Base Gear List

  •   Category Weight
  • Pack
    1.14 lb
  • Shelter
    1.52 lb
  • Sleeping
    1.66 lb
  • Clothing
    4.69 lb
  • Food
    8.93 lb
  • Water
    3.53 lb
  • Cooking
    0.84 lb
  • Electronics
    1.19 lb
  • Washing
    0.24 lb
  • First Aid
    0.28 lb
  • Wallet
    0.09 lb
  • Miscellaneous
    0.95 lb
  • Total 25.07
    lb
    • oz
    • lb
    • g
    • kg
  • Consumable 12.6 lb
  • Worn 3.5 lb
  • Base Weight 8.97 lb

This is my basic gear list for long distance multi-day hikes where I am planning to camp at least some of the time. It is largely based on the gear I took on my walk from Land's End to John o' Groats in 2021. In practice this will probably be added to or modified on a case-by-case basis depending on how long the hike is, what the terrain is like, what time of year it is and whether I am on my own or with others.

Note: The square brackets [X] in the clothing section relate to this classic article by Andrew Skurka on backpacking clothing.