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The GO Outdoors Backpacking and Travelling Checklist

This checklist is designed for use during backpacking trips and whilst hostelling. What you need to take will vary dependent on where you will be staying or sleeping, how much (if any) storage space you will have at your destination, and the duration of your stay. 

  • Rucksack – Minimum of 40 Litres, more if you intend to pack cookware/a tent/large insulated items. 
  • Daypack – Under 30 Litres for use during the day. 
  • Small bumbag or money belt 
  • Bag padlocking system 
  • Baselayer Tops 
  • Sleep wear 
  • Travel Shirt 
  • Travel Trousers 
  • Travel Shorts 
  • Walking Boots 
  • Running Shoes/Trainers 
  • Slim Liner Socks 
  • Thick Hiking Socks 
  • Underwear 
  • Walking Sandals 
  • Fleece 
  • Down Insulating Jacket For Cold Climates 
  • Packable Waterproof Jacket For Hot/changeable climates 
  • Swim wear 
  • Hat/Neck Gaiter
  • Gloves for cold conditions

Accessories and Tools

  • Sleeping Bag 
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack 
  • Roll mat 
  • Insect Repellent/Mosquito Net 
  • Suncream 
  • First Aid 
  • Batteries 
  • Water Purification Tablets 
  • Water Bottle /Flask 
  • Food stash 
  • Torch 
  • Toilet Roll 
  • Stash bag for damp or dirty clothing 
  • Plastic bag for muddy/sandy boots

Do You Have....

  • Insurance 
  • Tickets 
  • Passport 
  • Cash 
  • Travellers Cheques
  • Guide books/maps
  • Change
  • Phone 
  • Your itinerary