The Essential Hiking, Trekking, and Camping Gear List 2020



Do you need a list of hiking, trekking, and mountaineering gear? The list we have here might help you make sure you have everything you need for your next trek. They constitute the essentials and then some.


Tent and Sleeping Gear


The size of your tent and mattress will depend on how many people will come with you during your camping trip. The number of sleeping bags and pads will also vary depending on how many you are in the group.


Apart from the tent, here are some of the other items that you will need for night in your camp:


Dustpan and brush

Camping pillows

A pair of tarps larger than your size of your tent to help keep the moisture out. Doubles up as a sheet to serve as cover for the picnic area.



Air mattress and air pump

Bed sheets

Rugs

Foldable stool or chair


Kitchen Gear


Depending on how you want to cook your meals while you're hiking and trekking, you might want to bring a mobile kitchen gear.


Propane stove/burner

Propane/butane (depends on what fuel your stove/burner uses)

BBQ grill

Icebox/cooler

Lighter, matches, flint and steel, other fire starters

Dry good bin

Knife

Skewers (for barbecues with the kids)

Your food supplies (of course)

Depending on how you setup your camping trip, then you might want to bring any of the following as well:

jug

Tongs

Kettle

Coffee pot

Can opener or bottle opener (Swiss Army Knife or multitool)

Plates, bowls, cups

Frying pan

Pot with lid

Kettle

Dish pan

Dish soap

Tin foil





When you go hiking, you don't need to bring all that gear the equipment listed above. You may just need and a few snacks if you're going on a two hour or even a four hour hike. But for an overnight trek or one that lasts several days, then you should plan your stocks and gear.


Campsite and Camping Gear


If you're going trekking, you're going to need your campsite gear. Yes, you will be hauling a lot of stuff, but they're essential to keep life comfy to a certain degree while you're outdoors.


Here's a short list of camping gear:

Small folding table

Clothesline

Camp chairs (ones that you can fold or tear apart and put together)

Fly swatter or bug repellant sprays

Multi-tool

Extension cord (some camp sites have electricity)

Insect repellant candles (nice to have)

Duct tape (use this to fix pretty much anything)

First aid kit

Map

Compass

Firepit

Lanterns

Spare batteries

Hammer/mallet

Knife

Axe

Headlights

Binoculars


Your Clothing

This should be obvious but some people do get this wrong, so we're putting this on the list too.

Jacket

Rain coat

Mitts or gloves

Hat

Flip flops

Shades

Sleepwear

Socks

Underwear

Running or hiking shoes

Sunglasses/shades

Shorts/pants


Health and Hygiene

Finally, you need a health and hygiene kit when you go mountaineering or hiking.

Prescriptions

First aid kit

Sunscreen

Lip balm

Toilet paper

Hand sanitizer

Face mask

Face shield

Toiletries

Towels

Baby wipes


Conclusion


Notice that we didn't include mobile phones, power banks, and other digital devices in this list of hiking, trekking, and camping equipment.


They have been purposefully kept out of the list so you can focus on that outdoor experience. But if you want to bring them, then by all means bring your mobile devices along.



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