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Checklist: Packing for a Day Hike

Updated on 30.04.2019 in Sports


Want to know which rucksack to use when hiking in Tirol and how to pack it? Christine asked mountain guide Mike Rutter.

As well as choosing the right size rucksack, one of the most important things is to make sure that you have everything you need for an emergency whilst at the same time not dragging around too much. In this video Christine and Mike explain what to pack in the rucksack and in which order. The full list of items can be found below and printed out.

More tips for hiking in Tirol! Anne has put together some general tips on hiking equipment.

Checklist for packing your rucksack:

Top pocket

  • Hiking map
  • Blister plasters
  • Fully charged mobile phone (emergency phone numbers: mountain rescue 140, European emergency service 112)
  • Pocket knife
  • Cash


  • Snack
  • Drink bottle
  • Sun protection (sun cream, sunglasses, cap, etc.)


  • Bivouac sack
  • First aid kit
  • Gloves and woolly hat
  • Headlamp


  • Spare T-shirt
  • Rain jacket
  • Fleece
  • Optional (depending on weather):
  • Waterproof trousers and small umbrella

Download: Rucksack Packing Checklist for Single-day Hikes


Learn more about packing for Multi-day Treks in this video and download the Rucksack Packing Checklist for Multi-day Hikes:

Whether it’s a lesser-known destination or a random trailside attraction, nature lover Eva Thöni will be there with her camera in tow, eager to share her greatest mountain moments with you.

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