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Backpacking Gear Checklists

Not sure what to pack for your first backcountry overnight or which essentials to bring on a two-week hiking trip? Feel prepared for your next backcountry adventure, no matter the length or location, with comprehensive backpacking gear checklists from the experts at Backpacker.

The Ultimate Pacific Crest Trail Packing List

Headed out on the Pacific Crest Trail? Expert thru-hiker Liz “Snorkel” Thomas breaks down the gear you’ll need, with help from BACKPACKER Gear Editor Eli Bernstein.