Use the layering technique to help prevent you from getting wet and cold. Clothing such as polypropylene, and wool better retain their insulating properties when wet. Gor-tex helps repel water, yet has some breathability. Avoid wearing cotton fabrics.
- Long underwear – thin under layer
- Wool sweater or pile jacket – thermal layer
- Jacket – outer shell, wind protection & rain resistant
- Rain gear – poncho or rain suite
- Wind pants
- Several pairs of socks
- Hat and gloves/mittens
- Boots – with ankle support, good grip, sturdy leather or gor-tex
Even where fires are permitted bring a stove, wood may be too wet, it also helps reduce impact on the environment.
- Tent – with waterproof fly
- Sleeping bag
- Foam or air mattress
- Stove, fuel, and cooking utensils
- Food – bring enough for an extra day, freeze dried is preferable because of its weight, and usually less odiferous.
- Topographic maps
- First aid kit – extra moleskin!
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Toilet paper
- Waterproof matches
- Garbage Bag
- Pencil & paper