If I were to drop my first aid, foot care, and field repair kits directly into my master backpacking gear list, I would fear clogging it up. Already, the master list can be intimidating, and these kits contain dozens of items on their own. Moreover, their exact contents depend greatly on whether I am traveling solo or with a group.
I thought it was best to address them as sub-lists, with a dedicated post, conversation, and spreadsheet for each one:
Download & edit these lists
Static online lists are useful. But lists that can be downloaded, integrated with other resources, and tailored to personal needs is even better.
To download and edit my master 3-season gear list, follow the on-page instructions.
To download my kits as single-page PDF’s, use these links:
To edit these lists, you will need to create your own copy of them.
- In a new tab or window, open the Backpacking Kits sheet.
- If you do not have a Google account or if you prefer other software besides Google Docs, under “File” select “Download as” to generate your own Excel or CSV file. Otherwise,
- Log in with your Google account, if you are not already.
- Under “File” select “Make a copy.” A 4-tab sheet named “Backpacking Kits” will be saved in your Google Drive account.