Backpacker’s Checklist – 6 things to keep you on track

Looking to go backpacking this summer, maybe for a weekend away, or even just a short hike?

Taking some time out over the summer is key, and hitting the trail, or the road, it necessary to always be prepared, and since we have had many an adventure, here are the six things we know that your going to need, or would probably actually save you should anything go wrong along your adventure.

From keeping those pearly whites clean to keep the hunger at bay, we have the 6 must-haves for any backpackers adventure this summer.


Carry Clean Travel Sonic Tooth Brush

The Carry Clean Travel Sonic Tooth Brush is small but mighty! TSA approved–you can now bring your compact electronic toothbrush everywhere on your travels, and on the trail.

Lypsyl Original

The sun can be harsh on your lips if you forget to moisturize, which let’s face it, many of us do while on the trail. Apply Lypsyl Orginal to make sure lips stay soft, and uncracked throughout your trip and travels!

Cliff Bars

Quick snacks with the energy you need to continue on your journey? hello Clif Bars!

Organic Ingredients, great taste and a much-needed energy boost. My faves: Chocolate Brownie and Chocolate Chip.

Rocket Foods Pure Oatmeal Cups

Rocket Foods Pure Oatmeal Cups are vegan, celiac-friendly, and free of the top 10 most common allergens. Tuck this proudly Canadian snack in your backpack for a little taste of home, and a much-needed mini-meal on the go.


Swiss Army knife

Being prepared when camping means travelling with a knife. I have a Swiss Ary knife that has scissors, a light, and so much more that can really help you out if you happen to find yourself in a tight spot.

Coghlan’s Waterproof Matches

This one’s pretty obvious, you may need fire, it may rain, thank gawd there are waterproof matches (this doesn’t mean you should test that, don’t drop them in the lake)


So, there you have it. My 6 must-haves for anyone doing a short or long hike, treck or backpacking trip this summer. Trust me, no matter the trip, it pays to always be prepared.



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Mark Munroe is the Creator and EIC of ADDICTED. He's ADDICTED to great travel, amazing food, better grooming & probably a whole lot more!