_____ Backpack: Determined by type of hike, location, time of year typically 1000-2000 c.i.
_____ Boots: Comfortable, broken in, padded around ankle
_____ Socks: Thin Polypro liner sock, heavier wool or wool blend outer sock - carry an extra pair
_____ Poncho or rain jacket coated nylon or Gortex
_____ Long pants: synthetic or wool cotton canvas Supplex nylon shorts for summer
_____ Shirt: synthetic or wool , polyester, Coolmax, Polypro, cotton is OK if you have a back-up shirt.
_____ Jacket or sweater wool fleece jacket/vest
_____ Gloves, mittens, wool hat: depending on the time of year
_____ Water - two one quart bottles supermarket bottled water Nalgene bottles
_____ Food/snacks - carry extra in case of emergencies
_____ Toilet paper
_____ Sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
_____ Insect repellant
_____ Small first aid kit