I’ve put the packing list I use for longer trips, Denali, the Waddington and the like, online. This is pretty exhaustive, a lot of it gets left behind on shorter trips.
The important thing about packing is not forgetting anything. I have a foolproof method for this which double checks each item:
- A week or so before the trip clear out one corner of a room as a packing area
- Start digging up stuff on your packing list and dumping it in a big pile in the space you just cleared. Highlight each item on the list as it arrives
- The day before the trip pack everything into bags and cross each item off the list as it goes in
- Before you leave there shouldn’t be anything left lying around there you packed
It works. I’ve never forgotten anything yet.