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Manhattan Beach, CA
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General | First Hike | Weekend Checklist | Equipment Guide | First Aid Kit | Prohibited Items | Trail Etiquette

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Weekend Hike Personal Equipment Checklist

To Be Worn Leaving Trailhead
___Shirt
___Long trousers
___2 pair socks (1 thin inner & 1 thick outer)
___Hiking boots (lug sole preferred)
___Wide brim hat or cap with brim

Back Pack Equipment
___Pack frame, pack, belly band, with attached sleeping bag straps
___Sleeping bag in stuff sack (rated to +20 deg F)
___Closed cell foam pad (blue foam or Ridge Rest)
___50 ft. of 1/8" nylon cord
___Small day pack (for peak climbs)
___Large plastic trash bag (for pack cover)
___1/2 share: tent, rain fly, poles & stakes (will be supplied)

Eating Gear (marked with name or initials)
___Spoon and/or fork
___Plastic bowl
___Cup (plastic or Sierra)

Toilet Kit
___Soap & lightweight towel
___Toothbrush & paste
___2 Kleenex packets for toilet tissue
___Plastic wash basin (bottom of gallon water, milk, or bleach bottle)
___Sunscreen (SPF 30 minimum)
___Chap Stick or Blistex
___Insect repellent (in summer)

Miscellaneous
___Large zip lock bag for trash
___Pad of paper or small spiral notebook
___Pencil
Ten Essentials
1___Compass (liquid filled type)
2___Map of area (will be supplied)
3___Flashlight (Mini Maglite AA™ or 2 cell AA or C size)
___Spare bulb & batteries
4___Sun glasses (required over 9000')
5___Matches in waterproof case and 3" long candle
6___Personal first aid kit
7___Pocket knife
8___Trail snacks
9___Wide mouth plastic quart bottle with marks every 4 oz. (marked with name)
10___Jacket (see below)

Additional Clothing in Pack
___Nylon windbreaker
___Warm jacket, or sweater and jacket
___Poncho with rain pants or full rain suit
___Long sleeved shirt
___Long or short trousers
___Undershorts, 1 pair
___1 pair inner socks (thin smooth and slick; made of nylon, tight woven cotton or silk)
___1 pair heavy outer socks (wool preferred)
___Watch cap or ski cap
___Mosquito head net (in summer)

Optional
___Tennis shoes or "Aqua Socks"
___Additional pairs of socks
___Gloves or mittens
___Winter underwear
___Camera
___Handbook (leave in car)

NO COMIC BOOKS, MAGAZINES, RADIOS, WALKMAN, CARDS or ELECTRONIC GAMES
Rev 2/97


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