Gear - What to bring

Neal Supplies

Let's start with the ten essentials. As the name implies this is a list of ten items you should hike with. This list was developed in the 1930's and it is still valid.

The Essentials

*We recommend matches for the purpose of emergency survival if needed. A campfire is not a reliable cooking heat source, they are not allowed during fire restrictions, and we do not have Forest Service fire rings in the area. For cooking we recommend a camp/hiking stove. This is in line with the LNT Princilples.

Barr Camp Additions

Water Filter and/or Treatment

This is an important addition for Barr Camp or any long-distance hike. Whether you are day hiking or staying overnight you will need this item. If you are going to do much hiking anywhere a filter is always a good investment. It allows you to carry less water with you and rely on surface water along your route. Treatment is also a viable method. It is cheap and lightweight but may have a taste. Below is a list of some of our favorites:

There are many other good options and if you have one, then bring it.

Gear - Overnight

Required Gear for an overnight at Barr Camp:

Suggested gear for safety, comfort, and enjoyment while at Barr Camp:

Additional Gear for climbing Pikes Peak

Dress and pack for the weather that may or may not occur. Use a layering system that you can modify for existing conditions.

Things you might not need

Depending on where you are staying and how long you will be out you might not need some of these items as we have them at the camp.

Local outdoor stores

Mountain Chalet - Downtown Colorado Springs - map

REI - Colorado Springs - map

Pikes Peak Atlas - Trail Map of the Pikes Peak area. We normally have these maps for sale at Barr Camp for $17.00 (tax included).