Ever forgotten a memory card for your camera or another, more important thing or two for a hike? Here is how to avoid embarrassment and hatred from your buddies for ruining their fun.
1. Have packing list.
2. Pre-pack - lay all things from the list on one spot.3. Final Pack - Touch Check: physically touch all things from the list.
4. After each trip update the list - remove things not needed. Add
items you missed. After 10 trips or so you will become a pro packing in
Proper packing list process ensures you won't have surprise at the trailhed realizing that you forgot your lunch, trekking poles, sun glasses, credit card / cash to pay for gas, hiking boots, helmet, crampons ( all that actually did happen to some people at some point in the past ).