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A camping list for backpacking is very different from a general camping checklist. These lightweight backpacking essentials are created just for your comfort.

Most family vacation destinations in Minnesota include beautiful family vacation resorts, cabins, and dozens of state parks and many other top family vacations spots.

Backpacking camping gear needs to meet all you basic needs AND be carried on your back!

Your needs will include shelter, a warm place to sleep, a "camping kitchen", food, clothing and a first aid kit.

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Backpacking Tent
A One Person Backpacking Tent offers lightweight performance at a great price. Comfortable and light-weight single person tents for adventurous outdoors enthusiasts who want to leave the beaten path far behind. Designed to sleep one camper comfortably.

These solo tents feature a minimalist set up capability when the optional ground cloth is purchased. This creates a shelter using only the rainfly and ground cloth, allowing the adventurer to go light and still be covered.  

Backpacking Sleeping Bag
Backpack Sleeping Bag A warm and comfortable mummy-style sleeping bag is one of the backpacking essentials for cross country ski treks and other wintertime adventures. A reliably cozy sleeping bag may be the most important item on your camping list for backpacking.

Double-layered, offset quilted construction means there will be no cold spots.

A sleeping bag with an adjustable contoured hood and chest baffle locks in body heat and a trapezoidal footbox one some tents is ergonomically curved to fit natural foot position.

One of the reasons we love camping in Minnesota, or anywhere, is that camping is life stripped to the most basic of physical provision...and backpacking ups the ante even further.

The focus shifts from possessions to appreciation of nature and its wonders.

Half the challenge, and the fun, is to see how little it takes of what we consider to be the "essentials of life" to supply our basic needs.

Backpacking Pack
North Face Terra 50 Hiking Backpack: With room for lots of backpacking camping gear and a super comfortable suspension system, the Terra 50 Backpack from The North Face® easily handles multi-day excursions into the wild.

This durable, hydration compatible pack features a sturdy single stay and frame sheet suspension for load stability and easy hauling. The Terra 50 combines this solid base with a deluxe mesh back panel with vertical channel for increased ventilation, padded shoulder harness, and load-spreading hipbelt to comfortably handle big loads.

Outside, this mid-sized trail pack surrounds its 3,173 cubic inches of space with a durable 600D polyester, 420D nylon mini-ripstop, and 1200D polyester shell.

Backpacking Cook Set
GSI Outdoors Bugaboo Backpacker Outdoor Cook Set: This easy-to-pack packing cook set takes care of two out on the trail It includes everything needed to cook and serve hearty meals without weighing you down.

Backpacking Essentials: The components nest together compactly. Included in the set:

  • 2L Bugaboo Pot, 8'' frypan, folding Gripper handle, and crushproof strainer lid
  • Two 14 fl. oz. Cascadian insulated mugs
  • Two 14 fl. oz. Cascadian bowls
  • Two Sip-It Tops for serving
  • Nylon stuff sack that holds everything for easy carrying and doubles as a welded sink

Design includes room for cook stove (sold separately).

Backpacker First Aid Kit: Every camping list for backpacking must include a first aid kit. Thiese are tailored specifically to the outdoor activities you love most.

It holds medical supplies to treat common injuries for 3 people for up to 4 days and is a great choice for hiking, kayaking, backpacking, mountain biking and climbing.

The Backpacker First Aid Kit comes with supplies to treat sprains, fractures, cuts, scrapes, headaches, and allergic reactions.  Tailored specifically to the outdoor activities you love and is a fully stocked medical kit for common fishing, hunting, camping, and hiking injuries, this kit makes a great choice for small groups who enjoy an outdoor adventure.

Backpacking Hammock
Eagles Nest Outfitters SingleNest Hammock: Add this single person hammock to your camping list for backpacking.

This is the perfect single person hammock and is ready at a moment's notice. Just pull the SingleNest out of its softball-sized stuff sack, clip it to your handy-dandy SlapStraps, and settle in for some "me-time."

At 17 oz., it's light enough to make the backpacker's cut, yet it's robust enough for backyard luxury.

Backpacking Survival Kit
Lansky LTASK T.A.S.K. Tactical Apocalypse Survival Kit: This rugged Lansky® 20L tactical backpack was designed as a 1-stop, grab-it-and-go wonder that's equipped to help you survive in any emergency. The T.A.S.K. (Tactical Apocalypse Survival Kit) by Lansky has been specifically designed to assist in any number of situations including natural disasters, basic survival, or even apocalyptic circumstances.

The T.A.S.K. backpack has several amenities that make this one of the backpacking essentials to include in your camping list for backpacking, including a padded back panel, large main compartment with front pouch, both containing organizational gear pockets, M.O.L.E. attachments, adjusting hip and sternum straps, plus water bottle holder and compression straps to secure the load. Contained within the pack is a fire fighter approved multi-use battle axe with leather sheath, pry bar, impact tool, hose/gas valve wrenches, and a non-slip insulated handle. The 20-function multi tool with nylon sheath has an array of features including straight and serrated blade, small/medium screwdriver, awl, file/ruler, can opener/bottle opener, assorted bits and magnetic bit holder, and needle nose pliers with wire cutter.

Backpacking Food

Camping List for Backpacking Related Pages:

Camping Equipment Checklist

Camping List

Camping Kitchen

Easy Camping Recipes

Food to Take Camping

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