Note: This is an example list for lightweight backcountry travel in warm, desert canyon conditions. More gear may be required for certain conditions. Individual preferences may vary.
This list is for one person. Some gear can be combined for groups.
Comfortable Day Pack
Hydration bladder(s) and/or Water Bottles (don't skimp), plan on at least 1 gallon (3.75 liters) of water per person per day
Cooking and Eating
Food for the day
Headlamp or Flashlight (just in case)
First Aid Kit
Clothing and Footwear
Clothing appropriate for weather and changing conditions
Trail runners/lightweight hiking boots