This post is part of the Backpacking Gear for Beginners course.
All the best hiking gear in the world doesn’t help if you forget it at home.
A hiking gear checklist can help organize what you are taking on your trip, how much it will cost, how much it weighs and who’s going to carry what.
The link below will take you to a shared Google Doc spreadsheet you can save to your own Google Drive or download as PDF or Excel spreadsheet.
To save a copy to your own Google Drive, click File, Add to My Drive.
To download a copy as an Excel file, click File, Download, then pick Excel or PDF.
Once you have your own copy, feel free to update and add all your own details. Fill out all the gear, how much it weighs and who’s going to bring it. As you purchase your gear and pack it, you can change the ‘Packed’ column from No to Yes. When the column is all green, you’re ready to go.