Winter Camping Packing Lists

TEN ESSENTIALS (In daypack or fanny pack)

Pocket Knife  
Personal First Aid Kit  
Extra clothing  
Rain Gear  
Headlamp or flashlight Bring extra batteries
Trail Food GORP, Granola bars,Fruit, etc.
Water Bottle Nalgene works best – Camelback reservoirs tend to freeze in winter!
Matches In waterproof container
Map and Compass  
Sunglasses Or Ski Goggles

 

UPPER BODY LAYERS

Synthetic Long Underwear Tops 2 NO Cotton
Winter Jacket 1 Ski jacket shell
Sweater 2 Wool or Polar Fleece
Long Sleeve T-Shirt 2 NO Cotton

 

LOWER BODY LAYERS

Synthetic Long Underwear Bottoms 2 NO Cotton
Wool Pants 1 Wool or Fleece Pants
Snow Pants 1 With bibs or suspenders

 

FOOTWEAR

Warm Winter Boots 1 With removable liner (i.e. Sorels or Kamiks)  NO Sneakers or leather boots!
Socks 3 Wool or Heavy Synthetic Socks
Sock Liners 3 Synthetic

 

HEAD, NECK & HANDS

Winter Hats 2 Preferably fleece
Mittens or gloves 2 pair Mittens are warmer!
Glove Liners 1 Wool or synthetic
Scarf or neck gaiter 1  
Balaclava 1 Extra Warmth for Face

 

PACKS & BAGS

Backpack 1 or medium duffel bag
Daypack or Fanny Pack 1 For 10 Essentials (above)
Gallon Ziplock bags 4 To keep clothes dry in pack

 

SLEEPING GEAR

Sleeping Bag 1 3 Season Synthetic
Waterproof Stuff Sack 1 or Large, Heavy Duty Trash bag
Fleece Liner 1 Adds 10°F warmth
Sleep Pad 1 ThermaRest or closed cell foam
Ground Cloth 1  

 

KITCHEN

Bowl 1  
Mug/Cup 1  
Spork 1 or Fork and Spoon
Bandanas 2  

 

TOILETRIES

Lip Balm 1 SFP 25+
Toothbrush 1  
Toothpaste 1 Travel
Comb or brush 1 or Brush

 

RECOMMENDED

Fleece Vest 1  
Suspenders 1 Better than a belt
Gaiters 1  
Candle Lantern 1  
Travel Games 0 Playing Cards
Snowshoes 1  
Skis 1 Cross Country
Camera 1 Waterproof
Whistle 1  
Medicine 1 Daily Meds
Watch 1 Scout Watch
Book 0 In Ziplock