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Hiking in NH, Check list of what to Bring

Recommended clothing and equipment for hikers.  Visit the NH Fish and Game website for additional information at


We are coming into the fall hunting season, wear some orange to stand out to your friends and others in the woods. Don't forget orange for the dog!!!!!!!


photo credit - Gone Hikin -


For Summer Day Hikes:The Ten Essentials:
  1. Map
  2. Compass
  3. Warm Clothing:
    • Sweater or Pile Jacket
    • Long Pants (wool or synthetic)
    • Hat (wool)
  4. Extra Food and Water
  5. Flashlight or Headlamp
  6. Matches/Fire Starters
  7. First Aid Kit/Repair Kit
  8. Whistle
  9. Rain/Wind Jacket and Pants
  10. Pocket Knife

Also important to take on day hikes: Sturdy Footwear and Extra Socks Watch Trash Bag (for trash or rain protection) Light Plastic Tarp or "Space" Blanket Guidebook Insect Repellent Sunglasses Sunscreen Gloves or Mittens Personal Medications Cord/Rope Gaiters Extra Batteries

Add for Overnight Trips and Groups:

Sleeping Bag Foam Pad Tent or Other Shelter Stove, Fuel Pots, Cup, Bowl, Spoon Food Water Purification Toothbrush, Towel, etc. Extra Clothing

Add for Winter:

Extra Warm Clothing: - Insulated Parka - Extra Mittens Balaclava Insulated Boots Over-mitts Snowshoes

Add for above Treeline:

Crampons Face Mask Ice Axe Goggles

Add for Avalanche Terrain:

Avalanche Transceiver Avalanche Probe Snow Shovel

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