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Backpacking Checklist

By Synzmemoir @synzmemoir
I was scanning through my files in the drawer and I come across this climbing checklist. It was given to me by a friend a long time ago, to help me with my packing. Honestly, I really have some packing issues. I usually forgot to bring the most important things during our climbs. This checklist have really work wonders to me. I hope it will also help you. This also a good reference for travelers.
___ Long sleeved shirt
___ Short sleeved shirt
___ Sweater
___ parka
___ Vest
___ Pants (non-denim)
___ insulated long pants
___ cycling shorts
___ long underwear
___ swimsuit
___ Cap, hat, visor
___ bandana, tubao
___ facemask, ski mask
___ Mountain shoes
___ Socks
___ Gaiters
___ Sandals, Slippers
    Handwear___ Mitts___ Gloves
    Wind/Rain wear___ Raincoat, poncho, rain pants___ Wind breaker, Wind pants
CAMPING HARDWARE___ Tent, Vestibule, Stakes, Guylines___ Ground Sheet, Tarp___ Backpack, Pack Cover___ Day pack, Assault Bag___ Ditty Bag___ Pack plastic liner/bag___ Sleeping bag___ Sleeping pad___ walking pole
KITCHENWARE___ stove, fuel___ Matches, Lighter___ Lantern, Candles___ Cookpot, cups, plates___ spoon, fork___ Can opener, Corkscrew___ Polybags, aluminum foil___ water container___ knife/swiss knife
TOILETRY___ Toothbrush, floss___ Toothpaste___ Washcloth, Towelettes___ Toilet paper, tissue___ Sanitary napkins
PROTECTION ITEMS ___ First Aid kit___ Water purifier/filter___ Lip protection___ Insect repellant___ Glasses___ Sunscreen
NAVIGATION ITEMS___ Maps, Map case___ Compass___ Altimeter___ Signal Mirror, Flares___ Whistle___ Pencil, Pen___ Radio___ Thermometer___ Watch, Clock___ Monocular, Binoculars___ Bolo___ Flashlight___ Extra Batteries
    Meal___Rice, Cereals___ Canned goods___ Instan Noodles___ Wheat/Rye bread___ Salt, Pepper, Sugar___ Cooking oil, Butter___ Spices___ Vitamins
    Trail foods___ Cheese___ Bread, Cookies, crakers___ Chocolates___ Raisins___ Nuts___ Fruits___ Jellies___ Nata de coco___ Jam
AMUSEMENT ITEMS___ Game cards___ Personal music player___ Books, Magazine___ Guidebooks___ Camera, Tripod
DRINKS___ Spirits, Alcohol beverages___ Cold Drink mixes, juices___ Energy Drinks___ Breakfast drinks (coffee, tea)
SPARES___ Repair kit, tool kit___ Nylon line, wire, rope___ Duct tape, epoxy
PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION___ Employment ID, student ID___ Medical Insurance ID___ Climb ID
FIRST AID KIT___ Betadine, Paficare, etc.___ Iodine___ Bandage, Band-Aids___ Sterile Gauze ___ Tape___ Anti-Infection ointment___ Cotton, cotton buds___ Fisherman's friend___ Eye  drops___ Paracetamol___ Lomotil, diatabs___ Pain Reliever___ Ethyl alcohol___ Anti itch solution___ Anti-histamine___ Toothacke meds___ Antibiotic
TOILETRY KIT ITEMS___ oil___ Powder___ Deodorant___ Razor___ Mirror___ Lotion___ Facial cleanser___ Comb, brush___ soap___ shampoo
Now, you might worry how to pack that all into your bags. Well, you don't have to bring it all. Just pick out the things you want and make your own checklist. 
To make it easier for you to locate your things in your backpack, create a system that will enable you to immediately point where you placed a particular item in your pack. Say a check mark before an item means it is located in the hood of your pack, a backslash means it is located in the green ditty bag in the pack. Overtime, you will be able to formulate your own checklist. 
I have already made my own personal checklist now and got my own system of packing. I hope this will also help you out on your packing. I have a downloadable link here in case you want to download the file. CLICK HERE to download.

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