Below is a list of everything that I typically carry with me for a winter day hike (in addition to what’s already in my emergency bag).

In-town:

  • Hydro Day Pack
  • Warm water in hydro
  • Power Bars
  • Gaiters
  • Hike Socks
  • Boots
  • Long Underwear
  • Thermal Shirt
  • Poly T
  • Black Fleece
  • Black Nylon Fleece Jacket
  • Hat & Cap
  • Gloves
  • Face Mask
  • Bandana
  • Watch
  • Sunglasses
  • Dog Bowl?
  • Biscuits?
  • Optional:
    • Camera
    • Film
    • Binoculars
    • Vest

Backcountry or off-trail:

Pack all of the above, plus:

  • Snowshoes
  • Knife (big one)
  • Extra Socks
  • Extra food
  • Map
  • 1/2 Pack or Hydro Pack
  • 2 canteens w. hose if ½ pack
  • Hot Liquid in Thermos