comfort (book, deck of cards, etc.)