This is a comprehensive checklist of everything you should pack for hiking, camping and backpacking trips with Wild Women Hiking and Hidden Treasure Trex. Event descriptions will detail if food is hosted and whether or not you need to bring meals and cooking implements.
For day hikes you will need a backpack to carry food, water, personal items, and "The 10 Essentials" (see below).
For overnight adventures you will need an expedition backpack that will also hold camping gear -- probably you will want a pack with 50+ liter capacity.
Bring at least one 1-liter water bottle or hydration system. Be prepared to carry two liters if the hike is long or especially hot.
One Last Thing
Stash in your car yummy post-hike snacks, water, towel, and clothing change so you can end your adventure on a high note feeling fresh.
For camping and overnight backpacking include everything on the Hiking List plus: