List of Day Gear

Photo of people hiking with dogs

Day-use Gear Checklist

 **What to take with you:

  • Sturdy footwear
  • Extra clothing, hat (wool or synthetics are best)
  • Drinking water
  • Rainwear (waterproof jacket and pants or poncho)
  • Map
  • Sunglasses and sunblock
  • Topographic map, compass
  • Extra food
  • First aid kit
  • Pocket knife
  • Matches (in waterproof container)
  • Flashlight
  • Foil (to use as a cup or signaling device)
  • Radio with batteries
  • Whistle or mirror to attract attention
  • Insect repellant (during mosquito season)
  • Bear spray

Remember cell phones may not work in many parts of the forest.

**This list is suggested gear but personal needs may require additional items, so please plan accordingly.