Below is a checklist of the items you'll want to have for this Introduction to Backpacking course. This list is not intended to be a planning resource for anything OTHER than this course. As you progress and learn backpacking skills your list of items will change dramatically. Once you learn the equation "Weight = Pain = Luxury" you'll find yourself developing your own list of items to carry.
Additionally, as you will learn, each trip has a different "purpose" and as such, your packing list will change.
Some items below are required while the majority is suggested. You are welcome to bring items not on this list. Just make sure you have somewhere to store the gear you thought you were going to bring until you learned what you really need.
Backpacking is a very challenging endeavor and each route will require a certain level of fitness, capability and in some cases, experience. Our goal is to ensure that you do not get in over your head to the extent it requires an evacuation. Our staff is eager to work with you to put together the adventure that's best for you and your group.
Arizona Backpacking Company