Bo Hilleberg uses the approach to packing that we call Smartpacking: bringing only the things necessary for the trip, and choosing gear that is as light as possible without compromising safety and the desired level of comfort. For more of Bo Hilleberg's thoughts on packing look at our reflections page.
We have here included our personal packing lists that we use when we are out on backpacking trips. These list do not claim to provide for all needs or situations but should be perceived as food for thought. Evaluate them carefully, take into account you own preferences and do not be shy to make changes. After a while you will have your own way of packing and use the list as a back-up reminder only.