Here are some of the items to be carried. (As before, * means the item is optional. § means the item will be shared with a partner.)
|Extra Clothing in Waterproof Stuff Sack or Ziplock Plastic Bag|
|light jacket||thin wind shirt or windbreaker|
|insulation layer||synthetic pullover, fleece or long underwear top|
|rain jacket||waterproof-breathable, simple jacket|
|rain pants||waterproof-breathable, simple pull-on; can double for long pants in cool weather|
|warm hat||wool or synthetic beanie cap|
|warm gloves||wool or fleece gloves|
|extra socks||one spare pair each of hiking socks and liner socks|
|underwear*||one spare pair|
|Shelter and Sleeping|
|shelter§||two person tarp or tent, recommend no heavier than 4 lbs.|
|tent stakes§||sufficient number to completely stake out shelter|
|ground cloth*§||lightweight waterproof barrier, needed only if tarp is used|
|sleeping bag||recommend no heavier than 3 lbs.; 20-30º rating is sufficient|
|stuff sack||waterproof, for sleeping bag|
|sleeping pad||inflatable or closed-cell|
Most controversial, at least with some moms, will be the lack of extra clothing.
Next I'll post the items on the list for cooking, hydration, and personal hygiene. I've also tweaked the first part of the list, which I posted a couple days ago.
I added a bandana and liner socks. I elected to make the liner socks option, though I've always used them and feel they help a lot to prevent blisters.
One note: I need to offer thanks to Backpackinglight.com for publishing several packing lists. They have been helpful in this project.
Feel free to offer suggestions for my list.