Get prepared for winter backcountry day trips with this comprehensive gear list. For multiday trips, add gear from our Backpacking or Winter Camping lists.

Gear Choices

See our Mountaineering Checklist for other gear options.

The Ten Essentials

For safety, survival and basic comfort:

1. Navigation

2. Sun protection

3. Insulation

  • Jacket, vest, pants, gloves, hat (see Clothing Options)

4. Illumination

5. First-aid supplies

6. Fire

7. Repair kit and tools

8. Nutrition

9. Hydration

10. Emergency shelter

Clothing

Personal Items

Other Options