Winter camping requires more gear than summer camping. Our comprehensive checklist is designed to keep you from forgetting anything important.

The Ten Essentials

For safety, survival and basic comfort:

1. Navigation

2. Sun protection

3. Insulation

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

4. Illumination

5. First-aid supplies

6. Fire

7. Repair kit and tools

8. Nutrition

9. Hydration

10. Emergency shelter

Beyond the Ten Essentials

Clothing

Footwear; Assorted Personal Items