We love to get outside. 

We like to get planning and packing out of the way as quickly, efficiently and thoroughly as possible so we can get out there and have some fun. This site is dedicated to helping you get out there, too.

Try our customized gear lists. 

While no online list can completely foresee everything you may need for a specific outing, we believe our lists have the built in flexibility to allow you to quickly assemble a pretty thorough, personalized checklist. Pack faster, forget less stuff.

Our Planning Resources 

Find useful information regarding great places to go, things to do and more – quickly.

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Camping

Click this if you're able to drive a vehicle to your campsite and have access to restrooms, drinking water and electricity.

Click this if you can access your campsite by vehicle, but don't have access to restrooms, drinking water or electricity.

Click this if you will be carrying all gear to a remote campsite. This will take you to our Backpacking page.

Planning Resources

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Backpacking

Out and back in one day hikes. No overnight on the trail.

Spending 1 to 3 nights where you will be packing in all your gear.

When you will be carrying all gear on the trail for 3 nights or more.

Planning Resources

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Paddling

Kayaking for a single day with no overnight stays.

When carrying your camping gear with you and kayaking for multiple days.

When canoeing for a single day with no overnight stays.

When carrying your camping gear with you in the canoe for a multi-day adventure.

You can combine any of these lists with a camping or backpacking list if you are staying overnight, but not carrying camping gear in your boat.

Planning Resources

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Climbing

Mountain climbing excursions that involve some technical elements. 

Climbing excursions that require setting your own holds and protection. 

Climbing walls with fixed protection and other permanent features. 

Combine any of these lists with a camping or backpacking list for multi-day trips that require additional camping gear.

Planning Resources

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