Outdoorsman Climbing and Camping

Outdoorsman Climbing and Camping

Camping was always a part of my youth. From the early days of car camping when we would go to Mexico and camp on the beach or in the mountains of Southern California to later adventures that include climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, tallest peak in Africa or the many hikes over the Sierra Nevada, some with friends and family and many solo.

Being an outdoorsman and being in nature offers insight into the beauty and wisdom that is our planet. Climbing, caving, camping, hiking and adventuring in the out of doors enables enhanced inner peace.

King’s Canyon is one of the areas we visit every year. We build dams in the Kings River and swim and hike and cave.  In the evenings if you are patient you can normally find bears at roads end during sunset.  If you ever get a chance, Cedar Grove is an excellent place to visit.  Here are some of the family pictures on Muir’s Rock in King’s Canyon.

Here is a sample Camping Checklist that I have found useful in preparation for simple camping trips.  This list has served me well as a starting point over the years.  I have added the text list at the end of this page as well.

Have climbed Mt Whitney several times over the years. When bringing people there for the first time, I share this following trail map and Mt. Whitney Gear Check List.  This is based on a single day ascent.

Hope it might help you.

Rand

 

Camping Back Packs

–  Back Pack

–  Day Pack

–  Straps

–  Walking Stick / Mono pole

Clothes

–  Hat (sleeping)

–  Hat (brimmed)

–  Bandana

–  Capaline:

–    Long Underwear

–    Long Sleeve Shirt

–    Short Sleeve Shirt

–  Wind Breaker

–  Rain Jacket / Pants

–  Sweater

–  T Shirts

–  Pants (2)

–  Shorts

–  Belt

–  Socks

–  Sandals

–  Boots

–  Tennis Shoes

–  Emergency Dry Clothes in Ziploc

–  Extra Shoe Laces

Personal Items

–  Tooth Brush

–  Floss

–  Tooth Paste

–  Soap

–  Shampoo

–  Lotion/Sunblock

–  Sun Glasses

–  Fingernail Clippers

–  Scissors

–  Toilet Paper (triple zip lock)

–  Q Tips

–  Tampons

–  Wash rags (wetwipes)

–  Pencil

–  Paper

–  Books

Sleeping and Shelter

–  Ground Cloth

–  Tent

–  Tent Stakes

–  Rope / Line

–  Biv Sack

–  Rain tarp

–  Sleeping Bag

–  Pillow/Stuff sack

Food

–  Water

–  Water Purification System

–  Water Tablets

–  Water Sac (camel and tote)

–  Vitamins

–  Protein Powder

–  Energy Bars:  Kudos, PR

–  Powdered Gatorade

–  FISH STUFF: Garlic, Onion, Butter

–  Tea, Coffee, Iced Tea, Hot Coco

–  Cereal: Oat Meal, Flakes

–  Spices: Salt, Pepper, Chilies, Sugar, Honey, Tobasco

–  Freeze Dried Foods

–  Carbs: Tortillas, Rolls,

–  Dairy: Cheese, Dry Milk

–  Vegetables: Onions, Sprouts, String Beans, Potatoes

–  Fruits: Apples, Oranges, Apricots, Dried

–  Meat: Canned Tuna, Canned Sardines, Canned Oysters, Salami, Jerky: Beef, Turkey

–  Crackers: Rye, Rice, Ritz

–  Nuts: Almonds, Peanuts, Cashews

–  Eggs

–  Jello

–  Candies

Cooking Utensils

–  Pots / Pans

–  Knife

–  Fork

–  Spoon

–  Water Bottles

–  Aluminum Foil

–  Sierra Cup

–  Big Cups

–  Bowls

–  Plate

–  Stove

–  Extra Butane

–  Matches

–  Fire Starter

–  Grill

–  Zip Locks

–  Trash Bags

–  Can Opener

–  Dish Soap/Sponge

First Aid

–  Sun Block

–  Altitude Pills

–  Antihistamines

–  Bug Spray

–  Tordal

–  Mole Skin

–  Vaseline

–  Chap Stick

–  Razor Blades

–  Scissors

–  Tweezers

–  Needles and Tread/Suture

–  Matches

–  See separate list

Emergency Gear

–  Light Stick

–  Strobe

–  Matches

–  Whistle

–  Signal Flare

–  Radio

–  Compass

–  First Aid

–  Credit Card

–  Cash

–  Pack Repair Kit (Split Rings, Thread, Needle)

Fishing Stuff

–  Reel

–  Rod

–  Line

–  Tackle

–  License

–  Knife

Navigation

–  Compass

–  Maps

–  Map Bag

–  GPS

–  Altimeter

–  Altimeter Watch

–  Watch

–  Ruler

–  Pencil (3)

–  Leave Route with Friends

Lighting

–  Head Lamp

–  Lantern (big and small)

–  Flash Lights

–  Extra Batteries

–  Extra Bulbs

– Candles and Matches

Snow Equipment

–  Gators

–  Crampons

–  Snow Shoes

–  Glacier Glasses

–  Sun Block

–  Ropes and Glacier Stuff on separate list

MISC Camping Supplies

–  Magnifying Glass

–  Camera

–  Solar charger

–  Camping Permit

–  Binoculars

–  Mini tripod

Climbing Stuff

–  Rope

–  Carabineers

–  Webbing

–  Figure 8

–  Pulley

–  Atriers

–  Harness

–  Helmet

–  Lights

–  See other list

 

 

 

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