Use the layering technique to help prevent you from getting wet and cold. Clothing such as polypropylene, and wool better retain their insulating properties when wet. Gor-tex helps repel water, yet has some breathability. Avoid wearing cotton fabrics.
· Long underwear – thin under layer
· Wool sweater or pile jacket – thermal layer
· Jacket – outer shell, wind protection & rain resistant
· Rain gear – poncho or rain suite
· Wind pants
· Several pairs of socks
· Hat and gloves/mittens
· Boots – with ankle support, good grip, sturdy leather or gor-tex
Even where fires are permitted bring a stove, wood may be too wet, it also helps reduce impact on the environment.
· Tent – with waterproof fly
· Sleeping bag
· Foam or air mattress
· Stove, fuel, and cooking utensils
· Food – bring enough for an extra day, freeze dried is preferable because of its weight, and usually less odiferous.
· Topographic maps
· First aid kit – extra moleskin!
· Flashlight and extra batteries
· Toilet paper
· Waterproof matches
· Garbage Bag
· Pencil & paper