Mountain Camping List

What to bring with you to

Tent (2-4 places), backpack, sleeping bag, rug, walking sticks (if you feel the need). The tent should be modern and light. The selection criteria for the remaining equipment items are described in detail on the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Clothing:

Warm clothes from the cold:

In the mountains it is better to have a fleece sweater, or its improved version of Polar. In winter, two (one thin). A woolen sweater is worse, but it may also work. Strongly denied cotton sweaters.

Warm hat and gloves:

A woolen or fleece hat, and two in winter is a must. In addition, in winter it is good to have a hat-mask covering most of the face, and a scarf (preferably fleece). Warm fleece or wool gloves are always useful, and in winter you still need a pair of very warm, preferably two-fingered gloves. In summer, you need a panama hat or cap. In the case of a cap, ears can burn if they are not covered by hair (they will need to be lubricated with sun cream).

Pants:

Can be both synthetic and thin cotton. It’s nice to have some thin waterproof pants, better self-dumping (with a zipper through all the pants). Do not take jeans – they are heavy and dry for a long time. Thin cotton underwear or thermal underwear are needed as spares. In winter, in addition, you need to have strong membrane pants, preferably on suspenders, as they cover the lower back.

Jacket:

In summer, you need a windbreaker. The purpose of such a jacket is to protect you from the wind and, if possible, from rain (from rain more or less protect jackets made of membrane fabrics such as Gore-Tex). Therefore, the windbreaker must have a hood. Without a hood, you can easily puff your head and ears. This is what a windbreaker should not have, because it is a warm lining. The maximum is the usual mesh.

For autumn and spring, a dense waterproof windbreaker is needed, ideally made of membrane fabric such as GORE-TEX, AQUA-TEX, etc. and always with a hood. And in winter, a good puff.

T-shirt (2-3 pcs.):

It makes sense to buy at least one thermal T-shirt (for example, from Polartec PowerDry fabric). Clothing made from such a fabric most effectively removes sweat from the surface of the body and dries much faster than usual. On the route you will be more comfortable in just such a T-shirt. It is important to understand that the prefix “thermo” does not mean that the T-shirt is somehow particularly warm, it just dries quickly.

Shorts, underwear, bathing suit:

We need ordinary shorts (not jeans) and a regular bathing suit in case you are planning to swim in the river or sunbathe.

Socks:

We need several pairs of ordinary and one (in winter more) pair of woolen socks. Pay attention to special hiking socks. They are made of sweat-resistant material, have no seams, and sit snugly on the foot. Due to this, the likelihood of corns formation is reduced.

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