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Hiking packing list

Plan ahead and pack like a pro! Make sure you slip the following into your backpack before setting off on your summer hiking adventure. If you are going any other time of year, you will need more warm clothes. The lists below are based on the recommendations found on DNT's (the Norwegian Trekking Association) website.

Other essential
  • First aid kit
  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Toilet paper
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Map and compass
  • Map case (with pencil and paper)
  • Knife
  • Headlamp/flashlight
  • Boot waterproofing
  • Lunch packet
  • Water bottle
  • Thermos
  • Emergency rations
  • Money
  • Keys
  • DNT membership card
  • Binolculars
  • Camera
  • Transport schedules
  • Medicines
  • GPS
  • Book(s)
  • Candle
  • Firestarter paper
  • Sitting pad

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