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I would include a trail guidebook on that list. And should underwear really be optional?? CLOTHING Synthetic short-sleeve t-shirt Midweight synthetic or fleece long-sleeve top Wind or rain shell (not both, under 12 ounces) Rainpants (optional) Lightweight synthetic trekking pants (zip-offs preferable) Lightweight synthetic shorts (optional) Down jacket (10 to 12 ounces) Socks (two pair, one doubles as mittens) Underwear (optional) Wool or fleece hat Sun hat GEAR Internal frame pack or frameless rucksack (3,000 cu. in. or less, 2 lbs. or less) Down sleeping bag (preferably one for summer; one for colder months) Short sleeping pad (60", closed foam or uninsulated air mattress) Tarp or lightweight solo tent (optional) Lightweight shoes with after-market insoles Trekking poles (if needed for pitching tarp) Headlamp (small LED) Water bladder Alcohol or canister stove, fuel, and lighter Cookpot with lid (titanium or ultralight aluminum) Spoon Water treatment drops (chlorine dioxide or iodine) or inline filter Single-blade knife Small first aid kit (include Imodium, ibuprofen, and cold medicine) Map and compass Insect repellant Toiletries (ear plugs too) Stuff sacks (siliconized nylon) Sunscreen Small notebook and pen Point-and-shoot digital camera BOUNCE BOX Sturdy box Extra batteries Extra gear (new socks, shoes, warmer clothes, etc.) Bulk food (optional) Packing tape, labels, and markers List of mail drops and addresses www.backpacker.com